#TDK
tuesdays

Sick of your tiny circle of design friends? Want to meet creative directors but no idea where? Need something to do on a Tuesday night? Introducing #TDKtuesdays; local events held first Tuesday of the month in your city (11 per year, not January), run by your city host below.

Adelaide
Hey! I'm Marchelle, obsessed with all things design. I understand the overwhelming pressure of studying and I would love TDK Adelaide to help – 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 is for you!

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Amsterdam
Hiii! I'm Isabelle Oud and I'm a freelance illustrator from Amsterdam. My mission is to make the world a little more beautiful with design and illustration. I'm your AMS City Host ; )

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Atlanta
Auckland
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!

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Berlin
Hey there, here is Lou! I am a freelance visual designer characterised by an analytic mind and a curious approach. I especially love to overlap disciplines and to create unique atmosphere through design and collaborations. Originally from France, I am working with clients and studios in Berlin since a few years, so I am super stoked to pursue my exploration of Berlin design’s scene and community through TDK and to share it with you all. I can wait to see what we can make of #TDKtuesdays so come meet us and see by yourself at our next event.

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Bogotá
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 (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!

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Brisbane
I'm Scott. I'm a digital product designer at Josephmark. Last year I moved from Wales in the UK to Brisbane. I went to one #TDKtuesdays event and it introduced me to everyone I know today so I wanted to get invovled. Come say hi at the next event, meet the community, feel inspired and leave with a whole new bunch of friends!

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Canberra
Hey everyone :) My name is Josephine and I am one of the hosts for TDK in Canberra. 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.

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Cape Town
Hi guys! I'm a graphic designer living in Woodstock, Cape Town. Currently working independently, I love designing anything that I can print on paper, especially if I can fold it afterwards! Some of my favourite things include running, binging on Spotify, drinking wine and making dinner for friends & family. Super excited to spread the TDK love in CPT. Let's meet up for some design gees!

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Copenhagen
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 and 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!

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Denver
Hi, I'm Meg! I'm a co-owner of a graphic design and branding studio that I run with my husband. I have previously worked as an in-house designer at a nonprofit, a freelance designer, and even as a printer's devil for a letterpress studio. When I'm not busy in the studio, you can find me taking a yoga break or trying out new recipes!

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Dublin
Hello I'm Zie. Discovering TDK has been life-changing. It's the best way of meeting amazing people in our wonderful creative community! When I'm not at my computer doing creative work I'm probably swooning over cute puppies, binging on other visual material or dancing on a night out. Join us at #TDKtuesdays to chat about all things design, goals (woes) and everything in between!

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Dunedin
Kia ora! I'm Craig and I have been a host for three years in Dunedin, NZ (one of the best small cities). I graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Communication) a while ago and now run the Exhibition and Design department at Otago Museum. On the side I run my own project Self Destruct Studio and try and get involved with all the awesome creative things this place has to offer. Look forward to seeing you at our #TDKtuesdays events!

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Lisbon
I'm a graphic designer from Lisbon, specialised in branding projects. I'm passionate about typography, combining design with social good and personal projects. Over the years I've started refugee programs, music podcasts and now I'm devoting my time to TDK Lisbon. We want to give back to the community and create something truly meaningful.

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London
Hiya! We're India, Anoushka and Charlotte and we run TDK London. Our backgrounds are in advertising, graphic design and UX design, and we have contacts spread around the London scene so hit us up if you want to learn something weird, cool or cultural!

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Madrid
Manila
Hi, I'm Regina! I'm a 20-something-year-old self-proclaimed multidisciplinary designer from Manila, Philippines. I have a degree in Architecture, but have love and appreciation for designing other than just buildings. Aside from practicing architecture and doing freelance design work, I involve myself in creating events specifically to support local artists in Manila, whether they be visual, poetry or music. I hope to see you at #TDKtuesdays!

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Melbourne
Hey everyone! I'm Simon, a graphic designer and IT engineer. Originally from Auckland but now living it up in Melbourne. I love being part of TDK and the greater design community here, and always excited to meet new people to talk about design and other random topics. Definitely say hi if you see me around!

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Milan
Hello! I'm Cecilia, I am an independent Art Director, Visual Designer and Brand Strategist consultant based in Milan. I specialize in creation and brand identities, from brands, companies, and design studios as well. Beyond that, I'm a true paper lover, literally obsessed with typography and always curious about what's on in my city. Come along to #TDKtuesdays and spread the word among your friends, your studio mates and your fav people!

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Milwaukee
Hello! I'm Ashley, I studied Design and Visual Communication + Japanese while I was in school and I now work at Summerfest in our great city of Milwaukee. I'm excited to continue growing the design community in Brew City!

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Montreal
Hey! I am a past graffiti vandal gone law abiding lettering designer! Currently making my mark on the world one letter at a time.

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Newcastle
I’m Brandon, I am the Innovation Ecosystem Facilitator for the City of Newcastle! I joined TDK when I was a freelance graphic designer and wanted to connect with others who could relate to what it was like working in design. If you’re looking to meet some fellow designers, share some wins or get some advice then come hang with me at #TDKtuesday!

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Paris
Hi! I'm Marie, I'm a freelance art director and designer based in Paris. On design perspective I like concepts, branding and art direction. Otherwise I love disco music, smelly cheese and making stuff with my hands.

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Perth
I'm Rachel. 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, 3D design and doodling. I started going along to TDK 'cos I had no idea what the heck I was doing! Come hang on Tuesdays if you wanna make some design friends, learn some things, and feel all warm and creative and fuzzy too.

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Rio de Janeiro
Hello, hello, hello!!! We're Lucas and Luiz, Brazil’s most iconic gay couple, colourful designers and fabulous city hosts you’ll ever meet (Jk but heeey, in our minds it's true!). We’re fresh in this design world and it’s been fantastic representing TDK in Rio de Janeiro! When we're not talking about the drag queens scene we're running our own studio called "Estúdio VRA!" (@estudiovra.co). Design and queer culture are truly our main obsession, and that's why we've named our studio as "VRA!" - which is the onomatopoeia for the sound of a drag queen hand fan opening; same as “thworp” in English. This action represents an ethos in queer culture and we put the same ethos into our work ... basically saying f*** off to minimalism.. That's sickeeening, no? Oh, and don’t forget to check our Pop and LGBTQIA+ culture products that we love to offer. So you can wear your pride hoooney! Anyways, join us as we uncover the life and secrets of Rio’s design world! We will give our best to make sure it’s an exciting and insightful journey! ; )

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San Francisco
Singapore
Hi, I'm Jade! A full-time graphic designer living in Sunny Singapore. After studying Business in University, I took a year off to pursue my passion for Graphic Design in Brisbane, where I lived, studied and worked for a year – that was the best decision of my life! I'm a sucker for packaging design and my (weird) favourite thing to do is wandering around supermarkets and drugstores looking at different products and their packaging.

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Stockholm
Hello! I graduated as Graphic Designer from Holland, now living in Stockholm freelancing as Branding Designer. I like getting people together brainstorm, create together and love to make/look at art when not behind the computer. See you at the next #TDKtuesdays!

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Sydney
Ahoy! I'm Sarah and I'm a digital designer and web developer currently based on the Central Coast. I love social enterprise, picking people's brains, being a bit of a derp, learning new things and especially being part of the TDK family. The amazing people the come along each month to our #TDKtuesdays Sydney events inspire me in endless ways!

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Tasmania
Hi friends, I'm Marnie. I graduated Foundry at the end of 2019 with an associate degree in UX & Digital Media. Since then I've been dabbling in freelance work but mostly just trying to navigate this crazy COVID world and all its changes. The Hobart TDK gang is a welcoming, down-to-earth bunch and any new visitors are always welcomed with wide arms and a beaming smile. We can't wait to meet you!

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Toronto
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.

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Washington D.C.
Hi! I'm a graphic designer who loves millennial pink, and owns too many white sneakers just like you! Every day I make an iced chai with oat milk and lose 5 pounds in water weight as I sweat to work! I am excited to get to know you and connect with more creatives in the DC area!

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Become a host

Applications are now open for our city host positions worldwide! Interviews conducted every quarter.

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What does it involve?

  1. It's a volunteer position to help you network with designers in your city.
  2. Ideal personality traits; outgoing, organised and friendly.
  3. Your job is to organise our monthly meet-up #TDKtuesdays in your city. Who you ask is up to you and we'll connect you with all the designers in our network to choose from plus happy for you to use your own contacts.
  4. Access to TDK local city socials.
  5. Great reason to reach out to industry peeps for something other than a job! Build your design network around you using our network.
  6. Free conference tickets in your city!
  7. 1000000x times easier to get a job when you know everyone.
  8. Be the most connected person in your city.
  9. Become a part of the global TDK team and family.
  10. Looks great on the old resume.

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