Upcoming Events

DINZ Annual General Meeting 2019

Designers Speak—Across the Ditch is a collaborative event of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA); Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and Designers Institute of New Zealand.

Michaela Webb AGDA

Studio Round

Breaking the wave of disruption

Michaela Webb will walk you through the journey Round took with one of Australia’s largest fund managers. She’ll talk about how, in the face of disruption, a clear strategy, design thinking, and a new collaborative mindset gave them the tools they needed to shift from managing spaces, to creating magnetic places in communities throughout the world. 

Christopher Doyle AGDA

Christopher Doyle & Co.

Front Left Live

Christopher Doyle, Creative Director and Founder of Christopher Doyle & Co. will do a deep dive into the identity and event branding the studio created for Spotify Australia to celebrate the launch of the platforms Front Left playlist. Spanning identity, motion, social and outdoor advertising the talk will look at all aspects of the creative process from brief and ideation through to execution and roll out.

Lucas Brooking AGDA

Buck

The Buck x Nike animation process

An indepth look at my illustration and art direction process from brief to final animation.

We thought it might be nice to get together during the week of judging and have a little fun.

We are inviting our Best Sponsors to meet our Best Judges. You will also get to have a sneak preview of the Best work entered.

Please join us for drinks as we relax in the midst of the Judging Week chaos on Wednesday 1st August.

Designers Speak—Across the Ditch is a collaborative event of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA); Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and Designers Institute of New Zealand.

Adele Winteridge AGDA

Foolscap Studio  

Champagne Supanova

Our brief was to overhaul the site and create a new brand-immersion across bar, dining, tasting and retail spaces. The idea of alchemy was fundamental to our conceptual framework. The transformation of ordinary base metals into gold: what better metaphor for the magical production of sparkling wine.

Alexander Loterzstain

Derlot  

Why a floating box? 



How to challenge a preconceived idea as a designer with no experience in a niche industry.

Xavier Lifran

Schneider Electric Pacific Design Lab

Commodity is not a fatality

The story of Iconic project, looking at re-inventing the electrical industry that have long been focussed on a functional approach, delivering plain and uniform design.

We will explore the creative journey that the project team has been through to answer a mosaic of expectations, expressing different behaviours with relevant design.

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.

Hosted by Harrows and Hire Plants

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.

Designers Speak® Across the Ditch

Great design can flow both ways across the ditch. This event encourages that trans-Tasman design dialogue, and is a collaboration between the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and DINZ.

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.

No Borders

Good design can transcend geography’s barriers. And many inquisitive and ambitious New Zealand designers have made the brave and uncertain move of shifting overseas. At No Borders, they return home to share what they have learned.

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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