The reception areaGraphic Design posterToday I went off to FOWD, I really like conferences because they just encourage and inspire you to do new and better things.  This was especially good because it was all about design and the stuff that I do day-to-day!  So there was Danny Sohmekh talking about Agile design processes, Jim Coudal talked about harnessing creativity, and Good Barry presented on how to communicate your skills in a society where design and websites are commodities.  My favourite presentations of the day were definitely Mike Kus' beautiful slides (supporting his talk about the importance of graphic design, the slides were very inspiring!) and Mark Boulton's talk on typography which is an area that I always want to learn more about. Microsoft did quite a cool story telling using their surface display which was fun. One of the best bits about it tho was meeting up with some other London web designers... I hope we can continue to network in some way, as being the only designer at work does have it challenges sometimes!

All of the presentations are now available for download; if you couldn't come along then definitely check them out.