DESIGNER'S INSTITUTE OF NEW ZEALAND (DINZ) APPOINTS TWO NEW FELLOWS

09 January 2008
Auckland (New Zealand) - Cathy Veninga and Fraser Gardyne have been recognised by DINZ for their contribution to the New Zealand design profession.
Auckland (New Zealand) - Cathy Veninga and Fraser Gardyne have been recognised by DINZ for their contribution to the New Zealand design profession. Fellowship is granted to Professional members who have given especially meritorious or distinguished service to the Institute or its predecessor societies or the design profession.


Cathy Veninga FDINZ


Cathy's recognition as a Fellow is for her work for DINZ since joining as a member in 1992. She was part of a voluntary spatial group that ran events for members. In 1998 she joined Council as a Spatial representative.

In 2002 she became Vice President then President in 2003 until 2004 when she was appointed to the permanent position as Executive Officer for DINZ. Cathy has been involved in the BeST Design Awards Committees. Then in 2003 and 2004 she and Fraser Gardyne oversaw the BeST Design Awards event and worked to lift the prestige of the awards via the campaign, awards evening event and inviting the Prime Minister to present the John Britten Award in 2004 and 2005. Cathy has been a judge of the BeST Design Awards. Her time on Council and as President saw her work with Council to build membership, sponsorship and develop continuing professional development events for the membership.


Fraser Gardyne FDINZ


Fraser has had an involvement with DINZ since its inception in 1993. Before DINZ was formed in 1991, Fraser was a founding committee member of the IDA - the Illustrators & Designers Association set up in 1984. The IDA merged with NZSID - the New Zealand Society of Industrial Designers in 1987 creating the Designers Secretariat and Fraser became a Councillor. In 1988 Fraser was on the steering committee for the inaugural BeST Design Awards sponsored by Artspec. Fraser has represented graphics as a Councillor over many periods of DINZ history. He became Vice President in 2003 and President in November 2004 until August 2006.

In 2003 and 2004 Cathy Veninga and Fraser oversaw the BeST Design Awards event and worked to lift the prestige of the awards via the campaign, awards evening event and inviting the Prime Minister to present the John Britten Award in 2004 and 2005. Fraser has been the Graphic Convener of BeST Design Awards since 2003.

Fraser has co-ordinated the judging for the British Council Design Ambassador Graphic and New Media Awards since 2002 and Fraser coordinated the bringing Netherlands Words and Images Exhibition to New Zealand with the Netherlands Embassy.

As a past president Fraser continues to contribute his personal time to DINZ.



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About the Designer's Institute of New Zealand
The Institute was formed from the merger of two associations, the New Zealand Society of Industrial Designers formed in 1960 and the New Zealand Association of Interior Designers formed in 1968. This was successfully completed in August 1991, thus giving birth to the Designers Institute of New Zealand Incorporated. The Institute represents Graphic Design (visual communication), Spatial Design (built environment), Industrial Design (product design, consumer and capital goods), Craft Design (art and craft media), Design Education (the teaching profession) and Design Management. DINZ is a Professional Member of Icograda.