Call for Interest: Design Assembly Workshop Teachers for 2024 Program

Design Assembly is thrilled to invite expressions of interest from passionate individuals to join us in nurturing and inspiring Aotearoa New Zealand’s design community through our 2024 workshop program. At […]

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DA Conversations Podcast with Gideon Keith

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. In this episode we chat with […]

1 year ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers . . . Geoffery Matautia, southsides

In our ‘Aotearoa Photographers’ series we sit down with NZ based photographers to learn more about their photographic practice and how their photography career got started. This week we chat […]

1 year ago by

Women in Design . . . Zenaida Beatson

In this series, we celebrate New Zealand Women in Design as they share their work and processes and we learn more about their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how […]

1 year ago by

In Motion With…. Timo Lenton

In this series we’re shining a light on some of the people who breathe life and action into design, Aotearoa NZ’s motion designers.  This week we sat down with Timo […]

1 year ago by

Celeste, Founder of StudioC

DA Conversations Podcast with Celeste Skachill

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In our podcast series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. This month across the entirety […]

1 year ago by

Laura Feaveryear of Creative Jam

Women in Design . . . Laura Feavearyear

In our Aotearoa New Zealand Women in Design series, we celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand Women in Design as they share their work and processes and we learn more about their day-to-day routines, […]

1 year ago by

How to create a Strengths-based studio culture

How to create a Strengths-based studio culture

The ‘Discover your Designer DNA’ workshop series with Leadership Performance Coach, Jason Biggs, is happening in March 2023 this year across Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. In this workshop individuals will […]

1 year ago by

🔊 DA Conversations Podcast with Heath Lowe

‘Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work.’ Heath Lowe is Executive Design Director […]

2 years ago by

5 minutes with… Mimi Seagar, Brand Designer.

Our 5 mins with series interviews designers around Aotearoa on how they got to where they are now and takes a look at their day-to-day lives in the studio. This […]

2 years ago by

By Day By Night – Welby Ings, AUT

By Day By Night is an interview series that profiles design teachers from design schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own […]

2 years ago by

Inhouse Luminaries … Alister Coyne, Auror

The Inhouse Luminaries series profiles some of the best and brightest designers in Aotearoa’s in-house design studios.  This week we spoke with Auror‘s Inhouse Director of Product Design, Alister Coyne, […]

2 years ago by

Under the Hood with… Logan Bradley, Creative Director at Curative

Ahead of our next online Under The Hood event on 6 July, we learnt more about one of our speakers, Logan Bradley, creative director at Curative. Along with having a […]

2 years ago by

Recap: Studio Culture and Wellbeing in a Hybrid World

Last week we tuned in online for our Autumn conversations panel which dove into how we navigate studio culture and wellbeing in a hybrid world. If you missed out on […]

2 years ago by

Da Autumn Conversations 2022 – Meet the Panel

Since covid there’s been a shift in the way many of us work. Before 2020, the idea of a hybrid work environment was a radical concept. Today, however, it’s been […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Reuben Gilchrist, Wintec

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, […]

2 years ago by

Now and Then with Robyn Gough Palmer of Alt Group

Written by Annie McCulloch and brought to you by Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with people who have been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment, to get […]

2 years ago by

DA Conversations Podcast with Kaan Hiini

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today with designer […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Born to Create By Lucie Blaze

Lucie discovers how creative women work in Aotearoa and gathers them together in her Born to Create publication. Born out of a previous series of inspirational talks, the purpose is […]

2 years ago by

From The Edges – Qianyi Li, Masters Degree in Creative Practice at Unitec

In our ‘From The Edges’ series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new […]

2 years ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Huy Tim, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Each summer DA profiles a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. We welcome these talented emerging professionals to our industry, learn about their passions, final […]

2 years ago by

Ara 2021 Graduation Exhibition

We’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the graduating talent coming out of Aotearoa this year, and a taste of what they’ve been working on. Pitch is the […]

3 years ago by

Kūmara Awards shine a spotlight on great placemaking in Wellington 

Five unique and diverse projects that have connected communities and transformed random spaces into meaningful places have been recognised in the Wellington region’s first placemaking awards. The Kūmara Awards are […]

3 years ago by

Now and Then with Tash Vranjes from HeyYou

Written by Annie McCulloch and brought to you by Portfolio Recruitment Now and Then is a series where we catch up with designers who have been recently placed, via Portfolio Recruitment, to get […]

3 years ago by

DA Conversations Podcast with Matt Power

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking […]

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