When designers work in front of a live audience, there is no hiding. Skill and talent aren't veiled by online interactions. Design Battle is the junior creative's turn to step up, the senior designer's test of time, and the unicorn's chance to put their money where their mouth is. Four timed rounds of elimination will determine the victor.
What was once an event for students has evolved into a night of competition for professional designers, but few things have changed. The judging panels feature industry leaders from product teams to international agencies. Creative badassery is rewarded with prizes from local sponsors and community supporters.
Let's level the playing field for a night by showcasing raw talent. Whatever your level of participation, come out to witness the fight for only title that matters - the winner of Design Battle Royale 2014.
Chris is a Brand Strategist & Designer at Brave UX in DC. He was born and raised in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of Maryland. He considers himself an entrepreneur despite losing the fifth-grade spelling bee on the word “entrepreneur."
Matt is the Art Director of Digital Media at Marvel Entertainment - yep, that Marvel Entertainment. When he isn't helping save the universe through awesomely designed digital products, he’s probably with friends enjoying a great meal paired with an even better drink.
Ramla is a Designer at Vox Media most recently on SB Nation. She focuses on product and experiences, and tends to judge athletes on their ability to keep a straight face in a photo, before actual talent and skill. She’s a strong advocate for diversity in tech, in all areas, and confesses she buys more books than she could ever read.
With a decade of professional experience on the web, Jim has a deep passion for visual design, user experience design, and front-end development. He likes Arsenal, bicycles and tries not to tweet every five seconds.
Director of Vimeo's all-star design team. Hair model. Maintaining brand and UX vision while shaping the future of Vimeo. Passionate about usability, simplicity, typography, television, and tuxedo cats.
In one image, prove that you have the chops to impress a room filled with your colleagues and a panel of esteemed judges. Submit your image via Twitter with the copy: "Here's my submission, now it's #yourmove. #DesignBattle @nclud". No personal websites or entire portfolios, please.
DEADLINE: JULY 7 @ 12PM
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