Springload Wellington Workshop: Identify new business opportunities with customer journey mapping

Prices: $200 Early Bird (until 10th October) | $250 General Admission Customer journey mapping is a powerful tool to help you understand how customers use and view your product or service and identify new areas for business growth. Join Kanhika and Lucy on 10th November, 1- 5 PM (NZST), and learn how to create a…

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5 minutes with… Raul Sarrot

Ahead of his Wellington workshop on Friday 25th September 2020, we spoke to Raul Sarrot about The Value of Strategy in times of flux and disruption, staying ahead of the curve, the qualities of design strategists, the importance of curiosity, and design strategists role in shaping our future. We are living through unprecedented economic and…

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Fresh From the Field — Viva La Vulva by Stevie Elliot

Stevie Elliot is a Wellington-based designer at Teacher Talk, and founder of Viva la Vulva. After witnessing a birth she wanted to create a product to say “Congrats, mama, you bloody did it!” This Fresh From The Field showcases brand, product and packaging design which seeks to empathise, empower, ease postpartum discomfort and give confidence…

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WELLINGTON: The Value of Strategy with Raul Sarrot

Friday 25th September 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm NZST Out Of Office: Level 3/11 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand $300 +GST Professional / $200 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $50 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets A practical workshop…

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But First Coffee… Wellington

Join us before work on Thursday 2nd of July 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…

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5 minutes with… Dana Fridman

Dana is a UX designer with a background in psychology and design. She currently works as programme director for User Experience Design at Victoria University’s School of Design Innovation. Dana recently sat down (online) with Kate McGuinness to discuss her special interest in design for accessibility, her current research and teaching practice. Kia ora Dana,…

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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……

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 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…

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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…

2 years 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.

2 years 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                  …

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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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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…

2 years 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.

2 years 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…

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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.

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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!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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