Upcoming Events


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?  

 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 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.

UXNight on July 11 was a Success!

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Featuring Alonso Martinez,
Technical Director at Pixar and Robotics Engineer


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.    

We'll also learn how to tell story in a 360 degree space, from Natalie Grant, Product Marketing Manager at Unity.  She'll teach us the basics of narratology, and will provide examples.  


Tickets are no longer available for this event.  It was a great success.  Thank you Zendesk for hosting us.