Design Storytelling

Feb 10, 2015

Join us for an evening of 4 short talks of design storytelling. During your career you’ll experience defining moments that stand out in your memory. Sometimes these moments are funny, sometimes they make you think, and every now and then you learn a valuable lesson that informs the rest of your career. Our speakers will share some of their own defining moments and the lessons those moments can teach us.

Doors open at 6:30pm, talks start at 7:00pm. No admittance after 7:15pm.

An assortment of beer and soft drinks will be provided, no food. 19+, minors not permitted due to alcohol service.



948 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC


  • Christine Rondeau

    Clients from Hell, or Learning Opportunities?

    Christine Rondeau | Slides

    Websites like Clients From Hell love to poke fun at people. Mocking clients has been a favourite past time of both designers and developers for a long time. If clients aren't available, then we blame the tools. All CMS are terrible right?

    Great designers and developers will see feedback and questions from clients as great opportunities to learn. During my career, I’ve been challenged on many occasions and have come to realize that clients only ever become clients from hell if you let them.

  • Todd Smith

    Without Agency

    Todd Smith | Slides

    Syd Mead says, “To be creative, you need to be three people: an artist, a technician, and an observer.” The first two are a given, in any successful designer career, but the latter is the most difficult to achieve. Finding one's perspective is a fraction of the effort and true grit lies in the ability to say, “no”. Todd will speak about the value of observation, developing a personal code of ethics, and championing safe and nurturing work environments.

  • Mandi Wise

    Prototyping Your Way to Happiness: An Adventure with Pattern Lab

    Mandi Wise | Slides

    Markup-based mock-ups and front-end style guides are valuable, but can be time-consuming to build. Pattern Lab lets you rapidly create both in your own responsive web design playground, and Mandi will share an experience where using this system on a project helped fill in some crucial design gaps while expediting front-end development.

  • Tylor Sherman

    Out in the Open

    Tylor Sherman | Slides

    Tylor will share his thoughts on how tone and polish affects the community that springs up around your work


As this is our first S&C in Yaletown, we’ll be trying out the nearby The New Oxford Tavern after the event to have some more drinks and some more nuanced conversation. If you can make it, we'd love to see you there!