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Date Event Location
Thursday, 02 May

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
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Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 08 May

Worthing and Beyond: a new network for creatives

Calling all Worthing creatives! 

Tom co-ran a frozen yogurt brand in Brighton called Lick, and puts a lot of its success down to the relationship the business had with Brighton and the local creatives. 

With his new project 'Worthing & Beyond' - Tom is aiming to build a comprehensive online network of Worthing creatives with the aim of encouraging other businesses to reach out to them and forge similar, mutually beneficial relationships. 

His talk on 8th May is all about his journey to this point, and how he sees Worthing & Beyond growing over the next 12 months. He will be asking for ideas and feedback, and hoping the guests enjoy an informal evening with free beer and food. 

https://www.worthingandbeyond.co.uk/
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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Colonnade House
47 Warwick Street
Worthing
Wednesday, 08 May

Ladies That UX - All you need to know about Information Architecture

Ladies that UX is a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, who positively promote and teach each other. Not got UX in your job title? That doesn't matter! If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us. LTUX Brighton runs different get-togethers: sometimes with a speaker or a theme, a workshop, or even discuss a particular UX challenge. This month will we will be focusing on Information Architecture.

Yippee IA! All you need to know about Information Architecture in 7 minutes.

Your audience does two things online. There are either engaging with your content or navigating to it. In usability sessions and data analysis, I constantly see your audience struggle to get to your content. If they’re lost they can’t read your articles, buy your products or use your services. In this interactive session, with digital and real-world examples, you’ll find out the secrets of how to organise digital spaces to make information easier to find.

Our guest speaker this month is Chris How. Chris is a Principal UX Consultant at Clearleft in Brighton, UK. He works with clients to help them make sense of and see through changes in their digital presence & practices.


We ask you to be considerate and let us know by cancelling the ticket on Eventbrite if you can no longer attend the event. We can pass your tickets on to someone on the waiting list. We will keep track of ladies who don't turn up and may refuse tickets for future events. We politely ask that you respect this is a female only group

 

Time: 18:30-21:00
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68 middle street
68 middle street
brighton
Thursday, 09 May

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 16 May

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 16 May

Glug Brighton - The Dogs and Type One

Spring is here, bring on the sunshine!

Following up from our amazing Glug event at Patterns we have another more intimate event now lined up at The Vine Club, the latest in a series of Glug Brighton Meets events.

We will be meeting and hearing the stories from two brilliant creatives. Illustrator, author and dog fancier John Bond and typography expert (nerd) Sarah Hyndman!


SPEAKER - John Bond

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After graduating in Illustration from Kingston University, John worked for 6 years at award-winning creative agency, Kanoti. Where he developed his unique visual style and his creative voice. in 2014 he decided to step out alone with his illustration work and he has never looked back!

His work is playful and brimming over with ideas and visual puns, many of his works have featured our beloved canine friends in all kinds of scenarios, but rest assured other animals do feature!

In 2018 he published his first children book – Mini Rabbit Not Lost. The first of three books commissioned by Harper Collins. He has also worked with the Mr Men and Little Miss archive on a card and stationary range in collab with Ohh Deer.

Clients include the BBC, Channel 4, Disney, HarperCollins, Mr Men/Little Miss, MTV, Ohh Deer, Starbucks and Tate.

Website iamjohnbond.com



SPEAKER - Sarah Hyndman

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Sarah Hyndman creates events, workshops and talks that give audiences an entertaining look at human behaviour; the idiosyncrasies of how the brain makes decisions, or the first impressions we form that alter what we taste or smell. 

She shows that a font is not a font — it’s an idea, a smell, a song, a memory, a personality, a warning, a taste, a seduction… When we read, we generally look past the type to focus on the experience it describes, unaware of the assumptions that we make that alter those experiences. Sarah shows that typography is cultural coding, which she’s been researching and quantifying for the last few years.


Join us for talks, visual delights & conversation plus lots of "not working” opportunities with like minded creatives.

There are only 80 tickets available for this event so grab a ticket soon.
 
Cost:  10.5
Time: 19:00-22:00
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Vine Club
11 Vine Street
Brighton
Monday, 20 May

Talent Talks: How to stand out to potential employers

Talent Talks: How to stand out to potential employers

Looking to start or grow your career in the digital, technology and creative sector?

At this Talent Talks event, we’ll be sharing advice on how to prepare for, and make the most of, meetings with potential employers at events such as our upcoming Jobs Fair in June.

Whether you’re a recent graduate, returning to work, or pivoting to a new career, come along for an evening of lightning talks on how to stand out to employers.

Talks will cover:

Curating your online profile and CV

Creating an impactful and memorable elevator pitch

Making a great first impression to businesses

There will also be an opportunity to get networking experience in a friendly environment and get individual advice from Wired Sussex and others.


About Talent Fest 2019: Jobs Fair
Tuesday 18th June, The Clarendon Centre, Brighton
The Jobs Fair is your chance to meet with some of the best digital, media and tech companies from Brighton and beyond and find out about their job opportunities.

Haven’t got your ticket yet? Grab one here!


This event is supported by Talent Fest 2019 Headline Sponsor American Express.
 

Time: 18:00-20:00
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The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 23 May

Homebrew Website Club

Come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests.

Bring your friends who want to start a personal website.

Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project.

Every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Clearleft, 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL - please use the Clearleft buzzer.
 

Time: 18:00-19:30
Full details
Clearleft
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

WordUp Meetup: How fast-growing agencies win business

Simon Cooke - How fast growing agencies win business

Simon tells his story of becoming a salesperson after 20 years as a designer. Now heading up the Commercial team at Pragmatic, one of Europe’s largest WordPress agencies, he reveals how agencies experiencing rapid growth can win business and retain valuable clients.

For agencies and freelancers who want a professional approach to sales with a creative touch, Simon shares practical advice on positioning your business, pitching digital solutions, and creating a unique value proposition, with a sprinkle of sales presentation tips to ensure you stand the best chance of success.

Simon is a Design, Digital Marketing and Sales specialist with over 20 years of industry experience, having co-owned a creative agency for 14 years, which merged with Pragmatic in 2016.

Nowadays, Simon heads up the Commercial Department at Pragmatic, the UK’s largest WordPress Agency with big plans for the future. Simon is also a jury member of the Automattic Design Awards and co-creator of PACE, a marketing technology conference held in London.

Catch up with the WordPress community in Brighton, with drinks and pizza courtesy of our lovely sponsors 34sp.com & Pragmatic!

? AGENDA

- 6:00 - 6:30 pm - Welcome and networking.

- 6:30 pm - Talk begins.

- 7:30 pm - Pizza, drinks and networking.

- 8:45 pm - Start leaving the venue and if anyone wants to continue the chat and informal networking, head to 'Seven Stars' pub on Ship St.

FOOD

- Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you RSVP.

VENUE

- Pragmatic, Chandos House, 26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB

- Main entrance on Meeting House Lane across from Riddle & Finns.

- Please ring the 3rd-floor buzzer and someone will let you in.

OTHER INFO

- Find us on Twitter @WordUpBrighton (#WordUpBTN) or join us on Slack, in the channel #wordup-brighton.

Do you have a topic for the WordPress Brighton Meetup that you would like to help arrange or could possibly speak at? Get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you.
 

Time: 18:00-21:00
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Pragmatic
North Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 28 May

Freelance Designer Show and Tell

This meet up is an opportunity to catch up with other freelance designers based in and around Brighton. It is a chance to talk about any issues you are having with work, get feedback on projects or just enjoy getting to know some other designers. We encourage bringing along anything with you that you would like to share or discuss. This can range from a project you are working on, to a book that you've found really helpful!  

Time: 19:00-20:30
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The Projects
8-9 Ship St
Brighton
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