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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 software.  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. 

Andi Galpern, Founder of Cascade, is kicking off UXNight. 

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


33 Senior Designers in the Bay Area Join Together to Help you Succeed  

MAY 2, 2018 at RODAN + FIELDS

Mentor night is all about dissolving the competition and coming together to learn and grow as individuals.  Connect with designers in the community, get product design feedback, share ideas, and collaborate.

  • Get 1-1 feedback from design experts in 20 minute sessions 
  • This event is anyone who works in the intersection of design and technology.  
  • Sign up to get design advice, portfolio feedback, and strategic career advice

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.