Next event: Tuesday, December 15th 7pm, @ BL-NK, 25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3LT. Get your ticket now.


Basic details

Christmas party time!

It is indeed Christmas and as such this month’s instalment of Design+Banter will be a festive one. We are ditching the normal format of talks and panels in favour of a good ol’ fashioned Christmas party.

Pack your Christmas jumpers and join us and +200 of London’s finest Design talent on December 15th for the most tasteful festive shindig in town. Doors will open at 18:45, drinks will be cooled (or warmed) for you on arrival.

Tickets will be released in instalments throughout the week, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on Twitter and your inbox.

We can’t wait to see you there!

  • 7pm — 10pm
    (doors open 18:45)
  • Tuesday, December 15th
  • BL-NK,
    25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3LT

Brought to you by...

Guest speaker

Jake Knapp

Design Partner @ Google Ventures

Jake Knapp is a design partner at Google Ventures, and the creator of GV's design sprint method. He has run over 100 sprints with startups like Medium, Nest, 23andMe, and Flatiron Health. Previously, Jake was a designer at Google, leading sprints for everything from Gmail to Google X to Chrome. With his colleagues at GV, he is the author of the forthcoming Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days (March 2016).

They saved Christmas...

In just over two years, Yieldify has become one of the fastest growing tech startups in UK history.

With over 150 employees in 5 offices spanning 3 continents, over 1000 customers and $11.5m in funding from Google Ventures and Softbank, we’ve proven that we can move quickly and adapt to an ever-changing market environment.

So what do we do?

We design beautiful campaigns that drive onsite performance for brands like Marks & Spencer's, Domino’s and Ben Sherman.

Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

This is just the beginning. Come and say hi if you want to become apart of our story.

Banter partner

Lost My Name is on a mission to make kids mindful, kind and curious. We combine the power of stories with the possibilities of technology, to create magical, personalised books for children.

Our books, 'The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name' and 'The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home' have redefined personalisation in the publishing industry with sales of over 1 million copies in 160 countries worldwide.

Our high growth company is always on the look out for talented story tellers, marketers, developers, designers and other smart people to help us take our stories to even more audiences around the world.

Drinks partner

FutureLearn is a new social learning network whose mission is to pioneer the best social learning experience for everyone, anywhere.

We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from over 60 of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions such as the British Museum, the BFI, the BBC and the British Council. Since we launched at the end of 2013 nearly 3 million learners have registered from all over the world.

Based in the British Library, our company has a highly collaborative work environment where designers, developers and product managers work in small multidisciplinary teams to evolve the product. Interested in joining our team? We’re currently hiring designers.



Our December event will take place at BL-NK, 25-27 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3LT.

  • Please bring tickets either on your phone or printed
  • Doors open at 18:45
  • Latecomers may not be admitted