I’ll be the first to admit it. I haven’t always been the best in supporting the design community in Oklahoma City. My participation comes in waves but I’m here to say that I’m back. In such a small city, each and every designer plays an important role in supporting our fellow designers and developers in town. As creatives, it’s also important for us to continue growing, learning, networking and spreading education of our profession around the city.
If you’re looking to be get involved, here are a few ideas:
If you’re looking for design specific organization, they have want you need: bi-monthly speaker events and monthly meetups. They’ve been responsible for bringing some prominent designers to the city: Aaron Draplin, Debbie Millman, Jay Schuster, House Industries, Ty Wilkins, Hoodzpah to name a few.
The Addys are a staple in Oklahoma City design awards. But they do more than just hand out hardware. They put on monthly lunches with speakers that range from social media to copywriting.
Although their events has died down as of lately, they have established a great online community. Whether you’re looking for jobs, advice, or casual conversation from other creatives, there’s a channel for you.
Some great work getting out there, check it out.
Lunch meetups around town for designers to talk shop or vent about clients. Actually, I haven’t seen one put on in a while. Anyone out there know? Hit me up, let’s start it up again.