Riffing Off Walters: the art of distinguishing ourselves

Written by Michael Smythe Supported by Creative New Zealand  Gordon Walters has gifted us a visual language that is capable of representing New Zealand’s bicultural foundation in infinitely variable ways. It is a legacy to be valued and handled with care by professional designers. In this article Michael Smythe records the personal experiences, and interesting connections,…

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Ask the Experts: What skills do you think will be needed by future designers?

Written by Hollie Arnett Supported by Creative New Zealand There are so many talented creatives with years of combined experience and a variety of skills in the design industry. Since there are no right or wrong answers and no one true source when it comes to design advice, Hollie Arnett brings you Ask the Experts –…

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The Art and Design of Roy Good, an Interview

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture This is not your first retrospective exhibition at Te Uru, I’m interested to know what might be new in your upcoming exhibition Parrallel Universe: The Art and Design of Roy Good which opens next month? I have…

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Concept Store: Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018

Opening night: 16 November 6pm – 9pm Location: Generator (GridAKL) 12 Madden Street, Auckland 1010 Media Design School Graduate Exhibition 2018 will showcase work from the Batchelor of Media Design, Bachelor of Art & Design, Bachelor of Creative Technologies and the Bachelor of Software Engineering alongside the Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies programme. A diverse…

1 year ago by

GD18: Whitecliffe Graphic Design Graduate Show

Opening Night: Friday 16th November 2018, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Exhibition Opening Hours: Saturday 17th November, 10am – 4pm Location: Demo Space, 21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gd18exhibition/ Website: https://gd18exhibition.com/ GD18 is a graduate exhibition of Graphic Design students from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. The exhibition takes inspiration from the interface of Adobe Indesign, the exhibition space…

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5 Minutes with… Illustrator, Rebecca Ter Borg

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to check in with illustrator Rebecca Ter Borg to find out a bit more about her latest work, what inspires it and how she juggles it all. What have you been working on since we last chatted with you? I’ve been fortunate enough to have some really satisfying jobs and…

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Ask the Experts: What is the number one piece of advice you have heard about being a designer?

Written by Hollie Arnett Supported by Creative New Zealand There are so many talented creatives with years of combined experience and a variety of skills in the design industry. Since there are no right or wrong answers and no one true source when it comes to design advice, Hollie Arnett brings you Ask the Experts –…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Amino Mantra by Curious

This week’s Fresh From The Field features branding for Amino Mantra by Curious. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. At Amino Mantra they prefer their plants in the buff, just like mother nature made them. When it comes to health and…

1 year ago by

Now and Then — Adam van Kampen

Written by Annie McCulloch, Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with designers who’ve been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment. We get their thoughts and feedback about their new roles and their work. Our latest Now and Then is with Adam van Kampen, a Designer at Strategy Creative. Adam, as a US ex pat,…

1 year ago by

5 Minutes with… Sarah Ritchie

Ahead of Design Assembly’s upcoming half-day workshop on “how to run a profitable, successful design business” on Saturday 10th November in Wellington, we spoke with design and advertising account management expert Sarah Ritchie to find out a bit more about what she does and lessons she’s learnt to get to where she is today. Tell us…

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Exposure Exhibition: Massey University School of Design Grad Show

Exhibition Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm from 03 – 17 November Location: Massey University, Entrance C, 63 Wallace Street and Entrance E, Tasman Street Contact: creative@massey.ac.nz Website: www.exposure2018.massey.ac.nz Preview of some of the exhibiting students: Name: Kate Bennett Project Name: Zendo Description: Kate’s project— Zendo —is an intuitive app helping people with endometriosis work with their bodies to…

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Murky Crystal Balls: Graphic Design and Envisioning the Red Zone

Written by Cameron Ralston Supported by Creative New Zealand Ahead of the draft plan for the future of the Christchurch red zone being released, Christchurch citizen Cameron Ralston looks into the role design plays in communicating public decision making and public engagement. Whether you see it as a park, a dumping ground, an old home, a…

1 year ago by

Smells Like Fresh Print — APO 2019 Season Magazine

Brought to you by B&F Papers, the Smells Like Fresh Print series celebrates the beauty and tactile qualities of recently created, selected print projects. This week we share Keaykolour Notebook. APO 2019 Season Magazine Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. In more than 70 performances annually, the APO presents a full season of symphonic work showcasing many of the world’s finest classical musicians.…

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Postgraduate Design Research – Cassie Khoo, AUT

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Cassie Khoo from AUT. Cassie Khoo Master of Design Auckland University of Technology Tell us about your research. My research looked at how we can use co-design…

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A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Kate Alexander

In the lead up to DA’s 10th birthday celebrations in March 2019, A Brush With Design asks 10 designers who have been involved with DA at various times to nostalgically recount their first memory of encountering design. In this eighth iteration we spoke people, books and moments with Kate Alexander. What’s my first memory of ‘encountering’ design? Where do…

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Where Creative Opportunities Lie: Arch MacDonnell on Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture Last month Te Papa released yet another amazing book called Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing. The book co-written by Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot is the first publication to examine 3000 years of Sāmoan…

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Postgraduate Design Research – Tatiana Tavares, AUT

Welcome to Postgraduate Design Research – an opportunity to profile a selection of current design postgraduate students and their projects across our tertiary institutions. This week, we speak with Tatiana Tavares from AUT. Tatiana Tavares PhD of Art and Design Auckland University of Technology Interactive page from the illustrated Augmented Reality [AR] picture book, Saints of…

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Alternative Routes: An Interview with Katie Kerr

Written by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand Lana Lopesi is the editor of Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the final in a four part series of future focused articles canvasing prominent conversations within the design community.…

1 year ago by

A Brush with Design: 10 Designers Dish on Their First Design Encounter — Kaan Hiini

In the lead up to DA’s 10th birthday celebrations in March 2019, A Brush With Design asks 10 designers who have been involved with DA at various times to nostalgically recount their first memory of encountering design. In this seventh iteration we spoke non “come to Jesus” moments with Kaan Hiini. Memory is a strange thing. You can…

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Ideas on Diversity

Written by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand Lana Lopesi is the editor of Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the third in a four part series of future focused articles canvasing prominent conversations within the design community.…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Untitled Wine by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the name and brand story for Untitled Wine by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Lee Winston, an Auckland based winemaker wanted to create a statement. While wines that are made in New…

1 year ago by

Fresh From The Field — Thankyou by Marx Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new brand for Thankyou by Marx Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Thankyou is a social enterprise who commit 100% of their profits to help end global poverty. To date, they have…

1 year ago by

Fresh From the Field — Property Brokers by VOICE

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new identity for Property Brokers by VOICE. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The power of the provinces has been emphasised in a reinvigorated rebrand for Property Brokers, designed by VOICE brand agency…

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A Few Choice Voices: Different Ways of Talking About Design

Written by K. Emma Ng Supported by Creative New Zealand Emma Ng is a contributor to Aotearoa Design Thinking 2018, a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. This article is the last in a four part series on design and its support structures that enable us to nurture,…

1 year ago by

Fresh From the Field — Te Whāriki Kiokio Interactive Installation by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell

This week’s Fresh From The Field features an Interactive Installation Te Whāriki Kiokio by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Te Whāriki Kiokio came from a passion to see traditional Māori art fused with a modern art…

1 year ago by