Design your Future
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.
Cascade is a UX Organization in the SF Bay Area
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.
Watch talks from past events on YouTube
Who are we?
Led by Andi Galpern, Cascade is community of thousands of product 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.
Upcoming Design Events
Learn How to Integrate Research Into the Design Process
JUNE 12TH at THE VAULT
Join us for an evening to learn how product teams in large corporations integrate research into the design process. User Researchers will present a series of lightning talks and a panel to spotlight:
- Their roles and responsibilities, and organizational structure in relationship with the design team
- How to select research methods based on team goals and timeline
- Why specific methods work better than others
- How to communicate findings to your team
- Unconventional and creative methods of research that led to big discoveries
Featuring Alonso Martinez,
Technical Director at Pixar and Robotics Engineer
JULY 11, 2018 AT ZENDESK
Join us for a night to learn storytelling techniques by Pixar’s Technical Director and robotics engineer Alonso Martinez. Alonso has been at Pixar for over ten years. For this UXNight, Alonso will describe how all of the departments work together to achieve a cohesive story and a unified design.