Drink & Dribbble: Schedule, Speakers and other info!

May 13th, 2015

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So we’re almost a month away from Portsmouth’s first Dribbble meetup, and we’re really excited! PFmeet has teamed up with Em Meet in Emsworth to put together an afternoon/evening of talks, competitions and networking for the design community.

We have 50 people coming from all over the South (London, Southampton, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Chichester, etc). It’s all thanks to our sponsors Campaign Monitor, Krystal Hosting, Diginate, Starboard Media, No1son, Dribbble, Port 57, Shopify and Strong Island so please show them some love!

Our official hashtag is #DrinkDribbble so get involved on Twitter!

When & Where

When:  4th June 2015 starting at 4pm.
Where: The Fat Fox pub, Southsea

Sign up here (few tickets left). 



Arrive for some drinks, grab a table and get set up!

5pm – 6pm

Speakers talking about various aspects of design and collaboration.


Buffet (there’s some veggie options in there too)

6pm – 10pm

Design competitions! We’ll be having Analog Playoffs (good old fashioned pen & paper), as well as online Dribbble playoffs, so feel free to bring a laptop (we have the Wifi sorted).

10pm – 11:30pm

Drinks, networking, music and general merriment.

The Speakers & Talks

dan edwards

Dan Edward (No Divide)

Talk: Designing For Fun

“So often we focus on the process we can forget to have fun. I want to show you how valuable designing for fun can be and how it’ll make you a better designer.”

Twitter: @de

phil bennett

Phil Bennett (Carswell Gould)

Talk: Panic Driven Design

Phil covers how to fully harness the power of the panic created in the Agency environment. Use the zen state of panic to deliver what’s really needed.

Twitter: @phil_bennett

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Karl March (Port 57 Studio)

Talk: Group Therapy – Collaboration, Co-working and Failure.

Karl runs Port 57 Co-working studio in Portsmouth, and will be talking about the importance of working with others, letting your guard down and using failure to your advantage.

Twitter: @karlmarch

craig eves

Craig Eves (Jolly)

Talk: Importance of Branding

“Branding helps you stand out from competitors, encourages engagement with your customers and adds value to your offering. Unfortunately, the value of design is often devalued, but those who act on this insight have a competitive advantage over the rest and with it often brings bottom line benefits.”

Twitter: @craigeves

More speakers TBC!

The Prizes

We currently have an online playoff happening, and the winners will get their designs printed as stickers (courtesy of Diginate) to give out at Drink & Dribbble. Get involved and submit your rebound here.

On the night, we’ll be doing prizes for the best designs (prizes from Port 57, Strong Island, Shopify and Dribbble).

We’ll also be running a couple of Twitter competitions, so make sure you engage with the #DrinkDribbble hashtag!

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Jo is the organise of Portsmouth Freelancers Meet, a freelance front-end developer & web designer, and Director of creative agency Starboard Media.


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