Awwwards Conference NYC
Multi-Disciplinary Designers listening to Multi-Disciplinary Designers
What we liked>>>
The Wix Playground: Located at 235 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011. Though we’re partial to Cargo Collective, Wix’s playground in NYC is an impressively designed spot to host events. This is where the opening talks were given. As the elevator doors opened, we seemed to be spit out into an illustrator file. The space is full of color and whimsical interior design. The guts of the ceiling were half-covered by geometric tiles. The walls were clad with brightly colored panels. Interspersed were one-of-a-kind booths and bleachers. We highly recommend checking out one of the many great talks they hold at the playground.
Most of the talks -- Our highlights include:
is a programmer and artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her recent work is focused on unusual uses of voice technology, and her day job is making experiments as a freelance creative technologist at Google Creative Lab. She is also an adjunct faculty member at ITP at NYU, where she received her Master's degree.
We particularly enjoyed her enhance.computer, a cyberpunk voice game she designed and developed with the help of Barron, a graphic and interaction design studio. You can find the game on her site, but what may be a more beneficial use of your time is to watch the demo video by psicodelicopsicopata. It illustrates what’s most interesting about Voice in Designing games and interactive experiences: accents. Enjoy:)
She’s had an impressive design career that started out at cartoon network / adult swim illustrating. It was great hearing about he path to becoming a designer that designs with refined humor. Her story of drawing characters with imperfect lines was refreshing. Thanks Linda!
Leta and Wade:
Wade Jeffree is a New York-based Designer and Art Director whose practice is based upon creating long-standing collaborative partnerships built on honesty and purpose within the fields of art, culture, and commerce. He believes in a life where work and play are forever intertwined. As of 2016, he runs a studio with his wife Leta Sobierajski from Brooklyn, New York.
Leta Sobierajski combines traditional graphic design elements with photography, art, and styling to create utterly unique visuals.
Running a studio as a couple can sometimes get weird we get it so it was nice to hear what Leta and Wade had to say about the do’s and dont’s and tries,etc. Their design work ranges multiple disciplines and is often unconventional and we like that.
What we didn’t like>>>
Food lines were looooooooooooong. It was “free” though, so we still liked that.
A big thank you to GCAC and Side Hustle Syndicate for making the trip out to NYC possible:,)