Design Assembly » People

By: Design Assembly  05-Apr-2012

Design Assembly » People

We’ve asked design schools around the country to nominate recent grads for our new series highlighting new talent. Jodi Davis (Unitec) and Elia Kim (Media Design School) paired up to interview each other about their work.


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.



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 [..]



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 [..]


Bookshop/design studio/exhibition venue/niche publishing house/multi-purpose creative outlet split/fountain launched its newspaper(section 1) Thursday night as part of the We Can Create side events schedule.

The publication, with contributions from Henry Babbage, Emmet Byrne, James Goggin, Fiona Jack, Narrow Gauge, Richard Reid, onne [..]


Just because the work is free doesn’t mean it should be viewed as “cheap”.




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Design Assembly » Events

The Brand Shift seminar, aimed at practicing designers, strategists and communication professionals, will explore creative strategies and offer tactics and techniques to make brands connect and stay relevant in this ever changing landscape. Back in 2012 due to popular demand Design Assembly is proud to offer two opportunities to attend a four hour hands-on workshop on Colour Management in conjunction with Jessica Mills.


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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.


05-Apr-2012

Design Assembly » Inspiration

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. Twelve collaborations scattered about Auckland, spanning the design worlds of furniture, art, landscape, architecture, graphic, interior, product, spatial and fashion, produced.


05-Apr-2012

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.