• f2d Advance - How to properly file your taxes for 2019

    Needs a location

    🔸Event Details: This is it, end of the line, no more procrastinating and no more avoiding. Tax season is upon us! 🤑 But fear not! Whether you have a side hustle where you're a badass podcaster, logo maker, sticker creator, website reviewer, or full-time freelancer we've got guidance and knowhow to help you navigate the always dreaded tax season. We've teamed up with our sponsors at Lance, and they've put together a guide on how to help you manage your 2019 taxes. ⚫️ RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-your-2019-tax-filing-as-a-freelancer-tickets-106622314212 Get all the information you need to navigate this tumultuous situation and direct access to ask questions with experts! ℹ️ Special thanks to our sponsors Lance and Adobe XD. Learn more at https://www.justlance.co & https://www.adobe.com/products/xd.html ....................... New to f2d? Make sure to find any of the organizers during the social hour. We can give you details on what we're about and introduce you to some of our members! 📲 Can't wait to connect? Join our active community on Slack! https://f2d-automate.herokuapp.com

  • How to manage your business as a freelancer amidst COVID

    As we are working our way through the confusion around the loans, grants, stimulus, and EDD checks, it’s time to start planning and moving forward. Oona Rokyta, CEO and co-founder of Lance, will walk you through the next 30-days of your business planning as a freelancer, including how to: 🔸 Set business goals for the rest of the year 🔹 Organize your finances to make your EIDL and PPP loans forgivable 🔸 File for weekly unemployment the right way 🔹 Prep for your July 15th tax filing We’ll be going over a lot and sending along with materials afterward for anyone who registers, so you won’t want to miss this session! Oona Rokyta is the CEO and co-founder of Lance. Oona previously freelanced as a PR and marketing professional and worked as a part of the Aleph venture capital fund in Tel Aviv, Israel. She also helped launch other startups like Healthy Paws Pet Insurance and supported the marketing efforts of companies like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and RealNetworks/Rhapsody. She is currently a member of the Forbes Finance Council and the NationalSwell Council. Check them out here: https://lance.onelink.me/SC8z/f2d Special thanks to our sponsors Lance and Adobe XD.

  • Hacking the Design Interview - Partnered with Las Vegas UI/UX

    Learn what top employers look for when hiring designers. Welcome to a virtual event hosted by the Las Vegas UX/UI & Fresh2Design Meetups! In such turbulent times, it’s more important than ever to know how to stand out to prospective employers. We hope this event helps you on your journey. 🙏 What you get 🤑 FREE for attendees thanks to our friends at Adobe XD 👨‍💻 LIVE tips that you can use to prepare for your interviews 🎨 Feedback on your portfolio by other designers and peers In this event, a heavy-weight panel of design managers from Adobe and Zappos will give you insights on how to prepare for success at your design interviews. Panelists 👉 Talin Wadsworth, the Principal Designer at Adobe 👉 Jess Moon, a Sr. Design Manager of Adobe XD team 👉 Roy Vergara, Head of Design at Zappos (tentatively accepted) After a 30-minute discussion, Howard Pinsky will kick off Portfolio Reviews. Attendees can breakout into moderated groups of 3-5 to share tips on how to improve their chances of standing out when applying for jobs. Instructions: Hopin is easy to use! If this is your first time, be sure to review the following prior to the event: 15 minutes before the start, click the link on your invitation email to enter the Reception. When the event begins, we will prompt you to click on “Event Stage” to join the Panel Discussion. After the Panel Discussion and Tips for Portfolios are completed, Breakouts Sessions will open. If you have a portfolio you’d like to share, you can choose to join a session and take a “seat at the table” as one of the 4 participants or you can just watch the discussions and hop around. If you have questions, message the organizer or email [masked].

  • SXSW event/turned virtual happy hour

    Location TBD

    Download and join us on Zoom https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8341616540 Show starts in an hour! ---------- To do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19, fresh2design has decided to turn this month’s happy hour virtual. Other March events have been postponed for the time being; we'll reschedule them when it is safer to do so. While we're sad that we won't get to see everyone in person this month, we're excited to try an exciting remote meetup experiment! We've started to see more and more remote events, (last month's 3-day virtual conference from InVision, Apple's upcoming fully remote WWDC...) and we're looking forward to trying something similar. 🕹In the spirit of community, we would like to hear from you. What topics are you interested in discussing? What questions do you have about remote work? Do you not want to talk about the impacts of COVID-19 in our industry and remote work at all? Let us know! Reach out to an organizer directly here, or ping us in Slack. (If you’re not on our Slack, come join the conversation fresh2design.com) 💻 So, embark on this virtual journey with us on March 18th for happy hour and guided conversation. To make the best of it, be prepared to be on video and in a location where background noise is minimal. 🍕Needless to say–this event will be BYOB, and all our code of conduct rules will apply.

  • Black History Month Panel & Happy Hour - Sponsored by Flatiron School

    This month we've teamed up with Black UX Austin to bring you a curated panel of female black design leaders as we celebrate Black History Month! Join 4 Black female Sr. UX Researchers as they discuss their experience within UX spaces. We will dive into creating space for diversity and inclusion in design as well as in the workspace. We will discuss moments of great challenge and moments of joy. We will discuss questions around allyship and whether leaning in is a viable strategy for Black women in the tech space. 📆 The agenda 6:00 pm - Doors open 6:30pm - Intros 6:45 pm - Panel starts 7:45 pm - Q&A 8:00 pm - Mix n' mingle 9:00 pm - Event ends 👩🏾‍💻 The panelists Lisanne Norman - Sr. Design Researcher at H-E-B Digital Carmen Broomes - Research Lead at Indeed Kijana Knight-Torres - Sr. UX Researcher at Indeed Crystal Paull - UX researcher at Express Scripts 💁🏽‍♀️ Our moderator Betty Koshy - UX Design Researcher at Visa 🍕The food TBD ℹ️ Special thanks to our sponsor! Flatiron School is a global school that trains students in 21st century skills like software engineering, data science, and UX/UI Design. Flatiron School's on-campus and online immersive courses have a proven track record of strong job placement outcomes and include dedicated career coaching, job placement support, and a money-back guarantee. Acquired by WeWork in 2017, all Flatiron students have access to every WeWork in Austin and around the world. Learn more at https://flatironschool.com ....................... New to f2d? Make sure to find any of the organizers during the social hour. We can give you details on what we're about and introduce you to some of our members! ☝🏽 Also, be sure to join the new Black UX Austin meetup group. https://www.meetup.com/Black-UX-Austin/ 📲 Can't wait to connect? Join our active community on Slack! https://fresh2design.slack.com

  • Design Systems: Coffee Talks feat. data.world


    ℹ️ The agenda We're going to start with a discussion with data.world's team about the design systems work they're doing, and follow that up with breakout discussions about specific topics. . 👥 The team As a series B company, data.world's design team is still pretty lean—they'll have a great early-stage perspective. We'll post more information about the individual team members soon! . 🍕The food We'll have food! Not sure what quite yet, but we'll have some, so no need to plan around dinner. Dinner and design systems. . 🚙 Parking You can park in the multi-story garage next to the building. Spots on the opposite end of the elevator, on floors 3-5 are mostly open. DO NOT park in spots with red “Reserved” signs—they will tow. There's a pond on the first floor outside. Head towards the doors in the center of the building, then up to suite 425 on the 4th floor. . ℹ️ About data.world data.world is the modern catalog for data and analysis. It wakes up the hidden data workforce by replacing outdated barriers and disparate silos with deep connections between data, people, and analysis. When every employee can find, understand, and use data, your advanced practitioners can focus on high-impact work, and you can build a data-driven culture, faster. data.world is a Public Benefit Corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas. Visit https://data.world for more information and expert guidance.

  • Design Book Club

    Sour Duck Market

    This month we will be discussing "The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change" Join us for a member led discussion on what management and leadership looks like in tech today. Due to the conversational nature of this event, space will be limited. If you have a book you would like to suggest for or next meeting, reach out to one of the organizers!