Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Koa Thomas

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 […]

2 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Skyzer Brand Photography – By Richards Partners

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. By using colour as the primary spokesperson along with elements […]

2 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Lee Howell

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Lee Howell, an Auckland based photographer who’s work you may have seen in the recently in the ‘Hey Toyota’ campaign. […]

7 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Mark Hamilton

We had a chat with photographer Mark Hamilton about how he transitioned into his photography career, his preference for approaching work with spontaneity, and the fun challenge of creating imagery […]

7 months ago by

2022 Hot New Things: Shanai Atkinson, UCOL

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 […]

9 months ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Larnie Nicolson

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Larnie Nicolson, an Auckland based photographer who shoots for international publications and creative agencies. We talk about developing her distinctive […]

1 year ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Ann Orman

We had a chat with Aotearoa NZ Photographer Ann Orman about how she got hooked onto darkroom photography, sold everything and moved to Paris and then interviewed and photographed 34 […]

1 year ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Manja Wachsmuth

We recently caught up with Aotearoa NZ Photographer Manja Wachsmuth and talked about shooting food, edible bugs, collaborating for the Hiakai book and NZ nature/landscapes.    This article is proudly […]

1 year ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Melissa Walter

This article is proudly brought to you by mychillybin. How did you initially get started in the photographic industry? My Dad was a wedding photographer actually! When I was about 11 […]

1 year ago by

Auckland Festival of Photography

The 2021 Auckland Festival of Photography (now in its 18th year) is a city-wide contemporary art and cultural event which takes place within Auckland’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues […]

2 years ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Kirsty Dawn

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer/designer Kirsty Dawn. Kirsty’s work is reflective of her interest in nature, architecture and use of light, creating a space for […]

2 years ago by

By Day By Night, Marcos Mortensen Steagall, AUT

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 […]

2 years ago by

2021 Hot New Things: Rob Burrowes, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University

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

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Frank Schwere

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Frank Schwere to find out more about his life behind the lens, his journey that led to New Zealand, shooting […]

2 years ago by

Auckland Festival of Photography, 28th May to 14th June

The 2020 Auckland Festival of Photography (now in its 17th year) is underway in Tāmaki Makaurau. This city-wide contemporary art and cultural event takes place within Auckland’s major galleries, project […]

2 years ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Peter Rees

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Peter Rees to find out more about his life behind the lens, the diverse subjects he shoots, how art informs […]

3 years ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Shane Davies

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Shane Davies to learn more about his life behind the lens, how visual impairment informs his creative practice, accessibility in […]

3 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Groundd

This Fresh From The Field features a high quality, homegrown wellness product, (the best in its category)! Groundd is a sleep startup with beautifully considered brand, packaging and photography scaffolding […]

3 years ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – David Hamilton

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer David Hamilton to find out more about his life behind the lens, the diverse subjects he shoots and keeping pace […]

3 years ago by

5 minutes with DA’s new Wellington host… Jenn Hadley

As we have grown over the last ten years, our Auckland-based founder Louise Kellerman has relied on local hosts to be ambassadors and fly the Design Assembly flag in their […]

3 years ago by

Aotearoa NZ Photographers – Janine Ross-Johnstone

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Janine Ross-Johnstone to find out more about her life behind the lens, being softly grounded and keeping pace with changing […]

3 years ago by

Aotearoa Photography: David St George

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer David St George to learn more about his life behind the lens, design-led photography and the role his shots play […]

3 years ago by

Thievery — Culture, Turbulence and Chasing Light

I am perched above St Kevin’s Arcade in Revolver (a K’rd icon), with Garth Badger and Caitlin Mackenzie-Powell from another iconic K’rd institution Thievery Studio. Over an early morning, caffeine […]

3 years ago by

Meet our Friends… Fraser Chatham

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 […]

3 years ago by

Aotearoa Photography: Kirsty Griffin

Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with photographer Kirsty Griffin to learn more about her life behind the lens, living in and capturing moments, working on iconic New […]

4 years ago by