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 background in multimedia design, independent fashion, film production, and social work and an expert eye and contemporary aesthetic that has been responsible for many awarded…

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In celebration of Matariki: Meet the artist Geoff Popham

Geoff Popham is the artist and designer whose visual designs can be seen on ANZ’s ATM screens across Aotearoa NZ this year in celebration of Matariki. In this article, we learn about Geoff’s creative background along with his inspiration and the meanings behind his design. Originally published on ANZ, watch the video here.    Geoff…

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Behind the curtain with Claire & Beka of The Renew Room, Rocketspark Design Partner

In this interview series we sit down with Rocketspark Design Partners to learn more about their work in website design, how they got started, and how the Rocketspark platform and partnership program has helped grow their design businesses. This week we chatted with Claire & Beka, the directors and creative minds at The Renew Room. …

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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 the event, here’s a few key takeaways and some of the questions we discussed. A few of our audience questions: “Do you think that businesses…

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How to thrive as a freelancer

Last week, as part of our month-long freelancing series, we hosted a webinar with Hnry’s CEO, James Fuller on ‘How to Thrive as a Freelancer’. During the hour-long session, James covered the best practices for your freelancing businesses and our audience had a chance to ask James some of their own sticky freelancing questions.  Today’s…

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Pulse Check Survey – February 2022

Kia Ora Aotearoa NZ, We’ve created short survey to check in with our design community – How are we doing right now? How have our businesses been affected? And what’s our advice for other designers or studios right now? It should only take about 6 minutes to fill out, plus you can let us know…

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2022 Hot New Things: Azi MacPherson, 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, final projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. In this article, we talk with Azi MacPherson from Wintec. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Lily Wigglesworth, Media Design School

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 projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Lily Wigglesworth, from Media Design School. You can find out more about…

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2022 Hot New Things: Maria Francesca Melis, Yoobee

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 projects, developing creative confidence and ambitions for the future. Today we speak with Maria Francesca Melis, from Yoobee. You can find out more about Aotearoa…

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2021 Year in Review – Top Ten Most Read Articles

While some of us are still on holiday or if you are slowly getting back into it all, why not take a moment to have a listen to a DA 2021 Podcast or read one of the DA Top Ten Articles for 2021. 1. 2021 Hot New Things: Sophie Tse, Media Design School 2. Take…

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Streamtime’s Sunnier Summer Agenda Announced

Get a head start on the future. Do the groundwork for a happier, healthier, creative business in 2022. Save your virtual seat here for the 23 November – 9am – 1pm AEDT / 11am – 3pm NZDT Good times aren’t just for when you clock off! Hold onto your akubras, this is not your normal…

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Aotearoa NZ Design Recognized in the Good Design Awards

The Australian Good Design Awards continues a long and proud legacy of showcasing the very best in design and innovation to a global audience. The Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. Recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement…

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Aotearoa Design Community Survey

Kia Ora Aotearoa NZ, We know that this has been a long year, and we’d love to take this opportunity to stop, consider and reflect. In order to make sure that we are providing you relevant, engaging content and events, we’d love to gain some insight into how you all have been doing this year,…

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Our inaugural Kātoitoi collection is live.

Let’s get one thing out of the way: this is a pilot. We are brand-new at evaluating and archiving work, so we began by looking to other organisations to see how their assessment process worked. Where we diverged from assessment norms, we did so as we wanted to create an inclusive, diverse and representative resource…

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Autumn Conversations: Meet the Auckland panel – Thursday 8 April 2021

AUCKLAND DA Event: Autumn Conversations – The business of design today April 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monster Valley, 74 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central Register to attend One year on from the emergence of Covid-19 in Aotearoa and we have all been affected by the global pandemic in many and different ways. It’s…

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DA Conversations Podcast with Emma Kaniuk and Tana Mitchell

Kia ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m Louise and today I’m talking to Emma Kaniuk and Tana Mitchell from Akin. Emma and Tana co-founded Akin in 2015, a strategic design studio focused on creating engaging, seductive and effective…

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Media Design School Graduate Show 2019 Preview

We are previewing the talent on show at Media Design School Graduate Show opening next Tuesday 19th November 2019 Michelle Liew Project name: Chinga Menu  This project discusses the topic of Asian stereotypes with an interactive game (based on the popular ‘Jenga’) as a medium. The project is positioned as a comedic subversion. This project…

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Meet The Panel – Christchurch Autumn Conversations 11 April 2019

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2019 series taking place in Christchurch this Thursday 11th April. The home of New Zealand Visual Design for 10 Years To understand where we are going, we must know where we have come from. This year Design Assembly celebrates ten years of supporting our community.…

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Fresh from the Field — Intra by Re:Brand

This Fresh From The Field features branding for Intra by rebrand.co.nz If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief Mercy Angiography (now named Intra) faced a problem. Their name only focused on Angiography which is x-ray examination of blood vessels following…

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Wellington: DA Conversations Autumn 2019 — Meet the Panel

This Autumn’s DA Conversations are back to celebrate 10 years of Design Assembly, the home of New Zealand design. To understand where we are going, we must know where we have come from. This year Design Assembly celebrates ten years of supporting our community. We’re taking this milestone as an opportunity to look back at…

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Fresh from the Field — Hubbards Amazing Clusters by Onfire Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features packaging for Hubbards Amazing Clusters by Onfire. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: With the continued success and sales growth of Amazing Muesli (#1 muesli in New Zealand retail), the Hubbards team…

3 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Clouston & Co by Strategy Creative

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy, identity, packaging, print collateral, digital experience and merchandise for winemaker David Clouston by Strategy Creative If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: David Clouston came to Strategy Creative with the…

4 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Outline by Studio South

This week’s Fresh From The Field features a brand strategy, collateral and digital environment for Outline by Studio South If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Louise for details. The Brief: The Outline project, envisioned by Fearon Hay Architects, features six 95m2 freehold lots with…

4 years ago by

Postcard from the London Design Biennale 2018

In September this year with the support of Creative New Zealand, I traveled to London to experience first-hand the London Design Biennale. The London Design Biennale 2018 saw 40 countries exhibit at Sommerset House from 4-23 September and respond to the theme of Emotional States, investigating the important relationship between design, strong emotional responses and…

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Fresh from the Field — Strahl Brand by Dow Goodfolk

The brief: Innova, a kitchen and beverageware design company asked us to update their international brand, Strahl, a brand of virtually unbreakable glassware. Design response: We gave them an update in premium style and focused the story on what the products are used for the world over – making entertaining perfect. So we shot some…

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