- UXNight with Marc Hemeon from Design Inc.
Tickets are now on sale for UXNight with Marc Hemeon! Purchase tickets at uxnight38.eventbrite.com (https://uxnight38.eventbrite.com/). You must purchase a ticket via Eventbrite to attend this event. RSVPing on Meetup alone does not equal a ticket. ----- Schedule: 6:00-7:00pm: Networking 7:00-7:15pm: Introduction and Announcements 7:15-8:30pm: Presentation UXNight with Marc Hemeon from Design Inc. Marc Hemeon is the founder of Design, Inc., a marketplace for companies to hire quality designers on demand. He is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded 5 startups, speaks around the world and is on a mission to create sustainable and independent income for designers through his company Design, Inc. You'll learn: • Tips for writing a proposal and landing a job • A formula for quoting design gigs • How he selects and hires designers • Words of inspiration: His take on failure • And we'll have time for a Q&A About Marc Marc is the CEO and Founder of Design Inc. - a design company focused on helping established companies and startups design and build beautiful products that are simple and easy to use. Previously, Marc was the co-founder of North Technologies. Marc was the co-founder of fflick,which Google acquired in 2011. Following the acquisition, Marc was part of the team to redesign YouTube in 2011 and again in 2012 leading the site wide redesign. Marc is a sought after design collaborator working with teams all across Google working on a broad range of products including design collaboration on the Google X self driving car project and Chromecast. Previously, Marc led design teams at Oakley and Digg and co-founded a number of companies including TeeFury and DesignbyHumans. Sponsored by: Capital One is hiring designers, developers and those who make products. View available openings (https://jobs.capitalone.com/teams-and-roles).
- UXNight: The Design Founder with Sahil Lavingia
Early bird tickets are now on sale! You must purchase a ticket via Eventbrite to attend this event. Order via Eventbrite at: http://uxnight16.eventbrite.com. --- As designers, we solve problems and build products for other people, yet we are often afraid to step up into a leadership role and launch our own products. As a result, our ideas get filtered through someone else’s vision. How can we feel less intimidated to bring our own ideas to life? Sahil Lavingia went from being the first design hire at Pinterest to the founder of Gumroad, where he raised more than $8 million and built a 20 person team. For this special UXNight, he will share his experience of transitioning from working as a successful designer into the design founder role. You will learn: • How to go from product idea to implementation • How to apply design thinking principles to build a company from the ground up • How to communicate your vision with the world • How to delegate design and product decisions as you grow Meet Sahil Lavingia Sahil Lavingia is the founder & CEO of Gumroad, a platform that enables creators to make a living selling directly to their audiences. He was the first design hire at Pinterest and builder of the Turntable.fm app. Sahil has been featured in Fast Company, Wired, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and was listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in technology. He’s also a member of the KPCB design council. Follow Sahil on Twitter at @shl (https://twitter.com/shl). Thank you sponsors! Event host and sponsor Eventbrite is changing the way people get together. Join them! (https://www.eventbrite.com/jobs#current_positions) PageLines Build drag & drop WordPress themes, tools and resources for awe-inspiring websites. Save 50% with code CASCADE. Check out their available themes and design a spectacular web site. (http://www.pagelines.com/product-category/themes/)
- VisualMedia013 Conference + Expo: Expressions
VisualMedia013 is a conference and expo for marketers, designers, creative directors, printers, media buyers, and for anyone in the visual media industry who earns a living by providing creative services to their customers. VM013 Expressions is packed with opportunities to learn, grow, play, and connect and features 2 keynotes, 12 seminars with three tracks on the hottest topics by leading industry-professionals, an evening networking party with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, prizes, and more. SPECIAL 15% OFF FOR THIS MEETUP GROUP USING CODE: DESIGN KEYNOTES “Designing for the Mind” by David Hogue, Ph.D UX Designer & Strategist, Consultant and Applied Psychologist http://www.davehogue.com How do we know that people perceive our designs the way we intend or that we have crafted the message and content appropriately? Understanding how people think, learn, remember, and feel can inform our design decisions and help make them better, but it also provides insight into our own choices, methods, and behaviors. Insights into motivation, cognition, and emotion shed light on how we all think and feel about design, whether we are the audience or the designer. “Creatively Recalculating Your Daily Design Routine” by Von Glitschka Illustrative Designer, Principal of Glitschka Studios a multi-disciplinary creative firm. http://www.vonglitschka.com | http://www.drawsigner.com | @vonster How to correct your course through smart creative risks that’ll move you in new directions. It’s too easy to get stuck in the uninspiring routine of design sameness. Predictable results, based on a safe creative formula we find ourselves drifting towards too often. We justify it because it’s proven, risk-free and we know the client will be comfortable with it. This presentation encourages you to rock the design boat, jump into the creative waters and capsize your USS Mundane through smart creative risks that’ll move you in new directions and help you stay inspired and relevant. 12 SEMINAR SESSIONS WITH 3 TRACKS TO CHOOSE FROM View full descriptions at http://www.visualmedia013.com TRACK 1: ABOUT IT (Cool new stuff) - "Innovative Multisensory Marketing" by Mallory Byers, Americhip - "What's New in the World of Digital Imaging?" by Greg Goldman, Intellapath - "Using User Experience" by Ashley Karr, Human Factors Engineer - "How to: Augment Reality into the Real Thing" by Trak Lord, Metaio TRACK 2: DO IT (Adobe & Technical Training) - "Creating Beautiful Type Productively in Adobe InDesign" by Steve Werner, CS Magic - "Creating Tablet Apps with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite" by Steve Werner, CS Magic - "Pushing Beyond Creative Boundaries" by Sharon Steuer, Artist & Author - "Creating with Color and Adobe" by Sally Cox, Kreatable.com TRACK 3: THEY DID IT (Case Studies) - "The Design of Everything" by Christopher Simmons, MINE - "Soul Food, Trash, and Treasures" by Michael Osborne, Michael Osborne Design & Joey's Corner - "Inspire It: Multi-Channel Marketing Case Study" by Steve Decker, Zooka Creative - "Design for Social Good" Panel with John Creson, Addis Creson and Karen Jackson, Ecotone Creative EVENING NETWORKING PARTY We will have an evening networking party where you can mix and mingle with your peers, exchange industry contacts and visit our exhibitors. EXHIBITORS 123RF Adobe Appleton Coated BelAire Displays Best Label Co. Buttonworks Cal Poly Graphic Communication Alumni Chapter Canon CGX (Consolidated Graphics) – Watermark Press, PSP, GSP Commerce Printing Direct Response Imaging FontShop Marathon Solutions, Inc. Mohawk Paper Moquin Press Neenah Paper Pixt Ricoh Scodix Spectraflow Spectrum Lithograph TEK Labels & Printing Trade Lithography West Linn Paper Western Web Xerox DON'T MISS OUT, REGISTER TODAY For more information and to register for this event, please visit www.visualmedia013.com. EXPRESS YOURSELF AND WIN COOL PRIZES! Win a year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Chromecast Dongle, iPad Mini, and more. Find out how to win here: http://www.visualmedia013.com/expressions-connections-reflections-creations/ COST Full Day Ticket & Evening Party: $195 Full Day Ticket, Roundtable Discussion & Box Lunch: $210 Evening Networking Party Only: $25 Special 15% off discount code: DESIGN Find more information, full descriptions of all keynotes and speakers online at www.visualmedia013.com.
- Design a Wix-a-thon!
50 Designers, 1 hour, 1 Wix Website: Amazing Prizes! Come out to the Wix Lounge SF for an awesome design competition! We will give a quick demo of Wix.com before the designing commences. You will be given no set subject or goal for your site, just awesomeness: Build your portfolio, make up a business - we don't care as long as the end result blinds us because it's so amazing. At the end of the hour, the website will be presented to our panel of world class judges, and they will choose three winners: Best Overall Site, Best Work in Progress, and Most Ambitious. To register and get more details you can find it here http://www.wix.com/lounge/design-a-wix-thon-sf Hope to see you there! This is a free event, with free beer and wine!
- Behind the Scenes of Start-Ups
Are you joining or starting a company? A little knowledge will go a long way and help build confidence and avoid business traps. Attorney, Gabriel Levine @mylawyergabe (Featured on Mike Monteiro's famous presentation "F*ck You, Pay me" (http://vimeo.com/22053820)), Financial Strategist David Ehrenberg, and Insurance & Risk Management Expert Jude Winterhalter have generously donated their time to help the San Francisco startup community understand: Contracts and Proposals: What they really mean. Various stages of funding Steps to take when you find an investor Business Planning and Strategy Negotiations: Dealmaking 101 Liability And More $5-$10 Suggested Donation for Food, Beverages & Cleanup
- Freelance vs. Full-time...
It seems that every company in the Bay Area is seeking a quality web designer or illustrator. Many designers have the choice of whether to go the consulting route or become a full-time employee. In this session of "The Design Business", we will have Yan-David Erlich, who has worked at Google & Microsoft and sold two companies to Linkedin & Qualcomm go head to head with Andi Galpern, an experienced freelance designer to discuss the pros and cons of both lifestyles. We will also share web sites and tips that will make your life easier, so you can focus on the quality of your work. *Tickets will include food and beverage cover. **All tickets are transferable for next event, but non-refundable. About Yan-David Erlich (Full-time Advocate): Yan-David Erlich is the Founder & CEO of Happiness Engines, Inc. (http://www.twitter.com/happy) and a Founding Partner of MuckerLab (https://twitter.com/#!/muckerlab). Most recently, he was the Founder & CEO of ChoiceVendor, acquired by LinkedIn (LNKD) in 2010. He was also Founder & CEO of Mogad, acquired by iSkoot (part of Qualcomm: QCOM) in 2008. Yanda has been an EIR at Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Battery Ventures. He's also held software engineering and product roles at both Google and Microsoft. Yan-David is an active angel advisor in companies including Mixer Labs (acq. Twitter), iSkoot (QCOM), Thumbtack, Loosecubes, BetterWorks, Camino Real, and BoostCTR. He holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. About Andi Galpern (Freelance Designer): Andi Galpern (http://www.idreamofdesign.com) is a freelance web designer and front-end developer, working in the industry for 8 years. She has worked both full-time and consulted for various clients including Disney, UrbanSpoon, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Sundance Catalog and more. As the founder of CASCADE, @cascadesf (http://www.twitter.com/cascadesf), a network dedicated to exploring the latest CSS tips and tricks in the web design industry, Andi is on the forefront of new developments in the tech design world. Her deep connections and market insights have enabled her to work on a great variety of design projects on every platform including the latest web and mobile interfaces, product, marketing and branding designs. She began her career at Zimmerman Advertising working on brand development and print advertising before relocating to San Francisco to pursue her interests in web and app design.