May / Best of the Best / Designers Speak® — Auckland 1

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux.



Speakers —

Colenso BBDO, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation four eight five, NZ Police, RUSH Digital, Watermark Creative, Studio7


Colenso BBDO & Breast Cancer Foundation

Maria Devereux & Kim Ragan, Colenso BBDO


The Survivors Collection

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world. However, there’s a 92% chance of surviving breast cancer if found and treated early.

With the majority of breast cancers found through self-checks, our brief was to get women from 25 to 40 to know the signs of breast cancer, know their breasts, and check their breasts regularly.


four eight five & NZ Police

Nathan Chambers DINZ, Lisa Fedyszyn, Danny Carlsen of four eight five & Sergeant John Hughes, NZ Police


Pirihimana Car

New Zealand Police are always looking to build better relationships within their local Māori community but have sometimes struggled to do so in a public-facing manner. They wanted to enhance their relationship in a more proactive and positive way.


RUSH Digital, Watermark Creative

Terry Williams-Willcock, RUSH Digital; Dave Way & Shannon Jahnel Lanktree, Watermark Creative


Starship Animal Check Up & Magical Forest

Every year 34,000 children come to the Starship children’s emergency department. The assessment area and waiting room is where the patient journey starts for many of these children.

Starship & ASB wanted us to create new ways to enhance the emergency department experience for both children, parents and the staff. The expectation was to calm children and prepare them for treatment, as well as create a more accommodating space for patient comfort and flow.



Josh Heares & Luca Russo, Studio7



Club-Mate is an energy drink with a twist, naturally-made and with an intriguing history, from its roots as ancient South-American tonic, to its contemporary, cult status as the pick-me-up of choice for hackers and clubbers in Germany.


Best of the Best Designers Speak® — Auckland 1


Auckland Art Gallery
Toi o Tāmaki

Drinks 6—6.30pm at Designworks (across road in Kitchener Street - look out for our DINZ green cones).

Presentations at 6.30pm Auckland Art Gallery - Theatrette entrance under clocktower

Wednesday 1st May

Members $15
Graduate Members Free
Student Members Free
Non-Members $25
Non-Member Student $5


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May 1

$25 - Ticket