- Become a Design Thinker in One Day
This event is organised in partnership with Design Thinking London Meetup. Please sign up via: https://www.meetup.com/DesignThinkingLondon/events/263479808 About Design Thinking, UX Design, Product and Service Design are gaining popularity every day. It's one of the most sought after career choices for many. The mantra 'everyone is a designer' abounds more than ever. Many seem to want to become a designer overnight. So we decided to show you how you can become a Designer Thinker in only one day. We will layout a visual map of how to do it all in one day. Together we will Design Think our way into further refining the map and help you get there. In a safe, secure and reliable way. So that you can also become a Designer Thinker, overnight.' Who is this event for? People just starting or looking to start a role in: UX Designer, Product Design, Service Design, Systems Design, Interior Design, Interaction Design or Industrial Design. About Jason Grant Jason was an Independent Experience Design Strategist since early 2000s. He has consulted professionals and coached designers at companies like: Amex, eBay, Bupa, Legal & General, Tesco, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, EON, Samsung, Disney, as well as super successful startups like ROLI and Mind Candy. His expertise sits in a fold over of business, design, psychology and technology. Having formally coached User Centered Design at various institutions, his focus now is on a mission to coach people Design Thinking, enabling them to create Designed Companies, which in turn will create a better world for all of us. Jason is also an active public speaker, design jam participant, startup advisor, maker and a family man. Jason holds a Degree in Computer Science from Goldsmiths College and Master’s Degree in Business Management from Royal Holloway. Jason now coaches up and coming designers in UX Design, Design Thinking and Service Design via www.uxcoach.me. Rufus Leonard will be hosting us: Rufus Leonard is an independent brand-led digital experience agency. We transform organisations by combining expertise in brand, people and technology. For 30 years, we’ve created transformational digital experiences for some of the UK’s leading businesses including Lloyds Banking Group, British Gas, BBC, Lloyd’s Register, Reckitt Benckiser, British Red Cross, and The Gym Group. This year, we have been named ‘Best Digital Agency’ at the UK Digital Experience Awards. Find out more at www.rufusleonard.com or follow us @rufusleonard About Rufus Leonard’s RAW Academy: At Rufus Leonard, we’re invested in emboldening new talent and providing people with opportunities to get started. Whether that be via portfolio feedback, one of our workshops, university lectures, or RAW Academy (our paid internship). If you’re interested in jump starting a career in user experience (UX), brand experience strategy, design, copywriting, web development, or client services, connect with us here.
- How to get into UX Design as a career? Discover it with an expert.
Jason Grant (www.jasongrant.in/ux) gets asked very often how to get into UX Design as a career. With 15 years of commercial experience as a UX Designer and 10 years of mentoring, teaching and coaching UX Design, he's seen it all by now. This is going to be an interactive session to map out UX Design routes into career path. You are welcome to learn about it first hand, ask any questions and find out all you want to know about it. After the session you will be able to book free 15 min consultation with Jason to discuss your individual path into UX Design. Come along, bring a friend who wants to get into UX Design. No person is junior or senior enough to join.
- Adobe Creative Jam - Perfect For New Designers
We are excited to partner with Adobe to help promote their Creative Jam Design event. You must join the event for free via this link in order to attend: https://nvite.com/CreativeJam/LondonXD A number of members of our community are going to be attending and also competing in the creative competition. Attending this event is a great way to further connect with people in UX Design world, which is likely to help you find work in future.
- UX Design Starters to Stars #1 - The Beginning
This is our first ever meetup. It will be a super casual get together over simple drinks and creative conversation. No agenda, but lots of new connections made. We want to gather as much insight into what future meetups ought to be like. What should we be doing to make this a marvellous, thriving UX Design community in London and beyond. Come along, say hello, share your views and let's make it happen. See you soon.