• How The Iconic is Designing Retail Business Innovation

    We're Partnering with Academy Xi and The Iconic to hold our Last event for the year! When it comes to retail innovation, many brands are employing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality to enhance their customer experience. One such brand taking lead in the retail innovation space is Australian-based online retailer The Iconic. In just seven years, The Iconic is a leading Australian, and international fashion retailer, reaching a $190M profit in 2016. So how are brands like The Iconic designing retail innovation and revolutionising the clothing and apparel market? At our event, How The Iconic is Transforming Retail Business Innovation, we’ll have speakers from the Iconic explore: How building a strong product culture drives innovation Trends around fashion and personalisation are leading the market What else we can expect from the retail market in 2019 and beyond How THE ICONIC uses lean MVPs to validate big ideas We hope to see you here!

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  • Special Meetup: Sneak peak on how Famous Studio is revolutionising Design

    Hey Sydney Designers, Have you ever wanted to publish your design but find that you can't without the help of a developer? In partnership with Famous Studio, we're going to be giving you a sneak peek into how Famous will enable designers to import their designs from Sketch, AdobeXD, and Photoshop and turn them into live web experiences (mobile, tablet, and desktop) without any additional developer help. In this meetup Steve Newcomb, Founder of Famous, will give the Sydney Designers community an exclusive demo of Famous Studio, and there will be an extra special gift for those that attend! Hope to see everyone there! If you want to check out Famous ahead of time, watch these two "app from scratch" tutorial videos that showcase the magic behind Famous Studio: Coffee House (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH0zXdQq76Q) & Semper Fi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-c1UdrNl20)

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  • Designing for Fintech and Financial Empowerment!

    Design has evolved since the days of the ATM. From splitting bills to checking our account balance—designers work to improve our financial lives, and provide us the freedom to make financial decisions at the touch of a button. Join the best designers from the fintech and finance world as they talk about the challenges of creating a first class customer experience, and discuss all the unseen challenges of complying with numbers and regulations. Finance is ripe with design opportunities—learn from these war stories and victories!

  • Design stories behind our iconic startups

    Academy Xi

    Hey Sydney Designers, We’ve lined up an awesome event for August! Join Erudito Founder, Hayden Bleasel, as he takes you behind the scenes and shares his experience designing for some of the world’s most iconic start-ups. The full line-up will be revealed closer to the date, but expect to hear the war stories from leading start-ups in Australia—all the way to the U.S. Current Lineup: Hayden Bleasel (Founder and Director, Erudito) Cameron Adams (Founder and Chief Product Officer at Canva) Schedule: 6pm: Doors open & networking 7pm: Talk starts 7:35pm: Q&A session 7:50pm: Post-talk networking 9pm: Event finished & doors close All food and drinks will be supplied by Sydney Designer’s event partner Academy Xi.

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  • Designing for Humanity

    Academy Xi

    We'll be hearing from Jieyun Yang (Product Designer at Airtasker) about designing humanity into your product. "Designing humanity into your product, that sounds like a very classic topic, but I’m not gonna talk about things like what design thinking is or what a process of user-centered design should be. Instead, I'd like to share some practical patterns to guide the product design. From the understanding of humanity, product design elements to some ways to improve your design skills." Food and drink will be supplied by AcademyXi. 6pm: Doors open and networking 7pm: Presentation 7:30pm: Question time 7:45: Post-talk networking

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  • Sydney Designers x Dribbble: Illustrating for Products

    Sydney Designers has partnered up with Dribbble once again to host "Illustrating for Products"! We'll be hearing from two prominent speakers in the Product Illustration space: - Kate Hoolahan (Freelance Illustrator and Digital Designer) - Parham Marandi (Freelance Illustrator and Iconographer) Food and drink will be supplied by AcademyXi. Schedule: 6pm: Doors open, networking (food and drink available) 7pm: Talks start 7:35pm: Q&A 7:50pm: Post-talk networking 9pm: Event finished Amazing swag will be provided by our friends at Dribbble.

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  • Sydney Designers x Dribbble: Why your team needs UX / IX writers

    Sydney Designers has partnered up with Dribbble once again to host "Why your team needs UX / IX writers"! We'll be hearing from two prominent speakers in the UX Writing space: - Alex Schwarz (UX Copywriter at Airtasker) - Kevin Bui (Technical Writer | IX Writer at Atlassian) Food and drink will be supplied by AcademyXi. Amazing swag will be provided by our friends at Dribbble.

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  • Designing your team's culture

    Academy Xi

    We'll be hearing from two prominent speakers in the Product Design space: - Jonnie Farrell (Co-Founder of Adventure Squad, ex-Product Designer at Airtasker and Pocketbook) - Buzz Usborne (Product Designer at Helpscout, ex-Atlassian and Campaign Monitor) Food and drink will be supplied by AcademyXi.

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  • Creating Positive Impact Through Design, co-hosted by AcademyXi

    How do companies create and achieve positive impact through design? Designing for positive impact means creating better solutions than the ones that already exist. But, it’s not as simple as wanting to improve design, because some improvements may come at a cost. So, which companies are currently doing it right? Where are the designs that are making a real-world, positive impact? Sydney Designers is teaming up with AcademyXi to tackle the big questions. NOTE: REGISTER FOR THE EVENT OVER AT https://goo.gl/BzahCu

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  • InVision The Future: Q&A with Senior Designer of InVision Studio - Steven Fabre

    InVision Studio has been called "the world's most powerful screen design tool". A new competitor to Sketch and powered by InVision, Studio lets you do rapid prototyping, animation, built-in design systems, and collaboration all in one place. We'll be hosting a live Q&A session with Steven Fabre (the Lead Designer of InVision Studio) on the insights and things he learned along the way - working remotely, making Studio from scratch, working on his side projects, etc. Steven has previously worked at Easee (acquired by InVision), Campaign Monitor, Backseat and The Iconic. Make sure you prepare some questions because Steven is yours for an hour 🙂 Food and drinks will be provided.

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