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Online Event | The Freelancing Diaries | Preparing yourself for the end of the financial year

Freelancing Diaries: Preparing for the end of the financial year

We've teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’ | a series helping freelancing creatives find financial success and navigate self-employed life.

Free
Online
Events, Front Page
February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Friends of Figma, Wellington

Join the Friends of Figma summer edition to make connections, share ideas, and learn how other designers are creating world-class experiences. There will be plenty of opportunity to have a […]

Wellington
Events
February 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | Women in Design

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Online
Events, Front Page
March 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

reDesign seminar series: AI in Creative Industries Conference

The reDesign seminar series is a platform for experts and industry leaders from the fields of design, technology and social entrepreneurship to reveal insights into their work and ways of […]

Auckland
Events
March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DA Workshop Ōtautahi | Building Brands on Big Ideas with Rupert de Paula

Design Assembly presents a workshop to help supercharge your design process with an ideas-led methodology. BUILDING BRANDS ON BIG IDEAS Big ideas are traditionally perceived as the realm of advertising. […]

Christchurch
Events, Front Page, Workshops
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Event | Women in Design DAY | Design and You

Design Assembly is excited to introduce the inaugural DA Women in Design Day (Design and You) 2024 — an annual event dedicated to fostering community, celebration, and education among women in the design industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The talks will explore the theme 'The personal is political: How has your background, life experiences and values shaped your design practice to live a life in design?

Auckland, Hamilton
Events, Front Page
March 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

AUTUMN CONVERSATIONS | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Welcome to Design Assembly's Autumn Conversations 2024!

This time we will be exploring the subject of Design & Planet.

After the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask the speakers your burning questions and engage in a lively discussion with fellow attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this event is a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in the field and gain valuable insights into the impact designers can have in this area.

Auckland
Events, Front Page
April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AUTUMN CONVERSATIONS | Pōneke Wellington

Welcome to Design Assembly's Autumn Conversations 2024!

This time we will be exploring Design & Planet.

After the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask the speakers your burning questions and engage in a lively discussion with fellow attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this event is a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in the field and gain valuable insights into the impact designers can have in this area.

Wellington
Events, Front Page
April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Workshop | Pōneke | Design + Purpose | a DIY* manifesto for social change

DA Workshop | Design + Purpose | a DIY* manifesto for social change
* design it yourself designers have power.

We have the skills to imagine new solutions, challenge the status quo and change the story. Although the many crises we face right now may feel overwhelming, we can create positive environmental, social, institutional, and economic change in our work.

Wellington
Events, Front Page, Workshops
April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Workshop | Life-Centred Design with Raul Sarrot | Ōtautahi

Building on the previous success of Raul Sarrot’s strategy and design-thinking workshops, this hands-on session offers a deeper dive into the world of purposeful innovation, focusing specifically on how to bring a life-centred, sustainable lens to creative problem-solving

Christchurch
April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Online Event | The Freelancing Diaries | April 2024

Freelancing Diaries: April topic to be confirmed. Watch this space!

We've teamed up with Hnry to bring you ‘The Freelancing Diaries’ | a series helping freelancing creatives find financial success and navigate self-employed life.

Free
Online
Events, Front Page
April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

AUTUMN CONVERSATIONS | Ōtautahi Christchurch

Welcome to Design Assembly's Autumn Conversations 2024!

This time we will be exploring Design & Planet.

After the talks, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask the speakers your burning questions and engage in a lively discussion with fellow attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this event is a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in the field and gain valuable insights into the impact designers can have in this area.

Christchurch
Events, Front Page
April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DA Workshop | Design 4 Conservation

Design for Conservation (D4C) is a methodology that enables participative problem-solving for environmental conservation and sustainability challenges. This toolkit enables participants to address complex challenges in a creative, non-linear way, taking into consideration multiple stakeholder points of view - human and nonhuman - and the complex interactions between emotional, spiritual, and scientific approaches. The methodology balances work and play, fostering trust among participants, and creating a safe space for multiple world views to co-exist.

Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
May 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

DA Workshop | Discover Your Designer DNA with Jason Biggs | Kirikiriroa

We all have talents; naturally recurring ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving that can be productively applied.  We use them every day to achieve what we are responsible for.  The challenge is that talents are innate.  We just “do them” without thinking.  So it can be difficult for us to describe them to others and even see the value in them ourselves.

Hamilton
Events, Front Page, Workshops
May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Workshop | with Andy Wright of Streamtime | Pōneke

Design Assembly is proud to announce that Andy Wright Founder of Streamtime is back in NZ!
And this time he's hitting the capital.

Streamtime is on a mission to create Happier, Healthier Creative Businesses. 

Of course, your business needs to make a healthy profit, but can you also keep your people healthy while doing so?
Andy Wright, Streamtime's CEO and founder of non-profit Never Not Creative, will share the theory and practice of how to keep your studio happy and healthy.

Wellington
Events, Front Page, Workshops
May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA LUNCH CLUB | with Andy Wright of Streamtime | Pōneke

Design Assembly is proud to announce that Andy Wright is back in NZ! And this time he's hitting the capital.

Join us for our annual DA LUNCH CLUB event | the Pōneke edition!

Attendees will chat and chomp their way through a delicious lunch served up with a side helping of insights from Andy's research into and experience of what happy and healthy businesses look like. Don't miss it!

Wellington
Events, Front Page
May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DA Workshop | with Andy Wright of Streamtime | Tāmaki Makaurau

Design Assembly is proud to announce that Andy Wright is back in NZ! 
Streamtime is on a mission to create Happier, Healthier Creative Businesses. 

Of course, your business needs to make a healthy profit, but can you also keep your people healthy while doing so?
Andy Wright, Streamtime's CEO and founder of non-profit Never Not Creative, will share the theory and practice of how to keep your studio happy and healthy.

Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA LUNCH CLUB | with Andy Wright of Streamtime | Tāmaki Makaurau

Design Assembly is proud to announce that Andy Wright is back in NZ!

Join us for our annual DA LUNCH CLUB event in Tāmaki Makaurau

Attendees will chat and chomp their way through a delicious lunch served up with a side helping of insights from Andy's research into and experience of what happy and healthy businesses look like. Don't miss it!

Auckland
Events, Front Page
May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | AI

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Online
Events, Front Page
May 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

DA Workshop | The Business of Design with Laura Feavearyear | Tāmaki Makaurau

Stepping out on your own can be daunting for even the most experienced designer, running a business calls for many hats to be worn every day along with doing the work. This course is designed to give you ideas and inspiration to get a head start into freelancing, with lessons and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Workshop | Redesigning Aotearoa with Johnson McKay | Tāmaki Makaurau

Design Assembly presents the 2024 module of Johnson McKay's ever-popular Te Ao Māori workshops.

Johnson will be updating the content for this year's full-day workshop to keep it current and make it relevant to everyone; whether you are just starting out on your Te Ao Māori journey or have attended his workshops in the past.

Auckland
Events, Front Page, Workshops
June 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

DA Workshop | Creating Accessible & Inclusive Digital Design with Anh Duong | Pōneke

Are you a UI/UX designer with a passion for accessibility, yet finding yourself overwhelmed by the vast landscape of knowledge available online? Join us in a workshop crafted to guide designers like you through the essential aspects of creating inclusive designs.  Dive into a structured learning experience that tackles accessibility challenges and equips you with the skills to create designs that resonate with everyone.

Wellington
Events, Front Page, Workshops
June 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

DA Webinar | Under the Hood | Māori Design

You are invited to join us online as two designers walk us through how a design project worked. Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk and additional time for live Q&A.

Online
Events, Front Page
June 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

SPRING CONVERSATIONS | Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Save the date. More details coming soon for our Spring Conversations event in Sept 2024.

Auckland
Events
September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPRING CONVERSATIONS | Pōneke Wellington

Save the date. More details coming soon for our Spring Conversations event in Sept 2024.

Wellington
Events
September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPRING CONVERSATIONS | Ōtautahi Christchurch

Save the date. More details coming soon for our Spring Conversations event in Sept 2024.

Christchurch
Events
September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm