Open Lab

Open Lab is a design studio within Massey University where professional and emerging designers work alongside clients to realise outstanding design responses.

Open Lab is staffed by professional designers, recent graduates and scholarship interns, with direct access to mentoring and consulting academics from across the University. The Lab draws on design and research expertise from areas including:

  • graphic design openlab_01_logo
  • typography
  • photography
  • illustration 
  • motion graphics
  • industrial design
  • spatial design
  • branding and trend analysis
  • communication and product strategy
  • textile and fashion design
  • and everything in between.

Young blood means fresh thinking. Open Lab's unique position means your project gets input from fresh thinking student-designers.

Open Lab is a professional enterprise with professional design standards. This means that you will receive leading design advice, expert design solutions and contribute to the developement of New Zealand's best emerging creative talent. 

If you are interested in working with Open Lab, get in touch.

  • Clients

    AGRI Business NZ
    Animal Pest control Products and Sevices
    Auckland City council
    AWA Press
    Beef + Lamb NZ
    Ben Sedley
    Cafe L'affare
    Callaghan Innovation
    Capital Coast District Health Board
    Clemenger BBDO
    Creative HQ
    Customs New Zealand
    Department of Internal Affairs
    Department of The Prime Ministers Office
    Design Co
    Efinity Group Limited
    Fine Arts
    Gibson Group
    Grow Wellington
    Horizons Regional Council
    Hyperspectural Serivces
    Inland Revenue Department
    Insight creative
    Island Bay Festival
    IT Effect
    Kieran Nolan
    Massey External Relations
    Massey University
    Massey University Press
    Meridian Energy
    Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
    Ministry of Primary Industries
    Morgan Foundation
    Mr Four Eyes
    New Zealand Domain Name Registry Services
    New Zealand Drug Foundation
    New Zealand School of Music
    NZ Police Force
    NZ Portrait Gallery
    NZ Post
    Open Lab
    Otago Regional Council
    Radio NZ
    Real Good
    Rosalind Croad
    Signal 41
    Silver Eye Communications
    South Waikato Regional Council
    St Kilda Football club
    State Services Commision
    Studio Pacific/Nationwide Architects Ltd
    Te Awahou — Nieuwe Stroom (Foxton museum)
    Te Papa
    TEDx Wgtn
    The Treasury
    Urban Dream brokerage
    Wellington City Council
    Wgtn Regional Council