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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1st HH of 2019

Hello Designers & Friends,
We are kicking off 2019 at this creative brewery in the Art District of Santa Fe. What better way is there to mingle with your fellow designers than trying out new craft creations like: Turkish Coffee Stout, Dos Luces Brewery Chicha Morada, and Chai English Bitter ( to name a few). For those of us that are still on the New Year resolution of non alcohol, they have nitro coffee and kombucha. You can also order food to be delivered at the location.

The venue said they will have tables for us inside in the back. I think this will be a really good settings for us to kick off the year. The owner is an avid traveler and love the "experience" that his "product" offers. Check out his stories here and order a few flights of these exotic beers to try with your fellow designers.
https://www.sojournerbeers.com/intrepid-sojourner/
They are giving our members $1.50 off of a full pour. Be kind to your bartenders.

Adding a twist to this HH
Get your name tag, on it write 3 epithets that describe you or what you would like to be known by. Look at others' name tag, ask them why they would like to be known by those epithets and what are they doing to make that happen.
I'm looking forward to some interesting conversation over the most creative craft beers in Denver.
See you all there.

Zoe, Seth and the rest of the gang.

Who can join?

Digital Designers

Developers

Lovers of UX

Making friendsAND learning stuff!

  • Imposter Syndrome

    Hi Denver Designers,

    We have a special event for Feb. We'll be collaborating with a few other groups to host this chat around Imposter Syndrome.

    Are you afraid of being found out as a fraud? Impostor Syndrome is common in entrepreneurs and high achievers, with some estimates suggesting as many as 70% of successful people experience impostor syndrome causing self-doubt, stress, anxiety, and depression. In this roundtable discussion, we'll talk about how impostor syndrome shows up in life and business, as well as tips and tools to overcome impostor syndrome so it doesn't stop you from being your best and enjoying your success!

    About the Presenter: Chrysta Bairre is a career coach, speaker, author, and founder of Live Love Work.
    Chrysta works with successful mid-career professionals and service-based entrepreneurs who want more from life and career. Chrysta's clients increase their professional impact and income-- so work smarter, make more money, and find happiness in and out of the office.
    Chrysta has spoken at Ignite Denver and Ignite Fort Collins, presented at Boulder Startup Week, Fort Collins Startup Week, Colorado State University, Colorado SBDC, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and more than 50 other events and organizations.
    Chrysta is also the founder of She Leads, a women’s leadership group for professional women in Northern Colorado.
    She is a 2016 and 2017 participant and facilitator of Larimer County Women of the Year program.
    Her upcoming book, Beautiful Badass: How to Believe in Yourself Against the Odds, shares her stories and lessons from overcoming poverty and depression in this guide for women who want to take command of their destinies and no longer fall prey to the hardships and setbacks that previously defined them.

    Please also RSVP at General Assembly: https://generalassemb.ly/education/confronting-imposter-syndrom/denver/64689

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    Step Away From the Pixels

    Denver UX and Gusto is kicking off 2019 right! Come join your fellow designers for this panel at Gusto's office.

    “Great design is more than having the right tools and processes. What other things—that may otherwise be overlooked—are important for designers to focus on in order to create great design that impacts their company, products, and teams?”

    Speakers:

    Lindsay Grizzard from Gusto
    Cory Grunkemeyer from Slack
    Mike Caskey of Pearson Ed
    Travis Ladue
    Principal at Studio Mast.

    Refreshment will be provided.

    Parking can be found at the Tabor Center. You can also take public transportation via the light rail and then the free mall bus on 16th. Plan accordingly for downtown traffic.

    Direction:
    [masked]th St Mall #350, Denver, CO 8020
    Gusto's office is on 16th St. and Lawrence next to the Corner bakery cafe.
    The google map integration is not great with MeetUp so they misplaced us with the pin. Double check your direction.

    For more info, visit Gusto
    https://get.gusto.com/pixels

    Quick Update, here's Gusto's quirky model on no shoes policy, but I heard from Zac it's not inforced in the Denver office.
    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/296971

    Agenda
    6:00 - Doors open
    6:00-6:20 - Mix and mingle
    6:20 - Welcome and intros
    6:40 - Lindsay Grizzard from Gusto
    7:00 - Travis Ladue from Studio Mast.
    7:20 - Mike Caskey from Pearson Ed
    7:40 - Cory Grunkemeyer from Slack
    8:00 - Event ends

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    Last Hurrah of 2018 HH and Fireside Chat

    Hello Designers & Friends,
    Let's close out 2018 with a fireside chat featuring Denver's design community in Rino's newest mix use space. We will host a panel of practicing professionals to reflect about the state of design in the Denver/ Boulder area. Then we will open up the discussion to the group to talk about hopes & dreams for next year as well as wishlist for Denver UX activities.

    We will start inside, as the venue said they will set up tables for us. Depending on the weather we could potentially move outside to roast S'mores. (I heard they have firepits)

    So bring a friend and S'mores or make friend with people that brought S'mores.

    Here are our confirmed panlists to lead the fireside chat. Our panelists come from a mix background which include large corporation, mid-size companies, and agencies.

    Panelists:
    Zac Walberer
    Elizabeth Steward
    Morgan Keen
    Mike Caskey
    Jackie Smith

    Fireside Topics:
    1. What were some of the biggest hurdles you have tackled in 2018 with you org? Tell us about some of the wins and pain points?
    2. In the last years, what do you see as trending in the Design Community of Denver/ Boulder? Compare and contrast to the rest of the U.S./ World?
    3. What are some of your hopes and dreams going into 2019 with your org? With Denver UX community?

    See you all there.

    Zoe, Seth and the rest of the gang.

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