Design Assembly » Inspiration

By: Design Assembly  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Art

Design Assembly » Inspiration

Urbis Designday returned for it’s seventh year on Saturday, celebrating and showcasing some of New Zealands top creative talent. Twelve collaborations scattered about Auckland, spanning the design worlds of furniture, art, landscape, architecture, graphic, interior, product, spatial and fashion, produced [..]


Not many of us can say we have what it takes to work with our spouse or partner. But I’ve recently come across the work of Porirua based husband and wife creatives Stephen and Di Fuller that prove it can [..]


Okay, so you’re new to freelancing and keen to impress. All of a sudden a client calls wanting you to help with a pitch for free. Time to think like a lawyer.



Auckland photographer Cally Whitham turns a romantic eye on the varied surroundings of rural New Zealand.


We are designers and creative thinkers. Our job is to give a voice, to create a face and to determine behaviours for brands, services, products, and organisations. Ultimately our job is to preempt futures and [..]


Bringing people together is rarely an easy thing – even if everyone involved stands to gain from the experience. Initial enthusiasm expressed within the community can quickly become eroded as demands on time and resources increase, or the context that originally galvanised people into coming together shifts and makes collective thinking less urgent or relevant.


Henrietta Harris is a career artist and illustrator who makes posters, CD artwork, editorial art and plenty more great stuff, for companies including Flying Nun Records, Barker’s, Ruby, Vice Magazine…and others with great taste. Henrietta steers clear of computers in [..]


Faced with the frantic bustle of our daily work and ever-present deadlines, how do we battle our creative ennui in order to reinvigorate our work?


Keywords: Art

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Design Assembly » Events

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Design Assembly » Reviews

Over the next few days while the main event is on, we’ll use this post to create a collective review of the speakers and side events, WCC in general… Feel free to add your thoughts as the event unfolds. Like my previous post this, this one will also be looking at a large scale sporting competition in New Zealand, focusing on the design associated with the event.


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Design Assembly » Networks

Initial enthusiasm expressed within the community can quickly become eroded as demands on time and resources increase, or the context that originally galvanised people into coming together shifts and makes collective thinking less urgent or relevant. Bringing people together is rarely an easy thing – even if everyone involved stands to gain from the experience.


05-Apr-2012

Design Assembly » People

Henrietta Harris is a career artist and illustrator who makes posters, CD artwork, editorial art and plenty more great stuff, for companies including Flying Nun Records, Barker’s, Ruby, Vice Magazine…and others with great taste. We’ve asked design schools around the country to nominate recent grads for our new series highlighting new talent. Jodi Davis and Elia Kim (Media Design School) paired up to interview each other about their work.