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…

7 months ago by

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…

8 months ago by

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…

1 year ago by

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…

2 years ago by

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…

3 years ago by

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…

3 years ago by

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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago by

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…

3 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Activist Manuka Identity and Packaging by Fred l’Ami

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the identity and packaging design for Activist Manuka by Fred l’Ami. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Friends (and fellow kiwis living in L.A.) Luke Harwood & Gabrielle Mirkin wanted their Manuka honey brand to…

4 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Kōkako exhibition stand, Auckland Coffee Festival by Design Dairy, Blink Boys and Angus Muir

This week’s Fresh from the Field features the Kōkako exhibition stand for the 2018 Auckland Coffee Festival by Design Dairy, Blink Boys and Angus Muir If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The Brief Our brief to the team of creatives that helped us pull…

4 years ago by

DA’s End of Year Wrap Up

So, we’ve come to the end of another year, and what an interesting one 2016 has been… We’d like to wish everyone in our design community a safe and happy festive season, and look forward to seeing you again in 2017. We’ll be back on board as of Monday, January 9th. We’ve been planning ahead to bring you some fantastic…

5 years ago by