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October NYC Web Design Meetup

  • Oct 17, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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Web Design Trends: The Year Ahead

Staying abreast of web design trends and understanding the conditions that give rise to them are important practices for anyone in the interactive design and communication fields. Mike Kelly will discuss trends rooted in the present and looking forward to 2012, his presentation will touch on the following topics:

  1. The rise and impact of “real” fonts
  2. The influence of CSS3 and HTML5
  3. The influence of mobile interfaces on web site design
  4. Simplification, immersion and pre-digestion: Single-page sites, fullscreen images, and infographics

A must-see for anyone working in the field today.

Mike Kelly is the Creative Director of Charlie Noble (formerly Hudson Union), an interactive design studio based in New York City, and focused on web and mobile applications. Clients include American Express Publishing,, Hearst Corporation and Time Inc.

A designer, creative team manager, and “product guy” since 1991, Mike has worked with a wide variety of clients including AT&T, IBM, Microsoft, Reuters, Macmillan McGraw Hill and Capitol Records. Mike served as the Director of Experience Design at ZEFER, a usability-focused web consulting company catering to Fortune 500 clients. Mike worked with the Advanced Reading Technologies group at Microsoft helping devise “Tablet Magazine” advertising technologies.

Mike co-founded Undergroundfilm, a broadband film distribution company, and served as General Manager of, a joint venture of DreamWorks SKG, Imagine Entertainment and Vulcan Ventures.

Mike is on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course (part of the Columbia University School of Journalism), holds a BFA from Tulane University and graduated from Boston Latin.

Professional Networking!

We'll split our time between the presentation and an extended period of open networking. Refreshments will be served, so please join us (and bring a friend to help our group grow!).

We're always looking for presenters for future Meetups -- if you have a topic you'd like to present, a website you'd like to have critiqued, or design expertise you'd like to provide by being our panel, please get in touch.



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  • Deborah F.

    The speaker was very organized and an enthusiastic speaker. Often you go to these with the experience of great information, lossy presentation, but not in this case. He was terrific.

    October 20, 2011

  • Sherwin

    The event really catered to web designers and/developers. I am neither, (a mere hobbyist at best) yet I learned a few things, and at the every least, I felt like I wanted to learn more. The speaker did a great job, and I thought it was a very fun presentation, even though the audience was quiet and generally unresponsive. Unfortunately I couldn't stay for the networking session, but I look forward to the next event.

    October 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really appreciate people who are willing to spend some time and share knowledge. The ever was very informative and very useful to put add to ones practices, increasing true development of how graphic designers think and design for the future. Thank you very much. -Samdarko Eltosam

    October 19, 2011

  • Rosa V.

    The October NYC Web Design Meetup group was excellent. I felt that I really learned a lot about the current trends in web design and design for the mobile web. The speaker was very well informed and I especially liked the collaboration between the guest speaker and the moderator, great team of creative and technical imput, in fact it was exceptional!

    October 18, 2011

  • Paul H.

    Helpful group of people, I learned a few new tricks, and one new critical skill. :)

    October 18, 2011

  • Mike J.

    Great presentation about things to come in the world of web design. Enjoyed the networking as well.

    October 18, 2011

  • Mark C.

    Excellent presentation and good networking

    October 18, 2011

  • Sophia

    Informative and well organized. Looking forward to the next one.

    October 18, 2011

  • Nick V.

    This was a very worthwhile event. I learned some new things and met some cool people. Wish we weren't so rushed out at the end though.

    October 18, 2011

  • RH

    I learned some new things about the latest web trends so I'm glad I attended.

    October 18, 2011

  • Caroline

    good tips & great website examples

    October 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good talk, interesting though a bit awkward "networking" afterwards.

    October 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thought some of the topics was old news like web fonts and grid designs. Would love to hear more about designing for mobiles and ipads.

    October 18, 2011

  • Jaron R.

    Terrific event, great coverage of Web trends and looked like some great networking connections were made!

    October 18, 2011

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