We feel your feels

Kia ora team, Uncertainty is a huge factor in stress. The current level 3 in Auckland affects those outside the city boundaries, and we know that the full spectrum of our design community is feeling uncertain and unsettled right now while we are in this holding pattern and await updates as to what the governments…

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But First Coffee… Auckland & Christchurch

Join us before work on Thursday 25th of June between 8am and 9am. Coffee, tea and pastries are on us! We are excited to be at level 1 in New Zealand and want to say thanks to you our DA Friends for supporting Design Assembly to do the work we do, especially over the last…

3 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Aroha from Afar by McCarthy

At this tough time, it’s more important than ever for us to be kind, keep in touch and band together. This Fresh From The Field features All Right? an incredibly important campaign by McCarthy for the Mental Health Foundation. The delightful illustrations, humanist lettering and warm messaging share simple things we can do to look…

5 months ago by

DA Pulse Check #3 – Conversations on Covid-19 and Aotearoa NZ Design

Join us for a candid conversation on how Aotearoa NZ design studios are doing right now, how their business is being affected, and get advice for getting through the lockdown as a design business. Thanks to our principal partners Blutui, Streamtime, Portfolio Recruitment and mychillybin, each week of the category 4 lock down (and our…

5 months ago by

Together As One

Our thoughts are with Aotearoa’s Muslim community, the people of Christchurch, and everyone directly affected by Friday’s horrific events. Design Assembly is all about community – celebrating and supporting all New Zealanders in our diversity and individual pathways. Everyone is welcome. We are in admiration of this thoughtful and poignant expression of support and unity…

2 years ago by

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 from McCarthy. Photography thanks to designer, illustrator, photographer and all round awesome human: Natasha Vermeulen www.fromthemill.co.nz

3 years ago by

5 Minutes with… Jane Maloney, M/K Press

Ahead of Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch, coming up on Thursday March 16th, we grabbed a quick five minutes with one of our guest speakers, Jane Maloney from M/K Press: Hi Jane, can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. I am a freelance graphic design and Risograph printer. The…

4 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Cards for Kaikoura

Our Fresh from the Field this week features a timely charitable design project, called Cards for Kaikoura, led by Christchurch’s McCarthy. A fundraising project for Kaikoura and a great, little stocking stuffer… As a small design studio here in Christchurch (McCarthy) that went through the quakes with three studios destroyed, we know Kaikoura’s going to need…

4 years ago by