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Reasons to be Creative - Design Event

Reasons to be Creative - Design Event

Next week I will be heading to Brighton, England for Reasons to be Creative, an amazing conference that I have the honor to be speaking alongside a stellar line up of speakers. I am humbled to be invited to such a great event, especially given some of the designers I truly admire will be speaking including: Elliot Jay Stocks, Aaron Gustafson, Dan Rubin, Erik Spiekermann among many others. I am looking forward to going back to London and Brighton. I would love to meet local designers or anyone interested in a pint and good design talk. I will have some stickers to give away of course, so just hit me up if you are around. About the conference Reasons to be Creative is a conference for web designers, coders, & anyone with a creative mind. It takes place in Brighton, UK, and is always on the first Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of September every year. Reasons brings together the best in art, design, code, & inspiration, and is a fantastic 3 days of education and inspiration. If you are passionate about the craft that goes into your work, then this conference is for you. Bringing you the world's most talented designers, coders, creatives, film makers animators, installation builders, illustrators, and artists presenting 3 tracks over 3 full days. Make no mistake, this is an event that you will walk away from inspired, enlightened, and with a bigger network than when you arrived. For more information visit: http://reasons.to/ Who should attend? If you are a designer, developer, coder, manager, game developer, artist, animator or a newbie, then you should not miss this event! If you are the type of person who agonises over the details, care about your craft, and you choose to surround yourself with the best in design, code and inspiration, then you should attend. Get your Ticket

Event - Future Insights Live

Event - Future Insights Live

Get an abduzeedo discount on the 2nd annual Future Insights Live is a multi-track, 4-day tech conference, featuring an optional workshop day and 3 conference days. A combination of our existing shows – Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, and Future of Mobile To find out more visit Future Insights Live Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, Future of Mobile, and Future of Web in the Enterprise have joined forces to bring you our most comprehensive event EVER! Future Insights Live - Las Vegas April 29th - May 2nd FILive will discuss the future technologies, platforms, and business models YOU should be using and implementing to launch the next big thing. No matter your level of ability, nor whether you are a designer, developer, product person or entrepreneur, this is THE event for inspiration, education, and networking that you don’t want to miss! Coverage of the hottest web & mobile development, design, and business topics. World-class speakers from across the globe. Packed schedule: full day workshops, multi-track conference & hands-on learning labs. Incredible atmosphere: hundreds of like-minded web folk descending on Vegas All levels accommodated, something for everyone. Speakers Future Insights have a selection of the best speakers out there, to view entire list visit futureinsightslive.com/las-vegas-2013/speakers Brad Frost Cameron Moll Carl Smith Dan Rose Joe Stewart and much more Discount 10% off for Abudzeedo users just use the code "abduzeedo10" when you go to Register. Need to convince your boss? Check this out - http://futureinsightslive.com/las-vegas-2013/downloads/Future-Insights-Live-Convince-Your-Boss.pdf For more info visit - futureinsightslive.com/las-vegas-2013

Signalnoise Design Renegade in Portland, OR

Signalnoise Design Renegade in Portland, OR

This November 15th, our good friend James White from Signalnoise will be heading to Portland, Oregon for a speaking event, presented by Spaceman Design and AIGA Portland. Everything took place when James started his Gum Cards Initiative and Portland based designer Dave Hardy pledged on the fundraising as the Diamond Package. One of the prizes of the pledge was that James will be going to wherever your city and make a Design Renegade Talk. Portland was the winner! All Rights to Dave Hardy About the Event In order to reach our goals in the upside-down world of graphic design, you need to be a rogue. A misfit. A renegade. James White from the Signalnoise Studio has based his career on doing things outside of the ordinary, turning his back on boardrooms and creative briefs in order to chase his design dreams with vengeance and rock n’ roll. He will be telling his story while discussing personal projects built from love and ambition in his small home office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. These led to him working with respected people all over the world, from his favourite metal band to film juggernaut Kevin Smith. James will talk about chasing your creative path, building your personal body of work, the value of supporting friends, and never forgetting the artist inside. Being “different” isn’t enough anymore. You need to be a renegade! For more information about Dave Hardy and AIGA Portland, you can visit their websites at SpaceManDesign.com and AIGA Portland at AigaPortland.org. Sample of James White's Works All Rights to James White All Rights to James White All Rights to James White All Rights to James White All Rights to James White Links For more information - http://aigaportland.org To buy your tickets - http://aigapdx-signalnoise.eventbrite.com Spaceman Design - http://spacemandesign.com AIGA Portland - http://aigaportland.org

Montreal Meets 2 / MMTWO

Next month, I will be heading again to Montreal in Canada for the second Montreal Meets. I am pretty excited to meet my friends James White and François Hoang, but also Radim Malinic, Shelby White and Scott Hansen. I am also looking forward to meeting some of my Canadian friends and have a great time again! I am glad it won't be as cold as last year! About Montreal Meets 2 / MMTWO The event will takes place in Montreal, Qc in Canada on April 7th and 8th, 2012. A 2 Day Event in the heart of our city, in the Plateau Mont-Royal District. The Montreal Meets 2 / MMTWO will be happening at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. Bigger than last year's event, we stepped up a notch to bring you 5 speakers from United States to Europe into an intimate venue and we'll surely know how to blast your creativity. The concept is simple. To connect each one of us with the creative world. To create events that will make people get inspired by the design industry, especially from the masters. It's also an opportunity for you to learn from the visionnaries. This is our main goal, it's their gift. It's our legacy! About the Speakers Make sure not to miss this amazing line-up of talented designers that truly made changes in the design industry. The 'ALL-STAR' Speakers! From Porte Alegre, the true spirit and founder of AbduzeedoFabio Sasso Coming out from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the man behind SignalnoiseJames White The award winning art designer, designer and illustrator from London, UKRadim Malinic Creator of Designspiration.net with alias WANKENShelby White Talented visual retro artist and amazing performer known as TychoScott Hansen Support the Montreal Meets 2 on Kickstarter Planning and putting a grand event together doesn't come cheap or free, trust me! We are reaching all the sources and trying our hardest to make this into an unforgettable experience for all of you. Our total expenses rounded up to $14,000 and as far we've raised less than a half of it. Most of the expenses comes from paying our speakers airfare and stay. Also without leaving anything beside, we also have the venue, equipment, advertising and printing. Our event will see light by the help and support from anyone that wants to get involved in different way. By choosing one of the seven (7) different pledge options, you are automatically contributing to the realization of MMTWO. Even if you couldn't make it, you are helping us making it. A little gesture to keep our positive attitude to make a change and inspire others to do the same. This is your pledge to us. Give your support to MMTWO here - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montrealmeets/montreal-meets-2-mmtw… Links For more information - http://www.montrealmeets.ca To buy your tickets - http://mmtwo.eventbrite.com/ Montreal Meets on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/montrealmeets Montreal Meets on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/montreal_meets

Montreal Meets 2012: 3 Tickets Giveaway - Winners

On last January, Montreal Meets had their first edition with two truly amazing speakers including our beloved founder Fabio Sasso here at Abduzeedo and James White from Signalnoise. For April 2012, Montreal Meets will be back with MMTWO and we are doing a ticket giveaway for you guys. We have 3 tickets to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update Big congrats to Catherine Lévesque (cath_levesque(at)hotmail.com), Noémie Beaulieu (noemie.beaulieu(at)gmail.com) and Liz (l4guil4r(at)gmail.com) who will receive their free 2 Day Pass for the Montreal Meets 2 (MMTWO). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating! Official Poster for MMTWO Giveaway If you're not able to come to Montreal, Qc in Canada, we'll be happy to give the official 18" x 24" poster of MMTWO in compensation. So everybody has a chance to win. So drop those comments and best of luck to all of you! About Montreal Meets The idea is simple. To connect with the creative world. This is our main goal. To create events that will make people get inspired by the design industry. Especially by the people mastering their vision. We want you to joins us on the exploration of the unknown. It's also an opportunity for you to learn from the people of the industry. It's their gift to us. It's our legacy! Find out more on Montreal Meets at MontrealMeets.ca or simply follow them on Twitter @montreal_meets . About MMTWO We're back for 2012 with another Montreal Meets! With another location, more speakers and as you can see, the event is now during two days! Don't miss this great opportunity to the visionaries of our creative world. It will take place on April 7th and 8th in Montreal, Qc of Canada. About the Speakers Make sure not to miss this amazing line-up of talented designers that truly made changes in the design industry. The 'ALL-STAR' Speakers! From Porte Alegre, the true spirit and founder of AbduzeedoFabio Sasso Coming out from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the man behind SignalnoiseJames White The award winning art designer, designer and illustrator from London, UKRadim Malinic Creator of Designspiration.net with alias WANKENShelby White Talented visual retro artist and amazing performer known as TychoScott Hansen Links For more information - http://www.montrealmeets.ca To buy your tickets - http://mmtwo.eventbrite.com/ Montreal Meets on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/montrealmeets Montreal Meets on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/montreal_meets

Abduzeedo + Greyscalegorilla Meet-up in San Francisco

It has been more than six months since I moved to San Francisco to work for Google full time. I love this city and have learned so much living in a different country and culture. One of the things I love the most is the chance to meet new people especially some that I really admire like Nick Campbell aka Greyscalegorilla. I met Nick a few days ago and he is awesome! Nick also had the idea of organizing a meetup here in San Francisco so we could get the chance to talk with more local designers. So if you are in the bay area come join us for nerd talk, design talk, pinball, 3D, and, of course, beer at Zeitgeist Beer Garden from 7:30pm-11pm Wednesday August 24th. Hope to see you there.

Montreal Meets Live Tonight

In a few hours I will be taking the stage at Concordia University with James White and Francois Hoang for the MontrealMeets. For those that won't be able to attend the event will be broadcasted live. In case you need the last minute information, here is a list of all the important stuff for this evening’s festivities as posted on the Montreal Meets website. The Schedule 18h15 EST – Montreal Meets Presentation18h30 EST – Signalnoise Presentation19h30 EST – Abduzeedo Presentation15 MINUTE BREAK20h45 EST – Q & A Session Attendance information 1515 Ste-Catherine West in the EV Building, in the room EV 1-605 at 18h00. For those coming to the event, please arrive about 15 minutes in advance to take your place. Please note that the reserved seats will be seated first and the rest will have to stand. For the e-ticket, just give your email to the people at the front and this will be your confirmation for your entry to the event. If your email is not confirmed, that means you will to wait for the reserved seats to be seated first and then you’ll be able to come in. Sorry for the inconvenience. Live broadcast If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can tune in live via a Ustream broadcast. Things were made really easy, you can click over to the Signalnoise Broadcast page and tune in to watch the presentations. The chat may be deactivated during the broadcast to allow better bandwidth, we’ll see how it goes. Twitter I’m sure there will be plenty of posts on Twitter before, during and after the event. If you want to keep up on the action watch for the hashtag #MontrealMeets and follow @Montreal_Meets, @AoiroStudio, @Abduzeedo and @Signalnoise.

Montreal Meets: Abduzeedo and Signalnoise

Next week I will be heading to Montreal, Canada to meet my friends James White and François Hoang for the Montreal Meets. It's going to be my first time in Canada and I am looking forward to meeting some canadian new friends and have a great time, despite the fact that it's going to be super cold :) About the Montreal Meets Montreal Meets will take place on Tuesday January 25th, 2011 at Concordia University in Montreal. I will be there with James White talking about design, inspiration, blogging and of course answering questions from the audience. The talks will also be broadcasted live at http://www.ustream.tv/user/montreal_meets The idea is simple. To connect with the creative world. This is our main goal. To create events that will make people get inspired by the design industry. Especially by the people mastering their vision. We want you to joins us on the exploration of the unknown. It's also an opportunity for you to learn from the people of the industry. It's their gift to us. It's our legacy! Connect. Inspire. Learn Posters by James White and my collaboration with James James White Poster My Collaboration with James Montreal Meets is brought to you by For more information about Montreal Meets visit http://www.aoirostudio.com/montrealmeets/index.html

Winner of Future of Web Design - Giveaway

Hey guys, thanks to everyone that participated for a chance to win this giveaway, unfortunately we can only pick one winner and I wish we could pick a few because there's a lot of people who deserve this opportunity but here is the one. The Giveaway First I would like to ask everyone to not enter the giveaway if you not going to be able to go, check out the event date and location, make sure you can make it before you try to win it. The two day pass event is worth $895.00 and we want to give it away to someone that will make the best use of it. The winner will get a free 2 Day Conference Pass, the conference will take place in on November 15th & 16th, visit their website for more information www.futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2010 The Winner Scott Earl As a full-time 40+ hr a week UX Designer, and freelancer on the side, I live and breath everything design. I'm looking to evolve my skills and take my UX game to the next level by exploring any and every avenue I possibly can. I'm peeking around the corner every chance I get at what the next big thing is going to be, and would like to stay on the bleeding edge of the web design industry. This event would definitely keep me on that path, and I also just need a vacation! That's the ultimate package you're giving away right there ;) Congratulations Scott, I'll be contacting you shortly, if by any means you can make to the conference we will be picking another winner. The Event The Future of Web Design has changed! After a huge success of the new format in London, we're bringing the new look show to New York: two days of conference sessions, each with two tracks to choose from, and a day of intimate workshop allowing attendees to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen topic. What's going on? Future of Web Design - November 15th - 17th, New York The Best of the Best - The biggest Names in web design, presenting over 2 days of packed conference schedule. Bigger than ever Before - Future of Web Design New York is now a two day, two track conference. That's around 400% more content than 2009. Covering the Most Important Subjects - We cover the topics that matter the most to today's web designers and front end developers, including HTML5, CSS3, typography and UX. Added Learning Opportunities - As well as two tracks of great content there will be an extensive program of extra University sessions and expert-led design clinics running throughout the breaks. Relive the Conference - Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides, audio and full transcriptions will be made available to attendees after the event, allowing colleagues to benefit too. Intimate Workshops - Full day (9am - 5pm) are also available to attendees wishing to delve deeper into specially chosen hot topics. Numbers are capped at 40 per session, ensuring a great learning environment. Great Changes for Networking - With over 500 like-minded designers descending on New York for the event, and both structured and informal network sessions provided, it's a brilliant opportunity to meet new friends and forge professional contacts. The Speakers Click here find out more about each speaker. Doug Bowman Molly Holzschlag Paul Boag Cameron Moll Nick La Aral Balkan Aarron Walter Jan Cavan Sarah Parmenter Jonathan Snook Thomas McLeod Tim Van Damme Dan Mall Matthew Smith Ethan Marcotte Brad Haynes Denise Jacobs Estelle Weyl Jon Schlossberg Jesse Friedman The Conference Venue This year's conference will take place at New World Stages in New York on 15th + 16th November. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th St, between 8th and 9th avenue at World Wide Plaza. Parking is convieniently located on both 49th and 50th street. Who's Going ? If you planing on going to the event, let us know so we can meet up!

Future of Web Design - Giveaway

Yes, you heard it right. We are giving away a 2 Day Conference Pass for the upcoming FOWD Future of Web Design this November 15-17 in New York. This is one of the best web design events there is, with the best speakers in the industry is a must go to anybody that works with web design. Find out more about the event. Me and Fabio were set to go to this year's FOWD in NY but unfortunately Fabio won't make it but the good side is we are giving away a 2 Day Conference Pass, and the winner get to go for free and hang out with me in NY. The Giveaway First I would like to ask everyone to not enter the giveaway if you not going to be able to go, check out the event date and location, make sure you can make it before you try to win it. The two day pass event is worth $895.00 and we want to give it away to someone that will make the best use of it. The winner will get a free 2 Day Conference Pass, the conference will take place in on November 15th & 16th, visit their website for more information www.futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2010 How to Win To enter the giveaway is easy. Answer this question on the comment area: "Why we should pick you to go to FOWD" and share on twitter "I wanna go to FOWD for free with ABDZ" Good Luck Guys! The Event The Future of Web Design has changed! After a huge success of the new format in London, we're bringing the new look show to New York: two days of conference sessions, each with two tracks to choose from, and a day of intimate workshop allowing attendees to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen topic. What's going on? Future of Web Design - November 15th - 17th, New York The Best of the Best - The biggest Names in web design, presenting over 2 days of packed conference schedule. Bigger than ever Before - Future of Web Design New York is now a two day, two track conference. That's around 400% more content than 2009. Covering the Most Important Subjects - We cover the topics that matter the most to today's web designers and front end developers, including HTML5, CSS3, typography and UX. Added Learning Opportunities - As well as two tracks of great content there will be an extensive program of extra University sessions and expert-led design clinics running throughout the breaks. Relive the Conference - Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides, audio and full transcriptions will be made available to attendees after the event, allowing colleagues to benefit too. Intimate Workshops - Full day (9am - 5pm) are also available to attendees wishing to delve deeper into specially chosen hot topics. Numbers are capped at 40 per session, ensuring a great learning environment. Great Changes for Networking - With over 500 like-minded designers descending on New York for the event, and both structured and informal network sessions provided, it's a brilliant opportunity to meet new friends and forge professional contacts. The Speakers Click here find out more about each speaker. Doug Bowman Molly Holzschlag Paul Boag Cameron Moll Nick La Aral Balkan Aarron Walter Jan Cavan Sarah Parmenter Jonathan Snook Thomas McLeod Tim Van Damme Dan Mall Matthew Smith Ethan Marcotte Brad Haynes Denise Jacobs Estelle Weyl Jon Schlossberg Jesse Friedman The Conference Venue This year's conference will take place at New World Stages in New York on 15th + 16th November. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th St, between 8th and 9th avenue at World Wide Plaza. Parking is convieniently located on both 49th and 50th street. Who's Going ? If you planing on going to the event, let us know so we can meet up!

Future of Web Design - New York

FOWD Future of Web Design is back to New York this November 15th - 17th. I'm happy to announce that me and Fabio are going to be there and it's going to be awesome! A 3 day event with the best speakers in the industry is a must go to anybody that works with web design. Find out more about the event. The Future of Web Design has changed! After a huge success of the new format in London, we're bringing the new look show to New York: two days of conference sessions, each with two tracks to choose from, and a day of intimate workshop allowing attendees to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen topic. What's going on? Future of Web Design - November 15th - 17th, New York The Best of the Best - The biggest Names in web design, presenting over 2 days of packed conference schedule. Bigger than ever Before - Future of Web Design New York is now a two day, two track conference. That's around 400% more content than 2009. Covering the Most Important Subjects - We cover the topics that matter the most to today's web designers and front end developers, including HTML5, CSS3, typography and UX. Added Learning Opportunities - As well as two tracks of great content there will be an extensive program of extra University sessions and expert-led design clinics running throughout the breaks. Relive the Conference - Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides, audio and full transcriptions will be made available to attendees after the event, allowing colleagues to benefit too. Intimate Workshops - Full day (9am - 5pm) are also available to attendees wishing to delve deeper into specially chosen hot topics. Numbers are capped at 40 per session, ensuring a great learning environment. Great Changes for Networking - With over 500 like-minded designers descending on New York for the event, and both structured and informal network sessions provided, it's a brilliant opportunity to meet new friends and forge professional contacts. The Speakers Click here find out more about each speaker. Doug Bowman Molly Holzschlag Paul Boag Cameron Moll Nick La Aral Balkan Aarron Walter Jan Cavan Sarah Parmenter Jonathan Snook Thomas McLeod Tim Van Damme Dan Mall Matthew Smith Ethan Marcotte Brad Haynes Denise Jacobs Estelle Weyl Jon Schlossberg Jesse Friedman The Conference Venue This year's conference will take place at New World Stages in New York on 15th + 16th November. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th St, between 8th and 9th avenue at World Wide Plaza. Parking is convieniently located on both 49th and 50th street. Who's Going ? If you planing on going to the event, let us know so we can meet up!

Abduzeedo Photoshop Battle Highlights

This past July Abduzeedo put on our first offline event. Despite the fact that I was pretty nervous about how it would turn out, it actually went really well. A lot of people showed up and now we're planning to organize another battle in another city, or maybe even another country. The Photoshop Battle consisted of eight designers battling it out to take home the title of Abduzeedo Photoshop Battle World Champion. We'd draw a subject in which the contestants would have to design a wallpaper in 30 minutes. Even though that's a pretty short time to create something cool, the final results were stunning. After almost seven hours of dispute, we had our first Abduzeedo Photoshop Battle World Champion: Cássio Braga. Below you can check out a video by John Arlington with the highlights of the event, (in which John was kind enough to include English subtitles for all you non-Portuguese speakers out there.) Youtube Vimeo Abduzeedo - Battle of Photoshop from Alexandre Guterres on Vimeo. For more information about the event visit http://battleofphotoshop.com.br/

The Future of Web Design - New York City 2009

Next week the famous Carsonified Event "Future of Web Design" takes place in New York City and here you will see what to expect from this great event. The best web designers in the world will take place to talk about different topics that will bring up your web game to the next level. Check it out! First you need to visit the event page http://events.carsonified.com/ to get a good felling of what's going on. This year FOWD will take place in NYC on November 16th and 17th. To Find out about Event Location and Schedule visit http://events.carsonified.com/fowd/2009/nyc On November 16th you can choose from 8 different workshops to attend, here is what's on the list. Open Web Standards for the Rich Web - Molly Holzschalag Real World Accessibility for Web Designers - Derek Featherstone WordPress Theme Development for Web Designers - Elliot Jay Stocks How to Design Effective Web Content - Kristina Halvorson How to build a HTML5/CSS3 Website Today - Steve Smith Design Secrets of digg.com's User Interface - Daniel Burka How to use JQuery to Enhance your Web Design - Karl Swedberg Best Practices in Web Typography - Dan Rubin On November 17th, the Conference will take place and this is what will go on: Progressive Enrichment with CSS3 - Dan Cederhom Feedback informing design: Listening, really listening, to your users - Daniel Burka 3 Dimensional thinking for web designers - Mike Kus Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World - Derek Featherstone Stop Worrying & Get On With It: Tips and Tricks for designing for the Modern Web - Elliot Jay Stocks Partner Presentation - Bill Buxton New York Shorts: Vimeo - Blake Whiteman Familiar Futures: Making Mars Feel Like Home - Kyle Sollenberger The Long and Short of It: Panel Discussion - Liz Danzico, Jason Santa Maria, Paul Ford, and Kristina Halvorson. HTML5 Killed XHTML2: And the Mysterious Future of Markup - Molly Hozschlag FOWD Keynote: "Space: What does it mean?" Joshua Davis Meet the Speakers We’ve got some awesome speakers lined up for you this year at FOWD. Here's who we've got lined up so far. Don't forget to check back for updates to the speaker list. Click here to check the list. For all the abduzeedo users, I will be attending the event and would like to meet up with all our users that are going, leave a comment and will set it up. Last year FOWD was in New York as well and here you can watch all the content: Dan Mall The Experience Layer: Using Flash, JavaScript, and other technologies to engage users. Derek Powazek The future of community and crowd-sourced design Hillman Curtis Then minutes of Design Inspiration Mike Kus Whatever happened to the Art in Design? Nicholas Felton Charting Daily Data Nick La Finding Inspiration from your Environment Patrick Haney Web Design Fundamentals: Learning from the past to the better future Paul Boag Educating clients to say yes

Adobe CS4 Event September 23rd

Mark your calendar, Adobe officially announced they will unveil the next version of the Creative Suite on September 23rd; and we're invited! It’s going to be brilliant: See the unveiling of new Adobe Creative Suite 4 on September 23! A web broadcast will be shown at different times around the world and requires registration. Europe - 11:00 a.m. CET North America - 9:00 a.m. Eastern North America - 9:00 a.m. Pacific Australia - 4:00 p.m. AET (Sept 24) Singapore/Hong Kong - 2:00 p.m. (Sept 24) India - 11:30 a.m. IST (Sept 24) No details on the price nor release date yet, though we could expect this pretty soon according to last year's release.