Launch of Design Swansea

Yesterday evening seen the launch of Design Swansea, a new meet-up for individuals to get together in Swansea and chat about all things creative in the tech world.

Benjy Stanton, event organiser commented �I feel like the first event went really well. We had two great talks from Paul Pod (interaction designer the DVLA) and Tim Morgan (co-founder and CEO of Mint Digital). I basically just picked people that I would like to see talk and based on the feedback it seemed others enjoyed them too�.

The meet-up format consists of monthly talks from interesting speakers on a range of topics like web design, user experience, graphic design and mobile app design. The talks, together with free pizza and beer, drew the crowds in and gave everybody a chance to chat with like-minded people.

Benjy started Design Swansea because he wished to help foster a design community in Swansea. Benjy said �I noted that there was plenty of designers working for agencies, on product teams and studying at Uni in Swansea, but there aren�t many opportunities for us to meet face-to-face�.

�There is something really great about chatting to other designers, without the pressures of work getting in the way. You can share ideas, tools and processes � it�s also nice to be reminded that others might be struggling with the same problems as you (getting new work, learning new software, keeping up with trends etc)�.

Benjy praised the support of his sponsors, TechHub, Campaign Monitor and Five Simple Steps who have supported the event stating �These are all companies that I genuinely respect, so to have them as partners has been amazing�.

Tom Coleman, Community Manager of TechHub added �As well as assisting tech startups and entrepreneurs at TechHub, we also look to establish communities of tech-savvy and creative individuals by providing event facilities and support as a form of sponsorship to help grow the tech scene in Swansea. We are proud to be supporting Benjy and Design Swansea and look forward to future events �.

The next event will be on Thursday 9th April, so keep your eyes peeled for tickets.