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Who’s going? 6 attendees

  1. Kat Fey
  2. Mitch Steimel
  3. Ryan Young
  4. Joseph Busch
  5. Andrea King
  6. Weston Merrill

Where is it?

Pillar Technology
1420 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States

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Des Moines Dribbble Meetup Shot

You’re a creative who wants to meet other creatives.

We’re creatives who want to bring other creatives together.

Designers, illustrators, motion artists, web designers, UI/UX folks—let’s get together to share ideas, network, collaborate and make a little something along the way!

Join us at The Forge, Monday, March 25 for Des Moines’ first-ever Dribbble meetup! 🙌

Whether you have two months or twenty years of experience, as a working professional in the Des Moines community your opinion and input is valuable. Come talk design, get inspired, and enjoy some friendly, creative, hands-on design competition.

Oh, and did we mention free food, beer, and swag to boot? (Thanks, Pillar Technology!) 👏

This event is free and open to the public, but we are capping it at 40 attendees. However, as this event will be serving alcohol, participants must be 21+ to attend. Sorry, youngsters—your day will come!


Design Challenge: The challenge will be revealed during the meetup, but it will be something you can use to post your first Dribbble post on! After we all vote, a prize will be awarded to our winner! :D


To RSVP, you will need to get a ticket through Eventbrite - CLICK HERE!. We will have a hard cut off on 40 attendees, so don’t delay and be sure to get your ticket!


6:00pm: Sign-In, Networking, Beverages, and ‘Za!

6:30pm: Welcome to the DSM design community, quick talks by Wes Merrill, Lauren Matysik, and Pillar Technology

6:45-7:45pm: Challenge and Voting

7:45-8:00pm: Wrap up!


  1. Your official ID if you plan to partake in adult beverages
  2. Stationary and a notebook if you’d like to take notes
  3. Your amazing self and an even better attitude!


The address of the event will be:

Pillar Technology

1420 Locust Street

Suite 200

Des Moines, IA 50309

**The Forge is located on Locust St., above Django. For parking: Street parking is available, so bring quarters! Please do not park in the lot at the risk of being towed. If you have any questions, you can call Wes at (712) 363-1566.


/Wes Merrill Wes is an entrepreneur turned designer in Des Moines, IA. Wes graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with a BA in Marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship and also serves on the board for UNI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Wes works with companies all over the U.S providing graphic, web, product, and UI/UX design services, and also works full time in Grimes with Imagetek. Outside of work Wes enjoys working on side projects, Netflix, and daydreaming about how amazing his life would be if he had a dog.

/Lauren Matysik Lauren identifies as a designer, storyteller, advocate, and ice cream connoisseur. Post-graduation from Wartburg College as a double major in Graphic Design & Fine Art, she has had the pleasure of using her work as an avenue to effect positive change in her community. Whether she was creating liberal-snowflake paraphernalia at RAYGUN, in-game content for sassy “soccer grandmas” at Hatchlings, devising opportunities for underserved populations at the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, or diving headfirst into the pool of UI/UX design at We Write Code, Lauren has always focused on building bridges and sharing the importance of empathy and equity through design. Her life is amazing because she has a dog.