The Power of Te Taiao (Nature) as a Metaphor for Design 

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa. This month we’re celebrating Design & Te Ao Māori with interviews, projects features , and thought […]

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Māori troublemakers disrupting design for good.

By Karl Wixon.  Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Moriori, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Pākehā. Co-Chair Ngā Aho Inc.  Kaiārahi & Managing Director ARAHIA pathfinders. For June & July we are focusing on […]

3 weeks ago by

5 mins with Rachel Knight: the path that led to design & reconnecting with whakapapa.

Design Assembly loves to profile the breadth and depth of design practice in Aotearoa and this month we’re celebrating Māori design and designers. In today’s interview Rachel shares her journey […]

4 weeks ago by

Design & Te Ao Māori

You may have noticed this year’s theme of ‘Design &…’ across Design Assembly. From Design & Women, Design & Planet, Design & Business and now as we move into the topic […]

1 month ago by

Between the Pages Edu Series: Metallic Foiling & Spotgloss

We popped by our Friends at Bookprint to see how they make and print books right here in Aotearoa NZ. In this week’s series, David shares with us some different […]

2 months ago by

Accessible Design: More than just a wheelchair symbol

Inclusive and Accessible Design: More Than Just the Wheelchair Symbol

For the month of May we’re putting a focus on Design &…Business with featured thought leadership articles, events & workshops, and design projects from and for our community. Don’t miss the upcoming […]

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The Freelancing Diaries: Should I operate my creative business as a sole trader or set up a company?

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’, a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life and find their version of financial success. This quarterly […]

2 months ago by

Pulse Check Survey

Kia Ora Aotearoa NZ, We’ve created an anonymous short survey to check in with our Aotearoa NZ design community – How are we doing right now? Where are we setting […]

2 months ago by

Isthmus’s Boudewijn Thomas on Parametric Urbanism

This article has been reshared from isthmus.co.nz For the month of May we’re putting a focus on Design &…Business with featured thought leadership articles, events & workshops, and design projects from and […]

2 months ago by

The Freelancing Diaries: Sharing the deep tea with motion designer Fraser Munro

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you The Freelancing Diaries: a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life. From handy resource articles, free-to-attend live webinars, to sharing […]

2 months ago by

Design & Business: Decision-making under Pressure…

Join our Design Industry leadership events and workshops coming up this month – DA Lunch Clubs ( AKL & WLG ) and Happier, Healthier Business Canvas ( AKL & WLG ), and more here. For the month of […]

2 months ago by

The Freelancing Diaries: The Pros & Cons of being a sole trader vs a company

Welcome back Friends! Thank you to all who have tuned in to this series over the last year. We hope you’ve come away with some handy knowledge and are feeling […]

2 months ago by

The planet’s calling. Who’s answering?

Reflections on Autumn Conversations — Design and Planet. For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 […]

2 months ago by

2024 Design & Business pulse check across the creative sector for Aotearoa NZ, Australia, and the UK.

For the month of May we’re putting a focus on Design &…Business with featured thought leadership articles, events & workshops, and design projects. Join our Design Industry leadership events and […]

3 months ago by

Design & … Business

You may have noticed this year’s theme of ‘Design &…’ across Design Assembly. From March’s Design & Women to April’s Design & Planet and now to as we move into […]

3 months ago by

How can I design a campaign encouraging consumers to participate in waste minimisation?

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. This article was written by […]

3 months ago by

Inspiring Change: Design Assembly’s Final Autumn Conversations Session for 2024

Hosted in the TSB Room at Christchurch’s Tūranga Central Library, Design Assembly’s final Design & Planet event for 2024, focused on planet-centered design, was a night of inspiration, exploration and […]

3 months ago by

The design industry as a force for climate impact, from pollution to solution

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. The author of this article, Antonia […]

3 months ago by

Have your say: 2024 Mentally Healthy Survey

For those keen on attending the upcoming DA Lunch Clubs in AKL & WLG: We will be reviewing the results from this survey and focusing our discussion around psychological safety […]

3 months ago by

The Benefits of Biophilic Design

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. The author of this […]

3 months ago by

How can designers be better advocates for people and planet?

For the month of April we’ve put a special focus on projects and discussions around Design & Planet in alignment with our 2024 Autumn Conversations events. The authors of this […]

3 months ago by

Between the Pages Edu Series: Top tips and common mistakes of setting your book files up for print

We popped by our Friends at BookPrint to see how they make and print books right here in Aotearoa NZ. In this week’s series, David shares with us some of […]

5 months ago by

The Freelancing Diaries: A self-employed creative’s guide to the End of Financial Year

This year we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’, a series helping freelancing creatives navigate self-employed life and find their version of financial success. This quarterly […]

5 months ago by

The Freelancing Diaries: End of Financial Year & what you need to know as a self-employed creative

This series is in partnership with our friends at Hnry. Welcome back Friends! It’s that time of the year again! No, not just tax season but the time where we […]

5 months ago by

Design Assembly’s Events & Workshops coming up for 2024

Kia ora Friends! We’re back from the summer holidays feeling fresh and excited for what’s in store this year for our Design Assembly community. Here’s the events and workshops we […]

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