Moonlighting

Daniel Hoffmann: Designer by Day, DJ by Night

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Jack-of-all-trades: The blanket descriptor eludes specificity and perfectly fits Daniel Hoffmann, whether describing his new day job as web developer at Sharethrough, his old day job as product designer for sports software and app developer Sport Ngin, or his after-hours gigs at shows across the Midwest. Daniel’s design experience ranges from video animation to UX/UI design, with his sweet spot found in jobs that allow him to tackle “each step of the design process all the way through development.” At Sport Ngin, he designed and developed new products from scratch. He’ll handle design and front-end development at Sharethrough.

As soon as the sun sets, Daniel grabs his laptop and headphones and takes the DJ’s podium as Cities of Gold. Performing alongside such big-name electronic artists as Dave Guetta and Skrillex, he’s appeared at venues ranging from intimate clubs to NFL stadiums. Daniel also works off-podium as part of SIMshows, booking and promoting club events and festivals.

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"It can get pretty hectic at times balancing my personal and social life with essentially two full-time jobs but I’m really grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given," Daniel told Dribbble. "It feels like the last ten years have flown by for me but it’s been an amazing ride."

Below, Daniel discusses how his careers inform each other.

Code Camp Logo Concept

Code Camp Logo Concept

I think many people would assume that because I’m a club DJ and designer, I’d have a portfolio full of club flyers and event promos. That has not been the case for me. For example, my logo for Code Camp is simple and not very flashy. However, there has been a much larger connection between the two and it makes perfect sense looking back on my job history.

At the beginning of both careers I was young, new and getting to know each of the industries. My design work was adequate but improving and as a DJ I was learning how to be a better performer with every show. Eventually, I moved into a marketing design role and at the same time became more involved on the business side of things in the event industry. I was simultaneously learning to design more effectively for success in both careers. Now, as a product designer, I’m responsible for an entire product experience and as an owner of SIMshows, I’m responsible for the events we book and promote.

While there isn’t an apparent connection in style or subject matter between my design and DJing, there is something much larger at play. There’s a visible timeline of my growth as a designer directly influencing the level of responsibilities and involvement in both my careers.

Moonlighting is an occasional series about designers who spend a significant amount of professional time on non-design pursuits. Fit the bill? Email susanna@dribbble.com.

Weekly Replay

Since Last Week

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We announced the second annual Dribbble + Dropbox Meetup (above left) and traveled to Newport, California to visit Hoozpah HQ. Hoodzpah Baseball T-shirt above center. Hoodzpah HQ above right, photo by Jenavieve Belair.

Shopify + Dribbble Playoff

  • Design is… (Official Shopify + Dribbble Playoff) Wow! Nearly 250 of you joined the Shopify “Design is … ” Playoff. (Opening salvo by Paul Pritchard). We (Shopify + Dribbble) are looking hard at all the shots, and will announce the winners later this week. Thanks so much to everyone who jumped in - we’re really impressed with what you created.

Home Paging

Liking Your Lettering

Kickstart Me Up!

Practice Makes Perfect

  • image Vingar by Arslan Ali, who has been practicing glass.

User Friendly

Head Shot

Bullish

Where I Went on My Summer Vacation

  • image Chus Margallo came to the USA, including to Washington, DC, for An Event Apart.
  • image Surikami made an image for each day of her vacation.

We Like Camping!

Badass Lady Creatives

Coaches’ Picks

Teams

Meetup Wrap-up

Beijing, China, August 9

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Thank you to organizer XiaoHuo (n0dk4ne) (above right), who worked so hard to make this event a success, and to everyone who attended.

Istanbul, Turkey, August 10

Dribbble Ist Meetup 2014

Organizer Burak Can reported a great turnout and a good time. Thank you for everything, Burak, and thanks to Sedat Cakir for the photographs! For a Turkish language wrap-up, visit www.sedatcakir.net.

Meetups

Thanks to our global Meetup co-sponsor Shopify.

  • Portland, Oregon
    PDX Lettering Collective, Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 p.m., Cathedral Park (just under the St. John’s Bridge). BYO snacks. Activities to include a rotation game - first person creates a letter, second adds, etc. until a word appears. Participation optional. RSVP.
  • Dallas, Texas
    Chicken Foundry Eat-up, Wednesday, August 13, 7 p.m., Chicken Scratch/The Foundry, 2303 Pittman Street. RSVP.
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    Dribbble + Dropbox, Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 p.m., Dropbox. Happily or sadly, depending on how quickly you RSVPed, this Meetup is full.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkCleveland, Ohio
    Dribbble @ the NPR @ Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Friday - Sunday, August 15-17, noon - 8 p.m., Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue. RSVP.
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    The Email Design Conference Dribbble Meetup, Monday, August 18, 6 p.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Fort Point. Sponsored by Litmus, Campaign Monitor, Shopify, and Dribbble. RSVP.
  • Atlanta, Georgia
    Thursday, August 21, 8 p.m., Trader Vic’s, Hilton Hotel, 255 Courtland Street NE. Sponsored by MailChimp. Live music, tropical cocktails and snacks. RSVP.
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Friday, August 22, 5 p.m., location TBD. RSVP
  • image Porto Alegre, Brazil
    CREATIVE BOOST Dribbble e Woodoo/LABS Brasil, Saturday, August 23, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., UTC-03, Casa Liberdade, Rua Liberdade, 553. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkBrooklyn, New York
    Dribbble @ the NPR, Saturday, August 23, 6 p.m., Cotton Candy Machine, 235 South 1st Street. Featured artist: Two Arms Inc. RSVP.
  • Lansing, Michigan
    Capital Area Inaugural Dribbble Meetup, Wednesday, August 27, 7:30 p.m., 435 East Grand River Ave., East Lansing. RSVP.
  • Dublin, Ireland
    Thursday, August 28, 7 p.m., Against the Grain, 11 Wexford Street. RSVP.
  • Ukrainian Dribbble MeetupOdessa, Ukraine
    Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m., 30 Августа10:00Одесса, ул. Приморский бульвар, 11, г-ца Лондонская. Sponsored by Provectus. RSVP.
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    Wednesday, September 3, 6 p.m., eHouse Studio, 2 Race Street. RSVP and follow Charleston Dribbble/dribbbleCHS on Twitter.
  • Washington, DC
    Thursday, September 4, 6:30 p.m., canvas co/work, 1203 19th Street, NW. Presentation by TJ Cichecki and Abe Garcia of Workhorse. Sponsored by canvas, Dribbble and Shopify.RSVP.
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    Saturday, September 6, 4 p.m., Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 111 10th Avenue South. More details to follow.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blink Pawtucket, Rhode Island
    Dribbble @ The NPR, Saturday, September 6, 6 p.m., Machines with Magnets, 400 Main Street. RSVP.
  • De Pere, Wisconsin
    Tuesday, September 9, Genius Labs, 421 George Street. Drinks, Laughter, Dribbble Swag & Design Contests. RSVP.
  • London, England
    Generate London Dribbble Meetup, Thursday, September 25, 6:30 p.m., location TBD. Sponsored by Badoo, Dribbble and Shopify. Interested in attending the conference? Use the code Dribbble20 when registering for a discount. RSVP.

Have a shot you’d like considered for Replay? Send the link to susanna@dribbble.com.

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HOODZPAH DESIGN CO.
Newport, Orange County, California

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The Hoods of Hoodzpah; photo by Matthew Morgan

We like all of the Spaced offices. We’d like to work in all of the Spaced offices. We’d like to live at Hoodzpah.

Why? Let’s Top 5 it:

1) The Hoods’ Hood.

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Newport Harbor, a few blocks from Hoodzpah HQ

Amy and Jennifer Hood do live at Hoodzpah. The designing twin sisters and their 5-member team cover everything from branding to book covers to websites to packaging, all from a building that serves as Amy and Jen’s home and everyone’s office.

The live-in, work-in space is located near the water on the Balboa Peninsula, which Jen (originally from Kentucky) calls “the hillbilly part” of Newport, Orange County, California, sandwiched between Newport Harbor and Newport Beach/the Pacific Ocean.

The area has, or seems to have from where we sit in ye olde East Coast seaport, everything one expects from a funky West Coast beach town: sand, sun, surfers, bikers, a waterfront Fun Zone with a 1930s ferris wheel and, in Jen’s words, “endless water.” Being able to look at the ocean offers perspective, she said. “It’s so huge and constant. Makes the occasional rogue client fade away.”

Speaking of rogues, Hollywood greats like Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne hung out in Newport back in the day. Decades later, the local population continues to wow. “Living in a beach town populated by lifer beach nuts, tourist kooks and transplanted East Coasters is amazing,” Jen told Dribbble. “Year round we have people driving by in cars, hanging out their window and bellowing at passersby like frat boys on spring break. … You don’t have all the super-rich people that you see on ‘The OC’ or ‘Real Housewives of Orange County.’ You have the riffraff and the fishermen and the surf rats … . People are unapologetic and quirky.” The peninsula also houses “tons of neighborhood cats.” (Cats. Reason #1.5)

2) Our Commute Would Disappear.

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The office; photo by Jenavieve Belair

We thought we were spoiled. Dan lives a five-minute walk from the office; Rich and Susanna hoof it for a fat seven. But if we lived at Hoodzpah, our commute would shrink to, what, 30 seconds? (The telecommuting members of our Team also enjoy a 30-second commute. We are jealous of them, too.)

"Being able to walk downstairs to your office is ridiculously convenient," Jen says. Amy and Jen live upstairs, Hoodzpah lives on the first floor, and everyone (Jen, Amy, Julie, Lauren, Alyssa, Arturo and Margo) shares the roof deck. (See Reason #3).

Perhaps because the office is also a house, or perhaps because Jen and Amy know how to set a mood, the first floor office feels homey, in a good and productivity-enhancing way.

Amy’s easel stands behind a sitting area. Jen’s piano provides her an excuse to serenade her coworkers with show tunes. A mantle and fireplace offer not only a classic focal point, but also the potential for a crackling fire should it snow. (In Southern California. Ever. No shoveling! Reason #2.5.) A blank wall serves as movie screen for viewing everything from classic movies to Creative Mornings spots, and a chalkboard features “the lineup,” a current listing of jobs. Any spaces remaining, Amy and Jen have filled with art.

3) Roof with Fire Pit and (Kiddie) Pool.

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Take it away, Jen.

"The roof patio is our haven. We try to take lunches up there as oft as possible because it is such a nice break from the office! You have peek-a-boo views of the bay as well as vast views of the housetops and buildings from Laguna Beach all the way to Huntington Beach. Up there we have twinkle lights, lots of succulents to create a Palm Springs-like oasis feel, chairs and a fire pit. And our recent addition to the roof is our 12’ x 8’ kiddie pool. In it sits a floaty and when it gets to be 95 outside, sometimes you just have to take a pool break to cool down and let the creative juices refuel."

4) In This Space, Fun Happens.

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Showtunes, photo by Jenavieve Belair

If you were paying attention, you’ll remember movies. Impromptu piano concerts. The rooftop swimming pool. The beach, steps away. Who wouldn’t want to spend as much time here as possible, what with multiple opportunities for revving up creativity and decreasing tension?

"I love the office because it is so laid back," Amy said. "Some days we play records on the record player all day, when we’re tired of music we break out the projector and screen movies, and no matter how stressful the day gets it’s nothing a quick walk to the beach can’t fix."

5) In This Space, Good Work Happens.

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Photo credit Jenavieve Belair

Fun aside, the Hoodzpah offices are really about getting work done. The environment offers stress relief, sure, but mostly it fosters creativity, fuel for an active agency.

"The office in general is pretty inspiring," said designer Julie Mack Boyce. “The environment is definitely motivating and very collaborative. If there’s ever a moment where any of us are stuck or just need an extra set of eyeballs on a project, it’s super easy to gather the team for a quick critique.”

Everyone shares an open, well-lit office with three windows and a variety of work surfaces, including a Hood sisters-crafted conference table that doubles as a desk, two two-person desks, four 27” iMacs, and a rusty, exceptionally useful old lightbox the sisters acquired from a print house.

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Designer Julie Mack Boyce; photo by Jenavieve Belair

These tools, this space, all serve the current batch of clients, which include Cocina Central, a new, small chain of restaurants, and a huge social media site the team can’t wait to launch. Amy and Jen also recently spoke at San Diego’s ValioCon and AAF Indianapolis, both in June. To give you a visual sense of what’s being going on at Hoodzpah, we’re highlighting nine recent pieces below. Click through for full details.

  1. Beyond Meat Fan Badges
  2. Johnny App Tee for Pitchfork Music Fest
  3. Goldsman Law Logo Concept
  1. Road Beckons Screen Print Poster
  2. MD Logo Concept
  3. High Five
  1. Bindle And Hare Logo Concept
  2. Hot Wheels Trucker Hat Logo
  3. The best 35mm of all time... the Canon AE Program-1

Thank you Jennifer Hood for all your help! If you and Amy ever want to swap offices-by-the-sea for a week, we’re in!

Spaced features interesting Dribbbler office spaces. E-mail susanna@dribbble.com to be considered for an upcoming article.

Dribbble + Dropbox Meetup in San Francisco

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 • 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Come join the Dribbble founders + Dropbox Design team for our second official San Francisco meetup and panel discussion featuring Dan Cederholm, Rich Thornett, Linda Eliasen, Ryan Putnam, Josh Puckett and Justin Pervorse.

The panel will be from 7:30pm – 8:00pm, followed by food and drinks until 10:00pm. Space is limited, so request an invite if you’d like to attend.

Most of Team Dribbble will be in attendance and we hope to see you there!

Weekly Replay

August 4, 2014

Since Last Week

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Last week Elizabeth, Patrick, and Tristan came to Dribbble HQ. We managed to get a little work done, including a Timeout with Beijing designer Paco (Smartison OS above left). We also ferried into Boston (above center) and celebrated our birthday with a Salem Meetup (thanks to Social Palates, AKA John Andrews, for the photo). This week, Patrick is back in Minnesota, Tristan is home in Louisiana, Elizabeth has returned to South Carolina, and we’ve all returned to work.

One Day Left!!! Shopify + Dribbble Playoff

  • Design is… (Official Shopify + Dribbble Playoff) Nearly 150 of you have jumped into the Shopify Playoff with the theme of “Design is … .” (Opening salvo by Paul Pritchard). One day remains: Go play! Please note that, due to Canadian competition legislation, only residents of Canada (except Quebec), the US, the UK and Australia are eligible to win prizes. We’d still love to see ALL of your work!!!

Company!

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We don’t get much in the way of company in our little Salem HQ, so we were super excited when experience designer Christian Perez and fashion blogger Jacquelin Perez dropped by. The New Yorkers were up our way celebrating their anniversary. Happy Anniversary and thanks so much for saying hello. (Hey, Johnny Cupcakes, nice T-shirts!) Thanks, too, to Joel Jenkins, lead front-end designer for Boost Software, for stopping by the previous week - sorry we didn’t think to get a photo, you were our first-ever drop-in!

Good Work

  • image Community Teamwork “drives change with vital services and key collaborations, to create housing, education and economic opportunities that reduce poverty.” Figmints designed the nonprofit’s annual report.
  • image Diasporic African Press is “a nonprofit organization that creates high-quality, well-researched and well-written scholarship about the African world.” Phillip Gessert designed a style umbrella for the press.

Exercise

  • image Message Head, “a small exercise using layer states with animation chaining in FramerJS” by Guidebook design lead Ed Chao, who “would probably never animate interactions like this in real life, there’s just too much going on”

User Friendly

Branded

Don’t Be That Guy

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Gig

Process

  • image Pioneers Process by Studio Simon/Dan Simon: “Typically my pencil roughs are much tighter than the one in this process example. In this case, however, once I got this very minimal thumbnail down on the page, I immediately had a vision in my head regarding where I would be able to take it. So I didn’t feel the need to develop the sketch further on paper, choosing instead to jump right onto the computer to work out the details.”

Bye, Bye

Miss American Pie

Drove My Chevy to the Levee but the Levee Was Dry

Them Good Old Boys Were Drinkin’ Whiskey

And Rye

Singin’ This’ll Be the Day That I Die,

This’ll Be the Day That I Dye.

Where’s Dribbble? Osaka, Japan!

Coaches’ Picks

Teams

  • image Sam Mountain shared some free, “kinda flat” icons from Difiz.
  • image Virool is “playing around” with a new homepage; posted by Andrew Korytsev.
  • image Jan Martin introduced Wunderlist 3 icon. “The new icon represents everything we changed in the product: We removed unnecessary clutter without losing Wunderlist’s soul.”

Meetup Wrap-up

Bloomington, Indiana, July 9

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Cowork Btown hosted Indiana’s first Dribbble Meetup. Thanks to organizer Aaron White, who in turn (via Twitter) thanks Kurtis Beavers and Courtny Cotten for “kicking things off.”

Boston, Massachusetts, August 1

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Wonderful turnout at the first Dribbble @ the NPR! JP Boneyard welcomed a great crowd to the first National Poster Retrospecticus show of Summer 2014. Up next: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Meetups

Thanks to our global Meetup co-sponsor Shopify.

  • Yekaterinburg, Russia
    Friday, August 8, 9 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkCleveland, Ohio
    Dribbble at the National Poster Retrospecticus, Friday, August 9, 6 p.m., Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 East 9th St. Note: This is not a traditional Meetup; rather, we encourage Dribbblers to meetup at the NPR show. Please note: attendees must pay museum admission. RSVP.
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Saturday, August 9, 6 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • Dribbble Hangout - Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday, August 10, 3 p.m., Limonata Etiler, Etiler Mahallesi, Nispetiye Caddesi, No 96, Beşiktaş, İstanbul. RSVP.
  • Portland, Oregon
    PDX Lettering Collective, Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 p.m., Cathedral Park (just under the St. John’s Bridge). BYO snacks. Activities to include a rotation game - first person creates a letter, second adds, etc. until a word appears. Participation optional. RSVP.
  • Dallas, Texas
    Chicken Foundry Eat-up, Wednesday, August 13, 7 p.m., Chicken Scratch/The Foundry, 2303 Pittman Street. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkCleveland, Ohio
    Dribbble @ the NPR @ Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Friday - Sunday, August 15-17, noon - 8 p.m., Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue. RSVP.
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    The Email Design Conference Dribbble Meetup, Monday, August 18, 6 p.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Fort Point. Sponsored by Litmus, Campaign Monitor, Shopify, and Dribbble. RSVP.
  • Atlanta, Georgia
    Thursday, August 21, Trader Vic’s, Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street. Sponsored by MailChimp. More information and RSVP link to follow.
  • image Porto Alegre, Brazil
    CREATIVE BOOST Dribbble e Woodoo/LABS Brasil, Saturday, August 23, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., UTC-03, Casa Liberdade, Rua Liberdade, 553. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkBrooklyn, New York
    Dribbble @ the NPR, Saturday, August 23, 6 p.m., Cotton Candy Machine, 235 South 1st Street. Featured artist: Two Arms Inc. RSVP.
  • Lansing, Michigan
    Capital Area Inaugural Dribbble Meetup, Wednesday, August 27, 7:30 p.m., 435 East Grand River Ave., East Lansing. RSVP.
  • Ukraine Global Dribbble Meetup WebOdessa, Ukraine
    Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m., 30 Августа10:00Одесса, ул. Приморский бульвар, 11, г-ца Лондонская. Sponsored by Provectus. RSVP.

Have a shot you’d like considered for Replay? Send the link to susanna@dribbble.com.

Timeout with Paco

Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews, five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Thanks to Paco for being this week’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.

Paco007I’m Paco. My hometown is a scenic city named Ezhou, in the Hubei Province of China. Now my wife and I are living in Beijing. 

What are you working on?

I am working at Smartisan as the UI Design Director. In high school I began the training to be a professional graphic designer. Sketching is my strong point. Because of my great passion for design, after college I started my own career in UI.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.

Smartisan OS

Recently I completed a project named Smartisan OS which was custom designed for the Andriod system.

Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?

My workplace demands are simple, all I need are an iMac and Razer Mamba. I have a good command of Photoshop. My daily working time is 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

The inspiration for new projects mostly starts with massive online research and open discussion with my team, then we choose some creative idea to start our design job.

Accept challenges. Sitting in your comfort zone won’t bring you anywhere. Learn new stuff and be proud of your small steps.

Choose a favorite player. Tell us why you dig them.

  1. Yosemite Finder
  2. Wireframe
  3. Instadamme

I like Daryl Ginn. His work always rstronginds me of something beautiful. Left to right: Yosemite Finder, Wireframe, Instadamme.

Find Paco at Dribbble and at www.weibo.com/pacoxiao.

Weekly Replay

July 28, 2014

Since Last Week

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  2. 5th Birthday Party at Dribbble HQ
  3. The Email Design Conference 2014

The Dribbble Gallery hosted its first online show, featuring posters by Dribbblers that are part of the National Poster Retrospecticus. Go check it out. If you’re in Boston, Cleveland, or Providence/Pawtucket, you can see the show in person - see Meetups below for details.

Boston and Salem-area Dribbblers, we still have a few spots open for our birthday party, the first time that the entire Dribbble Team will be together for a Meetup! Plus pizza, beer, birthday cake and T-shirts for all. Come join us on July 30. A few weeks later, on August 18, we’re joining forces with Campaign Monitor, Litmus, and Shopify for The Email Design Conference Dribbble Meetup. Need not attend conference to attend Dribbble Meetup. Hope to see you there!

Shopify + Dribbble Playoff

  • Design is… (Official Shopify + Dribbble Playoff) More than 50 of you have jumped in to the Shopify Playoff with the theme of “Design is … .” (Opening salvo by Paul Pritchard). Go play! Please note that, due to Canadian competition legislation, only residents of Canada (except Quebec), the US, the UK and Australia are eligible to win prizes. We’d still love to see ALL of your work!!!

Screen Printed

  • imageKiller In The Rain split fountain screen print by James Heimer, a practice run for a workshop he’s teaching

Badgers

Reworked

I Want Candy

WIPs

We Like Playing Games

Coaches’ Picks

  • imageBizonBegi, a first sketch for a food truck grill bar by ETLettering Studio
  • imageOne of four T-shirt graphics Allan Peters designed for The HAMB Jalopy Journal

Teams

  • imageThe Flat & Filthy Crüe is working on a number of Wordpress themes, including MAZIKA; posted by Zeki.
  • imageHumanist shared their logo exloration process. “Option 2 was selected for the firm. The hand lettered logo, while retro, has greater personality and a warmer feeling, with a stronger emotional connection for the viewer. The logo also connotes work that is hand crafted.” Posted by Michael Calleia.
  • imageNQ-UEC shared a book browser; posted by GianniDesign.

Meetup Wrap-up

Palo Alto, California, July 16

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Dribbblers enjoyed everything from sliders to swag at Palantir's beautifully branded Dribbble Meetup. Thanks to Therese Lee, Antoine Llorca, Nick Slater and the rest of the Palantir crew for organizing. San Francisco and Silicon Valley, look out for another area Dribbble Meetup at Dropbox in a few weeks!

Montevideo, Uruguay, July 17

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Thanks to organizer Seba Mantel for pulling together a Montevideo Meetup at Barbacana Kustom Pub & Speedshop.

Dublin, Ireland, July 24

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Dublin Dribbble gathered again at Against the Grain for another good time. Thanks as always to organizer Donovan Hutchinson and to Gene Murphy for the photo.

Meetups

Thanks to our global Meetup co-sponsor Shopify.

  • 5th Birthday Party at Dribbble HQSalem, Massachusetts
    5th Birthday Party for Dribbble, Wednesday, July 30, Dribbble HQ, 16 Front Street, Suite 202. RSVP.
  • Lansing, Michigan
    Capital Area Inaugural Dribbble Meetup, Loudpixel, 435 East Great River Ave., Suite 210. RSVP.
  • Dribbble Meetup #19: 7/31 @ The GingermanAustin, Texas
    19th Austin Dribbble Meetup, Thursday, July 31, 5:30 p.m., The Ginger Man, 301 Lavaca Street. RSVP.
  • Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
    Thursday, July 31, 8 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blink Boston, Massachusetts Dribbble at the National Poster Retrospecticus, Friday, August 1, 6 p.m., BU Art Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue. Note: This is not a traditional Meetup; rather, we encourage Dribbblers to meetup at the NPR show. RSVP.
  • De Pere, Wisconsin
    Tuesday, August 5, 7 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia
    Friday, August 8, 9 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkCleveland, Ohio
    Dribbble at the National Poster Retrospecticus, Friday, August 9, 6 p.m., Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 East 9th St. Note: This is not a traditional Meetup; rather, we encourage Dribbblers to meetup at the NPR show. Please note: attendees must pay museum admission. RSVP.
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Saturday, August 9, 7 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • Dribbble Hangout - Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday, August 10, 3 p.m., Limonata Etiler, Etiler Mahallesi, Nispetiye Caddesi, No 96, Beşiktaş, İstanbul. RSVP.
  • Dallas, Texas
    Chicken Foundry Eat-up, Wednesday, August 13, 7 p.m., Chicken Scratch/The Foundry, 2303 Pittman Street. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkCleveland, Ohio
    Dribbble @ the NPR @ Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Friday - Sunday, August 15-17, noon - 8 p.m., Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue. RSVP.
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    The Email Design Conference Dribbble Meetup, Monday, August 18, 6 p.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Fort Point. Sponsored by Litmus, Campaign Monitor, Shopify, and Dribbble. RSVP.
  • Porto Alegre, Brazil
    CREATIVE BOOST Dribbble e Woodoo/LABS, Saturday, August 23, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., UTC-03, Casa Liberdade, Rue Liberdade, 553. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkBrooklyn, New York
    Dribbble @ the NPR, Saturday, August 23, 6 p.m., Cotton Candy Machine, 235 South First Street. RSVP.

Have a shot you’d like considered for Replay? Send the link to susanna@dribbble.com.

Dribbble Gallery: National Poster Retrospecticus

Dribbble is teaming up with the National Poster Retrospecticus for a new kind of Meetup: You attend an NPR show, you enjoy the art, and you meet Dribbblers and other cool poster fans. The first event takes place in Boston next Friday. To kick off the partnership, we’re presenting our first-ever gallery show, featuring work by Dribbble designers who have contributed to the NPR. Grab yourself a plastic glass of wine and enjoy. And thanks, as always, to our global Meetup co-sponsor Shopify.

National Poster Retrospecticus Returns to Boston

A massive collection of hand-printed gig-posters is coming home to Boston! The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of more than 300 hand-printed event posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA — many of whom are frequent contributors to Dribbble!

After months of meticulous planning and curation this national summer tour kicks off on August 1 in Boston and will visit three other cities (see below), including a stop at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland!

“We’ve loaded up the van with a backstock of thousands of posters. We’re making overnight drives to each city and setting up the shows for one night only.” says John Boilard, producer of the tour. “We’re stoked to follow up the success of our recent spring tour. We hope to make this another season of adventure, hard work and fun. It’s rad that we get to team up with Boston University at home in Boston!

"We’re also excited to team up with Dribbble this summer. We’re both motivated by helping facilitate a dialogue in the design world—both online and offline. It feels like a perfect fit! Bostonians should also anticipate special guests The Danger Booth and Keytar Bear at this one-night-only event!” he concludes.

About The NPR

The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of more than 300 hand-printed event posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA. While some form of The NPR goes back as far as 2006, the current format took shape in the spring of 2012. Our mission is to celebrate posters and the made-by-hand aesthetic, and spread that enthusiasm around the world. We wanna travel everywhere! The NPR is produced by JP Boneyard, a poster designer and enthusiast who has been setting up art and music events since 1998.

Upcoming Shows: Summer 2014

  1. August 1st — BU Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  2. August 9th — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio
  3. August 15th-17th — Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Cleveland, Ohio
  4. August 23rd — Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, New York
  5. 6th — Machines with Magnets, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Keep up with The NPR: At nationalposterretrospecticus.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

THE SHOW

The Email Design Conference Dribbble Meetup

Dribbble is teaming up with Campaign Monitor, Litmus and Shopify for the Email Design Conference Dribbble Meetup in Boston on August 18. Details from the Litmus crew below.

Litmus%20logoJoin us for a night of uniting designers across the spectrum: email, UI, and the like (and those that do it all)! After day one of The Email Design Conference, Litmus will be joining forces with Campaign Monitor, Dribbble, and Shopify for a night of food, drinks, and fun. Don’t worry — you don’t need to attend the conference to join us at the meetup!

There will be chances to show off your amazing design talents, lots of swag to be won, and plenty of opportunities to meet and network with fellow design lovers! Space is limited to the first 150 registrants. The first 125 attendees will receive a drink ticket; cash bar to follow.

THE DETAILS

Where?
District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA

When?
Monday, August 18, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sponsored by Litmus + Campaign Monitor + Dribbble + Shopify.

RSVP today! Space is limited.

Weekly Replay

July 22, 2014

  1. Slide Deck
  2. 5th Birthday Party at Dribbble HQ
  3. Dribbble Turns 5

Since Last Week

We finished up our birthday Timeouts with Patrick (Slide Deck, above left), Susanna, and Elizabeth and released our birthday T-shirts (above center), available for a limited time in the Equipment Shop. All that’s left to do is celebrate. If you’re in the greater Salem area, come join us on July 30. That last shot, the one on the right, is old news, but still good news (also attractive thumb-grid filler): Tom McQuaid's Birthday Playoff-winning shot!

Shopify + Dribbble Playoff

  • Design is… (Official Shopify + Dribbble Playoff) We’re teaming with our global Meetup co-sponsor Shopify on a Playoff with the theme of “Design is … .” Shopify held an internal contest to choose the opening shot. Paul Pritchard won. Now it’s your turn - go play!
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blink You are cordially invited to our first Dribbble Gallery show, launching this Thursday, July 24, right here at the blog. We are teaming up with the National Poster Retrospecticus for a new kind of Meetup: You attend the NPR show, you enjoy the NPR show, you meet Dribbblers and other cool NPR show-goers. To kick off, we’re hosting an online show of Dribbbling NPR participants. Don’t forget to stop by. BYO wine and cheese.

Good Work

  • image Water is Life provides clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs to schools and villages in desperate need. Responsive website design by Jennifer Armstrong.
  • image Ashley Jankowski, founder and creative director of Braizen, created these icons for Living Free animal sanctuary, which rescues dogs and cats who would otherwise be euthanized.

Branded

Do You Love Dribbble?

In Progress

  • image Artist/designer Rik Catlow is noodling with a mark for his site. We like the mark. We like the word “noodle,” especially when used as a verb.
  • image Daniela Meyer is updating the Gutensite dashboard.
  • image Something new in progress from Wilson Miner

Launched

  • image The Posterized app from Kenny Chen. “See what your favorite designers are working on, the most popular shots, debuts and more.”
  • image Music video for Tweedy’s Summer Noon, directed and designed by Allison House. Tweedy = Spencer Tweedy and his dad Jeff.

Freelance, Baby!

  • image Illustrator and surface designer Alyssa Nassner is taking the plunge.

Process

  • image Product designer Edwin Delgado uses his whiteboard desk to wireframe. “You can draw some thoughts while working, and then see it come to fruition.”

Happy Birthday to You, Too!

  • image The Sacramento Kings are 30; logos by Brandon Meier.
  • image Birmingham, UK digital agency SMILE is 5, just like us.

Illustrated

Wanna Be Kickstartin’ Something

We Like Mixtapes.

  • image Illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt's friend “Zachary Schomburg is a poet. He is currently traveling to 38 different cities to read his new book of poems The Book of Joshua. He is traveling in a 1995 Chevy conversion van and only has a tape player. He is asking people to bring him mixtapes to his readings and I am drawing them.”
  • image Flower Power, a mixtape of rare French psychedelic and freak beat from the ’60s, cover by Jean Mosambi, graphic designer and silk screen printer
  • image Mixtapes by designer Indhira Rojas

Coaches’ Picks

Teams

  • image With help from Design Studio, Airbnb released a new logo, Bélo, part of a larger brand overhaul. In case you hadn’t heard.
  • image Code School held its first-ever Super Smash Bros. tournament; posted by Justin Mezzell.
  • image Creative Market released Bangarang, a 4-font family by head of design Gerren Lamson.
  • image SoftFacade is now SFCD, “a global agency that creates beautiful software.”

Meetup Wrap-up

Roseville/Sacramento, California, June 7

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Creative Dash hosted a crew at its Roseville, California, HQ for beer, pizza and a Ping-pong tournament. A few members of the Dash team shared tips and tricks.

Brisbane, Australia, July 22

Brisbane Aust, Dribbble Meetup

Thanks to UI/UX designer and front-end developer Warwick Kay for bringing Brisbane Dribbblers together for a good time at the Super Whatnot.

London, England, July 18

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Badoo hosted another over-the-top London Meetup. Thanks to organizer Danielle Prothero, who reports, “It was a good night, lively … with lots of chatting and laughter. So positive.” Photo credits: iDJ Photography.

Next up in London, London Skillshare is hosting the London Dribbble Championships on September 15 and Dan is coming to town for the Generate London Meetup (and to speak at Generate London) on September 25.

Singapore, July 22

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  2. Dribbble Meetup Singapore
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The Singapore crew gathered at Neo Singapore for beer, pizza and a presentation by UX designer Justin Roberts. Thanks to host Neo Singapore, food and beverage sponsor buUuk, and organizer Michael Chen, interaction designer and CEO/co-founder of Minitheory. Shot (turned into stickers) by Kee Yen Yeo.

Meetups

Thanks to our global Meetup co-sponsor Shopify.

  • Bekasi, Indonesia TOMORROW! Wednesday, July 23, 6 p.m., Starbucks, Grand Galaxy Park. RSVP.
  • Dublin, Ireland
    Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m.., Against the Grain, Wexford Street. RSVP.
  • 5th Birthday Party at Dribbble HQSalem, Massachusetts
    5th Birthday Party for Dribbble, Wednesday, July 30, Dribbble HQ, 16 Front Street, Suite 202. RSVP.
  • Lansing, Michigan
    Capital Area Inaugural Dribbble Meetup, Loudpixel, 435 East Great River Ave., Suite 210. RSVP.
  • Dribbble Meetup #19: 7/31 @ The GingermanAustin, Texas
    19th Austin Dribbble Meetup, Thursday, July 31, 5:30 p.m., The Ginger Man, 301 Lavaca Street. RSVP.
  • Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
    Thursday, July 31, 8 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blink Boston, Massachusetts
    Dribbble at the National Poster Retrospecticus, Friday, August 1, 6 p.m., BU Art Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue. Note: This is not a traditional Meetup; rather, we encourage Dribbblers to meetup at the NPR show. RSVP.
  • De Pere, Wisconsin
    Tuesday, August 5, 7 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia
    Friday, August 8, 9 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkCleveland, Ohio
    Dribbble at the National Poster Retrospecticus, Friday, August 9, 6 p.m., Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 East 9th St. Note: This is not a traditional Meetup; rather, we encourage Dribbblers to meetup at the NPR show. Please note: attendees must pay museum admission. RSVP.
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Saturday, August 9, 6 p.m., location TBD. RSVP.
  • Dribbble Hangout - Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday, August 10, 3 p.m., Limonata Etiler, Etiler Mahallesi, Nispetiye Caddesi, No 96, Beşiktaş, İstanbul. RSVP.
  • Dallas, Texas
    Chicken Foundry Eat-up*, Wednesday, August 13, 7 p.m., Chicken Scratch/The Foundry, 2303 Pittman Street. RSVP.
  • National-poster-retrospecticus-logo-blinkCleveland, Ohio
    Dribbble @ the NPR @ Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Friday - Sunday, August 15-17, noon - 8 p.m., Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue. RSVP.
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    The Email Design Conference Dribbble Meetup, Monday, August 18, 6 p.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Fort Point. Sponsored by Litmus, Campaign Monitor, Shopify, and Dribbble. RSVP.

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