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Designer/Developer Collaboration with Brad Frost & Dan Mall

Join world renowned designers and developers Brad Frost & Dan Mall for an exclusive two-part interactive workshop on designer & developer collaboration.
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Designer/Developer Collaboration with Brad Frost & Dan Mall

Are you tired of throwing comps over the metaphorical wall and seeing the details lost in the actual build? Do you hate receiving unrealistic designs and having no time to build them or even ask questions about them?

There are better ways to make digital products. Join Brad Frost and Dan Mall to learn how to really collaborate with your co-workers and colleagues.

In this workshop for mid-level to senior web designers and developers, you’ll learn how to drastically reduce the time to ship while improving the quality of your work — and the health of your team.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll:

  • Practice true designer/developer collaboration—attendees will learn how to kill the waterfall process and solve problems together with their designer/developer counterparts in real time.
  • Learn how to get out of the artifacts game—this workshop will cover how to get into real product environments faster, allowing teams to create work that is truer to the medium while bypassing many unnecessary design artifacts.
  • Drastically cut down on product design time by introducing a more efficient design/dev process that saves time and money while simultaneously improving product quality.
  • Learn how to work better together—Creating great digital work is truly a team effort where each discipline brings their respective strengths to the process. This workshop will help enable designers to get closer to the code and enable developers to be critical participants in the design process.

The way this workshop works is pairing designers and developers, so it’s crucial there are equal numbers of designers and developers in the workshop. So attend if you are:

  • — A designer + developer pair that work on the same team
  • — A designer and a developer that work on different teams within the same company
  • — An agency designer that works with many developers
  • — A product designer that works with many developers
  • — An agency developer that works with many different designers
  • — A developer at a product company that works with many different designers
  • — A design or development lead who can help evangelize this process with other teams

Make sure you select the right ticket, as we have different tickets for designers and developers.

You'll Receive:

  • Two in-depth, interactive sessions
  • Live Q&A with Brad & Dan in each session
  • Access to an exclusive community group of classmates from around the globe
  • Take-home assignments designed for feedback in Session Two
  • Live feedback on your projects and advice from Brad & Dan
  • Curated templates and PDFs of course content
  • Live-recorded session access for up to 2-weeks post-session

Brad Frost is a renowned web designer, consultant, speaker, and writer located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. Brad works with design agencies to create web experiences that thoughtfully marry user needs and business goals while simultaneously laying down a solid, flexible, resilient, future-friendly foundation in order to set the organization up for long-term success.

He’s also the author of the book Atomic Design, which introduces a methodology to create and maintain effective design systems. In addition, Brad co-hosts the Style Guides Podcast, where he interviews the industry’s best and brightest who have successfully implemented design systems at their companies and for their clients, so that the whole community can learn from their experience.

He has also helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including Pattern Lab,, Style Guide Guide, This Is Responsive, Death to Bullshit, and more. Not to mention he is invited to speak about design systems at numerous high profile conferences each year, such as; Artifact Conference, Smashing Conference & SXSW.

When Brad’s not creating or educating people about beautiful design systems you’ll find him playing music with his wife and brother in their home studio. You can find him on Twitter @brad_frost.

Dan Mall is a creative director and advisor from Philly. He’s the founder and CEO of SuperFriendly, a design collaborative that helps in-house teams make better digital products with design systems. Having worked with clients like Canon, ESPN, Kraft, Quartz, Apple, Google, The New York Times, Microsoft, GE, Crayola, Lucasfilm, Thomson Reuters, and more, Dan has a passion for playing matchmaker between surprising art direction and intuitive interaction design.

Dan has extensive experience leading design teams and crafting processes for successful digital work. Before opening SuperFriendly, he worked as Design Director for Brooklyn-based digital creative agency Big Spaceship. Prior to that, Dan was Interactive Director of web design boutique Happy Cog and was one of the founding members of its Philadelphia office. Dan is also a co-founder of Arcade (a fun way to manage design tokens for enterprise teams); wrote Pricing Design (a book to help agency owners and freelancers figure out how and what to charge for their services); and co-hosted Businessology (a podcast and workshop series teaching designers how to run better businesses).

Dan often speaks at conferences like SXSW, An Event Apart, Smashing Conference, Artifact Conference, RWD Summit, Future of Web Design, FITC, and more, teaching other designers and developers his methodology of how to do better work. He has been invited to many award show juries like the Art Directors Club, .NET Awards, and the Pixel Awards. Dan has also written for notable design publications like A List Apart and .NET Magazine. Most recently, he has taught advertising at the Miami Ad School, web and graphic design at the University of the Arts, and animation at the School of Visual Arts. Dan regularly consults with design agencies to help whip their design teams into shape.

Dan is enthralled with his wife and two daughters. He writes irregularly at and tweets often as @danmall.

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Dribbble Workshops are live, limited-seat virtual sessions that let you learn valuable lessons directly from leading designers within the creative community. With a range of sessions spanning a diverse range of design disciplines—from logo design to lettering to systems design—Dribbble Workshops offer up opportunities for nearly every creative to build up important skills from the best in the biz.

Class sizes for Dribbble Workshops are kept small so you have the chance to engage, ask questions, and participate in these hands-on sessions. Since our workshop sessions are virtual, and concentrated into just a few hours, you can walk away with a laundry-list of new design insights and inspiration—all without needing to take extra time off of work or be away from the office.

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Our Dribbble Workshop session with Brad Frost and Dan Mall takes place on April 28, 2022 and May 05, 2022. The workshop begins at 9:00AM (PDT).

As a heads-up, please take note that all workshop session times are in Pacific Daylight Time, so plan accordingly!

Tickets for this workshop are on sale until April 27, —but you’ll want to act fast, since seats are limited. Don’t miss out, designers!

Nope, you don’t need a Dribbble account to attend a workshop, but we still encourage you to join our creative community. We’d love to have you join our platform—it’s free!

Dribbble Workshops are live and in living color. You’ll be sitting in the same virtual room as your instructor—meaning you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow creative attendees.

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

  • You’ll get inspired and re-energized

    Dribbble Workshops offer small class sizes with some of the most recognized design legends, industry leaders, and inspiring up-and-comers. You’ll come away from a Dribbble Workshop with tangible takeaways and feeling challenged and inspired to do your best work.

  • You’ll make meaningful connections in an intimate setting

    Dribbble Workshops are small on purpose. We want to offer an atmosphere ideal for purposeful conversations and lasting relationships with your favorite designers and other like-minded creatives.

  • 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 as designers. You’ll be equipped to share the valuable lessons you learn at a Dribbble Workshop with your team!

  • An awesome, jam-packed creative time—in just a few hours

    Since Dribbble Workshops take place over the course of a quick few hours, they don’t require extended time away from the office—or for you to even leave home. They’re a perfect, socially-distanced way to learn important new skills and make rewarding creative connections.

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