Posted 12 June 2023

Sign up for our next Meet & Greet to hear all about working in UX/UI design

On Thursday 29th June we’ll be hosting our next networking event, Meet & Greet! This time, we’re focusing on the world of UX/UI design. This is a chance to meet a range of industry experts working in this field, learn more about their roles and ask questions. So if you’re a UK-based creative in the first year of your career and curious about this pocket of industry, be sure to sign up.

So you’re curious about working in UX/UI design, but don’t know where to start. What’s the difference between the two? What roles are available for entry-level talent, and what kinds of skills might you need to work in these areas? If you’d like to know the answer to any of these questions, you’ll want to register for our networking event, Meet & Greet.

From UX and product designers to senior designers, we’re inviting ten industry professionals to shed light on the opportunities out there, share insights into their roles and offer advice for anyone looking to follow a similar path.

So whether you’re a student, a grad or simply in the first year of your career journey, this is a chance to meet industry professionals, connect with fellow emerging attendees and ultimately learn more about what it’s like to work in UX/UI design.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 29th June, from 5pm to 8pm BST. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you sign up to register your interest.

After a short panel discussion with our industry experts, you’ll be put into breakout rooms of three attendees and one industry expert, where you’ll get the chance to ask questions, receive advice and find out more about their role. This will then rotate, so you get to meet several industry experts throughout the evening.

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 19th June via the link below.

Who will be there?

Rachel Jones (she/her), design principal, ustwo
Whilst studying architecture at uni, Rachel took a year out to explore other design-related careers and landed work experience at design company Dare – which led to full-time employment as an experience planner. She then moved to R/GA and finally joined ustwo. She’s led design for The Body Coach and launched their iOS and Android apps.

Jamie Samman (he/him), senior product designer, ustwo
Jamie studied industrial design at uni, but switched to digital in his first job. At ustwo, his role mixes visual design, UX design, prototyping and motion with branding and art direction. He enjoys bringing new ideas to life through design, and has worked at agencies including Designit and Frog. He also runs a side project, Doing Cool Stuff.

Read more about ustwo here.

Randy Amoakohene (he/him), UX/UI designer, Jones Knowles Ritchie
Since studying illustration and graphics at Coventry Uni, Randy has created illustrations for clients such as HuffPost and Ben’s Original. At Jones Knowles Ritchie, he began his career in production – but his keen interest in user experience and design saw him transition into a UX/UI design role.

Read more about Jones Knowles Ritchie here.

James Dang (he/him), senior product designer, AKQA
James studied graphic design at uni, after which he worked at various companies – from in-house to global agencies – working with clients including Bacardi,, Pandora, NatWest Group, Nissan and The Macallan. His specialises in creating design systems and building them from the ground up using atomic methodology.

Read more about AKQA here.

Jonathan Fagan (he/him), web designer and co-founder, Midnight
Jonathan co-founded creative technology studio Midnight. After growing up in New Zealand, he moved to London and worked in creative agencies before setting up a tech product business. He loves exploring how technology can solve real-world challenges while embracing great design.

Read more about Midnight here.

Malaika Kemi Francique (she/her), UI/UX designer, Warner Music Group
Malaika has worked in design for the entertainment, tech and music industry, including for the likes of Apple and Sky. After starting out in more traditional graphic design roles, she transitioned into the field of UX/UI. At Warner Music, Malaika uses design and emerging technologies to help build connections between artists and their fan bases.

Read more about Warner Music Group here.

Lubna Ibrahim (she/her), interaction designer, Google
Prior to joining Google, Lubna worked for a range of companies of various sizes including BBC, Investec and MVF Global. Her specialism is in UX design, and she has experience working on end-to-end projects from conceptualisation through to design and launch.

Read more about Google here.

Tajha Myer (she/her), senior UX writer, Spotify
Having studied journalism at uni, Tajha started out at a lifestyle magazine, where she discovered a passion for copywriting and UX writing. She’s worked in-house at EE, Sky and Experian, and agency-side at Jellyfish with brands such as Aviva and Nintendo. At Spotify, she specialises in content design and UX writing for emerging markets.

Read more about Spotify here.

Chloe True (she/her), UX designer, BBC iPlayer
After several internships and freelance projects, Chloe worked as a graphic designer for a branding consultancy. She then worked on brand identities and campaigns for non-profit clients before moving to a digital experience agency. Now, she works as part of the design team for BBC iPlayer, ensuring a smooth user experience.

Read more about BBC iPlayer here.

Fusibi Sowemimo (he/him), product designer, Paramount
As a product designer, Fusibi specialises in UX and UI, but loves building and designing websites using no-code tools. He has built up his own design studio and spends time mentoring those looking to advance or enter the design industry. Prior to joining Paramount, he worked for start-ups such as Florence and Motorway.

Read more about Paramount here.

How to apply

This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. You’re only eligible to register if you are:

• Within the first year of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 19th June via the link below.

Please note

Registering for this event does not guarantee a place. Those invited to attend will be emailed a week before the event, and will be asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance, and will be refunded after the session.

We hope to see you there!