• Storytelling–Raising Black Voices | w/ f2d & Kickass PM

    fresh2design prides itself on being a platform for designers to speak their truth about living, working, and being in this industry. This month we would like to Raise Black Voices as part of our Storytelling events.

    These events are apart of our include pillar, and in the interest of learning, we've partnered up with Kickass PM to learn from a cross-functional perspective as well.

    🎤 TELL YOUR STORY
    Absolutely no professional storytelling experience is required. The best stuff often comes from folks who take the stage and just speak from their heart. We work actively and intentionally to create safe, supportive environments for our storytellers. Apply now!

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuxStkBUVxOzXw-IE2Tf29NosGP2JNOTeSLusad_Rk55uqIQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    🎟 STORYTELLING THEME
    The theme of this particular storytelling will be about being a black designer or PM, all stories will be reviewed and we will be reaching out to each individual about their story.

    As always, everyone is invited to attend! This is for the design and PM community and beyond. Learning from each other’s experiences is one of the best ways to develop empathy and apply it to our design decisions.

    If you have questions or concerns reach out to one of the organizers for help!

    ℹ️ Special thanks to our sponsors Adobe XD.

    Learn more at https://www.adobe.com/products/xd.html

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    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

  • Advance - Elevate your influence–Keep your design soul

    There is no one word to describe the challenges designers face to be heard, valued, and trusted. As you progress in your career, you’re expected to know business, behavior change, organizational and operational management, negotiating, strategy, communications, and... let’s face it. This sh*t is really hard.

    This talk will boost your understanding of how to frame and sell recommendations, accelerate your strategic confidence, and prepare—and deal with—the different business situations you face every day as a designer.

    🗣 Our Speaker
    CEO - Ryan Rumsey
    Ryan has been designing professionally for 20+ years. Over the last decade, he’s been building and leading design organizations while supporting some of the most category-defining companies in business today. He is the author of Business Thinking for Designers (2020; published by InVision) and CEO of Second Wave Dive.

    Previously, he led Experience Strategy at USAA, building and growing a team of thriving strategists and consultants who served our executive line-of-business teams.

    Prior to that, he was responsible for building Product and Design organizations at Electronic Arts and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences. Before building teams, he designed and developed best-in-class software for Apple.

    ℹ️ Special thanks to our sponsors Lance and Adobe XD.

    Learn more at https://www.justlance.co & https://www.adobe.com/products/xd.html

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    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

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  • Happy Hour - 🎥 Netflix Party

    Online event

    Let's watch a movie together! 🎥

    After 4 months of quarantine, we've got the zoom room blues. So, for happy hour this month, let's watch a thought-provoking movie and chat about it instead!

    📌 The movie will start promptly at 5:15 pm. One of our f2d organizers will post the link to the Netflix Party on this event page and in slack at 4:45 pm for everyone to join.

    After the movie is over, feel free to hop into our meeting room to rap about it!

    ‼️ Must-Haves to Attend
    In order to participate, you will need a few things before showing up.

    1 - a Netflix account (or borrow friends shared account!)
    2 - Google Chrome
    3 - Netflix Party browser extension installed (it's free!) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/netflix-party/oocalimimngaihdkbihfgmpkcpnmlaoa?hl=en

    ⏱ tl;dr Agenda
    4:45 pm - Netflix Party link posted to Meetup & Slack
    5:00 pm - Zoom meeting room opens for chit chat
    5:15 pm - The movie starts! 🤫 shhh
    6:00 pm - Discuss & Pontificate with f2d friends
    6:30 pm - Wrap up & feedback

    If you have questions or concerns reach out to one of the organizers for help!

    ℹ️ Special thanks to our sponsors Lance and Adobe XD.

    Learn more at https://www.justlance.co & https://www.adobe.com/products/xd.html

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    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

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  • 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

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    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].

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  • 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!
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    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.

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  • 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

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    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

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