Pixel Pioneers brings top web design expertise to Somerset

Pixel Pioneers (opens in new tab) is a brand new series of affordable events bringing world-class advice from the brightest minds in web design and frontend development to the UK. The inaugural one-day conference (opens in new tab), organised by former net magazine editor Oliver Lindberg (opens in new tab), will take place at the M Shed in Bristol on 22 June.

The event, which includes speakers from Google and Minecraft, is primarily aimed at web and UX designers as well as frontend developers but also project and product managers, creative directors and anyone else who works on the web. Topics covered include user experience, email newsletter coding, data visualisations, web animations, automated frontend development, how to present ideas to clients, and much more.

The speakers are…

  • Web development pioneer Jeremy Keith (opens in new tab), co-founder of influential UX agency Clearleft
  • Data visualisation designer Nadieh Bremer (opens in new tab)
  • UX/UI designer Adrian Zumbrunnen (opens in new tab), currently at Google
  • Email hacker Mark Robbins
  • Head of digital design at the Department for International Trade, Lily Dart (opens in new tab)
  • Head of developer relations at crate.io, Jessica Rose (opens in new tab)
  • Lead experience designer for Minecraft, Tobias Ahlin
  • and Bristol’s own UX consultant Joe Leech (opens in new tab)

Pixel Pioneers founder Oliver Lindberg says: “I’m really excited about bringing this calibre of speakers to Bristol. Adrian Zumbrunnen, for example, is a UX engineer at Google, who currently works on conversational design and web animations. At Pixel Pioneers he will explain how we can use motion in meaningful ways in user interfaces and enhance, rather than break the experience.”

“Bristol and Bath have such a vibrant tech and digital scene that it made perfect sense to start here. A lot of the big conferences are in London but I wanted to do something for the community here, so people don’t have to travel. I also wanted to create an event that features international speakers but is more affordable than a lot of the other conferences out there, so freelancers and people working in small agencies and businesses could afford it as well.”

Web Agency Bootcamp

On the day before the conference, 21 June, Shopify is also going to run a four-hour workshop that will cover how to build, market, and grow a web business. The Web Agency Bootcamp (opens in new tab) will be hosted by Piers Thorogood (opens in new tab) and Alex O'Byrne (opens in new tab), the founders of We Make Websites (opens in new tab), the UK's leading Shopify design agency. They will share the secrets of their success and the many lessons they've learned along the way – from when to hire and grow your team to how content marketing and public speaking can help grow your authority and add to your bottom line. Tickets (opens in new tab) for this workshop are just £25, but they're going fast. 

There will also be plenty of networking opportunities at the conference (opens in new tab) itself, including an after-party with free drinks. Student and group discounts for five people or more are available. Please contact the organiser for details. 

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