Designers, let's talk business! Element Talks is a conference about the backstage of the designer's profession.
Join over 2000 creatives in Warsaw this April!
Info soon // Saturday, godz. 18:00–18:45
The graphic designer as writer, editor and publisher // Sunday, godz. 16:00–16:45
Graphic designers are often capable of more than just graphic design. The graphic design sensibility and skill set are surprisingly well suited to a wide range of activities. Primary amongst these is the practice of writing, editing and publishing. In his talk, graphic designer Adrian Shaughnessy describes how he has expanded his practice to include these disciplines. Shaughnessy explains how many of the skills and experiences he acquired as the creative head of a graphic design studio for 15 years (Intro) enabled him to build a parallel writing and editing career, which he has subsequently expanded into a publishing company – Unit Editions. The imprint is now seven years old, and has published over 20 titles on graphic design and visual culture. In his talk, Shaughnessy describes the journey he has undertaken, and how despite radically changing his career path, he retains the outlook of a graphic designer.
Adrian Shaughnessy is a self-taught graphic designer. In 1989 he co-founded the design group Intro. Under his creative leadership the studio won numerous awards. In 2004, Shaughnessy left Intro to pursue an interest in writing and lecturing, and to work as an independent design consultant. His book How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul has sold 80,000 copies to date. Shaughnessy writes regularly for all the leading graphic design journals. In 2010 he was elected to Alliance Graphique Internationale, the invitation-only organisation comprising the world’s leading graphic designers. He hosts an occasional series of radio shows on ResonanceFM called Graphic Design on the Radio, and is co-founder of the publishing imprint Unit Editions. He is the author of monographs on Herb Lubalin, Ken Garland, FHK Henrion and most recently Lance Wyman. He is a senior tutor in Visual Communication at the RCA.
Hacking Design Pricing // Saturday, godz. 12:00–12:45
Ran & Lior will talk about money. How to rethink if you're charging enough, and how to increase your prices.
They will also run an all-day workshop, you can register for it the Workshops tab.
Ran Segall and Lior Frenkel are self-learning geeks. They are both co-founders at The nuSchool - trying to make the world an easier place for creative freelancers, especially designers. Ran is responsible for creative and product, and Lior is the CEO which means he makes coffee. They have taught thousands of designers around the world to run their freelance business better.
Outside The nuSchool, Ran is a full stack designer working with Startups, and Lior is a digital-everything freelancer, author and speaker.
Good type design is good business // Sunday, godz. 15:00–15:45
Experience design // Sunday, godz. 11:00–11:45
Being smart without a smartphone // Sunday, godz. 13:00–13:45
How to find and keep online clients // Saturday, godz. 15:00–15:45
"With" or "for"? - very cultural design // Saturday, godz. 13:00–13:45
Intellectual property rights - a tool in designer's hands // Saturday, godz. 11:00–11:45
Magdalena will discuss the most interesting issues concerning intellectual property rights and industrial property law from the last couple of months, and explain crucial and practical aspects of intellctual property rights. Instead of starting with theory, her presentation will take a top down structure where an example will be followed by an explanation.
The lawyer will also present the latest trends in intellectual property rights of special importance to the creative industry. What are they? Come and see for yourself on Saturday, April 22.
Lawyer specialising in matters correspoding to intellectual property rights. At work she focuses on copyrights and industrial property law, especially on trademarks. She's an advisor of numerous companies from the creative industry such as creative agencies and design studios, but she also works with cmpanies from the tech sector.
The founder of Lookreatywni.pl - the first web portal on intellectual property for creative people. She's also the founder of a company offering legal and business aid for the creative industry. Populariser of the area of intellectual property rights.
Concept art // Sunday, godz. 15:00–15:45
Born in 1987. Senior Concept Artist working in Warsaw for CD Projekt RED. He has been working in this industry for more than 8 years. Some of his most interesting projects that must be listed are: The Witcher: Wild Hunt including two expansion packs, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, "The Melancholy" by Lars Fon Trier and "The lost town of Svitieź" by Kamil Polak. In his portfolio you can find both niche and independent projects, as well as illustrations for board games, RPGs, CD and book covers. There are also many commercial advertising projects. Among his clients are: Platige Image, Privateer Press, Human Ark, Metropolis Software and some advertising agencies.
How to become a UX designer? // Sunday, godz. 12:00–12:45
Info soon // Sunday, godz. 11:00–11:45
Element Talks to najfajniejsza branżowa impreza w Polsce, pełna dobrej energii i bardzo pozytywnie motywująca do rozwoju swojej działalności. Nigdzie indziej w jednym czasie i w jednym miejscu nie gromadzi się tyle kreatywnych mózgów. Warto przyjechać, aby poznać najciekawsze i praktyczne oblicze młodego dizajnu!
Wykłady, warsztaty i inne spotkania to oczywiste atuty Element Talks. Jednak dla mnie ciekawsze jest to co dzieje się pomiędzy planowanymi wydarzeniami. Przy takiej ilości projektantów na metr kwadratowy można nie tylko poznać znajomych, którzy zrozumieją dlaczego walę głową w ścianę jak widzę złe światła pomiędzy literami, ale również poznać osoby, z którymi rozpocznę zupełnie nieplanowane działania projektowo-biznesowe.
ET to okazja do wymiany opinii i doświadczeń, to możliwość zainspirowania się ludźmi i byciem inspiracją dla innych. Element jest wyjątkową szansą spotkania ludzi cenionych w branży i rozmowy z nimi w luźnej i koleżeńskiej atmosferze. Dwa razy przyjechałem z Gdańska, na tę edycję przylecę z UK, by poznawać i rozmawiać.
Element… chyba wszyscy dizajnerzy z kraju (i zagranicy) w jednym miejscu. Ci wszyscy inspirujący ludzie! WOW! No i te wykłady… zielony notatnik z welcome packa ledwo wystarczył ;-)
ET trzeba zaliczyć! To jedyne wydarzenie w Polsce, gdzie ludzie związani zawodowo z szeroko pojętym dizjanem mają możliwość realnego spotkania się, pogadania o branży, wymiany doświadczeń i kontaktów. Świetna organizacja, prelegenci, przestrzeń, identyfikacja graficzna i przystępna cena.
Brawo dziewczyny, już nie mogę doczekać się ET’17!
Element Talks tames monsters like finances, negotiations or copyright. The speakers share their successes and failures, show the backstage of the designer's profession, how they work, how they cooperate and how they stay designers without loosing their souls.
You'll meet other designers and speakers during the networking sessions, e.g. Speed Dates or Discussion Tables. It's a great chance to make new business relations, friendships or to exchange experiences.
You can also meet new people during one of many workshops we have prepared for you.
3 paths full of practical advice:
- Visual communication
- Web, UX, UI, technology
- Startup, entrepreneurship
Conference23-24 April 2016
All-day workshops will take place on Thursday and Friday before the conference.
During the conference there will be also 2-hours workshops - they are included in the ticket price. More info soon!
cateringYou can buy refreshments at a reasonable price at the venue.
As always you will get a discount on accommodation at local hostels providing discount code "Element".