MK Geek Night

#39 Dec 2 2021

18.30-23.00 (talks 19.30-22.00)

MKGN #39 will be held in the Sky Room at MK Gallery on Thursday December 2nd 2021. Doors open at 18.30 with our first speaker on stage around 19.30.

The bar stays open until 22:30 - 23:00 so stick around for drinks and chat, there will be a tab!

Topics, speakers & schedule

Timings are approximate

David Pearson

Typography as a mode of expression within book design

Details coming soon...

About David

David Pearson is a book designer and teacher.

He has been listed as one of Britain’s Top 50 Designers by the Guardian and named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people. He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and was appointed Royal Designer for Industry in 2015.

David Pearson
Book Designer & Teacher

Steph Troeth


About Steph

Steph is an independent strategist and researcher. Currently she is a senior research consultant with Healthily, a health startup based in London. Prior to that, she was a senior researcher on contract at Google, working on their internal product suite that keeps Google’s services up 99.999% of the time. She was the Head of Research at Clearleft, working with clients such as Spotify, Virgin Holidays and Greater London Authority. She also previously led design research at the Telegraph and spearheaded European customer research with MailChimp. In 2020, she took a writing sabbatical to make progress on a book on storytelling techniques and product strategy.

In 20 years of working in the digital industry, Steph has worn many hats, including the product lead for a startup in digital publishing and a director of technology at a digital agency in Montreal. She is also a regular speaker at conferences and guest lectures annually at the University of Greenwich. She has a completely unrelated addiction to writing science-fiction short stories. When not bound to a digital device, she makes things by hand, grows edible flowers and has a tendency to cook enough to feed a continent at a time. She now lives on her fourth continent on her fourth island in the UK.

Steph Troeth
Independent Strategist & Researcher


#39 Dec 2 2021

For events running from March - December 2021 MKGN is in collaboration with Protospace, a new community-led initiative to bring individuals, businesses and organisations together to support, connect and grow the tech community in and around Milton Keynes.

Protospace is a collaboration between us and the teams behind Made in MK and Pooleyville with support from Milton Keynes Council as part of its COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

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Milton Keynes Geek Night is made possible by the generous support of our partners and sponsors. If you would like to support MK Geek Night please get in touch - we have a range of opportunities and always open to new ideas.

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