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North East People - Design meetup

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by mrleesimpson, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    This one is for the North East based folk on here, because I know there is a fair few of you here.

    Would you be interested in a NE Designers (web and graphic) get together once a month? Kind of like Refresh but a little less development heavy?

    Start out with a meet up then possibly look at doing some workshops and talks. Just a thought at the moment.
  2. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Have to be from North East?
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    I'm from Belgium... am I invited? :p
  4. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    haha. you'd bpth be more than welcome if you could travel to Newcastle.
  5. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    I'd be interested but Newcastle is a bit of a trek for me. Why not have it in London instead? :p
  6. tim

    tim Senior Member

    yeah Newcastle's easy enough... UK train pass an' all.
  7. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    @Aarlev. Haha. Sorry bro, this is going to be the Newcastle meet. Someone else should organise a London meet up.

    @tim-alter. Feel free to join us.
  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    If I could organise a London meet, I would, but I don't know any further than just outside Euston station!
  9. tim

    tim Senior Member

    That, and I'm 15 and would have no clue what to do.

    BTW Lee, does the event cost anything for us, or just a meet-up to say 'Hi'
  10. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    To be honest I wouldn't be supprised if there was already some designer meet ups in your city, they're going on all over then place.

    ...and no it wouldn't cost anything. Its just a meet up talk to talk shit about design.
  11. tim

    tim Senior Member

    ahh that's awesome.

    is it going to be a regular occasion or just a one off?

    sorry for all the questions... just for my clarification :D
  12. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    no worries.

    Not sure. It depends on what the interest is. There is already a Refresh Newcastle, but that seems to be very tech heavy (lots of talk of Rails, JavaScript and PHP) but I'm thinking about something a bit more practical and more design related.

    If there is plenty of people I can't see why it wouldn't be monthly.
  13. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    Why Newcastle?

    There is more to the North East than just Newcastle.
  14. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Wonder if I can justify the 6hr 13min drive to the North East for a meetup :)
  15. berry

    berry Active Member

    Why don't we do a meet in the middle of the M1 Sheffield.
  16. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    Of course. S*it I even live in Sunderland, but I think they're be more chance of getting a decent size group of people together if it was in Newcastle.

    Could do somewhere new each month.
  17. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest


    This wasn't intended to be a 'Design Forums National Meetup' just a local one for the North East people.

    Like I said in the first post something to replace Refresh.
  18. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    Easy to get to.

    Maybe at the nearest little chef?

    Well if Hestons been in.
  19. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    A local meetup for local designers, Southerners not allowed?! :cry:

    There's some blue sky thinking :D
  20. MikeM

    MikeM Junior Member

    I'd be up for something like this; I was always tempted by Refresh but, as you mentioned, there seemed to be a bit of a programming-heavy focus in that group, and overall since Gareth Rushgrove left to take a job down south the group seems to have just fizzled out.

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