Reasons:London returns for the 3rd time to Old Street, London. An affordable single dayer, with an awesome line-up of speakers. Kicking off at 11:00AM on Friday 20th February, is the perfect way to finish your working week and start your weekend!
Each time we have run Reasons at Old, it proven to be very popular by selling out! With limited seats, some amazing talent scheduled, and at a price lower than most one day events, this is a no brainer. Amazing speakers, beautiful venue, incredible price. (We are now sold out).
Elliot Jay Stocks is Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, and co-founder of Viewport Industries. His work can often be seen in books, blogs, and magazines. His client portfolio includes Virgin, Microsoft, Brooklyn Beta, Smashing Magazine, and MailChimp.
He gives talks at events including Reasons to be Creative, An Event Apart, TYPO, South by Southwest, and Web Directions, and writes for publications such as Codex: The Journal of Typography, .Net, and Computer Arts. He lives and works in the countryside near Bristol, England, with his wife and their dog.
Stefanie was raised in Colorado, and moved to London permanently in 2004 when completing her MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (2006). Her studies focused mainly on the visualization of literature, which led to time as a book cover designer for Penguin Press and the visualization of Stephen Fry's autobiography for his iPhone app 'MyFry' in 2010.
After going freelance in late 2010, she focuses on projects ranging from data visualization and information design to designing book covers (or anything in between) for publishers and creative agencies. Her personal projects have been exhibited internationally, and this work tends to focus mostly on language and literature with an interest in hand-analyzed or handmade data visualizations.
Andrew Clarke is an art director and web designer at the UK website design studio ‘Stuff and Nonsense.’ There he designs websites and applications for clients from around the world. Based in North Wales, Andrew’s also the author of two web design books, ‘Transcending CSS’ and ‘Hardboiled Web Design’ and is well known for his many conference presentations and over ten years of contributions to the web design industry.
Jeffrey Zeldman once called him a “triple talented bastard.” If you know of Jeffrey, you’ll know how happy that made him.
Harry is an award-winning Consultant Front-end Architect, designer, developer, writer, and speaker from the UK. Previously a Senior Developer at BSkyB, he now helps teams all over the world build better products.
He specialises in authoring and scaling large front-ends; he writes on the subjects of maintainability, architecture, performance, and more at csswizardry.com; he is also the lead and sole developer of inuitcss.
Anna is a UX designer and the founder of product studio byflock. Since 2001 she's worked client side, for startups and agencies on large variety of brands and projects, from websites and apps to TV UIs. One of the most memorable ones being BBC Sport Olympics.
After leaving Dare in 2011 and freelancing for 3 years she's now focused on byflock and UXFika where she helps startups, established companies and individuals with UX related matters. She's also a regular speaker and instructor for General Assembly where she's taught more than 30 classes related to designing for multiple devices.
James Hall has been working in the digital sector for 12 years. He is the author of the popular jsPDF library, and is a founder/Director of Parallax, a digital agency in the UK.
Parallax have produced fantastic work for the likes of British Airways, Nespresso, Hisense and many more. James' worked as a software developer on a wide variety of projects, from LED Billboards, car unlocking apps, to large web applications and tools.
We have put a lot of thought into the best day and time for this one day event. We know work pays the bills, so we didn't want to eat into your work time too much. We know that many agencies start to slow down by Friday lunchtime, and of course people's minds start wandering toward the weekend. So, we figured the best time to run a cool one dayer is on a Friday, kicking off at 11AM and finishing around 6PM. Reasons:London is on Friday 20th February 2015. Registration opens at 10AM, and the event kicks off at 11AM. Perfect!
Reasons:London will be held (again) at the L.S.O. at St Luke's, it is a beautiful, very cool, easy-to-get-to, contemporary and flexible venue in the heart of central London.
Situated on Old Street, just a few minutes walk from Old Street and Barbican tube stations, LSO St Luke's has the wow-factor of a unique, heritage space. Hints of original 18th-century decorations appear alongside contemporary features to create a stunning setting in which natural light floods the space through the soundproof windows.
LSO St Luke's
161 Old Street
London EC1V 9NG
If you are a designer, developer, coder, manager, game developer, artist, animator or a newbie, then you should not miss this event! If you are the type of person who agonises over the details, care about your craft, and you choose to surround yourself with the best in design, code and inspiration, then you should attend.
It is one day out of the office. A chance to be inspired, educated and get some networking in with like-minded peers. Reasons:London will reach your 'wow-receptors'. You will leave pumped with ideas, a bigger network, and eager to create great work!