Upcoming Events

The John Britten Black Pin is the highest award given by the Designers Institute and celebrates an outstanding individual for leadership, vision and achievement in the field of design both nationally and internationally.

The Best Awards 2018 ceremony will be held at The Viaduct Events Centre. Includes dinner, drinks and after party. Dress your Best!

Jeremy Corbett will be your MC for the evening.

Bookings are seated together on tables of 10 or up to 12 guests.

Info:

18.30 – 19.15: Drinks and reception
19.30 – 22.30: Dinner and awards ceremony 
22.30 – 01.30: After-party & DJ's

No refunds offered for any cancellations after the 7th September.

Please let the Best team know of any SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS at 

If you have a question call 09 523 1407 / 027 473 2399 or email to 

Johnson McKay from Fly gives students the chance to gain insight into his work and his journey getting to where he is today.

Open to AUT students. 

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.

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.

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.

Andy Florkowski gives students the chance to gain insight into his work and his journey getting to where he is today.

Open to AUT students. 

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.

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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