Des Moines Dribbble Meetup

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Forge by Pillar Technology

1420 Locust Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

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You’re a creative who wants to meet other creatives.

We’re creatives who want to bring other creatives together.

Designers, illustrators, motion artists, web designers, UI/UX folks—let’s get together to share ideas, network, collaborate and make a little something along the way!

Join us at The Forge, Monday, March 25 for Des Moines’ first-ever Dribbble (learn more here: meetup!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is free and open to the public, but we are capping it at 40 attendees. However, as this event will be serving alcohol, participants must be 21+ to attend. Sorry, youngsters—your day will come!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The address of the event will be:

Pillar Technology
1420 Locust Street
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309

**The Forge is located on Locust St., above Django. For parking: Street parking is available, so bring quarters! Please do not park in the lot at the risk of being towed. If you have any questions, you can call Wes at (712) 363-1566.

What can I bring into the event?

1) Your official ID if you plan to partake in adult beverages
2) Stationary and a notebook if you’d like to take notes
3) Your amazing self and an even better attitude!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Wes at (712-363-1566) - feel free to call/shoot him a text or email him at (

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! On your phone is perfect.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You bet!

Who will be presenting?

Wes Merrill and Lauren Matysik will be presenting! They will be covering topics such as:

  1. The who, what, and why about Dribbble
  2. The design community here in DSM
  3. Our vision of what we hope Dribbble brings for local designers
  4. And more!

Learn more about our presenters:

//Wes | Imagetek, Inc.

Wes is an entrepreneur turned designer in Des Moines, IA. Wes graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with a BA in Marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship and also serves on the board for UNI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Wes works with companies all over the U.S providing graphic, web, product, and UI/UX design services, and also works full time in Grimes with Imagetek. Outside of work Wes enjoys working on side projects, Netflix, and daydreaming about how amazing his life would be if he had a dog.

//Lauren | We Write Code

Lauren identifies as a designer, storyteller, advocate, and ice cream connoisseur. Post-graduation from Wartburg College as double majoror in Graphic Design & Fine Art, she has had the pleasure of using her work as an avenue to effect positive change in her community. Whether she was creating liberal-snowflake paraphernalia at RAYGUN, in-game content for sassy “soccer grandmas” at Hatchlings, devising opportunities for underserved populations at the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, or diving headfirst into the pool of UI/UX design at We Write Code, Lauren has always focused on building bridges and sharing the importance of empathy and equity through design. Her life is amazing because she has a dog.

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