Last night we had a great time at the Newcastle Dribble Meetup 2017 at the Tyne Bank Brewery.
When we first arrived, we were given our name badges and directed to a table full of free goodies which included a mixture of Dribbble stickers, badges and T-shirts by sponsor Moltin. And as if that wasn't enough, we were given a free drink token from the brewery to use on any of their beverages.
First speaker up was Aude Charillon - Intellectual property specialist. She came to talk about IP (whilst we were all drinking some great IPA!) and explained the main principles linked to IP that we need to be aware of including trademarks & copyright.
Next up was Mickey Devine - Creative Director and Co-Founder of Everything is my Design. He told us the story of how he and his partner started up their own agency (a bit like ourselves) and the struggles they found from not having a portfolio or place to work. He also talked us through their 3 brand attributes that they still live by, our favourite being #fridaypints!
Last up was Juli Vignette - Independent Brand Designer. She shared with us her 5 personal rules to rocking her freelance journey. A great insight for all of the freelancers in the room.
Just when we thought the event had finished, about 50 pizzas turned up and the networking started. It was great to see so many creatives in one room as well as some friendly faces. We also bagged ourselves another drink token which finished off the evening nicely.