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  • Nov 12, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Days are getting colder, nights are getting longer and we are just getting started! Don’t miss our November meetup with talks by Jack Wild, Nico Hagenburger and Nasia Makrygianni.


Jack Wild: How to be a Jack of all trades, and master of some.

How can singing lessons make you a better graphic designer? What can a project manager teach you about Web Design? How on earth are drama classes relevant to designing great UX? Using practical examples we’ll see how skills we learn doing one thing can be easily manipulated and transferred to other areas. It’s never been easier to go out and try your hand at something new, so why aren’t we all doing it?

After trying his hand at Journalism, Acting, TV Production, VFX, Concept Development, Graphic Design and Front End Development, Jack somehow ended up as a Digital Designer. He’s currently working with Bacon de Czar here in Berlin.


Nico Hagenburger: Why You Might Immediately Fall in Love with Sketch

Sketch is a powerful alternative to Photoshop and Illustrator when it comes to web and especially iOS 7 design. Learn how styles, effects and slice settings speed up your workflow. And know where to stop, as is not perfect yet.

Nico currently focusses on creating living style guides for big websites as well as designing iOS applications. Working on design and front-ends with Sass, he created Compass Sprites and works on new Sass extensions.


Nasia Makrygianni: Design and Develop Performance

We all know that size and time matters. We live in a world where everything and everyone is moving fast. We always surf a site or open an app, seeking information while on the road, at work or in our free time. Millions are lost from sales which didn’t happen because of half a second delay. Being part of the IT community that delivers such an experience to people might be stressing. Is this a one person’s job? Let’s not drown in a sea of technical details and talk about how united forces of frontend developers and web designers can make good performance happen. Nasia will share with you her experience from improving KaufDA’s loading times.

Nasia is a front-end developer at Kaufda - Bonial International Group who thinks out of the box and appreciates clean, reusable code. She loves cartoons and can’t wait to put them into action on browsers.


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Up.front is a free event, and you do not have to register anywhere. However it gets packed sometimes. Doors open half an hour before the event, talks do not start before 7:30pm. Come early to make sure you get a seat! As usual, after the talks there’s time for conversations and tasty, discounted drinks at Lugosi, a cosy bar in walking distance from our venue.

Accessibility: If you would like to use the lift, please email us or tweet @upfront_ug when you arrive or in advance.

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  • Jack W.

    Yo, I put my slides up online just now, so if anyone wants them, they're at

    Thanks for coming everyone, means a lot. And big thanks also to Nico and Nasia... really interesting talks, learnt a lot :)

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • Ferit T.

    Can't make it...

    November 8, 2013

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