Upcoming Events

The Product Forum is a series of events that presents topics of interest for product designers including tools and tips that keep you informed and up to date on the latest design trends and best industry practice, presented in an informal environment.

This Forum is a closed event, but lookout for future events.

The DINZ Student Council have reached out to schools and studios to create Folio Nights.

This highly prestigious opportunity is for students who have been nominated by their schools.

Shoulder tapped students are invited into a studio where the design leaders will critique each students work and advise on the best way they can develop a job-ready folio.

Folio Night at Switch is exclusive to Unitec students by invitation only.

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A unique opportunity to have a sneak peek inside some of New Zealand’s best studios and see what goes on behind closed doors.

This event is brought to you by Warren  & Mahoney and BJ Ball 

Open Studio™ is a boutique event where a studio opens their doors to the design community. Inviting them in to take a nosey and maybe an insight or two into their studio.

Open Studio™ is also about creating a place for networking, and getting to know each other through conversations within a smaller networking opportunity.

 It is a social event, a chance to relax, sip a drink and share some stories.

The more we talk about design in New Zealand, the more robust the conversation becomes. 

Janson Chau from Alt Group gives students the chance to gain insight into his work and his journey getting to where he is today.

Open to AUT students.

The more we talk about design in New Zealand, the more robust the conversation becomes. 

Sarah Gladwell from Inhouse gives students the chance to gain insight into her work and her journey getting to where she is today.

Open to Whitecliffe students.

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The more we talk about design in New Zealand, the more robust the conversation becomes. 

Anzac Tasker from Designworks gives students the chance to gain insight into his work and his journey getting to where he is today.

Open to Unitec students.

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The more we talk about design in New Zealand, the more robust the conversation becomes. 

Spatial designer Olivia Harper gives students the chance to gain insight into Material Creative's work and their journey getting to where they are today.

Open to AUT students.

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A day when leading and respected designers talk about their thoughts on design and their projects to an audience of secondary school students and teachers of design.

Keep and eye out for speaker announcements.

The Form Forum® is a series of events that presents topics of interest for spatial designers including tools and tips that keep you informed and up to date on the latest design trends and best industry practice, presented in an informal environment.

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—Insurance
—Accounting

The DINZ Student Council have reached out to schools and studios to create Folio Nights.

This highly prestigious opportunity is for students who have been nominated by their schools.

Shoulder tapped students are invited into a studio where the design leaders will critique each students work and advise on the best way they can develop a job-ready folio.

Folio Night at Designworks is exclusive to AUT and Whitecliffe students by invitation only.

View work

A unique opportunity to have a sneak peek inside some of New Zealand’s best studios and see what goes on behind closed doors.

Open Studio™ is a boutique event where a studio opens their doors to the design community. Inviting them in to take a nosey and maybe an insight or two into their studio.

Open Studio™ is also about creating a place for networking, and getting to know each other through conversations within a smaller networking opportunity.

 It is a social event, a chance to relax, sip a drink and share some stories.

The DINZ Student Council have reached out to schools and studios to create Folio Nights.

This highly prestigious opportunity is for students who have been nominated by their schools.

Shoulder tapped students are invited into a studio where the design leaders will critique each students work and advise on the best way they can develop a job-ready folio.

Folio Night at Inhouse is exclusive to AUT and Whitecliffe students by invitation only.

View Inhouse's work

The DINZ Student Council have reached out to schools and studios to create Folio Nights.

This highly prestigious opportunity is for students who have been nominated by their schools.

Shoulder tapped students are invited into a studio where the design leaders will critique each students work and advise on the best way they can develop a job-ready folio.

Folio Night at Space Studio is exclusive to AUT students by invitation only.

View Space Studio's work

Best Week

The lead up to our most prestigious night of the year is the ideal time to bring the design community together to reflect and connect. During Best Week we hold a series of events that build towards the industry's big night out at the Best Design Awards.

Designers Speak®

The more we talk about design in New Zealand, the more robust the conversation becomes. Our Designers Speak events give our members the chance to hear top designers sharing insights into their work.

Folio Night

Supported by design schools and studios, Folio Night is an initiative from the DINZ Student Council. Each event is a prestigious opportunity for nominated students to present their work for discussion and critique.

Open Studio™

We all have a natural curiosity about the spaces in which designers create. Open Studio offers a rare opportunity to enter these private worlds, and see the inner workings of some of New Zealand's best studios.

Pixel to Product

With digital technology, design is in a state of constant change. This event series gives designers a forum to discuss how this impacts on their innovation process; how they push ideas from the abstract into the real; and on how quickly they bring products to market.

The Form Forum®

This series of informal events is primarily a forum for spatial designers to meet and share insights. A broad range of relevant topics are presented and discussed including useful tools and tips, the latest design trends and best industry practice.

The Graphics Forum

This series of informal events is primarily a forum for graphic designers to meet and share insights. A broad range of relevant topics are presented and discussed including useful tools and tips, the latest design trends and best industry practice.

The Product Forum

This series of informal events is primarily a forum for product designers to meet and share insights. A broad range of relevant topics are presented and discussed including useful tools and tips, the latest design trends and best industry practice.

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