Auckland – DA Spring Conversations 2019 : Meet the panel

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Spring Conversations 2019 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in September. Planet centric design – What is the role and responsibility of the […]

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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 […]

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DA Women In Design Evenings – Auckland

Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported.

Free to attend, spaces are limited.
Everyone is welcome.

Thursday 28 February 2019
6pm – 8pm
Hello Beasty

95_97 Customs Street West, Viaduct Harbour

                 Eventbrite - DA Women In Design Evenings - Auckland

If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz

Design Assembly – connecting all New Zealand visual designers since 2008

 

DA Chch Isle of Dogs Movie: Panel and Screening

Get the insiders intel on one of this years top movies!

Our awesome Autumn Series speaker, award-winning, stop motion animator Rachel Larsen is back with a pack of her fellow animators.

This talented crew, including lead animator and Christchurch local, Antony Elsworthy, worked on Isle of Dogs and will give us a pre-screening downlow with nibbles at Torenhof Belgian Beer Pub, before we cross the carpark to Academy Gold and delve into this new release Wes Anderson flick that rates a mighty 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

A one off event that will be a great studio outing as well as social event for professionals and students alike.


Movie Info

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.


We will start the evening at The Torenhof Belgian Beer Cafe with complimentary nibbles and panel discussion, followed by movie at Academy Gold Cinema, across carpark at 7:45pm.

 

$40+gst Professional / $30+gst Assembly Friend

Book your tickets here.

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday 30th November, Christchurch

You’re invited to the Christchurch DA End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 30th November at the XCHC.

Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer!

As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017 for one night only.

Tickets are FREE but numbers are limited.
Book by clicking here.

 

Thanks to our awesome Design Assembly Partners:

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DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday November 23rd, Auckland

You’re invited to the Auckland End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23rd November at Objectspace in Ponsonby.

Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of summer!

As part of this social evening we will be showing a curated New Zealand Poster Exhibition 2017 for one night only.

Tickets are FREE but numbers are limited.
Book by clicking here.

 

Thanks to our awesome Design Assembly Partners:

DA End of Year Wrap Party, Thursday 30th November, Christchurch

Save the date for the Christchurch DA End of Year Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 30th November at the XCHC. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the […]

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DA 10th Anniversary Screening of Helvetica, September 14th, Auckland

It’s been 10 years since Helvetica the film was released. Join us in this special 10th Anniversary film event showing on the big screen, to celebrate and debate the influence of one typeface on a generation and decade of design.

“Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.”

Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, and Lars Müller.

Produced and directed by Gary Hustwit.

Tickets: Professional $25 /DA Friends $20 / $15 DA Student Friends
(Not a Design Assembly Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up.)


Helvetica Auckland: Thursday 14th September
Film starts at 8.15pm. Arrive from 8pm.
Capitol Cinema
610 Dominion Road
Balmoral
Auckland

Book here for Auckland

Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam, Thursday 7th September

Calling all Cantabrian Designers and Creatives: join us for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on Thursday September 7th at Christchurch’s XCHC.

Hear from creative industry stars Lindsay Yee and Natasha Vermeulen as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of designers compete in a tournament to tackle a design challenge in just 4 hours using Adobe Creative Cloud.

Come for the food and beer, stay for the cut-throat battle.

Numbers are strictly limited. Reserve your place by booking your FREE spot online asap.
If you can’t make it, let us know so that we can release your ticket.

Book here for our Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam.


Ahead of Christchurch’s Adobe Creative Jam: 5 Minutes with… Lindsay Yee

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DA Film: Helvetica, 10th Anniversary Screening in Auckland

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Adobe MAKE IT Local, Auckland, August 3rd

Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year!

Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world!

Get your fill of thought-provoking talks from local and international speakers, and hear from Adobe evangelists about the latest updates in Creative Cloud that will be populating your toolsets in the coming year.

Register now for this FREE event. (Numbers are strictly limited so get in quick!).

Thursday 3rd August, 2.30–8.00pm

Yoobee School of Design, Auckland
Workshop Room 4
Level 4
3 City Road, Auckland CBD

Register here for Auckland

Adobe MAKE IT Local, Wellington, August 3rd

Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL returns as one of Australia’s premier creativity events of the year!

Design Assembly and Yoobee School of Design are delighted to invite you to join us for the live feed of this exciting event as it pans out in Sydney on Thursday August 3rd. Live feed events happen simultaneously in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at Yoobee School of Design campuses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of the creative world!

Get your fill of thought-provoking talks from local and international speakers, and hear from Adobe evangelists about the latest updates in Creative Cloud that will be populating your toolsets in the coming year.

Register now for this FREE event. (Numbers are strictly limited so get in quick!).

Thursday 3rd August, 2.30–8.00pm

Yoobee School of Design, Wellington
Theory Room, Level 1
20 Kent Terrace
Mt Victoria
Wellington


Register here for Wellington

Ahead of SPARK: 5 Minutes with Jason Little

Jason Little is one of the many talented creatives taking part in this year’s SPARK festival held at Wintec from August 14–17th. #Spark17 features a wide range of presentations, workshops and events. […]

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Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam, Thursday 7th September

Calling all Cantabrian Designers and Creatives: join us for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us […]

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UX Homegrown: July 21st, Auckland

This year Auckland is playing host to UX Homegrown, a one day conference of 20 talks and workshops about UX practice in New Zealand. It takes place on the 21st […]

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Adobe MAKE IT LOCAL, Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch August 3rd

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Wellington Adobe Creative Jam, July 6th

Calling all Wellingtonians for a special Adobe Creative Jam!

Hear from local creative industry superstars Jarred BishopCeleste Skachill (designer at Te Papa Museum), and Fraser Callaway from Strategy, as they share their processes and projects. Meanwhile watch teams of designers compete in a tournament to tackle a design challenge in just 4 hours using Adobe Creative Cloud.

Come for the food and beer, stay for the cut-throat battle.

Numbers are strictly limited. Reserve your place by booking your FREE spot online asap.
If you can’t make it, let us know so that we can release your ticket.

 Eventbrite - The Essentials of Typography with Nicole Arnett Phillips

Level D Presentation Room, Block 12
Entrance C, Wallace Street.
Pay-and-display parking at entry A from Wallace Street, or at 60 Tasman Street.

Auckland Zinefest 2017

The Auckland Zinefest graces our winter again from this Saturday 8th of July until Friday 4th of August. There are a ton of activities and opportunities to participate: Zinefest Market Sunday […]

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Meet the Designers: Adobe Creative Jam Wellington

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5 Minutes with… Celeste Skachill

Ahead of our July 6th Adobe Creative Jam in Wellington, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Celeste Skachill from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. Hi […]

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5 Minutes with… Fraser Callaway

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5 Minutes with… Jarred Bishop

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DA Film Screening: Graphic Means, 14 June, Christchurch

Design Assembly invites you to our eagerly-anticipated annual film events taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This year we are delighted to present Briar Levit’s Graphic Means.


Graphic Means Christchurch
Wednesday 14th June, 6pm arrival, film starts 6.15pm
Deluxe Cinema
The Tannery, Woolston
3 Garlands Road, Christchurch

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend
(Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up). 

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett

Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process would have been done primarily by hand, and with the aide of analog machines. The design and print industries used a variety of ways to get type and image onto film, plates, and finally to the printed page. Graphic Means is a journey through this transformative Mad Men-era of pre-digital design production to the advent of the desktop computer. It explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today.