Past Meetup

Building & Managing Design Teams with K.Q. Dreger, Patriot Software

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Kent State University Library

1125 Risman Drive · Kent, OH

How to find us

3rd Floor (Room 352) of the Kent State University Library - Turn right from elevator and go through glass doors

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What does a design-driven, midwestern software company look like? How do you organize the teams? When do you hire? Are you building the right things? How much time do you spend on research? Do remote or local teams work better? Should you spend more time on design critiques? How does design fit into an agile-based workflow?

We'll go over each of these questions — and more — and look at how my company has answered them. We might not be doing everything right, but this talk will leave you with practical takeaways for advancing or building design teams at your own company.

As usual, food will be provided - so come hungry!

About Our Presenter

K.Q. Dreger works at the Patriot Software Company (, where he leads a talented group of product, brand, and web designers across two sister companies. K.Q. hails from Rootstown, Ohio, and spends his evenings writing, reading, or playing soccer. He currently lives in Canton, with his wife, dog, and prized waffle maker.


Location: Kent State University Library

Format: Presentation

Cost: Free

Food: Provided

Sponsors: Coffee and Code ( (Platinum Sponsor), Evolve Creative Group ( (Silver Sponsor) and Altitude Imaging ( (Food Sponsor)