• Redefining Women Iconathon

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    We are partnering with the Noun Project to support this great event that will create a new set of public domain icons that represent women in business and entrepreneurship. It is a free event, you just need to RSVP on this Eventbrite page to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redefining-women-iconathon-tickets-57551657557 Please direct any questions to the organizer using the Eventbrite page. ---------- DETAILS FROM EVENTBRITE: Many visual representations of women are still outdated. Currently, if you search the web for images of “entrepreneur” or “boss” the majority of the results are images of men. Similarly, if you search for “caregiver,” “baby,” or “childcare” the majority of results are images of women. In this hands-on design workshop, we'll be working together to overthrow old stereotypes and create new icons that more accurately represent the women of today. The event will kick off with a presentation from Liz Danzico, Creative Director at NPR and Chair and Co-Founder of SVA's MFA in Interaction Design program. (About Liz => https://interactiondesign.sva.edu/people/faculty/liz-danzico) Noun Project Design Director Geremy Mumenthaler will talk participants through semiotics, symbolism, and best practices for icon design, and we'll break into groups to sketch and design new icons together. Each participant group will include designers and subject matter experts, so everyone will be able to contribute. At the end of the workshop, we'll all review and vote for the final set of icons that will be vectorized and placed into the public domain, free for anyone to use. No design or art skills are necessary, all are welcome to participate. Lunch and beverages will be provided. ---------- About the Redefining Women Iconathon Series Visual language has the power to shape, reinforce and change our perceptions about the world. Many visual representations of women are still outdated. If you search the web for images of “entrepreneur” or “boss,” the majority of results are images of men. As the leader in visual communication, Noun Project will be championing equal representation of women by hosting Iconathon design workshops to create new iconography that accurately reflects women of today. The Iconathon series will be hosted in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. At the end of the series, the entire icon collection will be released as a public domain set. Visit the Noun Project blog for more information about this initiative. https://blog.thenounproject.com/redefining-women-gender-equality-in-iconography-b5231b5fde4f

  • GoodMeasure & Ueno bring together design + nonprofits

    Designers + Geeks is helping out with an event by Good Measure and Ueno. In this weekend event, designers will be matched up with a client nonprofit that needs your help! Free registration is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-measure-soho-nyc-tickets-54833453335 The details from the event site are copied here: Design people, art director people, writer-type people, strategy people, motion design people, video and editing people, animation people, website people, cheerful people, people who want to do good in the world, and people who can say funny things in stressful situations (like maybe during a colonoscopy). We need those types of people. What's Good Measure? Good Measure connects people with opportunities to do good. Each local event launches new nonprofits or revitalizes old ones, bringing creative professionals together from all over their city to collaborate. And we do it all in less than 72 hours. So, like, really fast. What's the schedule? We'll kick things off on Friday night—gathering at Ueno in Soho to chat through the project, meet the team leaders (design, web, video, strategy), and run through a workshop or two with the project founders. That night, we'll spend time planning, storyboarding, moodboarding and asking all the questions you could possibly think of. Saturday, we'll hit the ground running. By the end of the day, the website's structure will be defined, the copy written, and the plan for launch settled on. We'll have presented and settled on a visual identity direction, and completed all video production. Sunday, we build as needed: business cards, pitch decks, assets for web and video, etc. By the end of the day, we've launched the site, organized everything we've created, and put the finishing touches on the video. Who's the client nonprofit? We'll be launching a cause-based project with EMMY award-winning filmmakers Alan Spearman and Mark Adams, and former White House photographer to the First Lady Amanda Lucidon. They have a dream to create beautiful, high quality content, and use it to (1) provide needed commentary on important social issues, and (2) create curriculum to drive conversation and mindfulness with students in juvenile detention centers across the nation. If we have enough interest, we'll work with ANOTHER nonprofit in the same 72 hours. Holy shit, we're ambitious. Where can I find more information / contact the organizer? We'll be announcing new partners, new information and new, exciting things as we go — make sure to follow Good Measure online or sign up for our newsletter so you stay informed. If you have any questions, or if you're the chatty type, feel free to reach out to [masked].

  • Designers + Geeks: Find the Future First

    Product School

    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://designersandgeeks.com/events/find-the-future-first You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- Presented by Roger Mader, Managing Partner of AMPERSAND How did Jules Verne anticipate so many technological revolutions a century ahead of their arrival? What methods can you use to forecast the future and show up first? In this session of Designers + Geeks, Roger Mader will share the techniques and tools that help you spot trends, plot scenarios and prepare for disparate possible futures. Roger Mader is Professor of Design Strategy at Manhattan’s School of Visual Design and in the executive program at Rutgers University. He is co-founder and Managing Partner at AMPERSAND, a partnership of professionals dedicated to discovering and driving new sources of growth. After an early career on the launch teams for the IBM Personal Computer and Accenture’s Change Management practice, Roger co-founded VIA and built a global strategy firm. He met his future partners at VIA, where they first practiced the principles of transformative innovation and purpose-led organization design. Roger guided growth strategy and new service design for EY, and formulated business designs for former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s consulting and investment firm. He led global accounts for innovation strategy firm Doblin Group, and led commercial strategy for Fahrenheit 212. His clients have included AC Nielsen, American Airlines, Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, BP, Bridgewater Hedge Funds, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, Ford Europe, Grant Thornton, Groupe Schneider, The Hartford, Hyatt Hotels, IBM, KPMG, Kraft, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, SC Johnson, Siemens, Singapore Airlines, and Southern Company. ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)

  • 8 Lessons in Love: A Heart-Centered Approach to Catalyzing Change

    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://designersandgeeks.com/events/8-lessons-in-love-a-heart-centered-approach-to-catalyzing-change You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- Presented by Holley Murchison, Author, Entrepreneur, Education Producer From artist and leadership development to teaching and speaking within schools and entrepreneurial communities around the world, Holley shares 8 lessons along her journey as an author, education producer, and strategist that continue to inspire and inform the impact of her work. Diving into what she believes to be pillars for using love as a catalyst for change, she offers insightful keys to help you: - Reignite your love for your work, - Create opportunities in times of uncertainty and transition, - Confront fears and take risks to maximize potential, - Uniquely position yourself to stand out amongst competition and, - Cultivate and lead empowered teams Holley M. Murchison is an author, education producer, and strategist whose work lies at the intersection of communication and culture with a focus on amplifying marginalized voices to catalyze change. As Founder and CEO of Oratory Glory, she’s collaborated with colleges and corporate companies, led trainings and workshops, been a featured speaker, and moderated countless conferences and panels - all in order to empower executives, students, artists, and creative entrepreneurs to tap into their passions and desires while using their voices to shape the world around them. Holley’s debut book, Tell Me About Yourself (TMAY), offers a proven 6-step process designed for individuals and teams looking to source and share artful and accurate stories and introductions that build deeper connections and inspire action. ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)

  • Civic Service Design: Bringing Design to City Government

    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://www.designersandgeeks.com/events/civic-service-design You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- Civic Service Design: Bringing Design to City Government Presented by Caroline Bauer, Studio Manager of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, NYC New York City launched the Service Design Studio at the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity), the nation's first municipal design studio dedicated to improving the lives of low-income residents. This talk will introduce you to the Studio and its role inside city government. You’ll hear about the different ways that the Studio is working with city agency partners to improve the design and delivery of government services through capacity building and two project case studies. Caroline’s diverse background has had her working with nonprofits, city agencies and design firms on projects in the built environment. Prior to joining the Service Design Studio, Caroline was directing the Curb Your Litter project to connect businesses, schools and residents in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with resources to become stewards of their own neighborhood. While this seems like an odd connection to the word of service design, solving problems in the complex world of waste management has given her the ability to always keep an eye on the big picture. She has also worked at the Urban Design Forum, the Design Trust for Public Space, and No Longer Empty. Caroline is an AICP certified Urban Planner and the co-founder of the Arts + Culture Committee of the American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter. She received her M.Sc in Urban Planning from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a BA in Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College. ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)

  • You have to work with a PM! Now what?

    ustwo New York

    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://www.designersandgeeks.com/events/design-and-product-management You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- You have to work with a PM! Now what? Presented by... Presented by Deepa Subramaniam, Co-founder Wherewithall Great collaboration between a product manager and a product designer can result in magic. Join Deepa as she shares tips and tricks for fostering great partnership between PM's and designers on a wide-range of product teams including at the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Kickstarter and other companies. Deepa Subramaniam has spent 15 years leading product and design teams at Adobe, charity: water, Hillary for America (Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign), Kickstarter and more. She champions data-driven design iteration, achieving high-velocity team output in fast-paced environments, and building collaboration and joy into company culture. ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)

  • A Colorful Journey Into Design Systems

    ustwo New York

    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://www.designersandgeeks.com/events/colorful-journey-into-design-systems You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- A Colorful Journey Into Design Systems Presented by... Diana Mounter, Design Systems Manager at GitHub Design systems promise workflow efficiency, user experience consistency, and a vocabulary to help everyone speak the language of design. Few design systems are built on a blank slate though, we’re often working with hundreds of lines of code and years of design debt before we even begin, so it takes time to deliver on that promise. This talk will take us on a journey into working with color in design systems—one of the most contentious and critical elements of design. From human perception to programmatically generating colors, we'll take a look at the work involved in building design systems from a colorful perspective. Diana is a designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in design systems, and has a background in user-centered design. She currently works at GitHub and leads their design systems team - the team responsible for building and maintaining, Primer. In her spare time she organizes the NYC chapter of the Design Systems Coalition, and writes and speaks about design, code, and working with people. SPECIAL NOTE: Designers + Geeks will be hosting a professional photographer from Meetup.com at this event. The photographs may be used in Meetup's marketing initiatives. We're honored to be recognized by Meetup as a strong community. Guests will be asked to sign a release for these photos, just FYI! ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)

  • Immersive Design: The Next 10 Years of Interfaces

    Moving Brands Studio

    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://www.designersandgeeks.com/events/immersive-design You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- Immersive Design: The Next 10 Years of Interfaces Presented by Gabriel Valdivia, Product Designer at Google Daydream Explore how the role of the designer has changed over the last few years and what happens when we start designing for content that lives beyond screens. This talk will discuss design principles present in game design today and applies it to designing for immersive experiences in the future. Gabe is a Cuban Product Designer based in New York, currently exploring AR/VR at Google Daydream. Prior to that, he explored social VR and content creation at Facebook, and connected cars at Automatic. He's passionate about design mentorship, empowering diverse perspectives, and creating transformative experiences through storytelling. ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)

  • Freeing Your Feminine Power


    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://www.designersandgeeks.com/events/freeing-your-feminine-power You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- Freeing Your Feminine Power Presented by Elle Luna, Artist & Author This inspiring and practical talk - for women and men - shows us how to collectively uncover and understand our own stories about Feminine Power in order to live more confident, unapologetic lives. Artist, author, and designer Elle Luna will be delivering a highly visual talk that weaves history, dreams, and psychologically astute exercises from her newest book, coauthored by acclaimed psychotherapist Susie Herrick, Your Story is Your Power. Elle Luna is a designer, painter, and writer, and the author of The Crossroads of Should and Must. She facilitates a global art movement, #The100DayProject, where participants create and post something every day for 100 days, and she previously worked as a designer at IDEO, Medium, Mailbox, and Uber. Ms. Luna lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be found on Instagram at @ElleLuna and online at elleluna.com. ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com/?ref=meetup) • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) • Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) • Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) • YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)

  • Talking About Feelings

    ustwo New York

    TICKETS ON OUR SITE: https://www.designersandgeeks.com/events/talking-about-feelings You MUST have a ticket from Eventbrite to attend. Head on over to our website to pick one up. --------------------------------------- Talking About Feelings Presented by Adam J. Kurtz Hey New York! We're back, and kicking things off with a talk by Adam J Kurtz, artist and author of several books. As designers and creatives, it can be a great exercise to take a break from work projects and make something truly personal — something that speaks to us in ways that professional work doesn't. This practice is hard to develop, though, and hard to make room for in a busy schedule. In this session of Designers + Geeks, we'll hear from Adam about how he turned deeply personal creative work into a whole career. This event will be hosted at the lovely ustwo studio. Adam J. Kurtz (aka @adamjk) is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His first book, 1 Page at a Time, has been translated into over a dozen languages. His “very personal” work for clients like Strand Bookstore and Urban Outfitters has been featured in NYLON, VICE, Adweek and more. His newest book, Things Are What You Make of Them is available now from Penguin Random House. ----- Connect We post discounts & freebies here: Our Newsletter (http://www.designersandgeeks.com/?ref=meetup) • Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/designersandgeeks) • Twitter (https://twitter.com/designersgeeks) • Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designersgeeks/) • YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersGeeks)