Smells Like Fresh Print — Team Talk Coasters

Brought to you by B&F Papers, the Smells Like Fresh Print series celebrates the beauty and tactile qualities of recently created, selected print projects. This installment features 15 unique coasters based on 15 critical conversations to help raise awareness for men’s mental health. The Brief: Our new 1st XV is tackling men’s mental health issues……

3 months ago by

5 minutes with… Nick Kapica

We chatted with Nick Kapica, Principal at Isthmus Group ltd, about working at the interface between visual and urban design. What is your background and how did you get into design? I studied Visual Communication at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. I originally wanted to study filmmaking but saw a type class taking place…

4 months ago by

Wellington’s Most Thoughtful “Out of Office” Space

Out Of Office is Wellington’s newest, most thoughtful space for hire, designed to enable quality thinking. Fraser Callaway, Matt Innes, Oliver Ward and Geoff Cranko have reinvented what it means to hire a space for workshops, design sprints, team off-sites, events and everything in between. We talked to Co-founder, Fraser, about the space, the importance…

4 months ago by

DA Women In Design May 2019 – Wellington

Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Spaces are limited to 30 people. Everyone is welcome. With thanks to our DA Friends – who help to keep DA going and growing, DA Friends attend this event for free. A small cover…

6 months ago by

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 have come from. This year Design Assembly celebrates ten years of supporting our community. We’re taking this milestone as an opportunity to look back at…

8 months ago by

Wellington: Living the Freelance Life — Conversations for the Self-Employed

Tuesday, April 2nd 6pm—8pm Out of Office Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro Wellington Price: $49 Design Assembly Friend  / $69 Professional / $29 Students (+ GST) (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Design Assembly is excited to bring you an evening of conversations dedicated to those…

9 months ago by

Make No Small Plans

Join No Small Plans lead author and project director Gabrielle Lyon to hear about the behind the scenes adventures involved in reinventing a 20th century Chicago urban planning textbook as 21st-century graphic novel.

9 months ago by

DA Women In Design Evenings – Wellington

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 – 10pm Fortune Favours 7 Leeds St, Te Aro, Wellington                  …

10 months ago by

8th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz — Wellington 2019

The DA Annual Pub Quiz will be back for its eighth year! Save the date and join us in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Details to be confirmed.

10 months ago by

Wellington: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2019 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March.

11 months ago by

Wellington: DA Conversations Spring series — Meet the panel

This Spring’s DA Conversations are back to discuss ‘Diversity in Aotearoa, New Zealand Design — what does it mean and why does it matter?’. In October Emma Ng, writer and curator specialising in art and design, will convene the conversation in Wellington between Johnson Witehira, artist, designer and academic with a focus on Māori and…

1 year ago by

DA Workshop Wellington: How to run a profitable, successful design business

Design Assembly is delighted to present design and advertising account management expert Sarah Ritchie for this half-day business workshop in Wellington.

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field — Skinnies Kids Sungel by 2di4 Design

This week’s Fresh From The Field features the typography, packaging and campaign for Skinnies Kids Sungel by 2di4 Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Like all Skinnies projects, they are a fun collaboration with this creative client. This time around…

1 year ago by

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 line up of speakers.

1 year ago by

Auckland: Doubling Down with Double Denim Directors

Double Denim’s Directors are coming to Auckland for a full-day workshop & talk consisting of 2 sessions: ‘How to make Impact’ with Anna Dean and ‘Unlocking the 23 trillion dollar economy’ with Angela Meyer.

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DA Workshop Wellington: ‘Wine & Type’ with Nicole Arnett Phillips and Sarah Maxey — Thursday 20th September

Nicole Arnett Phillips and Sarah Maxey will guide participants through a wine tasting, drawing based workshop where participants will use visual language to convey the characteristics of New Zealand’s wine culture in a series of guided briefs (to design a sequence of wine labels). It is a social and interactive evening, sure to delight the senses!

1 year ago by

Fresh from the Field – Havana Brothers Cold Press Juice by Good Eye

This week’s Fresh From The Field features packaging design for Havana Brothers Cold Press Juice by Good Eye If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: The Havana Brothers client had recently opened a bakehouse and were looking to produce their own organic…

1 year ago by

Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, July 24th, 2018

The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its third year in Wellington! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — you know you want this year’s bragging rights! Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your…

1 year ago by

Spotlight – Harry A’Court from Inject Design, Wellington

Written by Kate McGuinness The team at Wellington studio Inject Design pride themselves on producing fresh and exciting work for global brands such as Hell Pizza, Fat Freddy’s Drop and the Wellington Chocolate Factory. Kate McGuinness took the opportunity to interview founder and creative director Harry A’Court to find out what goes on inside their…

1 year ago by

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: UX Intensive Week — A week long introduction to user experience design

This course combines all our one day courses into a week long deep-dive into experience design. It takes you through a full digital UX project from initial research to finished design. The week is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some…

2 years ago by

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 at Double Denim Angela Meyer often surprises, sometimes shocks and always delivers. In a nutshell: She has a track record for innovative, behaviour- changing strategies.…

2 years ago by

UX Gym Workshop Wellington: User Interface Design — Designing for Screens

This practical course focuses on design for screens, from application user interfaces to web design. This course could be taken as a complement to one of our user centered design courses or as a stand alone course for designers, developers and product managers who want to learn more about making design decisions for screens. NOTE:…

2 years ago by

DA Workshop Wellington: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design — Friday 27th April

There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

2 years ago by

Off Grid 18: The Experiential City

This February head to Wellington, New Zealand for Off Grid 18: The Experiential City. Extra ‘stopovers’ in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane will help you break up your travel and experience a local design event. Off Grid 18 will engage you in a conversation about designing for the ‘experiential city’, using exciting locations the city becomes…

2 years ago by

Wellington: DA’s End of Year Wrap Party 2018

Save the date for DA’s End of Year Wrap Party in Wellington: Thursday 29th November at Fortune Favours. Join your fellow designers and creatives and celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer with us.

2 years ago by