Open Lab is an award-winning design studio based within Massey University’s Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative ArtsWorking with us enables you to contribute to the development of New Zealand’s leading creative talent.

We work with you to collectively enhance your ideas, encouraging your participation to better interpret your brief. Research led solutions and the understanding of user needs are paramount to us. We then collaborate in groups led by our senior creatives to gain the optimal blend of insight and direction. This unique approach opens your project to a wide range of creative resources. 

Professional standards are ensured by our team of senior designers and academic input comes from our consulting staff. Our handpicked teams deliver a relevant experience as well as youthful exuberance and modern thinking. We select designers according to their portfolio of work, professional attitude, and their fit.

If you’re interested in working with us, get in touch.

What we do

Identity and branding

Digital and website design

Print and editorial design

Strategy and research

Experience and event design

Motion graphics

Product and industrial design

Spatial and exhibition design

Facilitation and workshops

Campaign and promotional design


2015 Bronze

DINZ Best Design Awards

Public Good Award

2019 Finalist

DINZ Best Design Awards

Ngā Aho Award, Public Good Award, Empowering

2016 Finalist

DINZ Best Design Awards

Self Promotion, Public Good Award, Small Brand Identity

2013 Finalist

DINZ Best Design Awards


2015 Gold

Pride In Print Awards

Publications: Books