Upcoming Events


Design your Design Career

Design is competitive, especially in the Silicon Valley.  Things move fast, we go head-to-head for jobs, and we work around the clock to create meaningful and beautiful apps, websites, and systems. 

As designers, it's important to pause from a busy day and take the time and the steps to enhance our careers.  We must learn new skills, build our network, and create our own opportunities so that we stay ahead of the job market.  And that's where Cascade comes into play.  


Events, Conferences, Workshops & Mentoring

We bring product designers together through monthly speakers series, workshops, and conferences.  We also have a mentor program where designers give 1-1 feedback to help others grow. 

Your design career doesn't have to be a guessing game.  We are the bridge between the community and technology companies.   We give you the information you need to succeed as a digital product designer and connect you with the people and resources in tech. 


Upcoming Events


UXNight:  Conversation Design



"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Conversation Design but Were Afraid to Ask"

Cathy Pearl, Head of Conversational Design Outreach at Google
Author of Designing Voice User Interfaces (O'Reilly Media)

"Designing Voice UX for Car Interfaces"

Chris Liu, Product Designer and R&D Mercedes Benz North America
& Cohost of Design Review Podcast

"The State of Conversational AI"

Mariya Yao, CTO and Product Officer at Metamaven, AI
& Author of Applied Artificial Intelligence


Who are we?  

 Andi Galpern, Founder of Cascade, is kicking off UXNight. Photo by Elina Lin.

Andi Galpern, Founder of Cascade, is kicking off UXNight. Photo by Elina Lin.

Led by Andi Galpern, Cascade is community of thousands of product and experience designers in the Silicon Valley.  We study design and meet product leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs.  We learn about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain, chatbots, and everything that is on the cutting edge.   Then we organize events to educate designers on skills to learn, connect them with job opportunities, and find ways to optimize their career path.