Ueno Dribbble meeetup

It happened. If you missed it, booo.

You might have heard about our office in LA (or not, which is okay too, but not really, so read about it). On June 5th, we hosted our first Dribbble meetup, a gathering of sorts with other designers. Dribbble is a community designers use to showcase work. We’ve already written about it here.

The experience of being the first designer at Ueno LA comes with a ton of excitement, but it also brings a level of anxiety that I hadn’t ever felt before. Transitioning from “I’m a huge fan” into “Oh shit, I’m a designer here” came at Hyperloop speed. But the team has been super welcoming and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to join.

So, back to the Dribbble meetup. We needed a way to let everyone know that we were here, so we had this little shindig. I wrangled up a couple of our super dope designers from the SF office, Jenny Johannesson & Robbin Cenijn. (They actually happened to be in town for the Awwwards conference, so I technically just borrowed them, no wrangling involved.) We ordered some pizza, picked up some cheese, and made sure the beer (and La Croix) was flowing.

The result: a Dribbble meetup worthy of a Ueno Medium post. (That doesn’t mean much, but shhhhh.)

It was great to to meet some new faces, and catch up with designers I’ve pushed pixels with along the way. The music was great, the vibes were pumpin, we even created our own Snapchat filter. And did I mention we had a ton of pizza?

Seriously, a ton of pizza.
Robbin sharing things.

So, that’s it. The first Ueno Dribbble meetup. I had fun, I laughed, I didn’t cry, so that’s good. We’re super stoked to put on another — maybe in SF, NYC, Iceland? Who knows, but one thing’s for sure: it was a blast and I’m super pumped to be a part of such a stellar cast! Out.


Oh yea, we’re looking for some great peeps to work with. Is that you? I dunno, but you should totally check out our openings and see if it’s your thing.