What

Reaktor Design Day is a conference for designers by designers. It strives to be the most elegant and inspiring design conference in Finland.

When

September 25th 2014.
The day before
Reaktor Dev Day.

Where

Event Center Telakka
00150 Helsinki
Finland
www.telakka.fi

Speakers 2014

Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday

Media strategist, author

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist for notorious clients like Tucker Max and Dov Charney. After dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under the strategist Robert Greene, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multi-platinum musicians. He is the Director of Marketing at American Apparel, where his work in advertising was internationally known. His strategies are used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google and have been written about in AdAge, the New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company. His first book, Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

David Gillis
Joshua Davis

Artist, designer, technologist

Joshua Davis is a New York based artist, designer, and technologist producing both public and private work for companies, collectors, and institutions. He currently resides as Media Arts Director at Sub Rosa building interactive experiences for the screen. Davis explores the technical and aesthetic limits of Processing and Illustrator to generate unique visual compositions according to rules-based, randomized processes.

David Carson
David Carson

Graphic designer, AD and surfer

David Carson has been called “the art director of the era”, by Creative Review magazine in London. This year he was awarded the AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, highest honour, the Gold Medal for his design work. Also this year, Apple selected Carson as one of their top 30 most influential Mac users in their 30 year history, calling David “a pioneer with profound impact”. He is best known for his innovative magazine design and use of experimental typography.

David Gillis
David Gillis

Designer, partner at Teehan+Lax

David started crafting interfaces in HyperCard on his dad’s SE/30 in the 80s and never really stopped. His passion for interaction design has been informed by a wide range of experiences, both academic and professional. In school, he took a multi-disciplinary route, combining studies in math, English, cognitive science and systems design. In 2004, David joined digital design firm Teehan+Lax (named the 2014 Net Awards Agency of the Year), where he has done award-winning product design work as both a practitioner and partner.

Nicholas Felton
Nicholas Felton

Information designer

Nicholas Felton spends much of his time thinking about data, charts and our daily routines. He is the author of many Personal Annual Reports that weave numerous measurements into a tapestry of graphs, maps and statistics reflecting the year’s activities. He was one of the lead designers of Facebook's timeline and the co-founder of Daytum.com. His work is a part of the permanent collection at MoMA. Felton is recognized as one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast Company.

Antti Mäkelä
Antti Mäkelä

Industrial designer, Aivan

Antti Mäkelä is an industrial designer with a special interest in human services, human product interaction and future technologies. He is a co-founder and partner at Aivan, a multi-disciplinary design agency that works with projects ranging from designing kitchen utensils and yachts to crafting high-tech appliances, corporate identities, product strategies and branding consumer goods. Mäkelä was also one of the main designers involved in developing the Unmonday Model 4.3 Airplay speaker.

More speakers will be announced soon

Past speakers

Josh Clark
Josh Clark

Global Moxie

Karen Holtzblatt
Karen Holtzblatt

InContext

James White
James White

Signalnoise

Ryan Singer
Ryan Singer

37signals

Henrik Rydberg
Henrik Rydberg

Shapeways

Background

Design Day is a conference arranged by the creative technology company Reaktor. Inspired by the great response to Reaktor Dev Day, Design Day was organized for the first time in 2013. Over 200 designers came out to Event Center Telakka to celebrate the beauty of UI design. Did you miss the event or just feel like a rundown on some of the action? Check out the event photos, videos, speakers' slides and the live blog!

Photos

Check out photos from the 2013 event on Flickr.

Videos

Watch all videos from the 2013 event on Vimeo.

Blog

Read the 2013 event blog.

Slides

Check out the speakers’ slides at the 2013 website.

Don't miss Reaktor Design Day 2014.

Contact

Johannes Koski

Organizer & designer
johannes.koski@reaktor.fi
tel. +358 40 7331337

Janni Kotilainen

Organizer & designer
janni.kotilainen@reaktor.fi
tel. +358 40 5920601

Event Center Telakka

Henry Fordin katu 6
00150 Helsinki Finland
www.telakka.fi