Dribbble’s Hang Time is a one-day inspiration fest tailored to designers. Join us on June 6 at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center for a day full of connection, learning, and community.

Hangtime New York Speakers

Hangtime New York Workshops

This year at Hang Time NYC we're excited to offer a selection of workshops from design leaders Danielle Evans, Jon Contino, and Matt D. Smith! These workshops have very limited space and require an additional ticket to reserve your seat.

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    The Condensed Guide to Starting a Creative Business On Your Own Terms

    Join celebrated designer, illustrator, and CONTINO creative director Jon Contino for an intimate workshop on establishing a creative business your way.

    In this session you'll be privy to Jon's insights on everything from how to best brand yourself, the gritty details of wrangling contracts and invoices, plus dogged ways to be efficient—as well as cost effective—in all your new business choices.

    You'll also leave with a copy of Jon's workshop presentation to help guide you as you strike out to build a creative business on your own terms. Don’t miss out! Seats are limited!

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    The Design Process with Matt D. Smith

    In this intimate workshop, Matt will unpack one of his own design projects from beginning to end, providing a live case study which focuses on his trusted best practices for finding clients, establishing scope and pricing, and seeing a project through from milestone to asset handoff.

    You'll come away from this workshop with valuable tools to use in your own design process. Seats are limited!

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    Intro to Dimensional Typography with Danielle Evans

    Wrap your brain and hands around lettering with everyday items. In this tongue-in-cheek two hour class, Danielle Evans teaches students at all experience levels the forgiving nature of food and object type, a perfect intro to hand lettering. Create two final pieces from start to finish and snag videos, boomerangs, and wipes for social channels. Learn to align your message with the chosen materials, follow your intuition, and take calculated risks. Leave with sticky fingers and new perspectives to inform your current workflow. Snacks included. Seats are limited!

Hangtime New York Schedule

7:30am Start Your Day Early with Design, Coffee and Careers

In this informal hour-long session we'll have creative leads and hiring managers from design-forward New York companies field questions about the tips, tricks, and best practices that working designers can utilize as they get ready to take the next leap in their careers.

Hangtime/2019/deco circle Main Auditorium Hangtime/2019/deco rectangle Breakout Room 1 Hangtime/2019/deco pie Breakout Room 2 Hangtime/2019/deco butts Breakout Room 3
8:30am INTRO Hang Time NYC Kickoff Hangtime/2019/deco line arrow left Main Auditorium
8:40am Photo of Matt D. Smith Matt D. Smith To Be Determined
9:15am Photo of Joshua Davis Joshua Davis PATHFINDING
9:45am Break
10:00am Photo of Sophia Chang Sophia Chang Sky's the Limit Photo of Joshua Davis Fireside Chat with Joshua Davis Photo of Matt D. Smith WORKSHOP Design Process with MDS Photo of Danielle Evans WORKSHOP Intro to Dimensional Typography with Danielle Evans
10:20am Photo of Matthew Paul Matthew Paul Design Like a Developer: Building Motion Into Your Products Photo of Mackey Saturday Mackey Saturday The Craft of Creating Visual Identities
10:40am Photo of Cat Noone Cat Noone The Irresponsible Designer Photo of Bill Kenney Fireside Chat with Bill Kenney
11:00am Photo of Overflow.io Team Alexis Piperides and Alexis Odysseos Great Design Critique and How To Get It Photo of Damian Orellana Damian Orellana A Designer's Tale Photo of Jon Contino WORKSHOP The Condensed Guide to Starting a Creative Business On Your Own Terms with Jon Contino
11:20am Photo of Marc Hemeon Marc Hemeon Branding and the Beast - The Elusive Art of Pricing and Creating Brands Photo of Charles Nix Charles Nix Everyone, Everywhere, Everything: The Story of Helvetica Now
11:40am Photo of Dann Mall Dan Mall How To Be Good At Work
12:00pm Lunch

Enjoy a fresh and healthy catered lunch, as well as time to mingle with fellow attendees and favorite Hang Time speakers.

1:00pm Photo of Kelli Anderson Kelli Anderson The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things Ryan Putnam and Alice Lee: Doodle Therapy The Business of Freelance: Tools, Tricks, and Takeaway Tips Making Merch on the Side: Insights from the Hood Sisters, Lisa Champ and Justin Mezzell.
1:20pm Photo of Danielle Evans Danielle Evans The Bleue Period
1:40pm Photo of Paul Budnitz Paul Budnitz Perfect Enough: How to be successful even though you’re incompetent, terrified, and have no idea what you’re doing. Photo of Kelli Anderson Fireside Chat with Kelli Anderson Photo of Tom Giannattasio Screen Design Redesigned: The Fundamentals of Invision Studio Photo of Johny Vino Humanize the Design: A Fireside Chat with Johny Vino
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Photo of Amy and Jen Hood Jen and Amy Hood Hell Yes: Riding Low Expectations To The Top Hangtime/2019/deco line arrow left Main Auditorium
3:00pm Photo of Jon Contino Jon Contino "UGLY"
3:45pm Break
4:00pm Photo of David Carson David Carson Never Snap to Guides Hangtime/2019/deco line arrow left Main Auditorium
4:45pm Closing
5:30pm After Party

Hangtime New York Afterparty

Finish off a day of inspiration with some fun at our after-party—also hosted at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Included in your Hang Time admission, you can expect drinks, snacks, designer goods for sale in our vendor village, a chance to hang out with event speakers and the Dribbble team—plus a couple of surprises, too!

Hangtime New York Location

Hangtime NYC Venue, The Manhattan Center

Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center
311 W 34th St,
New York, NY 10001

Built in 1906 by Oscar Hammerstein and meticulously restored over the years, The Hammerstein is one of New York’s most visually stunning event spaces.

Hangtime New York Vendors

Hangtime New York Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hang Time?

Hang Time is a community event for designers of all disciplines. Get inspired by talented designers sharing their stories, hands-on activities, and by having valuable hang time with other creatives.

Why should I attend?

At Dribbble, we have core values that guide how we work. During Hang Time NYC, we’ll be exploring the importance we place on Bringing Good Vibes. To our team, that means we are positive, respectful team players. We build each other up, and are always ready to go the extra mile to help one another. You’ll leave Hang Time NYC with some valuable takeaways on how to do your best work.

  1. We’ll have inspiring and educational presentations by some of the most respected industry leaders in design.
  2. Experience what Dribbble is all about—community. This is an amazing opportunity to get to know other designers and talk shop.
  3. Designers love swag. You’ll receive a swag bag chock-full of goodies from our amazing sponsors.
  4. We’ll celebrate the end of Hang Time NYC with an amazing after-party - Hang out with the Dribbble community, participate in hands-on-activities, enjoy some drinks and snacks, buy merch from local vendors, and a few surprises!
  5. Meet the Dribbble team! Our team will be attending, so it’s a great time to let us know what you’d like to see from Dribbble in the future.

Where do I stay?

We’ve got a sweet discount at The New Yorker for Hang Time attendees. Use this link to book your room under our group rate. Note: the discount is subject to availability.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at contact@dribbble.com with any questions.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes—all attendees, speakers, and sponsors are expected to follow our code of conduct

What’s the refund policy?

We'll refund your ticket up to 7 days prior to the event.

Convince Your Boss

So you want to attend Hang Time but you don’t know how to ask your manager? Here are a few talking points to get your boss on board!

  • Inspire

    You’ll get inspired and re-energized

    The Hang Time speaker line-up is chock-full of some of design legends, industry leaders, and inspiring up-and-comers. You’ll come away from Hang Time with tangible takeaways and feeling challenged and inspired to do your best work.

  • Connect

    You’ll make meaningful connections in an intimate setting

    Hang Time events are small on purpose. Hang Time creates an atmosphere ideal for purposeful conversations and lasting relationships with other like-minded creatives.

  • Ideas

    You’ll bring back new ideas, best practices, and other valuable takeaways

    We all need to get re-inspired and challenged in order to grow. Share what you learned at Hang Time with your team!

  • One Day

    One awesome jam-packed day

    Since Hang Time is just one day, it doesn’t require extended time away from the office.

Need something a little more formal? We’ve included this handy letter for you to use to help convince your boss why you should attend:

Hi [Manager Name],

I would like to attend Dribbble’s Hang Time New York City. It’s a one-day design conference featuring inspiring, educational presentations and hands-on workshops by some of the most respected industry leaders in the design community. Speakers at Hang Time NYC include David Carson, Kelli Anderson, Jon Contino, Matt D. Smith, Amy and Jennifer Hood and more. I’ll be learning from the best and brightest!

I’ll be learning practical skills that will help inspire and re-energize my passion for design. I’ll be able to bring back new ideas, best practices, and other valuable takeaways to share with our team.

Additionally, I’ll have the opportunity to build community and create meaningful connections with other designers and potential partners.

I hope you will consider my request and grant me approval to attend. Thank you for your consideration.

[Your Name]

Past Hangtimes

Want to see what Hang Time is all about?
Check out our recaps for Los Angeles, Seattle, and Boston.

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