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  • Portfolio Recruitment
    Notes from Abroad. Mike Collinge. Copenhagen.
  • Bayly & Moore
    Why Shoot Film?
  • Design Assembly
    Now and Then. Luke Rhys Jenkins
  • Portfolio Recruitment
    Helping the homeless and needy of Seattle
Portfolio Recruitment

In Notes from Abraod we catch up with creative ex-pat New Zealanders working around the world.

Bayly & Moore

We're in love with Si's blog post about using film in some of his photography. Not a debate on Film vs. Digital. It's about the love of the craft. 

Design Assembly

Now and Then is a series we are running for Design Assembly. Talking to designers we have placed. 

Portfolio Recruitment

The final installment from Kim Fry while on his Fellowship between South Africa and Seattle. An amazing read...

Portfolio Recruitment

Rebecca Cox is an User Experience Analyst who has worked with a wide variety of clients to help develop, build and streamline their digital presence. She has taken some time to jump on board with our Q&A.

Portfolio Recruitment

Trudi Hewitt started at The Design Dairy as a junior designer early 2015 and is next in our Q&A Series, straight off winning two Bronze at the 2016 Best Awards.

Portfolio Recruitment

Gaia is Real! Latest blog post from Kim Fry on his Global Health Fellowship. 

Portfolio Recruitment

Some of you might recognise her name. Aliza used to work at Portfolio and is now an Account Exec at Affinity ID.

Portfolio Recruitment

Our second Junior Q&A for the series is with experiential account executive Maybelle O'Connell. Now in her third role since graduation she gives us her feedback on her career so far. 

Portfolio Recruitment

Kim Fry share's his blog from his time so far on his Global Health Fellowship. 

Design Assembly

We’ve pulled together a few quick tips that should make freelancing through a recruiter even smoother than it already should be! Check it out on Design Assembly now. 

Portfolio Recruitment

In the first of our Junior Q&A Series, we hear from Jeannie Burnside, Junior Designer at Dow Design, on how much her first design job has meant to her.

Portfolio Recruitment

Over the next couple of months, we are running a Q&A series with juniors in the New Zealand creative industry. With the aim of inspiring those starting out and giving them advice on what to do and what not to do.

Motion Sickness

From the team at Motion Sickness. An excellent piece on their experience starting up a creative agency. Words of wisdom that may or may not apply for those thinking about setting up shop. 

Design vs Advertising
Creativepool

The Inagural Creative Debate: Advertising vs. Design, which matters more? Listen in now.

Portfolio Recruitment

Sam Mathers is a New Zealand artist who has made a name for himself in all the right ways. Portfolio first came to know Sam as a freelance designer some years back. He has since moved away from commercial design to become a full time painter.

Portfolio Recruitment

Kim Fry is a Senior Account Manager at MSD NZ Ltd…and he is also co-owner of Portfolio Recruitment and husband of our leader Debbie! In this article we are stepping away from Q&A with someone in the creative industry to talk to Kim who is about to embark on a three month Fellowship for a Global Health Program. 

Creativepool

Thinking about heading to the UK for work? Check out Creativepool's comprehensive Salary Guide and Salary Survey for 2016. If you're considering the move, pop us an email to talk further.

Portfolio Recruitment

At Portfolio, we love being involved in industry events. The DINZ Folio Nights are a favourite. 2016 see's us back at Designworks and Switch with Alt Group also getting in on the action this year. Folio Nights? Take a quick look!

Design Assembly

Melanie Hight loves her iPhone. She’s just not in love with it — and as long as the printed word is around, she never will be…Get Mel's insight via Design Assembly 

Portfolio Recruitment

Julian Smith has been at the forefront with some of NZs leading brands as a senior marketer and strategist. He recently left Richards.Partners, one of this countries pioneering strategic brand and marketing agencies after over nine years.

Portfolio Recruitment

Ashley was our woman-in-the-field and this is her take on the DA Autumn Talk centred around Design and Food...

Portfolio Recruitment

Jellyologist!? Jessica Mentis is an Auckland based designer and creative, making wobbles in the world of edible installation. 

UPROXX

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is well-known for his talents as a performer, but any creative person knows that a storyteller’s story rarely stops at just one means of storytelling.

Portfolio Recruitment

Experienced, talented freelancers are an asset to a creative agency. They’re your heroes when deadlines loom and workloads run riot, and they bring fresh eyes and skills to complement your team.

Design Assembly

Most often in the past, you’d replace someone leaving with a person as close to their skills and experience as possible; how things have changed. In today’s fast-paced world, forecasting your needs ahead of time – say a year out – is just not feasible any more. Skills that are essential now, may not be necessary or viable in the future.

Digital Arts

Dan Germain tells Alice Ross why the savviest creatives produce an overarching story for brands that lets customers tell their own around it..

UX Jobs Board

Have you ever thought about taking your UX skills abroad? Check out our UX City Guides to gain insight into the UX scene in some of the most popular cities.

Design Taxi

Crazy talk is what I’m going to give you today, in hopes that perhaps one of you will expand your possibilities. It is possible—I did it, all while working a full-time job, doing freelance writing on the side, and having a wife and six kids. 

CAANZ

Hadleigh is one of New Zealand’s foremost experienced creatives across specialist experiential campaigns, having led international and local brands to major success in this ever expanding area of brand recognition. 

Fast Company

Some inspiring words from some of the greats about the ups and downs of the creative process, and the importance of keeping it all in perspective.  

TEDx

Since the first conference way back in 1984, TED Talks have inspired us, captivated us, and given us something thought-provoking to watch over lunch. To help you catch the can’t-miss gems of TED’s 300+ design-focused talks, we asked our Twitter followers for their favorites.

Smashing Magazine

Today we’re kicking off a new project we’re calling Design Snacks—short, helpful videos packed with workflow tips and tricks. In our first episode, you’ll learn a better way to manage and export complex Photoshop files—no more hunting for layers and toggling visibility!