- Design Critique & Coworking Session
Gentle nudge to: • keep jamming on that passion project. • Get feedback on a portfolio piece. • Work through challenges and gain insights on a work in progress. All levels and all mediums welcome to share designs and feedback • Practice sharing creative feedback • Strengthen design articulation skills • Get feedback on your work • Practice informal presentation skills • Get inspired AGENDA: 6:30-6:45 Grab Food & Mingle 6:45-7:00 Intro the Group and our Mission Critique Tips 7:00-8:00 Critique 8:00-8:30 Wrap Up
- frogMentors presents: Breaking Barriers Series
This is not a BDNYC event but its hosted by one of our members and we fully support it. -------------- Join us at frog Design in conversation with people of color and allies who are creative founders, industry experts, and community leaders where they share their experiences and professional journey. Let's discuss the actions we need to take in order to promote diversity in the workplace and the ways in which we may highlight and support minorities in our industry. Wednesday, June 12th at 6 pm; Panel starts at 6:45 pm The topic of discussion is Telling Our Stories and Controlling Our Narrative with panelists: Lindsey Underwood, Style Editor, The New York Times Julie Young, founder of TIDE Film Festival Carolina Castro, Content Strategist and NJ Lean In Founder Markus Robinson, VP of Product, Data, and Creative Services at iOneDigital Food and Drinks will be provided. --------------
- Side Project Working/Feedback/Learning Session
Final Date: Tuesday the 20th. Hey Fam, Have you had a side project or a portfolio piece you've been trying to find time to work on? Do you often say to yourself: "Self, you really need to get this done." Or maybe you have an idea and want to recruit others. Well then this event is for you. Come work in the presence of other designers! Feel free to come with work in progress or just an idea! Also expect to give and receive feedback. Guidelines: Respect all skill levels. There's always something for you to learn. Tell us what you're working on and what you're looking for in terms of support. Give Feedback but also balance that with time for yourself to focus on your work. Have fun, show work, meet new people and collaborate! Note: The Black Alliance for Just Immigration is a great organization doing some amazing work to help our undocumented friends and they could use some design help. I'll share more information at the event but if you think you might be interested in adding to your portfolio, doing a good thing and helping a dope organization, let me know! link to their website: http://baji.org • What to bring Bring yourself obvi, your computer, any physical materials you may need any dongles you might need if you want to present your work on a big screen or recruit designers to collaborate on the beginnings of an idea. Feel free to come with work in progress or just an idea. Expect to give and receive feedback. • Important to know
- Designing your Freelance Experience
Many of us currently or have freelanced in the past. If you're like me, the concept of freelancing can seem scary and intimidating, especially if you're introverted. On December 7th, join us to hear from our fellow members about how to build your business and brand as a black freelancer. From how to find and keep clients to knowing what to charge and what insurance to choose. Learn about what your day to day might look like as a freelancer. Get excited, we're going to talk about all of that. You'll walk away with everything you need to know to take the leap into working for yourself. The tools and skills to build confidence, acquire the kinds of clients you want, and balance your time between project! Our Current Speaker List: Denise Wintz: How To Make Work Out of No Work Please Note: We are still looking for 1 or 2 more speakers. If you have desire to practice your public speaking or would like to share some industry secrets with us, please email me! Hope to see you all there! Here is the Agenda for tonight! 6:30-6:45 Meet and greet and mingling. 6:45 - 7:15 Denise Wintz: How To Make Work Out of No Work 7:15 - 7:45 General Discussion and Q&A 7:45 - 8:00 Goodbyes and Networking As usual, please update your RSVPs so we can get an accurate headcount!
- Designers Come Through, We Deserve a Round! Happy Hour Drinks!
Hey everyone! We thought we would provide a chance for everyone to connect before the craziness of the holidays sneaks up on us. What better way to connect than over discounted drinks! There's no agenda, just show up and meet a person you don't know, connect over funny work stories, rant about your coworkers, talk about reality TV and have just fun! Come through for a the whole time or stop by for a few minutes! I will likely have a section reserved. But you can meet me at the bar upon arrival more details to come though! *Bonus points if you caught the Another Around with Heben and Tracy reference! Here's the cocktail menu: http://www.crimsonandrye.com/menus/drink/cocktails
- Portfolio Review Speed Dating!
We are back and better than ever! Apologies for the hiatus, sometimes life gets in the way of great things. For our next event, we designed a way for everyone to be reintroduced and also see each other’s work. Introducing: Speed Dating Portfolio Reviews Come to network, learn, get inspired or all 3! We are still working out the details, but the speed dating activity will go as follows: Each pair will have 5-10 minutes each to get to know each other and give feedback on each other’s work. Next, we’ll switch spots for another 5-10 minutes followed by a rotation. The event will be hosted at the Resource Ammirati, An IBM Company at 19 Union Square West. There will be light refreshments and if you are able to chip in a couple of dollars to help cover the cost, I wouldn't be mad at that :) Hope to see you there! Note: We don't have a ton of space so please only rsvp if you intend on going so we can get an accurate headcount.
- Where are all the black designers? Meet & Greet and discussion!
So Sorry again for the short notice. I had to travel again for work and I get back on the weekend. This is the final time I promise! Welcome everyone! For our first meetup I wanted to do something inclusive to give everyone an opportunity to meet each other. So lets get together and talk about the lack of diversity in the design world. I think this will be a great opportunity to break the ice and discuss solutions to take with us going forward. This will be a pretty laid back discussion so come with an open mind to talk or even just listen. I hope you enjoy. The event will be held at ThoughtWorksNY