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January design lab @Busuu

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Welcome to first design lab London of 2019.

A community of designers that get together each month to talk shop, share ideas and designs, and get to know one another. This month we are being hosted at Busuu.

🎟Ticket information
You will need an Eventbrite registration to enter this event. These extra steps of registration have been implemented to assist with the security measures in place to enter London office buildings. We appreciate you taking the extra time to do this.

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🏆Raffle & Giveaways
Thanks to our sponsors at Sketch we will be giving away two FREE Sketch licenses in a raffle. Show up, collect your raffle ticket and the winners will be announced at the end.

We want to hear from you. Share your comments, designs, questions, projects, whatever your heart desires with our team @designlabmeetup (

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🙂Code of Conduct
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🗓Schedule 🗓

6:30- Open for arrivals & drinks
6:55 – Welcome & introduction
7:00 - Talk one
7:20 - Q&A
7:30 - Talk two
7:50 - Q&A
8:00 - Open Mic Session*
8:10 - Raffle & close event
8:15 - Pizza and networking

Talk one: Designing your design career

The world needs design like never before, but most of the skills we look for in designers are less than a decade old. The number of titles, skills, companies, and teams that we can choose from seems endless.

Every designer is different, and there's more choice than ever before. So why aren't we putting more time into designing our own careers?

I've spent the last six months trying to understand why. I'll show you what I've learned, my mistakes along the way, and what I think an answer might look like to the age-old question: what kind of a designer am I?

Speaker: Jonny Burch

Jonny is a designer, entrepreneur and founder of Make and Grow, a company focused on helping people in tech to build fantastic careers.

A year ago, Jonny quit his job as a design manager at Deliveroo to build his own company. His product, Progression, helps designers and design teams to define their skills and interests, allowing everyone to know where they stand and where to go.

He’s already got a number of London tech’s most celebrated design teams trialling the product and has huge plans for a future where designers, engineers and all other disciplines can build their careers with the same care that they build their products.

You can check out Jonny’s website at, his product Progression and also subscribe to his podcast. He’s also on Twitter and everywhere else at @jonnyburch.

Twitter: @jonnyburch


Talk: Design for humanity, not humans

Humanity is feeling the effects of huge changes due to design and technology but often is left out of the considerations when we create that world. What does it mean to design ethically, and how can we do it? Hollie will explore how and why we should switch from a focus on individuals to focus on humanity.

Speaker: Hollie Lubbock

Hollie is a freelance experience design director, she focuses on helping clients create products and services that excite audiences and drive engagement. Over the last ten years, she has worked in the luxury, culture, publishing & tech sectors, collaborating closely with clients to create user-centred designs for a wide range of digital products, from large-scale collections systems to small innovative app projects. Her passion projects are around trends, ethics and how technology affects society.

Twiitter: @hollielubbock
Thank you and see you in 2019.