What's up AKL! This fornight we've got a couple of internships and junior graphic designer positions going over on the job board, and down at #TDKtuesday we're gonna help you get your foot into the industry with a self-marketing edition! On the events front, we have the Ripples show by Chippy coming up and a Masterclass in Packaging Design by Design Assembly. Don't forget to check out some of the competitions we have running and find out the winners from the @bestdesignawards!
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Get the low down on your fav Auckland creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We had a lovely chat with lovely couple Georgia and Logan, who've teamed up to work under the one name - Sunday Best. Specialising in hospitality branding we chat all things coffee, ramen, polenta chips and of course - design. They tell us about their move from Wellington to Auckland, their Best Design Awards adventures, and their dream to have an endless supply of Proper Crisps cider vinegar chips.
Creative Directors - Shea Morris & Vinesh K from Studio 6 share some great reads with us, the importances of how to take criticism well and celebrating the success of other creatives, as it helps us all in the design scene!
We had a super fun interview with Founder and Creative Director of Auckland based Studio South, Sam Southwell we asked him 25 questions, it's a great quick read - especially if you want to know how to pimp your portfolio and learn more about their internship program!
We get the pleasure of chatting to New Zealand typography legend herself, Catherine Griffiths. Catherine splits her time between Auckland and Paris - so so cool! She shares with us three naughty things she did to get ahead in the industry and how she got started in her career.
Today we chat with Tanmay Desai the co-founder of Creative Connect, a free platform for New Zealand creatives to showcase their portfolio and connect with the local creative community. Tanmay shares some killer advice on presenting your work to create a standout portfolio, along with how he started in the New Zealand creative industry. Exciting!
We get the absolute pleasure of chatting with Clem Devine, the Creative Director at Richards Partners in Auckland. Clem also runs Studio Magazine with two other talented NZ creatives and is ex Alt Group. Needless to say he has some great advice including; what makes a good grad, lessons he has learnt along the way and his career highlights to date!
100 Days Project
We chat with the amazing doer Emma Rogan who started the awesome 100 Days Project in NZ! Emma is Design Director at Augusto in Auckland. Learn about where Emma got the idea to start the 100 Days Project, why you should get involved and some of her favourite participating projects to date - make sure you sign-up to their newsletter to stay up-to-date on the 2015 start date!
You might remember Mike Braid from our NZ Type Hitch Hiking Comp #TDKthumbsup, he submitted some seriously beautiful type. Mike graduated from AUT and lives in Auckland where he currently works at FCB advertising. Learn how Mike got to where he is now, why being a douche is lame and more about his genius side project Team Ordinary.
We catch-up with the kiwi born typographer / illustrator Stuart Smythe. Stuart tells how he got his start in design, what he would have done differently and how he maintains a good work life balance. Lots of great words of wisdom, so read on and enjoy!
Today we cant with the amazing Auckland creative Kaan Hiini. Kaan works in the amazing socially conscious studio Curative and is a key member in putting together the monthly Auckland Creative Mornings. Kaan shares his favourite CM speakers thus far, other great can't miss events Auckland offers the creative community and why getting involved is so important and rewarding!
Check out the industry standard of work in Auckland - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Auckland.
Se. 2, Ep.3: Elliot Ale…
Elliot Alexander is the founder and director of Endemic World. Endemic World is a gallery space, an online and offline retailer of local and international art, and provider of a variety of artistic services to help local artists do more and be more. With a passion for business, creativity and the arts at the core, Elliot’s extensive experience has served Endemic World as a very inspiring, ever-growing and multifaceted art business. Amongst many things we talk about how routine and discipline can foster creativity, balancing the creative aspects with the business aspects, the importance on learning how to sell and market in the artistic industry, and maintaining vision and resilience through business challenges.
The Designers Institute of New Zealand was formed in 1991 by the merger of the New Zealand Society of Industrial Designers (formed 1960), and the New Zealand Association of Interior Designers (formed 1968). Today the Designers Institute represents graphic design, interactive design, spatial design, product design, design in business, service design and design education.
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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.
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!
Introducing our Directo…
What's it like having a baby in the team? Eddy shares a bit about her return to work, and what it means to have her little girl Luka popping in to the office every day.
The greenish-grey paint on the walls really pull this room together and make it a lewk. Fits right in with the heritage bones and makes the white extra-fresh. Forever-winning combo: a minimal aesthetic with warm natural materials. I love the uneven look …
Fresh from the Field — …
This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new brand for Manuka Emporium by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. In today’s world of fast moving consumer goods, honey is often mass produced in bulk to meet demand, blended… The post Fresh from the Field — Manuka Emporium by Onfire Design appeared first on Design Assembly.
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