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​HI AUCKLAND! As we race to the end of year, things ramp up & stress levels go out of control. So why not take a moment and check out what Auckland’s fresh new creatives have been cooking up? Peep grad shows this month from @autuni, @mediadesignschool, @whitecliffe_life & @unitecnz (details on the TDK Auckland Calendar)! PLUS, are you a grad or student of 16/17? Keen to get your work in front of ALL the top designers from around the world? Want to win a BUNCH of prizes? Then head to the TDK Auckland FB page to learn how to enter the TDK Awards 17! Be sure to check the jobs on offer from @whiterabbitgraphicdesign, @ibm and more!

Good reads from TDK friends

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Design Assembly

Design Assembly is an active community for New Zealand graphic design and designers. Dedicated to building a strong, supportive industry, Design Assembly seeks to celebrate, grow and challenge through online conversation, events and workshops.

Visit designassembly.org.nz

EDIT: Painterly Landscapes

Lets just say, collecting this selection of work to share with you was hardly a chore… Landscapes/views/streetscapes hold so much nostalgia and romance for me and as a formerly committed fan of photo realism, I have come to immensely appreciate the emotive effect of painted “impressions&…
Visit studiohome.co.nz

A Light Came Through by Holly Roach

Holly Roach is a Canadian artist and illustrator now living in Auckland. Study in Fabric Design and Print sparked a passion for screen printing and a love of mid-century art and design. Her artworks are influenced by simple forms, patterns and colours often found in surface designs of the 50s &…
Visit nzartprints.co.nz


Curative is a creative agency committed to making the world a little bit better.

We use the tools of creativity, connection and collaboration to help change the narrative of complex social issues.

Visit curative.co.nz

Dusty Road

At Dusty Road, we represent and manage premier Advertising, Design, Film & TV Production and digital Innovation talent. We work with the best creative and digital talent including Kiwis returning home or talent coming to New Zealand to live. Our mission is to make sure you're happy doing great work, and it’s our care and the time we spend with you that makes this possible

Visit dustyroad.co.nz


I’m loving this palette that’s coming through – burnished reds and pinks, with sand and clay. You can give it a modern boho vibe with woven textures, but if I did it at my place, this would be my approach. Keep ……
Visit thenew.nz

Creative Connect

Whether you’re a graphic designer from Christchurch, a voice over artist from
Auckland or a motion graphic designer from Wellington, Creative Connect gives
you a free, media rich platform to upload your work and connect with peers &
professionals from all over New Zealand.

Visit creativeconnect.co.nz

Creative Mornings / AKL

CreativeMornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!

Visit creativemornings.com/akl

Amber Armitage x Resene

Paint: Ply walls and floor stained in Resene Colourwood Light Greywash, Resene Colourwood Pitch Black and Resene Colourwood Rocksalt (lightest colour). Products from left: Black Sunday Bench from Sunday Homestore. CS Table Top Planter from Tessuti.  Ladder Towel Rail from Moodstore. ……
Visit thenew.nz

Stuff That Looks Good #6

Some visual inspiration in the form of design, art and photography.
Visit motionsickness.co.nz

EDIT: Real HOMES that ping the heart strings

To some that follow my posts on my personal instagram or even have a swipe through #thebluehousenz, you might get the impression that I have my personal interior style pretty firmed up. I definitely know that I’ve also been drawn to layers of texture, a dose of nature, a spray of colour (but o…
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New Olivia Bezett Art Prints

New cute critters to add to the collection of Olivia Bezett art prints. The perfect Christmas gift for the furry animal lover in your life or anyone who loves cute things. VIEW ALL OLIVIA BEZETT ART PRINTS HERE >> The post New Olivia Bezett Art Prints appeared first on NZ Art Prints &am…
Visit nzartprints.co.nz

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Student work via #TDKpeepshow


Student work via #TDKpeepshow


Student work via #TDKpeepshow


Student work via #TDKpeepshow


Student work via #TDKpeepshow