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01/07/2014/ news/

Winning at the Interior Awards Best Workplace Design 2014

Winning at the Interior Awards
Best Workplace Design 2014

The winners of New Zealand’s prestigious Interior Design Awards were announced last Thursday with Designworks taking top honours to win the coveted Workplace Design category.

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10/06/2014/ news/

The New Zealand Story  Taking New Zealand to the world

The New Zealand Story
Taking New Zealand to the world

The idea was to create a compelling and authentic story that would help broaden the perception of New Zealand internationally. The challenge was to use moving image and photography to create a valuable toolkit for all New Zealand exporters. » more

05/06/2014/ news/

STW Annual Report and Leadership Event A statement on creativity within STW

STW Annual Report and Leadership Event
A statement on creativity within STW

The STW Group annual report is a statement on creativity within the broad context of the Group's businesses today. » more

04/06/2014/ news/

Hyper localisation design strategy Clair Van Veen explores the importance of acting locally

Hyper localisation design strategy
Clair Van Veen explores the importance of acting locally

A hyper localised store design strategy is both exciting from a design perspective and also for brand strategy. » more

26/05/2014/ news/

Amp up the Jazz   Refreshing the Flavours of 80’s Latino Jazz for the Wellington Jazz Festival

Amp up the Jazz
Refreshing the Flavours of 80’s Latino Jazz for the Wellington Jazz Festival

June marks the return of Wellington’s annual Jazz Festival, where local and international muso’s take to the stage over a single action packed weekend. » more

20/05/2014/ news/

Reinventing what a ‘kiwibank’ can be Kiwibank retail transformation – part 1

Reinventing what a ‘kiwibank’ can be
Kiwibank retail transformation – part 1

A three-year transformation programme that put user centred design at the heart of an iterative strategic and creative process to reinvent what a ‘kiwibank’ could be. » more

08/05/2014/ news/

Auckland Office – Workplace Design Finalist 2014 Interior Awards

Auckland Office – Workplace Design Finalist
2014 Interior Awards

We're excited to announce that our Auckland Office is 1 out of 3 finalists in this year's Interior Awards Workplace Design category. » more

05/05/2014/ news/

Sven speaks at the Australian Good Design Festival 2014 Design as Strategy Forum

Sven speaks at the Australian Good Design Festival
2014 Design as Strategy Forum

The annual Good Design Festival kicks off in Australia this month. The two-day event will be all about getting enterprising leaders in business, government and design – our own Sven Baker included – to talk about how they are reframing the way they do business today. » more

05/05/2014/ news/

Semi-Permanent 2014 Highlights

Semi-Permanent 2014
Highlights

Semi-Permanent Auckland 2014 has just been and gone, leaving us all incredibly inspired, energised and as always, with a notebook overflowing with eagerly scribbled notes. Some of the nuggets of wisdom we picked up from the speakers are as follows: » more

28/04/2014/ think/ news/

DW Creative Strategy Introducing Luke van O

DW Creative Strategy
Introducing Luke van O

Luke joins Designworks Australia as a creative strategist, coming home from a career that's swung between the highly creative and deeply quant. » more

22/04/2014/ news/

Designworks and Officeworks get to work Designworks appointed as agency partner

Designworks and Officeworks get to work
Designworks appointed as agency partner

Officeworks, Australia’s leading retailer and supplier of office supplies, has appointed Designworks as its agency partner. » more

08/04/2014think /

The direct to consumer renaissance Clair Van Veen looks at the latest trends in consumer experience.

The direct to consumer renaissance
Clair Van Veen looks at the latest trends in consumer experience.

Clair Van Veen looks at the latest trends in consumer experience. » more

02/04/2014/ news/

DW Auckland Office gets a feature  in Interior Magazine

DW Auckland Office gets a feature
in Interior Magazine

Designworks Auckland Office gets a feature in Interior Magazine. » more

25/03/2014/ news/

Judging Good Design Tim Riches helps judge the Good Design Awards

Judging Good Design
Tim Riches helps judge the Good Design Awards

Tim Riches, Designworks Australia's MD, will be a judge of the service design stream of the Good Design Awards – one of the longest standing and most prestigious design awards in the world. » more

10/03/2014/ news/

Designworks grows its congregation Welcome to The Church

Designworks grows its congregation
Welcome to The Church

Designworks is delighted to announce that Wellington–based design and digital communications agency The Church will be joining the Group effective immediately. » more

09/03/2014/ news/

Business of the Year Award Designworks takes out STW’s top award

Business of the Year Award
Designworks takes out STW’s top award

Designworks New Zealand has been awarded a highly coveted Grand Prix Award at this year’s STW Dashboard Awards ceremony taking out the 2013 Business of the Year Award. » more

08/03/2014/ news/

Sydney adds to its accounts Introducing Sara Catts

Sydney adds to its accounts
Introducing Sara Catts

Sara joins Designworks Sydney as an Account Director with experience across brand, communications and spatial design. » more

05/03/2014/ news/

Boral Multistop Campaign Showcasing product and performance

Boral Multistop Campaign
Showcasing product and performance

Designworks launches an exciting new campaign for USG Boral, highlighting the product’s performance and range of commercial uses with film, time-lapse photography and stunning slow motion sequences. » more

26/02/2014/ news/

Sochi Falls Short Tim Riches talks to Marketing Magazine

Sochi Falls Short
Tim Riches talks to Marketing Magazine

Tim Riches discusses the shortcomings of Sochi 2014 branding with Marketing Magazine, suggesting it hints at deeper issues with Russia’s country brand. » more

09/12/2013/ news/

Reporting season It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean Christmas.

Reporting season
It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean Christmas.

It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean Christmas. The reporting season was just as frenzied as the festive season, but we came through it unscathed. » more

08/12/2013/ news/

Campbell Page rebranded Campbell Page rebrand

Campbell Page rebranded
Campbell Page rebrand

It’s finally launched! The new rebrand of Campbell Page. » more

26/10/2013 /

DW Fresh Thinking Q&A with Tim Riches

DW Fresh Thinking
Q&A with Tim Riches

Tim Riches joins Designworks as Managing Director Australia. Read about his fresh approach to design working and the full Q&A article here, as featured on Nextness blog. » more

06/08/2013/ news/

100 Days of Yellow Telling the DW Story

100 Days of Yellow
Telling the DW Story

Celebrating the DW spirit and our creative designworkers through the 100 Days Project. We’re telling a collaborative story of 100 Days of Yellow across three chapters. » more

27/05/2013/ news/

Tunnel of Hope at Vivid Sydney DW and The Benevolent Society

Tunnel of Hope at Vivid Sydney
DW and The Benevolent Society

Designworks, in collaboration with The Benevolent Society, has created a unique, interactive light installation that will be launched this week at Vivid Sydney. » more

24/04/2013news /

Benevolent Society Benevolent Society Brand Renewal

Benevolent Society
Benevolent Society Brand Renewal

Benevolent Society is Australia’s first and oldest charities. As relevant as ever, Benevolent Society delivers vital support, infrastructure and services to Australian’s across the nation and continues to pioneer innovation and progressive activity as well as act as a thought leader in a wide range of social and societal development areas. » more

04/04/2013news /

Designworks wins Brand New Award Benevolent Society identity awarded four star rating.

Designworks wins Brand New Award
Benevolent Society identity awarded four star rating.

Designworks was awarded a four star rating in the 'Comprehensive Identity Program' of the annual awards for our far-reaching business transformation strategy to revitalise Benevolent Society's brand identity. » more

17/01/2013 /

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation Inspiring Philanthropy

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
Inspiring Philanthropy

Established in 1923, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation is a leading philanthropic organisation in Australia. » more

13/12/2012 /

DTDigital  Australia's Pioneering Digital Agency

DTDigital
Australia's Pioneering Digital Agency

DTDigital is Australia’s pioneering digital agency, guiding brands to the future through insight, strategy and ideas. » more

10/09/2012 /

Cafe Vue 401 St Kilda Road Vue de monde

Cafe Vue 401 St Kilda Road
Vue de monde

Designworks was briefed to develop a distinct identity that sat within the current Vue de monde family, with application across a range of collateral. » more

07/09/2012 /

Hansa Fluid Technology

Hansa
Fluid Technology

Designworks was engaged to re-position Hansa; to develop a brand strategy that leveraged its ‘European’ advantage whilst distinguishing it from other tapware brands within the GWA portfolio. » more

05/09/2012 /

Delivering Out There Thinking  oOh! Media

Delivering Out There Thinking
oOh! Media

When Network and Media Puzzle merged they looked to Designworks to help set them on a path for future growth. » more

05/09/2012 /

Melbourne Airport Property Position A

Melbourne Airport Property
Position A

Melbourne Airport Property sits within one of Australia’s most significant infrastructure assets and manages over $1billion in property assets. » more

04/09/2012/ news/

Christchurch pop-up container branch Kiwibank and NZ Post Flashbranch

Christchurch pop-up container branch
Kiwibank and NZ Post Flashbranch

The brief to Designworks was to create a temporary, self-contained space that would provide a quick and sustainable solution for retailers in Christchurch’s post-earthquake environment, amidst a host of other pop-up retail. » more

04/09/2012 /

2 Constitution Avenue Joining the dots between tenants and landlords

2 Constitution Avenue
Joining the dots between tenants and landlords

2 Constitution Avenue is a building reborn, offering quality office space with fully upgraded amenities, strategically located within Canberra. » more

10/08/2012 /

 Cafe Vue Melbourne Airport  Vue de monde

Cafe Vue Melbourne Airport
Vue de monde

Following on from the success of Cafe Vue 401, two new locations were opened at Melbourne Airport – an express station in the main terminal and a sit-down café for those waiting to board. » more

20/07/2012 /

Royal Mail Hotel  Branding Australia’s Premier Destination Dining Experience

Royal Mail Hotel
Branding Australia’s Premier Destination Dining Experience

Royal Mail Hotel is a destination venue located in rural Dunkeld Victoria. » more

08/07/2012 /

Cafe Vue Heide Vue de monde

Cafe Vue Heide
Vue de monde

Café Vue at Heide is nestled in the beautiful grounds of the Heide Museum of Modert Art. » more

05/06/2012/ news/

Super Properties  ISPT

Super Properties
ISPT

Australia’s largest non-for-profit property funds manager ISPT develop and manage some of the country’s most successful properties. » more

16/05/2012/ news/

9/10 for Soto Restaurant Featured in Viva

9/10 for Soto Restaurant
Featured in Viva

Soto gets a 9/10 and Designworks gets a mention in New Zealand Herald's Viva Lifestyle Magazine. » more

06/05/2012 /

Dalton Revive Promotional Notebook

Dalton
Revive Promotional Notebook

Designworks were engaged by Dalton to design a promotional notebook for the production and design community to launch and communicate the key features of the new Revive stock. » more

02/04/2012 /

Bar Pulpo - Movida  Airport Retail Services

Bar Pulpo - Movida
Airport Retail Services

When Frank Camorra – owner of the successful Tapas Bar, Movida, decided to open a venue at the Melbourne International Airport, Designworks was engaged to develop the signage and collateral. » more

01/04/2012 /

New Gen Coal  New Gen Coal

New Gen Coal
New Gen Coal

Designworks worked with Lawrence Creative and Dirty Puppet to design the artwork for a series of animations for New Gen Coal. » more

25/03/2012 /

Vue de monde reaches new heights Vue de monde Rialto

Vue de monde reaches new heights
Vue de monde Rialto

Vue de monde reaches new heights. » more

27/02/2012 /

Australia Post Postpak range

Australia Post
Postpak range

The Postpak range consists of parcel packaging products sold at all Australia Post outlets, including mailing boxes, tough bags, padded bags, tubes and other packaging accessories. » more

20/02/2012news /

People driven people Australand

People driven people
Australand

Australand was well respected within industry circles as one of the most successful diversified property groups in Australia, but their public profile didn't match their industry status. » more

17/02/2012 /

The heart of the outback R.M.Williams

The heart of the outback
R.M.Williams

There are few brands in Australia that inspire the passion that R.M.Williams does. Lovers of the brand stick the famous longhorn logo to their cars and tattoo it on their skin. » more

15/02/2012 /

Smart. Simple Gainsborough G+

Smart. Simple
Gainsborough G+

Mid last year, Gainsborough approached Designworks Melbourne with an opportunity to assist with the development and launch of a new product - the first of its kind in Australia. The product: a unique home access system that provided remote access to users’ front/back home doors, as well as operating other features such as alarms, garage doors, external lights, front gates, all from a single key. » more

15/02/2012 /

Australasia’s stand out packaging partner Colorpak

Australasia’s stand out packaging partner
Colorpak

When Colorpak purchased Carter Holt Harvey packaging in 2010 and their workforce swelled there was a need to cement and further develop Colorpaks’ position as a market leader in packaging in Australia. » more

15/02/2012 /

Smart, future focussed design Four National Circuit

Smart, future focussed design
Four National Circuit

Incorporating all the hallmarks of smart, future focussed design, Four National Circuit is the latest Canberra based commercial development from Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT). » more

15/02/2012 /

A sandwich pack with a difference Café Vue

A sandwich pack with a difference
Café Vue

When Café Vue identified an opportunity to target passengers at Melbourne Airport wanting a quick and tasty food solution they approached Designworks Melbourne to create a sandwich pack with a difference. » more

15/02/2012 /

Twisted thinking Smirnoff Twist

Twisted thinking
Smirnoff Twist

Smirnoff is a classic, so when we developed a new ready-to-drink range to extend the Smirnoff portfolio, we needed to create something that avoided the sticky nastiness of many ready-to-drink products. » more

15/02/2012 /

Future growth Yates

Future growth
Yates

Projects often look simple on paper; grow the category, educate and motivate the next generation of gardeners. » more

15/02/2012 /

Krush Bar KFC

Krush Bar
KFC

We started the project with a blank sheet of paper. We had a range of brand new, great tasting liquid snacks, a mission to connect with Gen.Y and an objective to open up KFC to new usage occasions at new times of the day. » more

15/02/2012 /

Old is new again Argyle

Old is new again
Argyle

The Argyle is a bar located in a listed building in the heart of the Rocks on Sydney's harbour foreshore.  It's a bar with attitude and the brand needed to reflect this attitude whilst paying homage to the history of the old woodshed that houses the venue. » more

15/02/2012 /

Two for one Heathcote

Two for one
Heathcote

The Australian wine market is flooded with brands of varying quality and provenance, so when two leading winemakers came together to produce a premium Australian Shiraz for boutique wine cellars, export and fine dining, we had to avoid the cliches which unfortunately dominate. » more

15/02/2012 /

Business outside the square Goodman

Business outside the square
Goodman

When Macquarie Goodman merged with three leading international property groups to create the world's foremost commercial and industrial property business, we were commissioned to align the newly merged teams behind a common single vision and create a brand that revolutionised the category. » more

15/02/2012 /

Doing the right thing for customers right now Westpac

Doing the right thing for customers right now
Westpac

We have worked with Westpac for well over 15 years, so the opportunity to refresh the brand of Australia's first bank, was an opportunity to do something special. » more

15/02/2012 /

Beyond compliance Qantas

Beyond compliance
Qantas

Annual reports are a big deal, you can't make mistakes. But annual reports can be so much more than simple compliance pieces. They are fully audited statements of intent and can express more than numbers, they can express what the organisation believes in. » more

15/02/2012 /

Fresh and refreshing Mount Franklin

Fresh and refreshing
Mount Franklin

Mount Franklin is Australia's leading water brand, but familiarity often breeds contempt. » more

15/02/2012 /

Recognising an Australian pioneer Grinders

Recognising an Australian pioneer
Grinders

Our job is often not to create something new, but to simply uncover the story that already exists. » more

15/02/2012 /

Fresh and full of flavour Goulburn Valley

Fresh and full of flavour
Goulburn Valley

Goulburn Valley is a real place and the fruit bowl of Australia.  So we faced an interesting challenge when we had to combine Australian natural taste cues with international brand guidelines from the brand's parent company. » more

15/02/2012 /

Fresh face for an elder statesman El Jimador

Fresh face for an elder statesman
El Jimador

el Jimador is the biggest selling Tequila in Mexico and arguably the world's finest blue agave tequila. » more

15/02/2012 /

An Aussie abroad Breville

An Aussie abroad
Breville

Breville was a successful Australian brand, but had the vision and drive to be a successful international brand. » more

11/10/2011 /

Canning Stock Route National Museum of Australia

Canning Stock Route
National Museum of Australia

Designworks was approached by National Museum of Australia to help design collateral for a large upcoming exhibition named ‘Yiwarra Kuju:The Canning Stock Route’. The exhibition tells the story of the Canning Stock Route’s impact on Aboriginal people, and the importance of the Country that surrounds it, through the works of senior and emerging artists.   Designworks was involved in creating the exhibition catalogues, student education packs, teachers

10/10/2011 /

Meet Someone Fit Puma Love Run

Meet Someone Fit
Puma Love Run

Meet someone fit! A fun run with a cheeky twist was the idea behind the Puma event held in Melbourne earlier this year. The Puma Love Run, which was held on the weekend of Valentines Day, called for all runners single or not, to either celebrate their love or look for love. Branded and designed by Designworks Melbourne, this first time event, had the nostalgic look of love tattoos and involved commissioning local artist Rik Lee to illustrate hero imagery. The branding consisted of a huge

02/10/2011 /

Beginning a New Life Dalton Revive

Beginning a New Life
Dalton Revive

Designworks Melbourne were asked to develop a promotional piece for Dalton’s recycled ‘Revive’ product. The solution was a book about ‘Beginning a New Life’ inspired by the courage and optimism of people embarking on new lives in Australia. Printed on paper which has been given a new lease of life through its recycled credentials, the book tells of stories and experiences of eight migrants, all different but all looking for better lives for themselves and their families.The book

01/10/2011 /

Create the space to learn and grow Furnware

Create the space to learn and grow
Furnware

Furnware approached Designworks with an inspiring story, a brilliant product and the opportunity to expand into new markets. Dedicated to comfortable furniture solutions for schools, Designworks helped position Furnware as the experts in creating learning spaces that inspire students and deliver results. To support Furnware’s belief of enabling students the space to learn and grow, Designworks also helped create a refreshed and modern identity, Furnware brandbook, catalogues

04/07/2011news /

Shop different Telecom unveils its new Wellington store

Shop different
Telecom unveils its new Wellington store

Empowering New Zealanders to get more out of their technology. » more

05/05/2011 /

The Song Room wins National Award The Song Room wins National Award

The Song Room wins National Award
The Song Room wins National Award

An exciting achievement for The Song Room » more

05/04/2011 /

Natural Thinking for education Natural Thinking for education

Natural Thinking for education
Natural Thinking for education

30 years experience in creating Australia’s leading practitioners. » more

04/04/2011 /

Inspiring people with a passion William Angliss

Inspiring people with a passion
William Angliss

Celebrating out of the ordinary careers. » more

04/04/2011 /

Bank of Melbourne The bank of nowhere else

Bank of Melbourne
The bank of nowhere else

In Victoria the opportunity existed to position a bank as the first choice, a super local preference to the big four, a bank that will never exist in any other state or region with products and services tailored to the people of Melbourne and Victoria – that bank is the Bank of Melbourne. » more

04/04/2011 /

Wholehearted protection State Trustees

Wholehearted protection
State Trustees

State Trustees has been a bedrock of institutional financial and legal assistance in Victoria for over 70 years. Respected and trusted, over time the organisation had become rather product focused and wanted to refocus on the people it was there to help. » more

04/04/2011 /

Competitive agility ASG IT Solutions

Competitive agility
ASG IT Solutions

ASG has been a notable success story in Australia’s IT business solutions industry. » more

04/04/2011 /

A passion for paper Spicers

A passion for paper
Spicers

Rethinking a traditional industry tool. » more

04/04/2011 /

Real hands on City Farmers

Real hands on
City Farmers

Putting a smile on your jaws » more

02/02/2011 /

Better food for everyone Freedom Foods

Better food for everyone
Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods has been around for 20 years and is a leading specialist food manufacturer for people with food allergies and intolerances. » more