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ND2C, with its 1,300+ member strong carefully curated community, is the only place where design practitioners, design educators and business leaders connect over awe-inspiring talks, meaningful conversations, stimulating workshops, and a burst of creative energy. We bring together inspiration from around the world, shine the spotlight on the best local talent and sow the seeds for well-designed products, services and experiences.
Hear top local and international design professionals talk about their creative and innovative processes. Let them inspire you so you can go back home with renewed energy and creativity.
Reclaim your area of mastery, polish your skills and get face-time with industry leaders.
A showcase of Pakistan’s young talent from around the country. Find your next design team member, hire a freelancer or buy creative art work!
Watch as 5 talented designers compete live for the ND2C Designer of the Year Award.
CoFounder, Partner & Chief Creative Officer at The D’Hamidi Partnership
Faraz Maqsood Hamidi is a multi-hyphenate creative tour de force. He is a professional writer and speaker, internationally published author, poet, visiting lecturer, columnist, and branding and identity specialist with over 25 years of diversified experience in the creation, development, management, and restructuring of world-class products and services into iconic brands for blue-chip clients across multiple categories.
Alongside his professional responsibilities, Mr. Hamidi is a visiting lecturer across a number of institutes and chief columnist for Aurora, the industry’s preeminent trade magazine, where he pens one of the world’s longest running columns on advertising, Above-the-Line.
After reading for his degree in Mass Communication from the College of Communication at Boston University, Mr. Hamidi trained with Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide (London/Singapore) and joined Saatchi Pakistan as Chief Creative in 1991. Since 1994, he is CoFounder, Partner and Chief Creative Officer of The D’Hamidi Partnership — the agency that bears his name — where he continues to push the envelope for Pakistan’s creative community and the region, at large.
Assistant Art Editor at O Globo
Carol Cavaleiro is a visual journalist. She is responsible for the infographics department at O Globo, newspaper from the largest media conglomerate in Brazil. Carolina leads a multidisciplinary team and edits the daily visual content. She is current focus on UX/UI and cross-platform data visualizations.
Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist best known for her expressive, highly-detailed typography and illustration work. Although unrestricted to a single style or application, Gemma’s work is recognized for its energetic, youthful quality, and handcrafted lettering. Many of her murals are created in front of live audiences, championing an authenticity often eluded by the digital landscape.
Design Lead at IDEO
“As a Design Lead and Design Researcher at IDEO, Ovetta works to amplify the needs of people while inspiring design. Following her passion for people, data and design, she focuses on the intersectionality of humanity and technology including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and IoT products and services. She works to design future technology that’s not only human-centered but prioritizes human needs.
She does this with teams at IDEO by cultivating design research’s partnership with data science and machine learning to produce the incredible, human-centered design. Prior to IDEO, she was a UX researcher for five years and a journalist for about 20 years both for daily newspapers and international humanitarian organizations. She’s interviewed, lived and worked with people on six continents learning about humanity in a diverse and multicultural way.
She has her M.S. in Computer Science, specializing in human-computer interaction, from DePaul University. An adjunct professor at DePaul, Ovetta teaches young designers about their impact on people, places, societies, and communities as well as how to be inclusive and equitable during the design process. Beyond that, she’s a ferocious science fiction fan, finding inspiration for future design in the magic of Star Trek and Octavia Butler.
In a two-hour masterclass, followed by a Q&A, you will explore, unravel and discover the secrets of great branding through an arsenal of strategic insights, creative acuity and next-in-class business wisdom that you can leverage to move products — or mountains.
Designing news is a pocket workshop that opens the way for Storytelling. It will provide an overview of the fundaments of data visualization and teach how to translate plain and boring journalistic texts into functional visuals. Participants will sketch in teams and use laptops to explore references and online tools.
“The workshop will explore the process of game design through hands-on activities, group discussion and analysis. Attendees will immerse themselves in iterative process of building a game and discover design concepts to make games better.
The workshop is designed for for all kind of audience, where they will be given a group tasks to create a game and analyse it. All groups will review each other games and record their feedbacks. Further exercise will include adding a new feature, accommodating a new goal or requirement, or fixing a design flaw. These exercises will help attendees to analyze and identify the design principles at work in a game, and to think flexibly and creatively while working within design constraints. They will serve as a starting point for discussing how the iterative design applies to games in digital and non-digital media.”
“Lettering with Gemma O’Brien Join Australian artist Gemma O’Brien for a 3-hour workshop designed to teach participants lettering skills and techniques she has developed over the past decade.
The first part of the class Gemma will share her process, original sketches and showcase a variety of lettering and calligraphy demos. The second part of the class will focus on creating a custom piece of lettering inspired by a photographic reference of a street sign or piece of lettering from their local surrounds. Using this as a starting point, students will create their own piece of lettering with Gemma O’Brien’s guidance and instruction.
All skill levels welcome.
Students to bring a sketch pad, pencil, eraser, ruler and black fine liner marker pen. Please also bring a clear photograph of a sign or piece of lettering from your local surrounds as inspiration for the drawing. All other materials will be provided. “
Imagine if you could attract more clients, improve product engagement, launch more effective campaigns, and change people. That’s what this workshop is all about. You will learn how to apply the core principles of behavioral design to engage and persuade people. You will try your hand at the Behavioural Design Method, a practical tool that combines behavioral psychology and design thinking. You will look at how others influence you every day, often in subtle ways, to get you to do what they want.
“This workshop is a mix of hands-on activities and thought-provoking discussion about the intersection between the creation, use and impact of data, data science and AI models that fuel intelligent products and services and human-centered design research practices.”
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