MK Geek Night

#45 Sep 14 2023

18.30-23.00 (talks 19.30-22.00)

  • In-person event
  • Talks start 19:30

MKGN #45 will be held in the Sky Room at MK Gallery on Thursday September 14th 2023. 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.

We're looking for sponsors to help support the food and drink for this not-for-profit community event. Take a look at our opportunities.

The Sky Room at MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3QA

The what3words address is ///trespass.abruptly.hurtles
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Topics, speakers & schedule

Timings are approximate

Helen Kaur & Hayley Brant

Levelling up: The evolution of Game UI and why you should be a part of it

About Helen & Hayley

Previously a graphic designer working in print, Hayley moved over to games 17 years ago, joining Lucid Games as their UI director 2 years ago. Helen is the Lead UI Artist in Rocksteady Studios. She has been in the Games industry since 2011, after working as a graphic designer and illustrator since 2005.

Helen Kaur & Hayley Brant
Games UI Director & Artist

Sam Hodges & Mark Robbins

For the people and their pockets – a brand to make tax easy as...

Mark and Sam from London-based design agency Output will talk through how they helped a tax product called Pie go from an idea to a brand experience ready for beta launch. It’s about a back and fourth between two teams, where a brand inspires a design language, and user experience refines the brand. They’ll share sketches, ah-ha moments, and some things that didn’t make the cut.

About Sam & Mark

Output are a team of strategists, designers and project managers with a just-about healthy obsession for creating brilliant brands and products.

Sam Hodges & Mark Robbins
Brand Identity & Strategy

Daniel Chehade

Street, Sign, Delivered, I’m Yours

The street signs across Milton Keynes are one of the longer lasting products originally designed by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation (who were responsible for the delivery of the New City) in the 1970s, that are still used today.

The signs are featured in the Infrastructure Pack (1975), which were the design guidelines for things like play equipment, public benches, bus stops, litter bins, street lighting and traffic bollards.

Daniel will talk through the design and typography of these street signs and their potential for the future.

About Daniel

Daniel founded Studio Chehade in 2012, a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio now based in Milton Keynes.

Daniel Chehade
Graphic Designer
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