Fresh From The Field — Curatif – By Marx Design

Marx Design walk us through their redesign for Curatif’s cocktails Essentials range.  Building upon the playful illustrative approach of the existing range, the team at Marx brought the energy of the drink’s provenance, history and occasion to life with collaged scenes out of nostalgic imagery to create a carefully managed balance of indulgent irreverence. Want…

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Fresh From The Field – Altura Coffee By White Rabbit

Altura Coffee reached out to the coffee fiends at White Rabbit to create a special edition Coffee Cup design to celebrate their 30th anniversary in NZ. Fueled by many coffees a day, the design team were stoked to create custom illustrations representing Altura’s accolades and show off the uniqueness of this Kiwi brand in their…

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Fresh From The Field — Makikihi Fries – By Onfire Design

Onfire was invited by chief potato scrutineer Jac to bring this story to life. Drawing on inspiration from beer brands and big, bold typography to echo Makikihi Fries’ mantra of ‘keeping things simple’. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The Field? Fill out the FFTF form here. The brief: Makikihi, South Canterbury, 1893.…

4 months ago by

Fresh From The Field – Talbot Forest Cheese Co. By Onfire

Off to a red hot start to the year, Onfire has been awarded packaging design Gold at the World Brand Design Society Awards for its work on Talbot Forest Cheese Co. Bringing to life the cheesemaker’s story and the nature its inspired by, Onfire has artfully woven these together –  incorporating Kiwi flora, fauna and…

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Fresh From The Field – EAT… by Onfire

Onfire were asked to create a positive and bright personality to attract a younger and health-conscious audience. By addressing the eternal question of ‘what to snack on?’, the bright colours and bold typography work together to make the positive personality stand out from the shelves. Want to submit your own work to Fresh From The…

8 months ago by

5 minutes with…Natasha Alimova, Senior Designer at Onfire Design

We had a chat to Natasha Alimova, Senior Designer at Onfire Design in Auckland. She talks to us about her career starting with an internship, and how curiosity, ideas and the variety of projects lead her into the packaging design realm. Can you tell us a bit about your career background and what drew you…

9 months ago by

Juno Gin 2022 Blank Canvas Artist Call

Each Artist Series bottle features original artwork by four artists from across New Zealand, selected from Juno’s inaugural Blank Canvas call out, inviting local artists and designers to contribute to the creation of the 2021 seasonal gin labels. Following the success of their first Blank Canvas campaign, Juno Gin are now seeking artist submissions for their 2022 Seasonal Gin Releases.…

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Fresh from the Field – One Design’s Astrolabe Identity and packaging

The Fresh from the Field features ONE Design’s work for Astrolabe, who proudly celebrate their pastoral, unpretentious surroundings, this landscape drives the brand expression. The Brief: Astrolabe is a family owned wine company based in Marlborough, New Zealand. They grow their own grapes and also source from a tight-knit group of local growers who live on…

11 months ago by

Fresh From the Field — Island Gin by One Design

This Fresh from the Field features One Design’s exceptional craft on Island Gin. The outstanding bottle form and the brand expression draw inspiration from the environment and speak to our coast. Making this global calibre project undeniably local. Island Gin is also a beacon of environmental stewardship and circular thinking, with raw material for the…

12 months ago by

Fresh From the Field — Kāpiti Cheese by unified brands

Kāpiti is a brand that isn’t shy of big, bold flavours, they commissioned Unified Brands to design packaging with the same confidence. The brief: Kāpiti, a brand that sets the bar for cheese – proudly holding the title for New Zealand’s most awarded cheese company. Their product is second to none, but the brand team…

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Fresh From the Field — Avalanche by Curious

The shape grammar of letterforms provides fertile territory for visual metaphor. The Apex of an A creates a pinnacle, an opportunity embraced by Curious in their revitalisation of the Avalanche brand. This Fresh from the Field showcases a playful approach to typography, fine grain texture, and playful illustrations, immediately reinvigorating this recognised identity. The Brief:…

1 year ago by

Fresh From the Field — Scapegrace Gin by One Design

This Fresh from the Field features One Design‘s mahi for scapegrace Gin. A distinctive design outcome that challenges category norms, setting a new benchmark for quality and authenticity in the RTD market.   The brief: Scapegrace Gin was expanding into the high-end pre-mixed cocktail market and needed to hold their premium positioning against other commodity…

1 year ago by

Fresh From the Field — Changemaker by Milk

This Fresh From the Field features a bold design outcome and bolder kaupapa for a life-changing beer. Milk created a brand of distinction, with significant heart. Disrupting the national beverage market and providing financial independence to the brewers.    The Brief: Disability is something that happens when people with impairments face barriers in society. It’s…

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Fresh from the Field — Will&Able by Shine

The brand execution profiled in this Fresh from the Field by Shine is expertly crafted, memorable and has significant heart. will&able drives social and environmental advancement, the smiley brand mark, and the joyous people-centred visual narrative are the perfect reflection of the feel-good vibes this project has throughout. The Brief People with disabilities have a…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Godavari Diamonds, Osborne Shiwan

Aotearoa Design Studios have a global reputation for ingenuity in our craft. Osborne Shiwan represents the Nation and delivers at the highest level, recently recognised as worldwide leaders in design innovation. This Fresh From the Field showcases Osborne Shiwan’s highly celebrated work for Godavari Diamonds, which lead to the Auckland-based brand agency awarded by Fast…

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Imagine What’s Possible by Onfire

With a practice focused on Fast-moving consumer goods, Onfire is undoubtedly a leader in the market. They have a rigorous understanding of the competitive retail sales environment and ensure brands dominate their categories, while commanding attention in crowded supermarket aisles. This Fresh from the Field spotlights Packaging, Identity and custom typography (and type design!) for…

1 year ago by

5 minutes with… Michael Barron at Marx

We are in constant admiration of the work Marx design produces. The studio’s creativity and bravery is a beacon in our design landscape. We took the opportunity to learn more about one of their senior designers Michael Barron that has been at the helm of their recent awarding winning work for Almighty. Who were your…

1 year ago by

Fresh From The Field — Kapsi by MakeBardo

MakeBardo‘s work pushes boundaries, Bren & Luis are masterful at innovating in the categories they design for. Kapsi is nostalgic while also feeling contemporary it is intentionally weird and most importantly distinctive. This Fresh From The Field explores the identity, packaging and campaign graphics which were recently recognised as finalists in the best awards. If…

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — RAAD

This Fresh from the Field is brought to you by our awesome partners Portfolio Recruitment. The Portfolio team are heavily invested in our design community and reached out to tell us about Creative Director Matt Saunders latest project RAAD. We think this is a phenomenal initiative and admire the kaupapa, the environmental stewardship, the RAAD…

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Zuru’s Health by Habit

This Fresh from the Field showcases more category disrupting work from Zuru edge. The Health by Habit wellness range rethinks supplement packaging and makes a bold statement in a crowded market. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz  for details. The Brief:…

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Fresh From The Field — Pumpd by Marx

This Fresh from the Field features Marx recent work for New Edition and their hero product Pumpd. The relaxed design, friendly drop character and clever copywriting work together delivering positivity and reassurance to a category that might traditionally be regarded as purely functional or even stressful for mums. If you have new or recent work…

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Snaklog by Onfire

This Fresh from the Field features Onfire’s recent work for Tasti’s SNAKLOG. The design holds true to the explosive visual language of the previous iteration while dialling up the volume and pace to reinvigorate this longtime kiwi favourite in a crowded market. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share…

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Citizen by Special Group

Globally as much as 1/3 of the food we produce is wasted due to loss (in production) or spoilage once in the supply chain. Here in NZ huge volumes of unsold food goes to waste. Citizen is a local project we believe will have a global impact. Ingenious design thinking and environmental stewardship lay the…

2 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — NoIssue by Pixelpush

In this Fresh From the Field, Pixelpush tells us how they helped their longterm client Noissue evolve their brand narrative with a fun, new cross-discipline explainer video full of intrigue to convert viewers to customers! If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email  nicole@designassembly.org.nz …

2 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Mac’s Cans by Dow Goodfolk

DA ❤️’s  Mac’s product and their distinctive and playful aesthetic treatments, this Fresh From The Field by Dow Goodfolk amplifies everything we know and love about Mac’s. Rich visual narrative in their new can range transports us to a brave new world for each brew. If you have new or recent work that you would…

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