2017 DA End of Year Wrap Party: Auckland

Great turn out for our DA End of Year Wrap Party that took place at Objectspace on Thursday November 23rd. Thanks to Matt Dawkins for documenting not only our end of […]

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DA Film Event: Helvetica 10th Anniversary Screening, 18th October, Hastings

Rachel and Jason Juno will be hosting the first ever Design Assembly event in the Hawkes Bay region with a screening of Helvetica on Wednesday, October 18th.

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.)

Book here

Join us afterwards for drinks and a chat at Common Room Bar
227-229 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings
www.commonroombar.com

Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, September 7th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title!

Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Wellington really are.

Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening of social networking.

Prices

  • Professional (1 x table booking, seats up to 7 max.) $195+GST (incl booking fees)
  • Design Assembly Friend (1 x table booking, seats up to 7 max.) $160+GST (incl booking fees)
    (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up.)

Includes snacks for each table!

 

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett

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.


Design Assembly Speed Dating Portfolio Evening, August 16th, Auckland

One evening, 20 young graphic designers and 20 professionals… It’s speed dating for graphic designers! A fast-paced evening of networking, portfolio reviews and feedback.

As final year students or new graduates, you will have the opportunity to meet and show your work to several seasoned industry professionals. In a round robin series of quick fire conversations, you’ll pull out your portfolio and give it your all. In return, you’ll be served with some short and sweet truths to help get that portfolio really singing. And last but not least, have your business card at the ready.

This event is strictly limited to 20 final year graphic design students or graduates that have purchased Semi Permanent tickets.

Register for FREE from July 13.

Design Assembly Speed Dating Portfolio Evening
Wednesday 16th August, 6.00–8.00pm
Spark LabSeafarers
52 Tyler Street, Britomart
Auckland CBD

Complimentary first drink and nibbles served from 6–6.30pm.
Cash bar available.

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

Adobe MAKE IT Local, Christchurch, 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, Christchurch
Events room 243, Level 2
Otakaro Building
University of Canterbury
Dovedale Ave, Ilam
Christchurch

Register here for Christchurch

Design Assembly Pub Quiz Christchurch, July 27th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title!

Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Christchurch really are.

Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening of social networking.

Prices

  • Professional (1 x table booking, seats up to 7 max.) $195+GST (incl booking fees)
  • Design Assembly Friend (1 x table booking, seats up to 7 max.) $160+GST (incl booking fees)
    (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up.)

Includes awesome nibbles from XCHC Cafe for each table!

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett

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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Meet the Designers: Adobe Creative Jam Wellington

Design Assembly proudly presents the Wellington Adobe Creative Jam this Thursday from 6pm at Massey University in the Level D Presentation Room, Block 12. This is a great opportunity to hear from […]

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Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, September 7th

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure […]

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6th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Auckland June 15th, 2017

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to wrestle the trophy out of the hands of the 2016 winning team for this year’s title!

Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — sure to prove who the biggest design nerds in Auckland are.

Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening of social networking.

Prices

  • Professional (1 x table booking, seats up to 7 max.) $195+GST (incl booking fees)
  • Design Assembly Friend (1 x table booking, seats up to 7 max.) $160+GST (incl booking fees)
    (Not a DA Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up.)

 

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett


First round of beer thanks to Outlier Cartel.

Hot chips thanks to The Bluestone Room.

6th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Auckland June 15th, 2017

It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to wrestle the trophy out of the hands of the 2016 winning team for this year’s title! Join […]

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Celebrating Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch

Thanks to all those who attended our Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch event on March 16th. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with guest speakers Jane Maloney from M/K Press, and Stephen McCarthy and Scott Bolton […]

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Design Assembly Conversations Autumn 2017

Autumn Conversations Christchurch Thursday 16th March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm XCHC 376 Wilsons Road Christchurch   Autumn Conversations Auckland Thursday 23rd March 6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm Thievery Studio   Autumn […]

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Ladies, Wine & Design, @ Dow Design, February 15th

Dow Design have teamed up with Jessica Walsh to bring her initiative ‘Ladies, Wine & Design’ to Auckland. Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a […]

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DA celebrates the end of the year in Auckland

At the end of November, Design Assembly celebrated the end of the year and the start of summer at a series of events held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. James […]

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DA celebrates the end of the year in Christchurch

At the end of November, Design Assembly celebrated the end of the year and the start of summer at a series of events held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Nicola […]

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End of Year Christmas Party for Wellington creatives

Join your fellow designers and creatives to celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer! Preservatorium Christmas Party, Wellington The Preservatorium 39 Webb St Mount Cook Wellington 6011 Kicks off […]

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Chromacon returns: April 8/9th, 2017

CHROMACON 2017 is officially full steam ahead! Mark this weekend on your calendars: 8/9th April 2017, Aotea Centre, Auckland. Chromacon is a biennial indie arts festival, based in Auckland, that […]

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