Mike Joosse: 500 Designers Walk into a Bar

This is a story told in three parts. It’s a story about a giant, perpetual experiment built to disrupt the education industry. It’s a story about teaching humans to design and designers to be more human. And it’s a love story about Chicago—glorious, riotous Chicago, full of adventure and collaboration and donuts and beer.

Doors at 6pm. Lecture begins at 6:30pm.

Designation is the leading immersive UX/UI design program, a startup that helps startups succeed, and a thriving community of alumni and mentors around the world. This is the story of Designation and what we’ve learned over four years and 500 graduates. Come for the highs, stay for the lows, and learn how to inject some of our lessons into your career.


Mike Joosse creates change within organizations. Since 2001, he’s devoted his career to nurturing and leading design communities and championing the talents and dedication of their designers. Currently, he serves as President at Designation, the leading UX/UI immersive design program, where he helps participants become purposeful, skilled, impassioned design leaders of tomorrow. He has lectured across the country on community and careers in design, at conferences and to a host of organizations. He believes in being hungry, indispensable, and enthralled every day.

When & Where
Tue, Apr 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
6401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206