Neon Monday #235 โ€” February Updates ๐Ÿ’•

Don't miss these events in February (Updated calendar!)

Welcome to Issue 235!The February update!

This week an updated list of design-related events happening in February ๐Ÿ’• around the world.

Nicer Tuesday๐Ÿ“… Tuesday, 7 February 2023๐Ÿ“ London, UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐ŸŽ“ Good for: Creators of all kindsโ€ฆTo kick off a new year of Nicer Tuesdays has an incredible line-up: Wilfrid Wood, Suzy Chan, and Crack Magazine! They are ready and waiting to give you an insight into their creative worlds. Theyโ€™ll be sharing wisdom on finding inspiration, honing your methods, and creating work that stands out from the crowd.

Growing up Underground. A Memoir of Counterculture New York๐Ÿ“… Wednesday, February 8 20236:30โ€“8:30 pm๐Ÿ“ New York, USAJoin designer and author, Steven Heller and Anne Quito, for an intimate conversation about his recent coming-of-age memoir, Growing Up Underground: A Memoir of Counterculture New York. This memoir takes us on a deep visual dive into NYCโ€™s youth culture eruption in the 1960s, and 1970 from Stevenโ€™s on-the-ground lived experience.

Leading Design ๐Ÿ“… Tuesday, 7 to Wednesday, 8 February 2023๐Ÿ“ San Francisco, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐ŸŽ“ Good for: Design ManagersLeading Design is a world-class conference for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or striving to instill a culture of design within their organizations.

#TDC68 Best in Show Panel๐Ÿ“… Thursday, 9 February 2023. 11:00 AM โ€“ 12:00 PM EST๐Ÿ“ Online ๐Ÿ“ก๐ŸŽ“ Good for: Brand DesignersThis online panel with Michael Bierut and Jonny Sikov of Pentagram focuses on the identity for International Center for Photography, which won the โ€˜best in showโ€™ prize in the 68th TDC awards.

Outcome๐Ÿ“… Friday, 10 to Saturday, 11 February 2023๐Ÿ“ Chandigarh, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐ŸŽ“ Good for: Product designers, developersA conference about startups, products, UX, and design from a storytelling perspective. ย 

Graphika Manila๐Ÿ“… Saturday, 11 to Sunday, 12 February 2023๐Ÿ“ Manila, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ and online ๐Ÿ“ก ๐ŸŽ“ Good for: Digital Creators of all kindsโ€ฆTwo-day conference featuring creators and projects from the fields of design, animation, illustration, and beyond. Speakers include designer Beeple, UX Design Lead at Google Burton Rast, illustrators Soleil Ignacio as well as Dan Fajardo, and many others.

Tuesday, 14 February Valentine's day ๐Ÿ’•

UX New Zealand๐Ÿ“… Wednesday, 15 to Friday, 17 February 2023๐Ÿ“ Wellington, New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐ŸŽ“ Good for: UX designers en developersThe event UX New Zealand is Aotearoa's biggest dedicated user experience conference. Whether you're new to UX or a seasoned professional, you'll gain valuable insights and inspiration - and have fun along the way!

Convey - the design community for transport transformers๐Ÿ“… Wednesday, 15 February 2023๐Ÿ“ Paris, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Convey is a community of meetups where anyone designing for transport, or anyone interested in transportation and travel design, can share their experiences and knowledge, and learn from the biggest players in the field. Inaugural meetup of 2023 focused on "Designing for Success - Balancing Discovery & Delivery", and hosted by BlaBlaCar.

Letterspace Amsterdam๐Ÿ“… Wednesday, 15 February 2023๐Ÿ“ Amsterdam, The Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑWith Olga Umpeleva, we not just have a native designer but someone that likes to explore untrodden paths and is now working for Dinamo.

Dive into Mid-Journey with Artist Heather Crank๐Ÿ“… Friday, 17 February 2023๐Ÿ“ OnlineDive into Mid-Journey with Heather Crank! In this 90min workshop, I'll live demo my process, and we will attempt to create a specific image together.

MANIFEST:IO๐Ÿ“… Friday, 17 and Saturday 18 February 2023๐Ÿ“ Berlin, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชA 2-day event featuring a series of talks, performances, and an exhibition that highlights new media projects and installations by emerging artists and media researchers.

Advocating for Design with Emily Cohen๐Ÿ“… Thursday, 23 February 2023, 6:30 PM โ€“ 8:30 PM EST๐Ÿ“ Online ๐Ÿ“ก๐ŸŽ“ Good for: DesignersIn this talk, Emily Cohen will discuss the current state of our industryโ€™s value and discuss how we all can better advocate for our profession.

Interaction23๐Ÿ“… Saturday, 25 to Friday, 3 March 2023๐Ÿ“ Zurich, Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ and online ๐Ÿ“ก๐ŸŽ“ Good for: UX designers en developersInteraction 23, IxDAโ€™s annual interaction design week, is taking place in a hybrid format this year from February 25 to March 3, 2023. The much-anticipated Interaction conference will be held at Zurich Convention Centre in Switzerland from March 1 โ€“ 3, 2023. The virtual segment will include the live streaming of the conference from the event venue. Apart from the conference, a series of activities from summits, and workshops to retreats have been scheduled to take place throughout the week.

Smashing Meets Figma๐Ÿ“… Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 8:00โ€“11:00AM PT๐Ÿ“ Online ๐Ÿ“ก , Free for everyoneThis edition is all about Figma, our favorite digital design tool โ€” and a little bit about other tools โ€” and how they can help you and your team to make your (work) life better. This Smashing Meets features three amazing speakers with practical and inspirational talks and closes with a challenge and an interactive panel discussion.

Explore upcoming event inโ˜ƒ๏ธ January | ๐Ÿ’• February | ๐ŸŒฑ March | โ˜”๏ธ April | ๐ŸŒธ May | โ˜€๏ธ June | ๐ŸŽ† July๐Ÿ‰ August | ๐Ÿ‚ September | ๐ŸŽƒ October | ๐Ÿฆƒ November | ๐ŸŽ„ December๐Ÿ“ก Online | ๐ŸŒŽ North America | ๐Ÿ’ƒ Latin America | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Europe๐ŸŒ Africa | ๐Ÿ•Œ Middle East | โ›ฉ Asia | ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ Oceania

2023 Wall Planner

2023 Wall Planner

It's not too late to get my useful 2023 wall planner and start planning out the year. The planner is printed on easy-to-write, thick, and durable matte paper. It measures 700x1000mm, and the paperweight is 189g/mยฒ with a paper thickness of 0.26 mm. Available colors: Black and RGB Blue! The planner ships flat, within 5 workdays.

Organize an event?

Are you or do you have a friend/colleague who organizes a workshop, field trip, meet-up, festival, or conference and it is a good fit for Neon Moirรฉ? You are invited to add the upcoming event to our event guide.โค๏ธ

If this issue of Neon Monday inspired you, share it with a friend, and you want to help me make more like it, buy me a coffee, or sponsor this newsletter to get your message in front of 2.5K+ creators.

Waving from Delft,Thomas โœŒ๏ธ

Join the conversation

or to participate.