By Day By Night, Ali Cowley – Media Design School

By Day By Night is an interview series that profiles graphic design tutors from design schools throughout New Zealand. We learn about their role as a teacher and their own personal design practice. Today we hear from Ali Cowley who works at Media Design School     What is your official title at work? Art…

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Field Art: Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho

In this series, we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists contributing to our 2020 Field Guide. Today we hear from Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho How would you describe your illustration/artwork style? Digital illustrative art, but I also focus heavily on outlining, so illustrative digital line art also fit. Is illustration your full-time gig or how…

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Field Guide 2020: Karl Wixon

This Field Guide podcast is the fifth in a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

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We ❤️ MG

We were incredibly sad to learn of Milton Glaser’s passing on Friday (his 91st birthday). Milton Glaser was born on June 26, 1929, in the Bronx, to Eugene and Eleanor (Bergman) Glaser, immigrants from Hungary. As a young boy, an older cousin drew a bird on the side of a paper bag to amuse him.…

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Under The Hood… Dan Newman

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Under The Hood… Lisa Loosemore

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the next instalment is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design. Today…

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Take 10 with… Mark Easterbrook

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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Field Guide 2020: Designing Māori Futures – Systems Disruption

This Field Guide article is the fourth in a series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

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Take 10 with… Phyo Thu

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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Under The Hood with… Elliot Stansfield

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 2nd of July. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Field Guide 2020: Be Kind Re:design

This Field Guide article is the third in this series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

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Take 10 with… Vaughn Davis

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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Take 10 with… Caitlin Thompson

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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5 minutes with… Charlie Cooper, CTO at Blutui

Design Assembly got the opportunity to speak to Charlie Cooper Chief Technology Officer and product manager Blutui. Charlie is also the Managing Partner+CTO at PAN Agency in Hamilton. Blutui grew from PAN’s drive for a better digital solution and Chalie leads a talented team of developers and creatives to drive better digital solutions for agencies…

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Field Guide 2020: Growing the future designer

This Field Guide article is the second in this series of commissioned essays, interviews, podcasts and artworks to be published over 16 weeks on designassembly.org.nz and culminate in a downloadable PDF publication which will be distributed nationally.  We are incredibly grateful to Creative New Zealand who funded this 2020 Field Guide, which actively investigates, celebrates, nurtures…

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Take 10 with… Manda Clarke

During categories 3 and 4 of New Zealand’s COVID response we launched Take 10 with… to do a pulse check on how our community was feeling, working, what you are missing, and learn about your hopes for the future. We think the format has merit as we transition into practice in the post-COVID landscape, and…

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Under The Hood with… Sarah Johnston

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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Under The Hood with… Manuel Payán

DA and Adobe have partnered up our live online event series Under the Hood, the first of which is fast approaching on Thursday the 4th of June. We spoke to the presenters to learn more about their design career, process, the project they will be sharing and their hopes for the future of Aotearoa design.…

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DA Pulse Check #6 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ designers and design studios are doing right now and how their work and business has been affected by the COVID pandemic response. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Portfolio Recruitment, mychillybin, and Streamtime,as we navigate the post-covid landscape DA is continuing our video conversations with Aotearoa NZ…

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Meet our Friends… White Rabbit

Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design – providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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5 minutes with… Charlotte McCrae

DA loved the impactful series of posters Charlotte McCrae produced for Mate Act Now. Charlotte is a Graphic Designer and Creative based in Auckland. She graduated from Massey University School of Design in 2012 and has previously worked in Melbourne, Auckland and London. She believes that design should look nice but mean something. She is…

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Meet our friends… Previously Unavailable

Design Assembly has become the home of New Zealand visual design – providing a collaborative digital and physical platform for kiwi visual designers to learn, keep up-to-date and be inspired. We couldn’t do that without the support of our Friends. This series profiles some of the studios and individuals who have shown their love and…

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UNVEIL by Nicole Redman with… Raul Sarrot

This is the third of four interviews by recent AUT graduate Nicole Redman. (Each interview was first published in Unveil, an editorial publication conceived in Nicole’s final year of study). The interviews explore professional designers unique personal narrative as each shares challenges, inspirations and industry insight.  In this instalment, we hear from Raul Sarrot of…

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Meet the Makers (& educators) behind Project Make: Anjuli Selvadurai

Project Make champions the role of design and design education in New Zealand and encourages folk to make things together. We spoke with the educators about their individual journeys, collective approach to design education, what sparked the initiative and the positive impacts their teaching is having. https://project-make.com/ Today we hear from Anjuli Selvadurai: Anjuli Selvadurai…

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Take 10 with… Amanda Gilchrist

The DA team want to support our community through these unprecedented times – something we kept coming back to is a focus on connection and community. So we want to do what we think DA does best, sharing ideas, inspiration and information and profiling our community. With that in mind, we launched a new series…

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