DENVERUXERS

Denver Designers is a collective of designers coming together to forge a community of design professionals to learn, grow, and share knowledge. We strive to push ourselves and our peers to uphold best design principles and practices. We want to showcase our unique work and culture that highlights our distinctness of being in the Mountain region designer. By creating an inclusive, respectful, collaborative community with strong leaders and practitioner to share knowledge with each other and mentor the next generation of designers. Come meet our community at a monthly happy hour hosted at a unique spot in town or come join us for a panel/workshop hosted at a different studio to highlight different companies in town.


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Upcoming events

Building Teams that Scale

Hello All,

Join us at Denver UX's final event for 2019. We partnered with Invision, Alteryx and Four Winds Interactive to bring to our community a finale to remember.
This is a big combo event that will feature a panel discussion, a screening, and community mingling with delightful refreshments. You do not want miss this final event with the Denver Design community as we close out 2019 and focus on our plans for the holidays.

This is an Invision sponsored event, we asked that you also RSVP on their site. There is a limited number of seatings at the FWI auditorium so please be 100% sure that you can attend before you RSVP because you'll be taking another person's seat if you RSVP and can't make it. Here is the link to RSVP.
https://invisionapp.swoogo.com/designanddrinks

Thank you so much, we look forward to chat with you over drinks and delicious bites.

Zoe, Seth, and our design friends.

Who can join?

Digital Designers

Developers

Lovers of UX

Making friendsAND learning stuff!

  • Halloween Costume Party DenverUX combined with Develop Happy Hour!

    You asked for it and now you’re going to get it. Halloween Costume Happy Hour at our most requested venue, Casa Bonita! We’re joining forces with Develop Happy Hour to bring you Casa Bonita costume glory!! Come mingle, wear a costume (let’s get nerdy), have a Casarita and enjoy the spectacle. NOTE: They close at 9 pm so come early.

    Hang out with fellow members of the growing Denver/Boulder tech scene. Everyone is welcome. Come to learn, make contacts or discuss your latest project. No speaker, no agenda, no code knowledge necessary, just drinks.

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    Summer HH

    Hello Fellow Designers/UX'ers-

    It's hot in the Summer in the City. Let's go grab some drinks at our favorite local Summer Spot, Ratio Beerworks!
    Bring your best boardshorts, doggies, and sunnies. See you on the Patio.

    Also we have an awesome surprise sponsor for this as Alteryx (https://www.alteryx.com/) has been gracious enough to buy the first round of drinks and food for all who come. Martin Hancock who leads recruiting will be there as will some of their team members. They are excited to meet you all and be kind enough to buy the first round of drinks so a big thanks to Alteryx and Martin!!

    Cheers,
    Zoe, Seth, Morgan, and gang.

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    Diversity in Technology; Stories on what it's like to navigate the space today

    Stories gather people together for collectively immersive experiences that have the power to inspire and motivate. In this current political moment, it seems the fortifying properties of diversity have been put on mute, or set aside entirely. The question becomes, how can we, as creatives, combat the systemic oppression which fractures our society and pushes out voices who often face a locked door?

    Narrative can effectively explain a diverse individual’s struggles and triumphs in what is often an oversaturated and homogenous industry. For people in the audience, this can be impactful, serving as both an example of a hopeful outcome but also a stark reminder of the work ahead. We hope this evening starts productive dialogue and facilitates change.

    This event is being host by General Assembly and sponsored by Transamerica.

    5:30 Mingle & Mix over food and drinks
    6:00 Intro's
    6:15-7:15 Storytelling
    7:15-7:45 Networking

    Moderated by Chintan Gohel, the following individuals will tell their story in a sequential format.

    Storytellers:

    Nina Baliga :
    Nina is the Co-Founder & CEO of diversity, a startup focused on creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive tech industry. They are building a platform that's the "Glassdoor for inclusion" where companies can highlight what they're doing to create inclusive environments for people of all backgrounds, and coders, developers and engineers from underrepresented communities can share their experiences in the workplace. She began her career in the non-profit world working to empower underrepresented communities, then went on to get an MBA before she decided to teach herself front-end web development and user experience design.

    Kendra Prospero:
    Kendra’s own career path took some unexpected turns. Her natural ability to connect with an audience began in music and performance as a child, and although she went to college to pursue the stage, she received a degree in computer information systems. Kendra landed a 15-year career with IBM and Hewlett Packard but felt she was struggling in a profession that left her unfulfilled.

    Jillian Berger:
    Jillian is a career changer and graduate from General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive program. Her experience as a GA student was so rewarding that she has since signed on to GA’s pilot Alumni Ambassador program, which she helped create. As the UX Research Lead at Transamerica, Jillian is pursuing her passions for problems solving, relationship building, systems creation, and inclusivity. She is always up for stimulating conversation and is thrilled to connect with interesting people. Feel free to ask her to coffee or kombucha!

    Jules Monza:
    Jules is a designer, researcher, facilitator, and educator who loves connecting the dots between people, ideas, and meaningful action. Since 2007, Jules has researched and designed for complex human problems alongside incredibly smart teams across a variety of industries. Currently, they lead the design practice at Cake Insure. When not designing, Jules spends a lot of time thinking about our climate crisis, the impacts of human behavior at scale, gender-expansive experiences, Attention Deficit Disorder, and how to be a better human.

    Nick Anderson:
    A designer, developer, and educator based in Denver. He’s created digital solutions dozens of brands in over a decade of agency experience. Currently, he teaches User Experience Design at GA, and acts as Board Chair to the UX Product Advisory Board. Nick’s passion project is working as Co-Founder and Senior Lead Dad to his daughter Quinn.

    Randolph Wiafe:
    He is from Ghana (for those who are not familiar with Ghana, it’s located about 3,000 miles South of Morocco) and is a Front End Dev turned UX Designer. He is passionate about his work and any project he undertakes. He is continuously pursues expanding his knowledge in his field of study. Outside of work Randy knows where to find the best food, dancing and cold beer.

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