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What is #TDKtuesdays?

Sick of the same classmates and being in a design bubble? Want to meet creative directors but no idea where? Fancy some new design friends or want to add some cooler design stuff to your social life? We hold monthly meetups called #TDKtuesdays around the world the first Tuesday of the month.

We’ve decided here at The Design Kids HQ that there is waaaay too much emailing and not enough socialising. So roll on #TDKtuesdays, where every first Tuesday of the month our fabulous city hosts organise a space to hang out, have a beer and encourage anyone interested to come along! Some of the highlights from previous years include multiple job opportunities, book swaps, team camping holidays, internships, collaborations, new friendships and group shows. It's a great place for design students, graduates and professionals to meet other design students, graduates and professionals, talk some shit, swap notes, get involved and just generally build a bigger and better design community in their cities. If you are shy and “networking” (dirty word) is hard, this is a easy place to start. Grab a friend and come say hi!

Sign up to your city, subscribe to the newsletter, join the Facebook group and get down to the next #TDKtuesdays near you!

Find your city host!

Connect to your local Design community through #TDKtuesdays

Adelaide

Adelaide | Marchelle Matthew

Hey! I’m Marchelle and I’m obsessed with all things design. In 2019 I’m taking a break from Uni teaching and full-time agency work to freelance and get more involved in the Adelaide design community. I understand the sometimes overwhelming pressure of studying and I would love TDK Adelaide to help bridge the gap between study and working -something I wish I'd had when I was studying. Everybody has an experience to share and sharing is the only way we can strengthen the design community. If you’re looking to break out of the study bubble, or if you’re an industry veteran looking for like-minded people to catch up with, #TDKtuesdays ADL is for you! Head over to our Facebook group and get involved. See you soon!

Instagram: @marchelle__

Auckland

Auckland | Janelle Baptist

Hey, I'm Janelle! :) A Graphic Design and Photography grad and a bit of a nomad, I'm currently tutoring Web and Graphic Design while holding down the AKL fort. I love helping others figure out where they want to go and I focus on putting on events to help them get there,so come on down to #TDKtuesdays to have a chat!

Instagram: @escapedfragments

Berlin

Berlin | Jessie Sanbrook

Hey there! I’m Jessie a super curious human, obsessed with design and all things bright and colourful. Originally hailing from Melbourne, I’ve been on a tour of the globe living in France, Spain and finally settling in Berlin as a Freelance Graphic Designer / Illustrator. I can be found drinking coffee and curating events around Berlin. Nerding out on type design, illustration and gradients is possibly one of my favourite things to do. I’m super passionate about TDK and the magic that can come from this network - so come to one of our events, say hi and let’s chat!

Instagram: @jessie_sanbrook

Bogotá

Bogotá | Lully Duque

Hey there! I'm Lully! a Colombian graphic designer with a background in branding and print. My biggest love -after dogs- is experimental typography. That led me to co-found the art collective Type of Tape (It is an urban art project that combines typographic enthusiasm and tape art to create unique installations). I'm a big fan of colorful spaces, pizza, cosmos and TDK! Happy to be part of this and looking forward to meet you all!

Instagram: @lullein

Bogotá

Bogotá | Juliana Lascano

Hey there! I'm Lully! a Colombian graphic designer with a background in branding and print. My biggest love -after dogs- is experimental typography. That led me to co-found the art collective Type of Tape (It is an urban art project that combines typographic enthusiasm and tape art to create unique installations). I'm a big fan of colorful spaces, pizza, cosmos and TDK! Happy to be part of this and looking forward to meet you all!___Hii I'm Juliana, but you can call me Juli! I'm a Graphic Designer from Bogotá Colombia. Currently working at the Ministry of The Interior, doing social design and learning every day from our minority communities. I love photography, illustration and packaging design. You can always find me looking for new places in Colombia to share experiences and food with my friends. Fan of TDK a long time ago, and right now happy to be part of this lovely group, hope that I can help you with anything at our #TDKtuesdays.

Instagram: @julianalascano @lullein

Brisbane

Brisbane | Shyanne Trutwein

Hey! I'm Shyanne, aka Shy. I'm a Communication Designer and Illustrator from the sunny city of Brisbane. I recently graduated from Billy Blue College of Design and have been freelancing for the past two years! If i'm not doing something design related you can usually catch me record digging or smashing a Bahn Mi. Come hang at #TDKTuesdays if you're keen to meet some new friends or just want to chat about design or non design stuff! Let's make cool stuff happen in BNE.

Instagram: @shyannetrutwein

Canberra

Canberra | Mallory Strawn

Hey, its me! TDK Canberra city host! I'm originally from the United States, but recently moved to Canberra and immediately joined The Design Kids. I'm a full time designer at a small but lively studio that focuses mainly on brand development and package design. If I'm not working I can usually be found outside (aka looking for a dog to pet haha.) I just recently became obsessed with graphic novels and different illustration styles. Im looking forward to getting to know all the other creatives around Canberra.

Instagram: @mallory_s_wild

Canberra

Canberra | Josephine Julian

Hey everyone :) My name is Josephine and I am one of the hosts for TDK in Canberra, Australia. I am a graphic and web designer who loves sketching(badly) and technology. I am studying part-time while working as a trainee designer in a government department and I am so excited to be apart of The Design Kids. I have a love for design and technology so I love the opportunity to share that with others.

Instagram: @punkrockandpandas

Copenhagen

Copenhagen | Wiktorija Marszalek

Hej there! I’m Vika / Wiktorija a super curious human, obsessed with design. Outside of the design world, you can normally catch me drinking coffee, at a yoga studio, or at a gig. But nerding on graphic design, illustration is possibly still one of my favorite things to do. I am super excited to run TDK community in Copenhagen and I am looking forward to meeting you and bringing all together!

Instagram: @w.withpassion

Denver

Denver | Daniela Silva Riera

Hey there! I'm Daniela, your new Denver TDK Host! I'm a Venezuelan art director and graphic designer currently in Denver after a long stint in NYC. I'm currently working at a small motion graphics video company. In my free time I like to practice my lettering skills, climb, run, ride my bike, ski and take part in the awesome events that Denver has to offer. Really excited to strengthen the already wonderful design community in our city! Let's gooooo!

Instagram: @daniisil

Dubai

Dubai | Myriam Arab

Hello! Marhaba! I’m Myriam, a graphic designer from Beirut (the capital of a tiny country called Lebanon), currently working and living in Dubai. I’ve spent most of my life as an expat in the GCC, which allowed me to meet, befriend and learn from people from all over the world. Over the past few years, I’ve worked as a designer in the film and publishing industries, but have recently ventured into the branding realm. When I’m not working, you’ll find me planning my day around food (#foreverhungry), scrolling through dog photos and organizing my next trip. I’m excited to be your host in Dubai, let’s bring the design community together!

Instagram: @myriamarab

Dublin

Dublin | Zie Kirk

Hello I'm Zie 👋 Discovering TDK has been life-changing. It's the best way of meeting amazing people in our wonderful creative community including my awesome partner in crime and co-host [Jessie](@jessiedeboe)! When I’m not at my computer doing creative work I’m probably swooning over cute puppers 🐶🐶... binging on other visual material *cough* Netflix or dancing on a night out. Join us at #TDKtuesdays to chat about all things design, goals (woes) and everything in between! We look forward to meeting you — sharing a cuppa/ pint or two 🍻😜

Instagram: @ziekirk, @jessiedeboe

Glasgow

Glasgow | Phoebe Willison

yooo GLASGOW! We're Phoebe, Mook and Sophie. We're all graphic designers who have moved here in the last couple of years (or moved back here - in Phoebe's case). We love Glasgow because we think it's the friendliest & funnest city ever, and we're PURE KEEN to make TDK Glasgow the friendliest & funnest design network about. Come join us at one of our monthly events, or drop us a wee message if you want to get involved! See yous soon!

Instagram: @phoebe.willison, @attanath, @sophiecurrier

Gold Coast

Gold Coast | Dani Feerick

Hiya! I'm Dani, currently an in-house Visual Designer for a marketing agency on the Gold Coast - soon to be European freelancer. #TDKtuesdays is the perfect place to meet other creatives, stay inspired & brew crazy ideas over a couple of drinks and lots of laughs. Join our facebook group so you can keep up with our monthly events, we'd love to meet you!

Instagram: @artbyaniday

Melbourne

Melbourne | Chloe Young

Hey Melbourne, I'm Chloë! 👋 When I'm not TDKing I'm working at a studio called Sweet, running around with the AGDA Council or patting my cat and wondering how she got so fat (sad reacts only). When I am TDKing, I'm organising events where you can meet the best creatives & even better friends and hopefully learn something new. I'm constantly blown away by our amazing design community in Melbourne and can't wait to see the next gen of designers thrive (that could be you!)

Instagram: @youngchloe

Newcastle

Newcastle | Bronte McKell

Hey Newy friends! I’m Bronte, a recent grad, full-time type nerd and part-time designer for a start-up in town. My hobbies include pizza + beer + puppers + making people laugh + lots of other fun things. If you’re passionate about design and want to meet other enthusiastic kids, come and join us at our monthly #TDKTuesdays events!

Instagram: @brontemckell

NYC

NYC | John Francis

Hi! My name is John Francis, and I currently work for Cosmopolitan.com as a designer in NYC. Hailing from Chicago, where I got my BFA in Graphic Design at DePaul University, I have also begun and led my own design (side) business as Co-Founder and Head of Design. Whenever I am not working (or binging Netflix), I am expanding my craft (such as practicing calligraphy, perfecting my illustration style, and shooting photography.) Looking forward to meeting you all!

Instagram: @jrussellf

Perth

Perth | Rachel Thwaites

Hello. I’m Rachel. I recently graduated from Edith Cowan University in Perth studying graphic design and animation! I’ve done a bit of my own freelancing as well as dabbling in a few studios part time and casually. I'm now working at Juicebox in the creative team and loving it! I like lots of things… like illustration, motion graphics, painting, wine, architecture, travelling and taking photos, 3D design and doodling. Lots of silly doodling. Sometimes I can’t decide what I like the most. I started going along to TDK ‘cos I had no idea what the heck I was doing. Meeting some fellow creatives, graduates and other people in the industry made me feel like it was all going to be okay. In fact, it made me feel like it was going to be swell! Come hang on Tuesdays if you wanna make some design friends, learn some things, and feel all warm and creative and fuzzy too.

Instagram: @am_i_rt

Porto

Porto | Ricardo Dantas

Hello! My name is Ricardo and I'm a partner at Itemzero studio, at Tipos das Letras type foundry, a teacher at ESAD.CR, and also a freelance typographic consultant. I moved from Lisbon to Porto 2 years ago and I've already met so many people and been involved in so many fun and interesting projects. Porto design scene is great and packed and I want to meet you all so we can exchange experiences and make it an even better city for you to accomplish your career goals. Let's meet at #TDKtuesdays, it's the perfect place for students and new grads to get to know creatives already in the market, to ask questions, mingle and even collaborate, everything can happen, don't miss it! Instagram: @dantas_type

Instagram: @dantas_type

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro | beatriz camargo

Olá! Im Beatriz - but you can call me Bia. I've graduated in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins (Class of 2018) and during my last years studying in London I discovered the world of UX Design! I’m really into creating memorable experiences which will make a difference in people’s lives. Other than being a designer, I love visiting exhibitions and have an instagram dedicated to inspiring things I see out and about!

Instagram: @outandabout_art

São Paulo

São Paulo | Luis Eduardo Andreotti

I’m Luis, but you can call me Dudu :) I’m a small town boy living in São Paulo, with a background in management and product design. I’m currently working in my personal project - @de.designstuff and also giving a hand for another's creative studios in town. Crazy about surfing in the world of branding I’m also looking for more ways to get involved into design community. Out of design world you can normally catch me at gigs, libraries, drinking coffee around and trying to don’t get bored. Come on down for our next #TDKtuesdays and meet the crew!

Instagram: @de.designstuff

Seoul

Seoul | Yoonyoung Jung

Hey everyone, I'm Yoonyoung Jung (aka Jamie), a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins with a degree in BA Graphic design. Throughout the course of my education I've gained immense interest in how design can be utilised as a tool to enhance our lives in a social context. Now back in the motherland, I'm extremely excited to be a part of the TDK fam and connect with likeminded creatives passionate about design. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Instagram: @jamieyyjung

Sydney

Sydney | Beau PENTON

I'm Beau! An independent Graphic Designer working primarily at Deus ex Machina and heaps of other people around Sydney! The Sydney design community is super eclectic. We have people doing an incredible array of different pieces and styles. We try to highlight a few of the smaller guys doing big things through our City. Come along to #TDKtuesdays, meet the community, feel inspired and leave with a whole new group of friends.

Instagram: @beau__not

Tasmania

Tasmania | Jessie Martinovich

Hello! I’m Jessie! I’m a design student from Tasmania! I love being creative, whether it be with music, art, food, or design! So I’ve embarked on a journey to my design career and I’m loving every step! I can’t wait to meet all you wonderful fellow creative along the way! :)

Instagram: @M95jessie

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv | Noa Nizzani

Hello, I'm Noa! I am 30 years old and I live with my husband Ohad and our two silly cats, Louie and Twiggy. I grew up in Italy, but moved to Israel after high school and have been here for the past 12 years. I'm currently an independent freelance designer but I have a background in advertising, branding, marketing design and studio management. When I'm not designing you can usually find me binging on Netflix, reading, going to art and/or music shows, attending karate practice, and also chomping on veggie food all over Tel Aviv. I'm really excited to share what this colourful & creative city has to offer for designers, and I'm looking forward to meeting you all :)

Instagram: @noanizzani

Toronto

Toronto | Sayu Fujii

Hey! I’m Sayu, an art director and designer based in Toronto, Canada. I have previously lived in Hong Kong and Singapore, but I am originally from Japan! I am currently majoring in creative advertising at Humber College, but my creative passion expands across various mediums. This includes prop styling, typography, photography, and film. I love collecting vinyls, eating asian food, and going to art museums. If the name Wes Anderson comes up, everyone looks at me (HUGE fan). I’m super excited to be the Toronto city host and to get TDK running here!

Instagram: @sayufujiidesign

Wellington

Wellington | Louise Holloway

Hi, I'm Louise! I am a Visual Communication Design graduate (class of 2016) and now working as a in-house graphic designer, plus I freelance on the side - I love typography and layout design! Outside of design I am also a blogger, writing about creativity, mental health and anything that generally interests me! If you'd like to know more about me, visit my website louiseberyldesign.com or hit me up on my socials!

Instagram: @louiseberyldesign

Become a host!

Applications are now open for our 2018 City Host positions worldwide!

Want to be the host in your city!?
The role and the responsibilities of a volunteer city host are simple:

1. Add design events to our website calendar and facebook group.
2. Write a fortnightly intro (3 sentences) about what's happening in your city.
3. Organise our monthly meet-up #TDKtuesdays.

THAT’S IT.

Advantages to being a city host:
1. We’ll share ALL our contacts in your city with you.
2. Reach out to industry peeps for something other than a job!
3. Free conference tickets.
4. A job title that opens doors.
5. Build the design industry around you.
6. 1000000x times easier to get a job when you know everyone!
7. Be the most connected person in your city.
8. Become a part of the TDK team.
9. Looks great on the resume.
10. Any other perks we can offer!

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