#TDKtuesdays

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.

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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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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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Barcelona
Hey there! I'm a Portuguese graphic designer, currently working and living in Barcelona. IÍve been working in this area for 5 years, in Portugal. I really love to meet new people, to do some handcrafts, illustration, drink some wine, searching for new trends, share design ideas and IÍm obsessed with colours. I'm joining also helping with TypeThursdays here in Barcelona and social media/events at BAU. I'm very glad to be a part of the TDK family!

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Berlin
Heya! 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 and Illustrator. Nerding out on type design, illustration and gradients is possibly my favourite things to do. I'm super passionate about TDK – so come to one of our events, say hi and let's chat!

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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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Brussels
Jacob McPherson is the founder of digital communications, editorial content production, and SEO agency, Cement Media Inc @cementmag. Based in Brussels, he works to support the creative vision of individuals and brands throughout Europe, and beyond. In addition to leading the TDK, he is part of media-hub, KANO Brussels @kano.brussels, managed and operated by European journalism platform Are We Europe @areweeurope.

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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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Christchurch
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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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Edinburgh
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Glasgow
yooo GLASGOW! We're Phoebe & Mook. We're 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 you soon!

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Gold Coast
I came from a background of fashion & finance, studying Graphic Design later. Since then I've done everything from packaging design, printing, marketing, illustrator, signage, branding & most recently web design! I'm a kawaii lover, booze snob, mosh-pit menace, chess-champion, kitchen tile obsessed & absolute fangirl over anything made with a spray can. If you're ever in my hood let's have a beer!

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Kansas City
Hello there! I am a born and raised Kansas City girl that loves to travel. I am currently working towards a BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Art at Park University, set to graduate in 2020. I have a passion for color theory, astrophotography, sunsets and great conversation!

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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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Los Angeles
Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm originally from Australia, now LA. I work for BLNKT, a creative agency with a strong focus on the action sports and lifestyle industries. I'm also the founder of Yeah Girl, a media platform celebrating the intersection of women's skateboarding and creativity. When I'm not designing you'll find me skateboarding (hello slappy curbs!) or lurking in my favorite coffee shops. I'm looking forward to sharing drinks, ideas and fun times with all you LA creatives!

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Madrid
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Manchester
Since graduating, I've completed an internship at a digital design agency (e3creative) and am now a Junior Designer. As a designer, my focus is illustration! I love vectored patterns and as a hobby I love to do dot work portraiture. I wanted to be the host of the TDK Manchester to be that support network not only for students but for graduates too. I found it particularly hard as a transition and that's why I find it important that we can all stay connected!

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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 Melbourne, I'm Chloe! When I'm not TDK-ing 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 TDK-ing, 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 you!

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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
Yo! I'm Mandeep, I have studied in Graphic Design and Web Development. Moved to Montreal when I was 5 months old from India. Currently developing a new and improved portfolio; learning new skills and exploring. I am excited to get started on creating a huge community in Montreal!

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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
Hey guys! My name is Luiz and I'm hosting TDK in Rio de Janeiro! I love editorial design, cats, travelling and Drag Queensss, Okuuur! I'm kind of new in this design world, before that I was lost in the darkness as an international relations advisor... boooooringgg! But now I'm living my dream discovering all things design. If you're planing to visit Rio, or if you already live here, just let me know so we can have a coffee and meet up at #TDKtuesdays.

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San Francisco
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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 graphic 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
I'm Lily, I am the Program Administrator for DarkLab and Logistics Manager for Designer's Bootcamps! And I'm Marnie, a recent Foundry graduate specialising in UX and Digital Media. Together with our wonderful Hosts up in Launceston we are building a more inclusive and exciting design community in Tasmania. Can't wait to see you at the next event!

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Tel Aviv
Hello, I'm Noa! I live with my husband Ohad and our two cats, Louie and Twiggy. I grew up in Italy, but moved to Israel 12 years ago. 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 looking forward to meeting you all :)

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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 tea 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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Wellington
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, hit me up on my socials!

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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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