Neon Monday #208 — May is here!

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Welcome to Issue 208.

For your May dairy, we have 23 one-to-multiple-day events lined up across the world. In-person, hybrid or online events, covering from graphic design to motion design and from animation to web development.

Which one are you attending? Let me know in a reply. Enjoy!

2 - 3 May, Dusseldorf & Live Stream

11th edition off beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2022. beyond tellerrand takes place 2-3 May 2022 in Düsseldorf. It is an event for web and design enthusiasts.

2 - 3 May, Online

Ad World is the world's largest online advertising event happening on 2-3 May 2022. Join 50,000+ of the world's brightest minds in advertising to learn, share secrets and connect online.

3 - 26 May, Online

Community festival celebrating the creative process. Connect, collaborate and create at our hands-on talks, workshops, and community initiatives throughout May. Tickets are £59 and include a 1-year membership to the Design Calendar Community ☺︎

4 - 6 May, Online

Fueling growth, delivering brand loyalty, and creating cultural impact and meaningful social change—design is at the heart of every successful business.

5 - 6 May, Melbourne

NODE brings the best in Australian Motion Graphics and Animation together to share their work, industry insights and creative inspiration with peers and wannabes!

5 - 7 May, Barcelona

21th edition of OFFF Barcelona, a 3-day design conference with a program full of inspiring lectures from industry insiders, workshops with incredible artists, networking sessions and so much more. It’s the key meeting point for all talents around the world to unite and collaborate.

5 - 7 May, Online / Free

To strengthen digital resilience in the society during the hardship, DataFest Online 2022 will equip participants with the analytical skill-set in three main directions: Open Source Reporting; Cybersecurity; AI Technologies

10 - 11 May, Online

Woman in Product Conference takes place May 10-11, 2022. It is the annual event of Woman in Product, a welcoming community where women in product are inspired, connected, and celebrated.

Cheap flights, trains, hotels, and car hire with 24/7 customer support & the Guarantee. Discover a new way of traveling with our interactive map, airport, and destination guides in your pocket.

10 May, Breda

Made You Look is thé muralism conference with wall talk beyond street art. During this event, international muralists share anecdotes and give insight into their working methods.

10 - 11 May, Online

24 hours of design-packed goodness. We believe that Config should be available to everyone, anywhere. That’s why this year, it’s 24 hours long. Don’t let the lengthy agenda trick you into guzzling energy drinks, though—it just means that there are more talks to tune in to—no matter where you are in the world.

11 May, Helsinki

Huiput Creative Festival takes place May 11th, 2022, and offers new ideas and perspectives in a one-day event. The festival brings once again together Finnish and foreign forerunners in various creative practices to share their knowledge and inspirations.

13 - 15 May, Nantes

The Motion Motion festival let's you discover motion design in all its diversity: 3D, 2D, stop motion, etc... in various graphic universes, through a program of exhibitions, workshops, concerts, mini-conferences and meetings. The festival was born from the initiative of the French motion designers association.

13 - 17 May, Berlin

A MAZE. / Berlin is an international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. A MAZE. / Berlin invites professionals, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and other curious people to experience inspiring talks and workshops, four nights of music, and a life-changing exhibition.

13 May, Online / Free

A design conference to discuss freelance, entrepreneurship, UX research, pivoting in UX, UI, diversity and inclusion.

Glide creates apps & websites based on Google Sheets, Excel, or Airtable. Pick a spreadsheet or Airtable base, customize your app, then share it with anyone. Start today for free!

13 May, Stockholm

Scandinavia’s premier User Experience and Service Design conference. It is a meeting place for everyone who wants inspiration, and hands-on advice, on how to generate business value by creating great experiences.

14-15 May, Berlin

The Art Department focuses on concept art and design for film, animation and games. The Art Department dives into the process of creating and put a spotlight on the artists that are responsible of designing worlds, characters and stories of some of the biggest productions.

14 - 15 May, Tokyo & Livestream

Design Matters Tokyo is a conference on digital design – made for designers, by designers. The mission of Design Matters is to share knowledge, offer inspiration, and connect designers from all over the world.

14 - 22 May, Munich

The Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) is the largest design event in Germany. With the theme ‘Moving Horizons’, this year’s edition of MCBW will show close to 100 analog, hybrid, and digital exhibitions, conferences, streams, workshops, and webinars that address fans and experts in the field of design.

17-19 May,

The Future of Everything Festival makes sense of the world through the lens of the global forces that will shape it now, and in the future. It’s the definitive gathering for the smart, the curious and the ambitious.

19 May, Hamburg

aXbt – For the Joy of Work (a beyond tellerrand day in Hamburg). 2022 and awork and beyond tellerrand teamed up (hence aXbt) to bring you a one day spin-off event in Hamburg. All under the theme of "For the Joy of Work". on May 19th

22 May, New York City

magCulture Live for creative inspiration from speakers behind some of NYC's best contemporary magazines.

23 - 25 May, Online

3 day virtual Design Systems LIVE conference, 12+ speakers, 500 friends. A virtual Design Systems conference to bring together the community around Design Systems, and Design Tools organized by the design community.

24 - 26 May, Online

The virtual event for builders and leaders in community-led companies. 100% free.

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Arthur Reinders Folmer from Typearture teaches you in 11 lessons how to create a working variable color font and implement it in a website using HTML/CSS.

See you next week.

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