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May Dribbble Meetup Wrap‑up

Over 1,500 of you attended Dribbble Meetups in May—with 15 meetups in 8 countries. Moscow had their annual Dribbble Meetup which drew a crowd of over 900 attendees and 9,000 designers who participated via livestream. Incredible!

Get excited for upcoming meetups in Cebu City, Corvallis, Kyiv and more. We’ve revamped Dribbble Meetups, so make sure to take a look at the upcoming meetups or start your own!

Moscow, Russia @ Mail.ru

  1. Moscow Dribbble Meetup 2016: May, 21st

“The Moscow Dribbble Meetup 2016 was a huge success—we had 900 attendees and 9000 people watching via online broadcast. A new record for us! The speakers included:

This year we had a great identity for the Dribbble Meetup with a terrific calligraphy by Mike Ponomarenko and Andrew Sundiev. We also created fun swag for visitors with two flavors of craft beer, beautiful t-shirts, stickers, and beer coasters. We invited a food truck, put up a basketball court, and much more.”

San Francisco, CA @ Weebly

  1. Weebly Dribbble Meetup in a Different Reality!

“We had a fantastic San Francisco Dribbble Meetup with an epic turnout of 300 Dribbblers! Designers mingled at Weebly HQ and enjoyed a panel discussion about the future of user interfaces that included Dann Petty, Gabriel Valdivia, and Jeff Broderick, moderated by Vee-O.”

See photos from the Amigobooth and watch Dann Petty’s vlog about the event.

Mumbai, India @ Crowdfire

“Close to 60 designers reunited at Crowdfire to be a part of Mumbbbai—the Mumbai Dribbble Meetup. The purpose of the meetup was to help the designers meet their peers in person, network, collaborate with one another, and have an incredible afternoon. This year, we decided to go with the theme Product Design. We broke the ice with a game where a person from each team had to name famous products.

There were asynchronous creative games in different parts of the office where people had to team up and don their creativity hat. There was a Lego competition where teams were supposed to make iPhone stand with the least number of bricks. We also had people team up and design the best onboarding flow for Apple Music.

We invited our community members contribute design ideas for the Mumbbbai logo and the best one would be used for 2017. We also had a photo booth with props where people could be crazy and their photo taken. There was also a graffiti wall where anyone could draw to their heart’s content.

No meetup can ever be complete without three things: food and drinks, and swag. It feels good to see our community growing fast and we look forward to seeing our members next year too!”

Leeds, UK @ The Adelphi

  1. Leeds 1st Dribbble Meetup

“The first ever Leeds Dribbble Meetup went off with a boom! We had over 80 designers show up and 12 new Dribbblers drafted during the event! I gave a presentation along with, Rosie Manning, Luke Hodson from Mercht.com and Chris Brown and Marcus Silva from First10. We also chatted with some amazing people. It will not be the last Dribbble Meetup in Leeds so look out for the next one!”

Tampa, FL @ Harbr Co. HQ

  1. Tampa Dribbble Meetup

“Our first ever Tampa Dribbble Meetup was a huge success! We started out with some cold brews thanks to a couple or our sponsors, PBR and New Belgium, and some free gear including shirts designed by our speaker David Gonzalez, a designer from SPARK. After getting to know each other for a bit, we gathered to listen to David present “Pursue Your Craft” a short and witty presentation emphasizing the importance of chasing your passions and not being afraid to put in the time to make them work.

For this meetup, we opened it up to the public to try to break past the barriers between workplaces to foster a community of creative people regardless of where you work (or go to school). Since the meetup was open, we had designers, business people, college students and creatives from different agencies around the Tampa Bay all coming together to push past creative limitations. We aim to host a Dribbble Meetup once a quarter so we’ll see you at the next one!”

Tallahassee, FL @ Grasslands Brewery

  1. Tallahassee Meetup

“While Tallahassee doesn’t have as large a population of designers as the bigger cities do, there’s tons of talent in the designers we do have, and the number just keeps growing. This was a great kickoff to what’s sure to be an amazing year, and I’m thrilled that the community is coming together like this. I truly believe there’s so much potential in Tallahassee and I can’t wait to see where we go next. It’s sure to be amazing.”

Read the Tallahassee Dribbble Meetup recap.

Barcelona, Spain @ Bar Bonavida

“We had a great Barcelona Dribbble Meetup! We had about 30 attendees from startups, marketing agencies, freelancers, and more. We were also excited to have the awesome design team from Typeform attend as well. We’ve already got a June Barcelona Dribbble Meetup planned too”

Charleston, SC @ eHouse Studio

  1. Charleston Dribbble Meetup!

“On May 18th, we were joined by roughly 30 folks from across the creative industry for another Dribbble Meetup at Experience Design Company, eHouse Studio. This time speaker David Stanfield, a Motion Graphic Designer, was a real inspiration as he lead us through his journey from print design to motion design.

Everyone loved the latest sponsor meetup kits full of Sticker Mule swag. Lastly, we’re stoked to continue to connect and grow the creative community here in Charleston through meetups like these. To find out about upcoming events follow us on Twitter at @dribbbleCHS.”

Orlando, FL @ Treehouse

  1. Orlando Dribbble Meetup

“Thanks to everyone that came to our Orlando Dribbble Meetup for the UI Design Workshop with Paul Hershey. Participants learned from his own techniques to go from storyboard to Dribbble post using the Sketch and Principle Apps.

Our meetups are free and open to all creatives thanks to the support of our national and local sponsors. Special thanks to Courtney and Mike from TEKSystems’ Digital & Creative Services for refreshments, to Rocky for SlapStickers goodies, to SketchApp for sponsoring our contest, and Full Sail University for the beautiful Treehouse Venue.

Also, many thanks to our event volunteers Kenny, Tricia, Ayana, Devin, Chris, and F. See all the photos taken by F Harvell on Flickr. Stay updated on upcoming events at DribbbleOrlando on Twitter!”

Mexico City, Mexico @ Universidad Iberoamericana

  1. Mexico City Dribbble Meetups

Julio Alanis, winner of a Cannes Lion in 2013, kicked off by talking about creativity and advertising in the digital age. He talked about his favourite campaigns and we held a small panel on plagiarism and cliché advertising, inspired by a controversial campaign.

After that, we talked about creativity in UI and UX. A marvelous discussion ensued as we discussed if designers need to be cutting-edge and creative when designing interfaces, or if they should stick to what’s known and familiar. We also talked about the importance of listening (or not) to consumers and conventions. That led us to our final talking point: how should brands advertise on web, then?”

Stay up to date with Mexico City Dribbble Meetups by checking out Meetup.com and the Facebook Group.

San Jose, Costa Rica @ MADC

  1. San José Dribbble Meetup

“San Jose’s first ever Dribbble Meetup took place at the amazing MADC. We were lucky enough to meet with about 25 designers and share experiences and views on the subject: ‘How to curate our own work and improve through auto-criticism.’

We kicked off the event with an inspiring video by Justas Galaburda. He shared his experience on Dribbble and gave us some tips on how to make the most out of the platform, how to curate our own work, and he showed us how gummy bears really really love icons!

Eduardo Chang presented ‘Auto - 5 strategies for designers,’ a talk full of tips and anecdotes that show how to survive as designers in Costa Rica. Eduardo is a visual enthusiast and one of the must influential designers in our community.

We also had a live webinar by our dear friend and mentor Jose Caballer. He took us through his career path, shared some words of wisdom about finding a balance between our hearts and our brains and how defining ourselves and aligning our vision will help us to surround ourselves with like-minded folks and lead to more meaningful and impactful work.

Having our first Dribbble Meetup here in San Jose was definitely an amazing experience and a big step in continuing growing our design community. We can’t wait to have another one and meet with our all our friends again!”

Keep up with the San Jose Dribbble Community on Facebook.

Tuzla, Bosnia @ Brdo Coworking Space

  1. Ballkan D Meetup  Tuzla

“We have a growing Dribbble community in Bosnia, so it was about time to organise a Dribbble Meetup. Our plan was to make it in spring time and we had a beautiful day. We decided to have it at Brdo Coworking Space and it was perfect.

Kristijan Smiljanić, Irfan Nurkanović, and Senad Karić shared some inspiring thoughts and experiences with eager Dribbblers. For the first event of this sort in Bosnia, we are very happy and hope to have another Dribbble Meetup soon! A big thanks to Dribbble and also to Drubbbler for support.”

See all the photos from the Tuzla Dribbble Meetup.

Meetups

The following Dribbble Meetups are happening soon. For the full list of upcoming meetups, visit our Meetups page.

  1. January 19, 2019

    Khulna Dribbble Meetup

    Kotwali, Khulna 9100 Khulna Khulna 9100 Bangladesh
  2. January 19, 2019

    Noida Dribbble Meetup

    A-2, Sector-63, Noida Noida Uttar Pradesh 201301 India
  3. Meetup fpo 6

    January 19, 2019

    Errachidia Dribbble Meetup

    N°33 Bd Mohamed Zerktouni 2ème Etage - Errachidia 23 Errachidia Deraa Tafilalet 52000 Morocco
  4. January 19, 2019

    Port Harcourt Dribbble Meetup

    76 Trans Amadi road beside The promise fastfood, Port Harcourt Port Harcourt Rivers State 500262 Nigeria
  5. Meetup fpo 3

    January 22, 2019

    De Pere Dribbble Meetup

    435 N Broadway St, Suite C STE C De Pere WI 54115 United States

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