BIG UPS to those of you who have just handed in your mid year thesis'/assignments! You've done the mahi now it's time to get the treats! #summeroftech kick off this fortnight with a weekend web challenge! Followed by @designersnz The Best of the Best Designers on Wednesday night. If you'd rather treat yoself via R&R rugged up at home - check out some #fresh interviews on our #FRESH new website! Keep your eyes peeled for thing exciting things with @theneighbourhoodstudio coming soon!
— Kelsey Gee
Get the low down on your fav Wellington creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
A big congrats to Samuel Forbes, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Massey University graduate from Wellington, their work was chosen by Alberto from Tres Tipos Gráficos: “He is really deep into trends and experimentation but he also shows a very versatile portfolio. He takes good care in production process and experiments with print techniques. He also shows good layout composition skills, spontaneous handwritten intervention on designs and a very strong typographic palette. He has a strong character and definitely understands very well the rules of disruptive editorial design”. We asked Samuel to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to Alfred Hoi, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Massey University graduate from Wellington, Alfred's work was chosen by David & Hannah from Pleasure Projects: “Alfred’s folio demonstrated something of a rarity amongst submissions. That is, the ability to demonstrate high level conceptual thinking, combined with contemporary, high quality aesthetic output. Sharp, unflinchingly current, and extremely interesting”. We asked Alfred to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
We talk to TDK Awards '16 winner, Luke Hoban, about passion projects, making the most of your final year of study and the complete creative freedom that comes with it; and adapting to the future of design.
We met Roydon Misseldine on our 2015 NZ Design Roadtrip, and we were blown away by his talent; running his own studio whilst studying and all his collaborations. Fellow kiwi Michaela Webb picked him for 16 for 2016, so we chatted to him about skateboarding, killer blogs and Windows Movie Maker. Predicting big things...
If you’re interested in digital, these guys are worth a solid look Springload, with offices in both Auckland and Wellington. We chat with Ben Wright, ben is based in Wellington and a grad of Massey University. Ben tells us about how he landed his job at Springload, why he is so good at ping pong and the great skills he learnt while working his way up to his current design gig!
We are honoured to pick the brains of our NZ intern, Kelsey O'Hagan. Kelsey graduated from Canterbury University, she is now living in Wellington and runs #TDKtuesdays with the wonderful Isaac. Learn about what made Kelsey fall in love with design, why she can't get enough of collaborating and what her three favourite design books are!
We get to pick the brains of Harry A'Court the Creative Director of the Wellington based studio Inject Design. Harry tells us how he stays inspired, he gives us a little inside into his creative childhood and for all you grads out there...how to make your portfolio stand out!
Lisa Nicole is a skilled typographer who made the switch from fine arts to design while studying at Massey in Wellington. Lisa tells us about how she loves her life freelancing in Wanaka, how she got there and why it is important your creative network.
Wellington NZ based studio Subject Studios is headed up by two young guns, Roydon Misseldine & Zayyar Win Thein. Roydon & Zayyar tell us all about why they love collaborating, where they get their inspiration from and how they balance full-time study and running a studio.
Check out the industry standard of work in Wellington - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Wellington.
Son La Pham
The intentional type rollovers and intriguing work of Son La Pham make a visit to his portfolio a worthwhile escape.
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.
On The Grid Wellington
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
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Yoobee is the largest private design school in New Zealand, with campuses in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington. Yoobee has an international reputation in creative digital design education.
Good with Wood
After struggling to find kids furniture that was New Zealand-made, sustainable and playful, mum of three Hannah Fox decided to create her own. Her brand, HideSeek, makes creative, contemporary kids furniture – with a range that includes the Hideout Bed because what …
The salty lines of the sliding doodler Stuart Smythe.
Contemporary comics — panel discussion
National Library of New Zealand, 70 Molesworth Street
Creative Mornings - Tim Gibson
Biz Dojo 115 Tory Street Wellington, 6011
CoCA Massey Information Evening
Massey University, The Pyramid, via Entrance A, 63 Wallace Street, Mt Cook.
Ladies, Wine & Design - Social Media
TBC - check the website
Salt Lake City
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