Welly we are not short of creative boredom this fortnight! To kick start your October we've got our #TDKtuesdays: doodles & drinks! Come along for a cruisey study break or wind down before humpday – weehuuu! Check out our calendar for a plethora of exhibitions popping up over the next two weeks including @resurfacing2018 and @nowheres_elsewheres ! Also coming up this fortnight is the @designersnz Public Forum - get along and get your voices heard!
— Kelsey Gee
Get the low down on your fav Wellington creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We're so excited for another year of Typism, as usual, the line up is full of amazing type and lettering geniuses like Ryan Hamrick, Lachlan Philp and Wanissa Somsuphangsri, speaking on topics such as 'The Beauty of Ugly Lettering' and 'How I learned to stop worrying and love the stress, chaos, insecurity and uncertainty'. (Yassss! 🙌🏻) There are also some killer hands-on workshops with the speakers leading up to the event focused on cartouche-style lettering, mural art, and iPad lettering — plus goodie bags all round. To warm up for the epic conference on August 4th we had a quick Q&A with Speaker Kelly Spencer about good briefs, removing digital design from her practice, and her 80’s dance crew. 👯
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.
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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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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.
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.
Ruth Watson | Eclipse
Bartley + Company Art: 56A Ghuznee Street, Wellington,
Hybrid Spring - DEBORAH RUNDLE, LAYNE WAEREA
Enjoy Public Art Gallery 1/147 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington
Creative Mornings Wellington – Joe Slater
Biz Dojo 115 Tory Street Wellington, 6011
EXPOSURE: Massey University Graduate Exhibition He Kanohi Kitea
Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Wellington.
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