Design and... Kickoff Mixer
Thursday, July 29 | 7 p.m. ET
What event series would be complete without a kickoff? Join our meetup facilitators for a hangout, and instead of us giving you drink tickets, learn very quickly how to make 2 cocktails that anyone should have in their repertoire.
We’ll also invite you to share what topics are on your mind, and what you are seeking to connect with other designers about to help inform and shape future sessions.
Design and Employment Gaps
Friday, August 13 | 3 p.m. ET
The pandemic has completely disrupted the workforce. Many left their jobs in order to take care of children or ageing family members. Others were let go due to budget cuts. Many more decided to quit, because of fears of face-to-face work requirements. Now that vaccines are more readily available, companies are expanding again, and daycares are re-opening – many are choosing to go back to work.
During our discussion, we want to hear from you all about the challenges you face (or have faced in the past) in having gaps in your employment. Do you have advice for others? What did you do to make the most of your time away from the workforce? (e.g. spend time with family, learn a new skill, go back to school) How have employers reacted when you have a few years "blank" on your resume?
Design and Parenting
Friday, August 27 | 3 p.m. ET
Being an exceptional parent and a top notch professional are things that can coexist, so why not embrace both? Join us, with other parents (mini office mates welcome!) as we network, discuss challenges in doing both, or simply talk shop. Our conversations will range from incorporating little humans into our creative lives, all the way to helping mentor a new designer when your adult child heads down the path of design.
Design and Impacting Change
Friday, September 17 | 12 p.m. ET
What do you consider to be the most pressing issues of our present moment? In what ways can designers help create positive change? What causes have you dedicated your time to?
In today's member meet-up, we want to hear about what issues (e.g. climate change, systemic racism, COVID-19, access to education) you are tackling with design. This can be a space to share, listen, and connect.