DA Workshop | Winter Lunch & Learn Series | Three workshop ticket bundle

Design Assembly Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024
As the weather cools down and we cosy-up indoors, we invite you to join us for a trio of online workshops from the comfort of your office or couch. Three different presenters will lead you through a one and a half hour, lunchtime learning session with plenty of opportunities for questions and input along the way. So grab your mug of soup and a blanket, and join us for the Design Assembly Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024!

We have created a bundle that includes tickets to all three workshops and saves you 25% off the individual prices.

Dates
Lunch & Learn One | 19 June | Discover your Designer DNA Webinar with Jason Biggs

Lunch & Learn Two | 24 July | Design for Gender Justice with Dr Sarah Baker

Lunch & Learn Three | 29 August | Digital Sustainability with Kyoko Locussol

Time | 11.30am to 1pm

Where | Online…we’ll send you the links

Costs 

DA Friend | Member cost for all three workshops (not including CliftonStrengths Profile test) is $135+gst+bf
Non-member
 cost for all three workshops (not including CliftonStrengths Profile test) is $270+gst+bf

Please email events@designassembly.org.nz for information about how to book your Strengths Profile test.

TICKETS APPLY TO ONE PERSON ONLY. These are hands-on, interactive workshops with break-out rooms and group work. If you have multiple team members wanting to participate you will need to buy the appropriate number of tickets for your team and enter their contact details so that they each receive the links to the webinar. 

The Workshops
Workshop One | Discover your Designer DNA
In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the origin, theory and the power of CliftonStrengths
  • Identify your strengths, understand and see where you are leveraging them
  • Find out how to apply your strengths in your work by partnering with others

(You will be sent a link to complete the CliftonStrengths questionnaire before the workshop)

Workshop Two | Designing for Gender Justice
In this workshop you will:

  • be introduced to the topic of gender inequality in design
  • learn practical strategies for designers to make a change

Workshop Three | Digital Sustainability
In this workshop you will:

  • Learn what Digital Sustainability is and why it matters
  • Create a visual map of your digital ecosystem
  • Identify the areas with the biggest impact
  • Create an action plan to reduce your digital ecosystem

Not a DA Friend? Sign-up to help DA help you! We’ve got options for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to a Design Assembly event soon.

DA Workshop | Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024 | No 1 | Discover Your Designer DNA with Jason Biggs

DESIGN ASSEMBLY WINTER LUNCH & LEARN SERIES


As the weather cools down and we cosy-up indoors, we invite you to join us for a trio of online workshops from the comfort of your office or couch. Three different presenters will lead you through a one and a half hour, lunchtime learning session with plenty of opportunities for questions and input along the way. So grab your mug of soup and a blanket, and join us for the Design Assembly Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024

Dates | Wednesday 19 June, Wednesday 24 July & Thursday 29 August 2024

Time | 11.30am to 1pm

Where | Online…we’ll send you a link

Costs
DA Member | Friend $60+gst+bf (plus $45 for a CliftonStrengths Profile for workshop 1)
Non-member | $120+gst+bf (plus $45 for a CliftonStrengths Profile for workshop 1)

TICKETS APPLY TO ONE PERSON ONLY. This is a hands-on, interactive workshop with breakout rooms and group work. If you have multiple team members wanting to participate you will need to buy the appropriate number of tickets for your team and enter their contact details. 

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WORKSHOP ONE OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION TO STRENGTHS WEBINAR

 

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE COULD FINALLY PUT A NAME TO THE THINGS WE DO BEST – OUR INNATE PERSONALITY STRENGTHS…AND ACCESS THEM DAILY TO HELP ACHIEVE OUR PERSONAL AND CAREER GOALS?

We all have talents; naturally recurring ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving that can be productively applied.  We use them every day to achieve what we are responsible for.  The challenge is that talents are innate.  We just do them without thinking.  So it can be difficult for us to describe them to others and even see the value in them ourselves.  An example of this is to think about the question, ‘What is one positive word people used to describe you?’ Many of us find this difficult to quickly answer.

This online workshop is designed to provide an overview of CliftonStrengths as a language of development. You will be sent a link to the CliftonStrengths questionnaire before the workshop.

 

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the origin, theory and the power of CliftonStrengths
  • Identify your strengths, understand and see where you are leveraging them
  • Find out how to apply your strengths in your work by partnering with others

 

We all love a personality test.  We start by completing a CliftonStrengths profile which helps to identify and describe your talents.  The trick with any profile is that it is most powerful when you understand how to apply them uniquely to you.

 

This workshop is designed to help you discover:

  • How to get the best out of you! Understand your 1 in 33 million point of difference.  Be able to confidently voice the unique way you approach your work.  What you are good at, and why?
  • How to get the best out of others. Increase empathy for others, consider how we all do things differently and that through intentional partnerships you can make our work more impactful
  • Tools to get right information from those you work with through adapting your style, by leveraging your talents and most importantly by asking the right questions
Who is this for?
  • Creative Directors
  • Design Directors
  • Account Managers
  • Design Studio Owners
  • People moving into leadership roles, team managers
  • Employees across all functions and roles; whether designers or the teams and roles that support them
  • Freelance or contract designers looking to unlock natural strengths and turn them into their unique point of difference

 

Consider more than one person attending from your team to improve the collaboration between you. This workshop is the starting point for other Strengths-based workshops, such as ‘Maker to Manager’ coming up later in the year.

 

What will I walk away with?
  • One action to apply strengths within the work you do and the clients you work with

 

COMPLETING THE STRENGTHS  PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE

Follow the steps below in order to complete the CliftonStrengths questionnaire before the workshop

  1. Go to https://store.gallup.com
  2. Select CliftonStrengths in the secondary horizontal menu
  3. Click on Shop Now for the Top 5 CliftonStrengths (which gives an insight) OR CliftonStrengths 34 (which gives the depth).  If you choose Top 5, you can unlock the full 34 results later
  4. Select how many codes you want and complete the check-out process
  5. You will receive three e-mails from Gallup, 1 link to the profile, 2 x to confirm purchase.  Click on the survey link to start the profile
  6. Select New to Gallup? Create an account to create a new profile
  7. Complete the assessment.  A couple of things you need to know before taking the test https://www.jasonbiggs.nz/strengths-profile-instructions
  8. Once you have completed the profile, to help understand the results complete this Quick Course https://www.jasonbiggs.nz/quick-course-from-talent-to-strength
This workshop’s feedback from the DA community:

I would be keen on my team also doing the questionnaire for themselves, as I found there were helpful insights in my report and was surprised by some of them.” – Mary Adams, Pōneke workshop attendee

“It was great both from an individual and team perspective. I attended with 3 other colleagues and it has been a great subject of discussion and exchange.” -Tāmaki Makaurau workshop attendee

 

Meet your facilitator: Jason Biggs — The Strengths Collective
Jason Biggs

Jason helps workplaces and their people hum through coaching, workshops and self-sustaining tools that help you short circuit the process and DIY. His method helps to identify and play to yours, your teams’ and your organisation’s strengths, have better, regular and more impactful coaching conversations, and focus on the important stuff. Jason has worked in the corporate sector for over 20 years, marketing brands like NESCAFE, KLEENEX and HUGGIES. He thrives helping people understand why they do what they do and to leverage this to get what they want. He’s a commercial guy at heart so that means delivering good business outcomes. In the last ten years he’s coached hundreds of people either as individuals or teams and worked with organisations such as Spark, Nestle, Freightways, New Zealand Blood Service, Chapman Tripp, Downer, Fonterra, Kiwicare, The Tile Depot.

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BUY ALL THREE WORKSHOPS | GET 25% OFF

Register and pay for all three workshops at once and get a 25% discount off the price of individual tickets
(Please note: the Strengths Profile test is a fixed cost and is not included in the price of workshop one and the package price. Please email events@designassembly.org.nz for information about how to book your Strengths Profile test.)

There is a separate event for this package. See this link to book all three sessions for the special DISCOUNT OFFER

DA Friend | Member cost for all three workshops (including Strengths Profile test) is $135+gst+bf
Non-member
 cost for all three workshops (including Strengths Profile test) is $270+gst+bf

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Not a DA Friend? Sign-up to help DA help you! We’ve got options for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to a Design Assembly event soon! Below are links to the other events in the Winter Lunch & Learning Series….

Lunch & Learn Two | 24 July | Design for Gender Justice with Dr Sarah Baker

Lunch & Learn Three | 29 August | Digital Sustainability with Kyoko Locussol

DA Workshop | Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024 | No 2 | Designing for Gender Justice with Dr Sarah Baker

DESIGN ASSEMBLY WINTER LUNCH & LEARN SERIES
As the weather cools down and we cosy-up indoors, we invite you to join us for a trio of online workshops from the comfort of your office or couch. Three different presenters will lead you through a one and a half hour, lunchtime learning session with plenty of opportunities for questions and input along the way. So grab your mug of soup and a blanket, and join us for the Design Assembly Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024

Lunch & Learn One | 19 June | Discover your Designer DNA Webinar with Jason Biggs

Lunch & Learn Two | 24 July | Designing for Gender Justice with Dr Sarah Baker

Lunch & Learn Three | 29 August | Digital Sustainability with Kyoko Locussol

Dates | Wednesday 19 June, Wednesday 24 July & Thursday 29 August 2024

Time | 11.30am to 1pm

Where | Online…we’ll send you a link

Costs
DA Member | Friend $60 +gst+bf
Non-member | $120 +gst+bf

TICKETS APPLY TO ONE PERSON ONLY. This is a hands-on, interactive workshop with breakout rooms and group work. If you have multiple team members wanting to participate you will need to buy the appropriate number of tickets for your team and enter their contact details. 

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WORKSHOP TWO OVERVIEW
DESIGNING FOR GENDER JUSTICE WEBINAR

WITH SARAH ELSIE BAKER

This workshop will introduce the topic of gender inequality in design and offer practical strategies for designers to make a change.

We will begin by exploring how gender inequality is reproduced through design products and in the workplace.
We will consider how the specific history of professional design practice has led to particular designers, approaches, and aesthetics being valued over others.
You will reflect on your own experiences of gender in design (as well as any blind spots you might have) and leave with actionable tools to foster incremental change.

Who is this workshop for?

If you are a designer (or someone who works with designers) who has an interest in making the world a fairer place, then this workshop is for you. All genders and levels of expertise welcome. An openness to reflect on your own background and experience is essential.

Background and Experience
Dr. Sarah Elsie Baker is a design strategist, researcher, and educator at Media Design School in Auckland. Sarah has extensive experience running workshops with designers, design students and community groups. Her book ‘Designing Gender: A Feminist Toolkit’ is out now.

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DISCOUNT OFFER
BUY ALL THREE WORKSHOPS | GET 25% OFF

Register and pay for all three workshops at once and get a 25% discount off the price of individual tickets
(Please note: the Strengths Profile test is a fixed cost and is included in the price of workshop one and the package price)

There is a separate event for this package. See this link to book all three sessions for the special DISCOUNT OFFER

DA Friend | Member cost for all three workshops (including Strengths Profile test) is $135+gst+bf
Non-member
 cost for all three workshops (including Strengths Profile test) is $270+gst+bf

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Not a DA Friend? Sign-up to help DA help you! We’ve got options for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to a Design Assembly event soon! Below are links to the other events in the Winter Lunch & Learning Series….

Lunch & Learn One | 19 June | Discover your Designer DNA Webinar with Jason Biggs

Lunch & Learn Three | 29 August | Digital Sustainability with Kyoko Locussol

DA Workshop | Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024 | No 3 | Digital Sustainability with Kyoko Locussol

DESIGN ASSEMBLY WINTER LUNCH & LEARN SERIES
As the weather cools down and we cosy-up indoors, we invite you to join us for a trio of online workshops from the comfort of your office or couch. Three different presenters will lead you through a one and a half hour, lunchtime learning session with plenty of opportunities for questions and input along the way. So grab your mug of soup and a blanket, and join us for the Design Assembly Winter Lunch & Learn Series 2024

Lunch & Learn One | 19 June | Discover your Designer DNA Webinar with Jason Biggs

Lunch & Learn Two | 24 July | Designing for Gender Justice with Dr Sarah Baker

Lunch & Learn Three | 29 August | Digital Sustainability with Kyoko Locussol

Dates | Wednesday 19 June, Wednesday 24 July & Thursday 29 August 2024

Time | 11.30am to 1pm

Where | Online…we’ll send you a link

Costs
DA Member | Friend $60+gst+bf
Non-member | $120+gst+bf

TICKETS APPLY TO ONE PERSON ONLY. This is a hands-on, interactive workshop with breakout rooms and group work. If you have multiple team members wanting to participate you will need to buy the appropriate number of tickets for your team and enter their contact details. 

WORKSHOP THREE OVERVIEW
DIGITAL SUSTAINABILITY WEBINAR

WITH KYOKO LOCUSSOL

MAPPING AND MINIMISING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

Mapping and minimising your digital footprint
1. Introduction to digital sustainability
What it is and why does it matter?
2. Create a visual map of your digital ecosystem
Over the years, many of our daily activities have moved to the digital world.
What does your digital ecosystem comprise of? Map out your digital ecosystem to get a better understanding of all           the playing parts.
3. Identify the areas with the biggest impact
.       From sending emails, to storing files in the cloud, to streaming music, everything we do online has a footprint                associated with.
Understand the impact your digital ecosystem is having the physical environment and which parts have the       biggest impact.
4. Create an action plan to reduce your digital ecosystem

DISCOUNT OFFER
BUY ALL THREE WORKSHOPS | GET 25% OFF

Register and pay for all three workshops at once and get a 25% discount off the price of individual tickets
(Please note: the Strengths Profile test is a fixed cost and is included in the price of workshop one and the package price)

There is a separate event for this package. See this link to book all three sessions for the special ‘THREE IS NOT A CROWD’ DISCOUNT OFFER

DA Friend | Member cost for all three workshops (not including Strengths Profile test) is $135+gst+bf
Non-member
 cost for all three workshops (not including Strengths Profile test) is $270+gst+bf

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Not a DA Friend? Sign-up to help DA help you! We’ve got options for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to a Design Assembly event soon! Below are links to the other events in the Winter Lunch & Learning Series….

Lunch & Learn One | 19 June | Discover your Designer DNA Webinar with Jason Biggs

Lunch & Learn Two | 24 July | Designing for Gender Justice with Dr Sarah Baker

Online Event | The Freelancing Diaries | Pros & Cons of being a Sole Trader vs Company

Freelancing Diaries: Pros & Cons of being a Sole Trader vs Company

In this FREE webinar we’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’ | a series helping freelancing creatives find financial success and navigate self-employed life.

Who this webinar is for:

– freelancers
– self-employed individuals
– anyone considering starting their own creative business

 

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | AI

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. You can enter the event from 12.15pm on the day.

 

Featured Speakers:

Rush Digital | Patricia Tan & Rod Acevedo

Patricia is a Senior Digital Product Designer with extensive background in human-centred design for tech that creates positive impact for people and planet. Philippine-born & Aotearoa-raised, Patricia has a particular interest in design for equity and inclusion that seeks to honour and connect the lived experiences of a diverse society to ‘build better together’ through interdisciplinary collaboration. Recently she has been leading research, strategy & design streams for projects across multi-dimensional spaces including non-profit, charity, wellbeing, and professional services.

Rod, an energetic and award-winning strategist and design lead, is known for his creative thinking and innovative approach. Originally from Chile, he’s dedicated his career to revolutionizing design practices, breaking down colonial barriers, and fostering a culture of inclusion centred on empathy and human-focused design. In recent years, he has tackled various complex design challenges across various industries, from healthcare to insurance and everyday services. Rod’s work is characterized by tackling complex challenges and providing solutions that resonate deeply with businesses and customers. He’s part of the Rare with Google program and a design mentor on ADPList, where he shares his passion and expertise, inspiring the next generation of design leaders.

 

 

Special Group | Steve Hansen & Gareth Rice

Prompt: Write a work bio for Steve Hansen who works at Special New Zealand since 2023. Talk about his experience of over 15 years in the industry creating award winning campaigns for clients such as Waka Kotahi, Kiwirail and Unite Against Covid-19. Also mention that in his time at Special he has created campaigns for Contact Energy, Every Kiwi Vote Counts, Partner Life and more. Make it about 100-150 words. CHAT GPT: Steve Hansen is a seasoned creative professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Since joining Special New Zealand in 2023, he has consistently showcased his creativity and innovation, shaping award-winning campaigns for renowned clients such as Waka Kotahi, Kiwirail, and Unite Against Covid-19. Steve’s exceptional talent has left an indelible mark on the advertising landscape, with his campaigns garnering widespread recognition for their ingenuity and effectiveness. During his tenure at Special since 2023, Steve has lent his creative prowess to a diverse range of projects, including campaigns for Contact Energy, Every Kiwi Vote Counts, Partner Life, and more. His ability to translate complex ideas into compelling visual narratives has earned him the reputation of being a visionary in the field. Steve’s dedication to crafting impactful campaigns that resonate with audiences underscores his commitment to driving meaningful change through the power of advertising.

Prompt: Write a work bio for Gareth W. Rice who works at Special New Zealand. Talk about how great he is super talented and is generally an impressive person. Make it about 100 words. CHAT GPT: Gareth W. Rice is the epitome of talent and excellence at Special New Zealand. With a multifaceted skill set and a knack for innovation, Gareth consistently delivers exceptional results that exceed expectations. His creative prowess and strategic vision set him apart as a leader in the industry, inspiring those around him to reach new heights of success. Gareth’s relentless pursuit of perfection, combined with his genuine passion for his work, makes him an invaluable asset to the team. His impressive track record and unwavering dedication to excellence make Gareth W. Rice a force to be reckoned with at Special New Zealand.

 

Wrestler | Ben Forman

Ben is the Founder of Wrestler; a values led creative agency that focuses on human centred storytelling. Ben’s passion lies in growing brands and organisations that do better things in a better way, across government and the private sector. From Allbirds to NZ Police, Eduction NZ to Goodnature, Wrestler weaves empathetic messaging with engaging storytelling to create content people love to watch.

 

Costs:

Non-Members | $40 +gst + booking fee

Members | Free with access code

Please email events@designassembly.org.nz with any questions…looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Not a DA Friend? Sign-up to help DA help you! We’ve got options for everyone.
If you’re a DA Friend and would like to attend this webinar, email info@designassembly.org.nz for your access code.

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | Māori Design

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. You can enter the event from 12.15pm on the day.

 

Speakers:

  • Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hau me Te Parawhau, Te Whakatōhea & Te Arawa)architectural / urban designer, researcher and housing advocate. As the founder of Matakohe Architecture and Urbanism (her kaupapa Māori design studio) and an AUT university lecturer, she’s not only educating the next generation of architects but, redefining spaces in not just Te Tai Tokerau, but across the motu.

 

  • Te Kani Price (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Whakatōhea) is a Creative Director at HUIA Publishers. Delivering daring design concepts the bring an authentically Aotearoa perspective with manaakitanga at its root. Te Kani has spent the last decade creating glittery covers, and creating content in Māori and English for Te Whatu Ora, The Ministry of Education and Te Matatini.

 

Costs:

Non-Members | $40 +gst + booking fee

Members | Free with access code

Please email events@designassembly.org.nz with any questions…looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!

 

Not a DA Friend? Sign-up to help DA help you! We’ve got options for everyone.
If you’re a DA Friend and would like to attend this workshop, email info@designassembly.org.nz for your access code.

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | Women in Design

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. You can enter the event from 12.15pm on the day.

 

Featured Speakers:

  • Emma East | Design Director at Q Brand Builders | At Q I lead the visual direction for our clients, working alongside our Creative Director and wider creative studio. I have over a decade of experience designing and art directing in NZ and the UK. For me, design is all about having a purpose. Understanding the unique and intriguing aspects of that purpose, and then maximising them to create a design aesthetic that’s clear, engaging and appropriate for the audience.

 

  • Stacey Morrissey | Design Director at Spruik | I’m a firm believer in critical thinking and the crucial connection between strategy and creative. In my role as Design Director at creative agency Spruik, my objective is to build, lead and inspire the design studio by setting the creative standard. That is; continually striving and encouraging our designers to demonstrate high-level conceptual thinking, combined with strong design craftsmanship. I have been fortunate to have worked around the world over the past 17 years, building my experience in design and advertising roles in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. As an award-winning Art Director, I have extensive experience in consumer advertising, brand marketing and health and wellness communication. Working on brands from Bluescope Steel, to Toohey’s Brewery, to National Influenza Vaccination campaigns. My communication and design experience means that I’m always looking for the perspective that connects to the strategic thinking. Taking brands into the future. My passions are art, landscape painting and my kids! All fantastic sources of inspiration for rich cultural meaning and creative storytelling.

 

Costs:

Non-Members | $40 +gst + booking fee

Members | Free with access code

Please email events@designassembly.org.nz with any questions…looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Not a DA Friend? Sign-up to help DA help you! We’ve got options for everyone.
If you’re a DA Friend and would like to attend this webinar, email info@designassembly.org.nz for your free access code.

Online Event | The Freelancing Diaries | Preparing yourself for the end of the financial year

Freelancing Diaries: Preparing for the end of the financial year

We’ve teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’ | a series helping freelancing creatives find financial success and navigate self-employed life.

For many sole traders, the end of the financial year can be a stressful and confusing time. In this free webinar Hnry’s Customer Care Manager Staci Knox will take you through some top tips for preparing you for the end of the financial year so you can get ahead as a freelancer come tax time! And it’s FREE!

Who this webinar is for:

– freelancers
– self-employed individuals
– anyone considering starting their own creative business

What you will learn:

  • An introduction to tax returns
  • How to prepare your tax return
  • How to claim business expenses
  • Key IRD forms
  • Dates and deadlines
  • How Hnry helps

About the speaker:

Staci Knox has a comprehensive work experience that spans various roles and companies. Staci started her career at BNZ as a Customer Service Officer and worked in various banking sector roles until joining Hnry in January 2021 as a Customer Success Representative. Staci later transitioned to the role of Customer Finance Agent in April 2022 and is currently working as the Customer Care Manager at Hnry.

This is a free event. Please register by following the link to tickets.

Creatives for Climate Auckland Climate Festival Panel

Creatives for Climate is a global movement of storytellers and solutionists divesting their talent from destruction, and using their narrative power to build a just and regenerative world

The global NGO has a mission and mandate to kick start an action plan across Aotearoa, and as a first step, is inviting local industry leaders to share their knowledge, views and perspectives on what role the advertising industry can play in driving action forward.

What does a just and regenerative Aotearoa look like? What role can media and advertising play in helping to achieve this? Is the industry ready to embrace real change? And what needs to be done?

 

Speakers for the evening include
  • Matt Halliday: Lecturer Advertising & Brand Creativity Auckland University of Technology
  • Louise Kellerman: Managing Director and Founder of Design Assembly. Co-Founder and Director of Kātoitoi – The Aotearoa Design Archive
  • Matt BrayCreative Director at Comms Declare & Founder of Art Disrupt

 

Join us as we kick start this conversation on the role of storytelling, representation and visibility – targeting one of the most influential sectors in Aotearoa – to create a collective roadmap forward!

 

Event details:
  • September 29th, 2023, 11 AM – 12 AM NZST
  • September 29th, 2023, 8 AM – 9 AM AEST

 

ABOUT CREATIVES FOR CLIMATE

Creatives for Climate is a nonprofit global network of creative professionals dedicated to climate justice. We are building a global movement of thousands of creative professionals who are divesting their talent from destruction, and using their skill sets to build a just and regenerative world. From designers, to copywriters, to ethical agencies, we are united in mobilizing the power of creativity to fuel climate action.

Join us: https://www.creativesforclimate.community/

ONLINE EVENT | Freelancing Diaries: All about ACC

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

In this free webinar Hnry’s Customer Finance Manager, Sophie Parrott, will be taking us through some of the key things creative freelancers need to know about ACC – including how to know whether you’re overpaying on ACC.

Who this webinar is for:
– freelancers
– self-employed individuals
– anyone considering starting their own creative business

What you will learn:
– What is ACC? And why do I have to pay levies as a sole trader?
– What does ACC cover me/my business for?
– CoverPlus Extra
– The three different ACC levies
– Your job type, and how it’s used to calculate your ACC levies
– What happens if you’re on the wrong job type?
– ACC & Hnry, what they do so you don’t have to


About the speaker:

Sophie Parrott is the Customer Finance Manager at Hnry and has been part of the team for the last three years. Helping self-employed individuals navigate their way through managing their taxes and finance is a huge passion of hers. With a partner who is self-employed she knows all too well the awful feeling of an unexpected bill come tax time.


This webinar is free to attend.
 Registered attendees will also be able to watch the recording on-demand. You must register before the event to receive access to the on-demand recording.

**Please note: By registering for this event, you give Hnry permission to contact you via email and you will have the ability to opt out.

ONLINE: Under the Hood | 11 October 2023

You are invited to join us online as two creatives walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. You can enter the event from 12.15pm on the day.

Costs:

Non-Members | $20 +gst + booking fee

Members | Free with access code

Please email events@designassembly.org.nz with any questions…looking forward to seeing you there!

ONLINE WEBINAR: How to protect your brand with Word – An introduction to building Word templates

In this 45 minute session we’ll delve into the world of Word templates, and how they can help businesses look after the brands you’ve created for them, all in the context of a high-speed letterhead template demonstration build.

 

Who is the workshop for?

This is for anyone who wants to demystify the world of Word templates. It will be of particular interest to designers who want to know how to build a simple template and for those who are already building templates. It will also be relevant to designers and account managers who want to understand the limitations of working with Word and how Microsoft can be used to help protect brands. The workshop will be conducted using Word on a PC.

 

What will you learn?

About Word:

  • How a well-built Word template can protect the brand you’ve designed
  • What can / can’t be built in Word
  • What questions to ask a client who has requested a template
  • How Word and PowerPoint work together

How to build a Letterhead template

  • File formats (dotx)
  • Working with themes
  • Issues with custom Fonts
  • How to work with colours
  • Page setup and margins
  • Headers and footers, page numbers 
  • How to manage different page layouts, with section breaks and Different First Page
  • Working with type styles
  • Introducing List Styles and table styles
  • Simple content control fields (click here to add text)
  • Suggestions for sample content

Discussion points

  • Quick Parts
  • Content Controls
  • Custom fonts
  • Accessibility

 

What to bring with you:

This is a sit back and take notes workshop, rather than follow along and build, so no need to bring a computer, but questions are always appreciated. Word experience is a help, but not crucial, and note that it will be conducted on a PC, not a Mac.

 

About the facilitator:

Tim is a founder of Timplates, a specialist Word and PowerPoint design and template building studio. Previously a Graphic designer, Tim has dedicated the last 12 years to proving that Microsoft and Graphic design are not mutually exclusive.

ONLINE DA Event: Under The Hood March — Women In Design

Under The Hood March 2023

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You are invited to join us online as two creatives walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A. For the month of March, to honour International Womens Day, we are highlighting and celebrating (as we always do) women in our industry. If you cannot attend this event but would like to see the content, register and you will be sent a private link post-event to enjoy on demand.

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. You can enter the event from 12.15pm on the day.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Christine Luiten, Senior Creative at StudioC
Christine is an illustrator, designer and Storyline developer from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Her passion for working with value-aligned organisations at StudioC Design has produced work for a broad range of clients, including National Library of New Zealand, CreativeHQ, Ministry for Pacific Peoples and New Zealand Red Cross. Christine’s design experience, tertiary teaching, and her deep empathy and attention to detail have helped her to dive headlong into the world of eLearning.

 


Katherine Rayn, Senior Consultant at Catalyst IT
Katherine works at Catalyst IT in eLearning and learning management system design. Katherine helps organisations design and implement systems and strategies that engage and grow people throughout their working lives. Katherine’s collaborative approach creates long-term partnerships with clients. Having worked in the Learning Design field for over 20 years in a range of sectors, Katherine has a lot of real-life experiences to bring to the table. Katherine has recently been involved with  projects for Family Planning, Te Whatu Ora, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Business and Innovation’s Building Performance Team. Katherine is passionate about learning design and matching the right solution to each client’s needs.

 

Fiona Kerr, Head of Creative Content at ZURU Edge

Fiona has spent the last decade working as a designer and art director in New Zealand and the UK, and is now the Head of Creative Content Strategy across ZURU Edge’s portfolio of brands. Working with well-known brands across multiple sectors including food, fashion, home interiors and retail, Fiona honed her skills at fashion brand Boden in London.

 

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Thanks to our Design Assembly Partners BookPrintmychillybin, PortfolioRocketspark and Streamtime

ONLINE DA EVENT: Never Not Mentally Healthy Webinar

Is your workplace inclusive? Do they prioritise your mental health? Are you happy?!
Big questions, that hopefully the results of the 2022 Mentally Healthy Survey can shed some light on for our industry. Join us for a Webinar with Co-Chair of the Mentally Healthy Change Group and Founder of Never Not Creative, Andy Wright to discuss the results and see what we can do better to push our industry forward.

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The third Mentally Healthy survey set out to measure the mental health and wellbeing of the media, marketing and creative industry in Australia and New Zealand. The biennial survey was conducted by Never Not Creative and UnLtd and supported by the Mentally-Healthy Change Group and follows the surveys conducted in 2018 and 2020 that identified that our industry was 20% more likely to experience signs of depression than the general public. The survey measures the levels of depression, anxiety and stress using the standard DASS scale but also dwells deeper into areas that impact mental wellbeing at workplace.

“Whilst the depression and anxiety levels remain high in our industry, the last results showed a reduction of stigma around mental health. Over the last four years we’ve seen employers make a real effort to address mental health. Mental wellbeing is now much more normalised a topic than when the survey first started in 2018. Now in the last few years, we’ve had external issues like the pandemic to deal with on top of the systemic industry issues that were already there. We use the results to drive our initiatives and work in this space, so we’re more intrigued than ever to uncover this year’s results and help our industry further.” — Andy Wright.

 

 

Andy Wright — Streamtime / Never Not Creative

Andy is the creator of the Never Not Creative community and co-chair of the creative, media and marketing industry Mentally-Healthy Change Group. Never Not Creative runs mental health support groups for creatives, mentoring initiatives, events a podcast, and the Never Not International Women’s Day platform. He’s been working in the creative industry for many years. From running the local offices of global agencies like Interbrand and R/GA, he was also an original co-founder of For The People in Sydney. He’s run successful and award-winning projects for GOMA, Australia Post, Telstra and Streamtime. It’s the latter where Andy now spends his time as CEO of the project management software business, with a mission to create healthier creative businesses. When not doing any of the above, you might find him somewhere in Scandinavia chasing the Aurora Borealis and a bit of peace and quiet.

 


ONLINE Springload workshop: Streamline Your Online Experience with Information Architecture

 

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Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom

Understand how to create an information architecture that helps people find and understand the information they need from your product.

The Information Architecture Basics workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings:

  • Wednesday 24th August: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Thursday 25th August: 9 am – 1 pm

 

Who’s it for:

People who want to improve their information architecture skills.

You could be a:

  • content designer
  • product owner
  • project manager
  • visual designer
  • developer
  • experience or service designer.

Open to beginner and intermediate practitioners.

 

What you’ll learn

At the end of this workshop you’ll understand:

  • what information architecture is
  • information architecture theory
  • how to understand the current state of your information architecture
  • human-centred design approaches to creating an information architecture
  • how to carry out card sorts and customer research to understand customers’ mental models for organising information
  • how to test information architectures through tree tests and usability testing.

 

Pricing:

Early bird: $425 (ends July 15)

DA Friends get 10% off their tickets (use code provided in our DA Friends emails)

General admission: $475

Group discount: Got a team that wants to come along? Groups of 4 or more get a group discount of $50 off each ticket. This is automatically applied at checkout.

*Please note these workshops are not DA Workshops and therefore are not included in DA Friends PLUS benefits.

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ONLINE Springload Workshop: Introduction to Content Strategy

 

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Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom

Discover the basics of content strategy. Learn the fundamentals of content strategy theory and what makes a successful content strategy.

Springload’s introduction to content strategy workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings:

  • Thursday, 24 November: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Friday, 25 November: 9 am – 1 pm

 

Who it’s for

People who are involved in creating or using content strategies for websites, apps, or any other tool. You could be a:

  • content designer
  • product owner
  • project manager
  • communications specialist
  • digital advisor
  • journalist
  • marketing specialist
  • visual designer
  • Developer
  • experience or service designer.

Open to beginner and intermediate practitioners.

 

What you’ll learn

At the end of this workshop you’ll understand:

  • what content strategy is, and what it isn’t
  • fundamental components of content strategy
  • what you need to create a content strategy
  • how to approach a content strategy document including core statement and principles, governance, workflow, style guides
  • how to get stakeholder buy-in for content strategy.

You’ll also have a template content strategy for you to iterate for your organisation.

 

Pricing

Early bird: $425 (ends August 19)

DA Friends get 10% off their tickets (use code provided in our DA Friends emails)

General admission: $475

Group discount: Got a team that wants to come along? Groups of 4 or more get a group discount of $50 off each ticket. This is automatically applied at checkout.

*Please note these workshops are not DA Workshops and therefore are not included in DA Friends PLUS benefits.

 

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ONLINE DA Event: Under The Hood August, Two Designers & Two Projects

 

You are invited to join us online as two design studios walk us through how a design project worked from go to whoa!
Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk with screen sharing.

Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through with creative agencies, Libby & Ben and Milk.

 

Featured Speakers:

Ben Reid, Managing Director at Milk. Ben has accumulated more than 20 years experience in the creative industries, working with industry leading design houses in Europe and New Zealand, and developing award winning projects for local brands and international clients. Milk is an award winning, multi-disciplined creative studio that unpacks businesses, finds the truths and builds transformative brands.

 

Charlotte Sowman, Design Director at Libby & Ben. As well as leading the studio’s creative direction, she works collaboratively with clients, and hands-on alongside Libby & Ben’s awesome design team.

 

Ben Crawford, Co-founder and Strategic Director of Libby & Ben. Before starting the brand studio with his sister Libby 10 years ago, he held senior brand management roles in New Zealand, Australia, North America and the UK. With studios in both Auckland and Christchurch, Ben takes care of clients, strategy and business development.

 

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. You can enter the event from 12.15pm on the day. When you register you can submit your questions and we’ll pick a selection to ask the designers.

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