B.A.D. Ideas.

B.A.D. Ideas.

For our next meeting, we would like to welcome Lotenna Enwonwu. He’s the Digital Design Director at BRIGHT RED\TBWA. Lotenna is a relative newcomer to both Tallahassee and the Refresh community. With a background wearing many hats ranging from a credit card machine fixing call center rep to a web designing, video editing, art directing, creative, Lo brings with him a world of experiences. He’s worked on brands such as Nike, the United States Marine Corp, Home Depot, and Microsoft, just to name a few. Lotenna is going to share his principles and how they were learned and applied throughout his career. You can learn more about him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Venue: CoLab @ The Pod
Cost: FREE!

How to Pitch UX

How to Pitch UX

Presenting your work with confidence to opinionated people with a lot at stake (aka, clients) can be both exhilarating and terrifying. We’ve invited Darren Allen to come and discuss ways to pitch UX with a higher degree of confidence. He’ll also share some methods that can help guide your designs and justify your decisions.

Darren is the Managing Director of Digital at Moore Communcations Group (MCG) and has been an active member of the Refresh community since its inception way back in 2006. You can learn more about Darren on the MCG site, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

I hope you can join us!

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Venue: Domi Station
Cost: FREE!
Please RSVP on our Meetup page. Thanks!

P.S. For those who have the extra time, we’ll be having an informal after-party at GrassLands Brewing Company immediately following the Meetup.

P.P.S. If you haven’t already done so this year, please “chip in.” Thanks!

Jan 29: Dribbble Stories

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We’ve invited five designers to kick off 2016 for us by sharing the stories behind a few of their Dribbble shots. While Dribbble offers a fantastic breadth of inspiration as it is, we thought it would be interesting to mix in some depth and learn a bit more about the circumstances and inspiration that led up to a few particular shots, some finer details about the purpose of the shots themself, and what happened after the shots were originally posted.

Our special guest for the evening will be Kendrick Kidd, Senior Art Director at The Robin Shepherd Group in Jacksonville. Also presenting will be four local designers and fellow Dribbblers:Eric Thomas, Taylor Perrin, Jacob Waites, and Brannon Solomon.

I hope you can join us!

Date: Jan 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Venue: Domi Station
Cost: FREE!

P.S. For those who are free, we’ll be having an informal after party at GrassLands Brewing Company immediately following the Meetup.

P.P.S. If you haven’t already done so, please “chip in” your $25 annual membership. Thanks!

Dribbble Stories: Kendrick Kidd (32.2 MB)

An Evening With Owen Mundy

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Come join us for an evening with Owen Mundy and get an introduction to his investigations of space and its relationship to data. Among other projects, Owen will discuss “I Know Where Your Cat Lives” – a data visualization experiment exploring the public display of personal data using a sample of 1 million mapped cat photos leveraging a publicly available API.

Owen is a researcher, designer and technologist who investigates the relationship between data and public spaces. He has an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and is an Associate Professor in Digital Media at Florida State University. His work has been covered in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Wired Magazine. Follow him @owenmundy


When & Where:
Thursday, November 12
6:30 – 8:30 PM

FSU Fine Arts Building
530 W. Call Street, Room 249
Tallahassee, FL

Please RSVP on the Refresh Meetup Page. Thanks!

 

Russel Quadros + nGen Works + Design

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Come join us for an evening with Russel Quadros, the “Concept & Executioner” at nGen Works in Jacksonville. In addition to discussing the unfolding story of his company’s website, Russel will discuss the unique workflow at nGen Works as well as the ups and downs of working with a distributed team.

We’re partnering with Domi Station, and Domi members and students can attend for free. Otherwise, there is a $5 cover. Also, before the event starting around 5:00, Domi Station is hosting a Happy Hour. Russel’s presentation will begin shortly after 7:00.

More about Russel can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. It is an evening you don’t want to miss!

Date + Time: Friday, September 5, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Domi Station (918 Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, FL)
Cost: $5 (Free for Domi members and students)
Space is limited. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

An Evening with Facebook

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Come join us for an evening with Skyler Vander Molen, Communication Designer at Facebook. In addition to discussing design process and showing examples of several projects like Facebook Messenger, Skyler will weave these items together with his journey from Tallahassee to San Francisco. It is a story you don’t want to miss!

Skyler will also be speaking about the “power of a connected world” at TechExpo the following day.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Location: Proof Brewing Company, 1717 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL
Cost: $5
Space is limited. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

An Evening with Rafael Calderon

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Come join us for an evening with Rafael Calderon, senior designer at Homes.com. In addition to telling the stories for the design of the new Fusion real estate application and the design for the new RE/MAX mobile app, Rafael will shed light on the ups and downs of working as an in-house designer for a large web application company, why we should not wear Steve Jobs’ turtleneck, and how the decisions we make as designers affect both others and ourselves.

When: Thursday, March 6 from 7:00 to 8:30
Where: Proof Brewing Company (1717 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304)
Cost: $5 (FREE for students)
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Thanks!

WordPress by Refresh

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It was bound to happen sooner or later. Our speaker bailed at the last minute (as in the day of). Nevertheless, we intend to make some home-grown lemonade out of the sour circumstances and improvise a bit.

If you use WordPress and are willing to share, we will have a casual time of open mic (and open demo). If you have questions about WordPress, we will have a chance for others in the crowd to take a shot at answering them.

Sorry for the last-minute change. There is no longer a charge, and I will refund any pre-paid folks.

Thanks folks!

~ Mike

When: Thursday, November 7 from 6:30 to 8:00
Where: The Warehouse (706 W. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL)
Cost: FREE
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Thanks!

An Evening with Grooveshark

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Come enjoy an evening looking under the hood of Grooveshark with our special guest Dustin Pace, the company’s Senior Product Designer. Learn more about the design process and challenges faced for a web and mobile application used by over 30 million people.

In addition to product design, Dustin is a whiteboard enthusiast and a lover of robots. More about Dustin can be found at: Twitter, dribble, and LinkedIn.

When: Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30 to 8:00
Where: The Warehouse (706 W. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL)
Cost: $5
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Thanks!

Join us at our upcoming Meetup!

jeremy-warehouseCome enjoy an evening with Jeremy Spinks, as he showcases a recent project from start to finish, covering many design and coding aspects, and learn how this one-man-band pulled it all off. A fitting alternate title for this presentation might be “Launching a new website without making the logo bigger – a guide for aspiring Jacks of all Trades.”

Jeremy is a seasoned local design veteran and is currently the VP of Online Design with BowStern Marketing Communications. He also wears hats with Jelly Bean Communications Design and Florida State Universtiy.

When:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where:
The Warehouse
706 W. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL
Due to construction on Gaines, be prepared for detours. There should be plenty of parking in the back.

Other:
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Thanks!
Price: $5.00/per person