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 […]

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DA Conversations Podcast with Brian Richards

Kia Ora and welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to Aotearoa NZ designers, hear their stories and celebrate their work. I’m DA founder Louise Kellerman and […]

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Paddling Together Through “Rugged Terrain”: Design Assembly Talks Diversity

Written by Lana Lopesi  Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture  The question around diversity and design has been tearing up […]

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Auckland: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at ‘Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design— what does it mean and why does it matter?’ With a very special lineup of panellists including:

Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Rongomaiwahine, Kahungunu, Pahauwera) — Chairperson & Founding Member of Ngā Aho Māori Design Professionals and Artspace NZ
Kaan Hiini (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) — Multi-disciplinary Designer at Curative
Raymond McKay (Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Wairoa, Ngāti Porou) — Creative Director and Partner at RUN
Jade Tang-Taylor — associate of the Centre for Social Impact, deputy chair of Auckland Council’s Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel and lecturer at AUT
Beth O’Brien — Group Creative Head at Colenso BBDO, New Zealand
Anzac Tereihana Tasker
— Design Director at
Designworks.

Our convener for this session will be Judith Thompson — design advocate, member of AUT University Council and Chair of the University’s Property Committee.

At Thievery Studio — 16th October from 6pm onwards, with the conversation kick-starting at 6:30pm.

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend / $15 Design Assembly Student Friend + GST (not a DA Friend? Sign up here)

Tickets on Eventbrite

If you would like to get yourself ready for the conversation and explore the topic beforehand, here’s a few links you may find useful:

 

Design Assembly wouldn’t exist without the support of our amazing DA Partners:
BF Papers  | Portfolio Recruitment  | mychillybin

With special thanks to our refreshment partners:

 

 

Wellington: DA Conversations — Spring 2018

Join us for our DA Conversations Spring series in Auckland and Wellington, where we look at ‘Diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand Design— what does it mean and why does it matter?’ With a very special lineup of panellists including:

Johnson Witehira — artist, designer and academic with a focus on Maori and identity and co-Founder at IDIA: Indigenous Design and Innovation Aotearoa
Angela Meyer — Director at Double Denim
Janelle Rodrigues — founding partner and the Creative Director at Creature
Nick Kapica — Designer and educator

Our convener for this session will be Emma Ng — writer and curator specialising in art and design.

At Credenza Shared Space — 16th October from 6pm onwards, with the conversation kick-starting at 6:30pm.

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend / $15 Design Assembly Student Friend + GST
(not a DA Friend? Sign up here)

Tickets on Eventbrite

If you would like to get yourself ready for the conversation and explore the topic beforehand, here’s a few links you may find useful:

 

Design Assembly wouldn’t exist without the support of our amazing DA Partners:
BF Papers  | Portfolio Recruitment  | mychillybin

Wine Literacy with Nicole Arnett Phillips – Co-presenter of DA Workshop Wine & Type, 17th May, Auckland

In this episode I spoke to Nicole Arnette Phillips. Nicole is a designer, typographer, publisher and print-maker. Orginally from NZ, she currently lives in Brisbine. She divides her working week between client work and her own practice of publishing, typographic and printmaking pursuits AKA Typograp.HER

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Wellington: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April.

We are excited to bring you Anna Dean and Angela Meyer — Co-Directors at Double Denim, speaking about Women and Design, and Nan O’Sullivan — Programme Director Design for Social Innovation at the School of Design in Victoria University, speaking about Design for Social Innovation.

Join us at BizDojo Wellington at 115 Tory Street — 10th April from 6pm onwards, opening with drinks and nibbles and the conversation kick-starting at 6:30pm.

Tickets: $30 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend / $15 Design Assembly Student Friend + GST
(not a DA Friend? Sign up here)

Book your tickets for Wellington here.

With thanks to our refreshment partner, Fortune Favours.

 

Design Assembly wouldn’t exist without the support of our amazing DA Partners:
BF Papers  | Portfolio Recruitment  | mychillybin | Adobe

 

Wellington: DA Conversations Autumn series — Meet the speakers

This years DA Conversations are back in Wellington with local creatives sharing their stories. In the lead up to next week’s event, let’s meet the speakers! Angela Meyer — Co-Director […]

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Christchurch: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April.

We are excited to bring you Kate Darby — Co-Founder at Dovetail X; Design Partner Darby.pro; Host of The Design Kids TDKTuesdays Christchurch; AND part of the wining team for the Adobe Christchurch Creative Jam 2017. Kate will be taking about User Experience (UX) from a design perspective.

Following up is Rachel Larsen — internationally recognised animator from the United States, one of the first and current Artists-in-Residence at the Mona Vale Gatehouse, Christchurch.

Join us at Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) — 27th March at 5:30pm for drinks and nibbles, with the conversation kick-starting at 6:00pm

Tickets: $30 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend / $15 Design Assembly Student Friend
(not a DA Friend? Sign up here)

Book your tickets here.

Design Assembly wouldn’t exist without the support of our amazing DA Partners:
BF Papers  | Portfolio Recruitment  | mychillybin | Adobe

Auckland: DA Conversations Autumn series — Meet the panel

This years DA Conversations are back to discuss pertinent issues for the New Zealand graphic design community. In 2018 Sean McGarry, Creative Director at Voice will convene the conversation in Auckland between Donna […]

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Challenge to the Industry: 5 Things Worth Sharing from DA Conversations, Auckland

Written by Lana Lopesi How are you approaching branding in the digital age? More clients are reorganising themselves to be more like agencies, where is our role and value now? […]

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DA Conversations Podcast with Chris Flack, April 2017

Welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work.
In this episode I spoke to Chris Flack, Design Director at Strategy Creative in Christchurch. Strategy Creative is a proudly independent full service design led advertising agency, with studios in Christchurch, Wellington, Sydney and Tokyo.
Chris, hi

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5 Minutes with… Pete Montgomery, DA Conversations WEL 30 March

Ahead of our next Design Assembly Conversations Wellington event, we grabbed a quick 5 minutes with Pete Montgomery, Creative Director at Xero. Pete joins illustrator and hand-letterer Kelly Spencer in conversation […]

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DA Conversations Podcast with Make Bardo, March 2017

Welcome to Design Assembly Conversations. In this series we talk to New Zealand graphic designers, hear their stories, and celebrate their work. Bren and Luis form Make Bardo – a […]

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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 […]

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