• June f2d Happy Hour - sponsored by Planoly

    Little Woodrow's Burnet

    Join us for Third Thursday's Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's! Assemble with fellow designers and tech enthusiast, and divulge your favorite April fools pranks. If you can't make it exactly on time, we tend to stay late, so we still want you to drop by! New to f2d? Look for our banner and find any of the organizers. (our nametags will say "f2d organizer" on it) We can give you details on what we're about and introduce you to some of our members! Too excited to wait to connect? Visit our website at www.fresh2design.com and learn more about how to connect with our members. Also, join us on Slack! you can find the link to join on our website :) See you there. Special thanks to our sponsors Planoly! Planoly was thoughtfully created from a designer’s and editor’s point of view. Beautifully crafted to be simple, clean and easy to use. It’s the FIRST VISUAL PLANNER for INSTAGRAM. Clear and to the point web and mobile app — Planoly is the most effective visual social media planner on the market (oh, and you can schedule too)! https://www.planoly.com

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  • fresh2design: Diversity & Inclusion Storytelling: "Voices of Faith"

    Continuing with this series, our next Diversity and Inclusion Storytelling event is "Voices from all Faiths". We will hear stories from 7 storytellers to speak from their hearts and experiences on how their belief system intersects their design careers. We work actively and intentionally to create a safe, supportive environment for our storytellers. So please come with an open mind, heart and total respect respect for all participants and faiths. Our event will start promptly at 7:00pm and will be hosted by our new friends at Proof. We hope to have stories from Hindus, Christians, Baptist, Catholics, Muslims, Sikhs, Atheists, Buddhism, Mormon, Agnostics, Spiritual, and any and all belief systems, so if you would like to share your story, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/3A7T8dWqPXYzTHtp6 Questions? E-mail Dario at [masked] About Proof: The mission at Proof is to make the internet delightfully human. Over 15,000 websites use our platform to increase conversion rates by harnessing the power of social proof that you often see offline and bringing it online. The ultimate goal is to become the market leader in predictive optimization and personalization, and at the same time building a long lasting business our friends and family are proud of.

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  • Design System Coffee Talks - sponsored by thirteen23

    This month we're in for a special treat, our sponsor thirteen23 will be showcasing their design systems and giving us 1x1 time to talk with the talented teams that built them! We'll kick things off with a short presentation from the thirteen23 team about how their integrated design and development team has worked with design systems, followed by a panel discussion about some of the challenges and lessons they've learned along the way. Afterward, we'll break out into smaller groups to discuss specific topics. Folks usually come with questions, so we'll organize organically around the conversation. SCHEDULE 8:00 Doors open 8:30 Presentation from the thirteen23 team 8:40 Panel discussion with the team 9:00 Break into groups for specific topic discussions 9:30 Event end We'll have Coffee + breakfast tacos, thanks to thirteen23. So get there early to nosh, caffeinate, and mingle. Seats are limited so if you RSVP'd but can't make it, please be sure to update so others can attend. 👍 See you on the 31st! About our Sponsor: thirteen23 We are an interactive product studio dedicated to the craft of digital. We conceive, design, and develop intelligent software. Based in Austin, Texas, we partner with people who share our passion for creating inspiring products and experiences. ------- If you're part of or know of, a design systems team that might be interested in hosting a future talk at your offices, you can contact us directly via: Meetup: send us a message here Email: [masked] Slack: chat with f2d organizers Learn more about our community, events, contact info, and join Slack on our website, fresh2design.com

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  • F2D May Happy Hour

    Punch Bowl Social Austin

    It's that time for the old faithful - the f2d happy hour on third...(ish) Thursday! Come meet fellow designers as we talk shop and geek out over all things design, and let's play some games. If you can't make it exactly on time, we tend to stay late, so we still want you to drop by. New to f2d? Look for our banner and make sure to reach out to any of the organizers. We can give you details on what we're about and introduce you to some of our members! Can't wait to connect? Visit our sparkly new and fresh website at www.fresh2design.com and learn more about how to connect with our members. Also, join us on Slack! you can find the link to join on our website. :)

  • TXST Com Des Exit Review | SPRING 2019 @HomeAway

    You’re Invited! Join the Texas State Communication Design BFA Graduates at HomeAway on May 9th for this year’s ComDes Exit Review. Doors open at 6PM. Stop by to enjoy some food, have a couple of drinks, and review the portfolios of the graduates as they launch their careers. Feel free to extend the invite to your professional network. Portfolios go live on Friday, May 3rd @ comdesreview.com

  • Design Coffee Talks - with DrillingInfo

    Drillinginfo Inc

    This month's Design Systems: Coffee Talk is hosted at DrillingInfo's headquarters, with a great view of downtown Austin from across the water. The discussion will be guided by what folks want to talk about, so bring all your questions and any topics you're dying to discuss. The DS Coffee Talks are pretty free-flowing, so we'll go whereever the conversation takes us. Doors open at 08:00, but we'll kick off the coffee convos at 08:30. Learn more about our community, events, contact info, and join Slack on our website, fresh2design.com See you on the 26th! Potential topics to get the juices flowin': 1. How Do Design System & Design Ops teams work together? What are the similarities? Differences? and overlap? 2. How does your team evangelize Design System & Design Ops efforts in a large organization? What communication strategies do you employ? What strategies beyond communication do you employ? 3. What tools and methods does your team use to support Design System and Design Ops efforts? 4. How do you bake Accessibility into the core of your System and Ops efforts? 5. What Governance Models does your team employ? What has worked? What hasn't? If you're part of or know of, a design systems team that might be interested in hosting a future talk at your offices, you can contact us directly via: -Meetup - Send us a message here -Email at [masked] -f2d Slack - DM f2d organizers directly to chat!

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  • f2d Happy Hour - April

    Draught House Pub & Brewery

    Now that SXSW is over and we've all had loads Netflix and chill sessions, let's go back out into the world and make new friends. :D Join us for Third Thursday's Happy Hour at Draught House, assemble with fellow designers and tech enthusiast, and divulge your favorite April fools pranks. If you can't make it exactly on time, we tend to stay late, so we still want you to drop by! New to f2d? Look for our banner and find any of the organizers. (our nametags will say "f2d organizer" on it) We can give you details on what we're about and introduce you to some of our members! Too excited to wait to connect? Visit our sparkly new and fresh website at www.fresh2design.com and learn more about how to connect with our members. Also, join us on Slack! you can find the link to join on our website. :) Hope to see you there.

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  • Coffee Talks - SXSW recap &/or Design Systems: External vs Internal Tools

    This month's talk will be held at Epoch on North Loop. Did you attend SXSW? Neat! Join us for coffee and share all that cool sh!* you learned. We would love to learn from your experience and talk about some of the expositions that were around this year. In case everyone in attendance also didn't attend SX (like me), I have a couple of design systems at scale topics we could discuss as well. If you'd like to host one of these coffee talks, propose a topic of focus, showcase the work that you or your team is doing, or something else you would like to discuss during Coffee Talks, feel free to reach out to me directly at [masked]. Want to learn more about f2d? Visit our website: http://fresh2design.com/

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