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Workshops & Talks

Take a look at the latest deep-dive workshops, along with the upcoming conference talks.

Online live workshop with Skillshare

Responsive Design in Figma:
Auto Layout Deep Dive

Level: Beginner & Intermediate Sessions: 2,5h + Q&A  

In this Skillshare Live Session, you will learn how to set up responsive designs in Figma step by step — from the basics and behaviour settings to advanced nesting techniques and integrating layouts with grids. To wrap up, she'll go the extra mile by teaching how auto layout actually translates to code, offering straightforward insights into CSS that will significantly improve your conversation and collaboration with development as a UI designer.

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In-Person📍awwwards Conference

Solopreneurship:
Staying Small While Growing Big

Conference Talk September 2024

Curious what motivates us to push further? For me, it all started with discovering solopreneurship—a concept I stumbled upon unexpectedly. In a world that values growth, we often overlook the power of staying small and flexible. Yet, embracing the simplicity of one-person companies, supported by modern tech, uncovers countless opportunities.

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In-Personđź“ŤSmashing Conference Antwerp

When Figma meets CSS

Conference Talk October 2024

Are we really still talking about collaboration tools and handoffs? Instead, let’s talk about product development and the fundamental principles of web design. And how to use Figma in a way so you can forget about the perfect handoff and work together!

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In-Person📍Smashing Conference Antwerp

Figma Deep Dive: Variables, Components and Auto Layout

Level: Intermediate |  Sessions: 1 day 

In this deep-dive workshop, we will tackle one of the most essential yet tricky parts of UI design using Figma: truly responsive, component-based UI Design. Any relevant updates during Config 24 will surely be added. 

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Online Workshop

Figma Masterclass

Level: Intermediate  | Sessions: 5 x 2,5h

Let's push your design from a pretty picture to a working and scalable UI design. We will look at aspects such as general file setup, color, typography, variables, components, variants, component properties, a loooot of auto layout and responsive design, and some prototyping. This course will focus on understanding the technical aspects of setting up your design to improve the communication, documentation, and handoff between design and (front-end) development.

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In-house: online or in-person

Team workshop

Level: customised to your team | Sessions: 5 x 2,5h

Want some custom training for your team? No problem. I offer all existing workshops (yes, only the existing ones, sorry) as in-house team training. Depending on your location, this can be done in-person or as an online workshop.  

2024/25 SOLD OUT

Would you like me to speak at your conference?

Please note, I try to keep speaking engagements at a maximum of 2-3 a year but always happy to chat! My usual speaking topics revolve around the intersection of UI Design and Code, as well as the beauty of Solopreneurship and how to empower one-person ventures.

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Past workshops & talks

Config San Francisco 23 – Conference Talk
Join me as one of the 8 experts from the Figma community to share their best shortcuts, hacks, and time-saving tips during Config. You'll leave this session with tons of new knowledge to use immediately.
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Figma Masterclass, Feb 24 – Online Workshop (5 sessions)
Full Figma deep dive! We will look at aspects such as general file setup, colour, typography, variables, components, variants, component properties, a loooot of auto layout and responsive design, and of course prototyping.
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Smashing Conference Antwerp, Oct 23 – Conference Talk
Design beyond breakpoints. Let's start to talk about container queries in Figma.
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Medium Day, August 23 – Online Podium Discussion
Together with Molly Hellmuth, Femke van Schoonhoven, Dan Mall, and Joey Banks, we will discuss what it means to us to create agency with our work.
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Smashing Conference Freiburg, Sept 23 – Conference Talk
Design beyond breakpoints. Let's start to talk about container queries in Figma.

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Figma Masterclass, July 23 – Online Workshop (5 sessions)
Full Figma deep dive! We will look at aspects such as general file setup, colour, typography, variables, components, variants, component properties, a loooot of auto layout and responsive design, and of course prototyping.
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UX, UI Design & Figma Introduction, April 23 – Online Workshop (5 sessions)
Get to know the all-mighty Figma and all its features. During 5 sessions, we learn everything from component-based UI to basic responsive setup and hand-off. Always based on the UX UI principles that we will get to know along the way. 
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Smashing Meets Figma, February 23 – Online Talk and Presentation 
We discussed connecting our Figma files with actual data and APIs during this online session.
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9am Freelance Thrive, April 23 – Online Chat
How to grow your side project into a full-time passion
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Figma Auto Layout Masterclass, March 23 – Online Charity Workshop 🇺🇦 
With this charity workshop session, we were able to collect $7,516 and donate it to Aktion Deutschland Hilft for humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! 

Smashing Conference New York, Oct 22 – Conference Talk
Figme key features and treasures that will make everybody’s life a little bit more delightful between design and dev.

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