Speaking

Upcoming Events

Past Events

I have been speaking at events for 13 years. I’ve participated in 125 speaking engagements (presentations, panels, workshops, and live q&a) in 54 cities across 20 countries.

2019

  • Web Directions Design — Melbourne, Australia — Design Systems & Creativity
  • Web Directions Design Leaders — Melbourne, Australia — Don’t Overlook the Bass Player
  • AIGA Design Conference — Pasadena, California — Roundtable
  • AIGA Design Conference — Pasadena, California — Digital Craft Symposia (Design Systems are for People)
  • Epicurrence — Breckenridge, Colorado — Panel: Design Systems with Jina Anne, Dan Mall, moderated by Mike Davidson
  • Pixel Up! — Cape Town — Design Systems are for People
  • Women Talk Design & Ladies that UX SF Present:  — San Francisco, California— Panel: Women Talk: Conferences
  • IBM Asks — Austin, Texas — Internal Q&A Session
  • Forward JS — San Francisco, California — Panel: User Experience vs Developer Experience

2018

  • Clarity — New York City, New York — Founder, host
  • Design Systems London — London, England — Keynote: Design Systems & Creativity
  • Design Systems London — London, England — A Real-World Design Systems Workshop
  • amUX — Atlanta, Georgia — Design Systems & Creativity
  • Google Design Is… — San Francisco, California — Panel: Design Is [Systematic]
  • SF Design Week — San Francisco, California — Panel: Evolving Design Systems
  • WeAreDevelopers World Congress — Vienna, Austria — Design Systems are for People
  • Awwwards Conf — San Francisco, California — Design Systems are for People
  • UIE’s All You Can Learn Library — Online — Design Systems are for People
  • Design Systems Conference — Helsinki, Finland — Design Systems Anthropology
  • AIGA SF — San Francisco, California — Panel: International Women’s Day: #pushforprogress

2017

  • Clarity — San Francisco, California — Founder, host
  • Invision — Online — Design Systems Fireside Chat
  • Web Directions Summit — Sydney, Australia — Design Systems are for People
  • Design Gurus Summit — San Francisco, California — Panel: Not Stodgy Anymore, Product Design for the Enterprise
  • Design Systems Coalition NYC — New York City, NY — Design Systems are for PeopleTranscript
  • Forward.JS — San Francisco, California — Panel: Agile development
  • Patterns Day — Brighton, England — Once upon a time…
  • Salesforce UX Mentorship Night at SF Design Week — San Francisco, California — Host
  • UXLX — Lisbon, Portugal — Workshop: Getting Started with Design Systems
  • Beyond Tellerrand — Düsseldorf, Germany — Design Systems: Real Talk

2016

  • UIE’s All You Can Learn Library — Online — Design Tokens: Scaling Design with a Single Source of Truth
  • The Mixin — San Francisco, California — Design Tokens in Design Systems
  • Adobe MAX — San Diego, California — Featured Presentation: Designing a Design System
  • Mixin Conf — Perth, Australia — Designing a Design System
  • Mixin Conf — Perth, Australia — Workshop: Getting Started with Design Systems
  • UX New Zealand — Wellington, New Zealand — Designing a Design System
  • UX New Zealand — Wellington, New Zealand — Workshop: Getting Started with Design Systems
  • Pixel Up! — Johannesburg, South Africa — Designing a Design System
  • Frontend Conference — Zürich, Switzerland — Designing a Design System
  • You Gotta Love Frontend — Tel Aviv, Israel — Designing a Design System
  • Web Design Day — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Designing a Design System
  • AIGA SF + Salesforce UX Night — San Francisco, California — Exploring Our Design Principles
  • General Assembly — San Francisco, California — Design Systems Q&A
  • Smashing Conference — San Francisco, California — Living Design Systems
  • Clarity — San Francisco, California — Founder, host
  • Smashing Conference — Oxford, England — Living Design Systems
  • Thames Valley Salesforce Developers User Group — Reading, England — Living Design Systems
  • Cascade SF: Visual Design Series — San Francisco, California — On-Screen Typography Q&A

2015

  • Salesforce World Tour — Atlanta, Georgia — Create Pixel-Perfect Apps with the Lightning Design System
  • UX Awards — New York City, New York — Designing a Design System
  • A List Apart Presents — Online — Panel: The State of Front-End Dev
  • Future of Web Design — San Francisco — Designing a Design System
  • CSS Dev Conf — Long Beach, California — Keynote: Designing a Design System
  • CSS Dev Conf — Long Beach, California — Panel: Speaker Wrap Up Q&A
  • Smashing Conference — Barcelona, Spain — Living Design Systems
  • IXDA SF Presents: Design at Scale — San Francisco, California — Lightning Design System
  • Dreamforce — San Francisco, California — Introducing the Salesforce Lightning Design System
  • Dreamforce — San Francisco, California — ISV Talk: Introducing the Salesforce Lightning Design System
  • Dreamforce — San Francisco, California — Panel: Meet the Team: Salesforce Lightning Design System
  • Dreamforce — San Francisco, California — Introducing the Salesforce Lightning Design System
  • SoCoded — Hamburg, Germany — Living Design Systems
  • Camp Sass — Atlanta, Georgia — Living Design Systems
  • Squares Conference — Grapevine, Texas — Sass & Style Guides
  • Cascade SF: UX Night — San Francisco, California — Living Design Systems

2014

  • Nordic.JS — Stockholm, Sweden — Living Design Systems
  • Form Function Class — Manila, Philappines— Living Design Systems
  • Dreamforce — San Francisco, California — How We Design & Build Salesforce1
  • Archer Malmo — Memphis, Tennessee — Designing for Enterprise
  • Creative Works — Memphis, Tennessee — Designing for Enterprise
  • SassConf — New York City, New York — Panel: Speaker Roundtable
  • SassConf — New York City, New York — Choose Your Own Refactoring Adventure
  • Gotham Sass — New York City, New York — Opening Night Fireside Chat with the Sass Team
  • CSSConfEU — Berlin, Germany — Living Design Systems
  • Made By Few — North Little Rock, Arkansas — Living Design Systems
  • FooCamp — Sebastapol, California — Design & Frontend Systems/Patterns for the Enterprise
  • DevConFu — Jūrmala, Latvia — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • DevConFu — Jūrmala, Latvia — In Search of the Single Source of Truth
  • Converge — Columbia, South Carolina — Keynote: Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • Converge — Columbia, South Carolina — Panel: UX Design: Working Within Teams of All Sizes
  • Codemotion — Rome, Italy — Refactoring Web Interfaces

2013

  • HTML5 Dev Conf — San Francisco, California — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • SassConf — New York City, New York — Refactoring CSS Workshop
  • Future of Web Design — New York City, New York — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • RailsGirls — San Francisco, California — Sass 101
  • RailsGirls — San Francisco, California — Onsite Mentoring
  • Salesforce UX Internal Conference — San Francisco, California — Harnessing the Power of Sass
  • BlendConf — Charlotte, North Carolina — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • Distill — San Francisco, California — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • Open Web Camp V — San Jose, California — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • Nordic Ruby — Stockholm, Sweden — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • Codemotion — Berlin, Germany — Refactoring User Interfaces
  • HTML5 Dev Conf — San Francisco, California — Refactoring Web Interfaces
  • CSS Dev Conf — Honolulu, Hawaii — Style Guide-driven UI Design with Sass

2012

  • HTML5 Dev Conf — San Francisco, California — Maintainable Workflow with Sass
  • Converge — Tallahassee, Florida — Why CSS Preprocessors Matter
  • Refresh LX — Lisbon, Portugal — Maintainable Workflow with Sass
  • CSS Summit — Online — Style Guide-driven UI Design with Sass
  • Interlink Conference — Vancouver, Canada — Why CSS Preprocessors Matter
  • Front-Trends — Warsaw, Poland — Style Guide-driven UI Design with Sass
  • BlendConf — Charlotte, North Carolina — Refactoring Web Interfaces

2011

  • Keeping It Realtime — Portland, Oregon — Style Guides & Sass
  • Red Dirt JS — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Style Guides & Sass
  • Madison Ruby — Madison, Wisconsin — CSS Workflow with Sass
  • ValioCon — Carlsbad, California — CSS Workflow with Sass

2010

  • AIGA: ThinkTank — Nashville, Tennessee — CSS Workflow
  • Web Design World — Las Vegas, Nevada — Process Meets Presentation: Visual Interaction Design
  • Web Design World — Las Vegas, Nevada — CSS Workflow
  • Think Vitamin: CSS3 Online Conference — Online — CSS Workflow
  • Fronteers — Amsterdam, Netherlands — CSS Workflow
  • Frontend Conference — Oslo, Norway — CSS Workflow
  • Think Vitamin: HTML and CSS — Online — Visual Effects with CSS3
  • Front-end Design Conference — Saint Petersburg, Florida — CSS Workflow
  • SXSW — Austin, Texas — Is WordPress Killing Web Design?

2009

  • Delve:UI — Brooklyn, New York — Mastering CSS Layouts
  • Web Visions — Portland, Oregon — Process Meets Presentation: Visual Interaction Design
  • Web Directions North — Denver, Colorado — IxD FTW: Interaction Design for the Web

2008

  • Webmaster Jam Session — Atlanta, Georgia — Creating Sexy Stylesheets
  • Web Directions South — Sydney, Australia — Creating Sexy Stylesheets
  • Future of Web Design — London, England — Photoshop Battle of the Sexes
  • Future of Web Design — London, England — Advanced CSS Workshop
  • SXSW — Austin, Texas — Social Networking and Your Brand

2007

  • Future of Web Design — New York City, New York — CSS3 and What Could Be
  • Future of Web Design — New York City, New York — Advanced CSS Workshop
  • An Event Apart — San Francisco, California — Interface Cosmetology
  • WebVisions — Portland, Oregon — Creating Sexy Stylesheets

Invite me to Speak

I love speaking at conferences! If you would like to invite me to speak at your event, please review the following details.

Requirements

I only speak at conferences that have an actionable and enforced Code of Conduct.

I require travel expenses to be covered by the event. I prefer doing this as a reimbursement so that I can book my own travel. I also require an honorarium (speaking fee). If you are a non-profit, we can discuss terms to make the engagement possible.

When contacting me, please let me know what actions you are taking to ensure a diverse and inclusive event.

Half or Full Day Workshops

Getting Started with Design Systems — An introduction to design systems, along with a plan for getting started. This is best for companies who are starting from scratch. Lucky you!

A Real World Design Systems Workshop — Not everyone is starting from scratch with color palettes. This workshop focuses on the real-world practice of design systems, such as inheriting a design system, or trying to retrofit one into a legacy product.

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