In April we hosted our first DesignTalk event. Powered by the entertaining rhythm of the PechaKucha 20×20 format our speakers shared stories about their Partners in Crime. The people, tools, techniques and processes which help them each day.

A couple of weeks ago, we went back to the Bowery Electric to host DesignTalk Round 2. We were lucky to be joined by friends from Etsy, Betaworks, + POOL, Kollabora and Crush & Lovely. An eclectic line-up of entrepreneurs and designers shared stories around the hurdles and challenges they have overcome in their careers as they’ve built new services, communities, products and spaces.

It sounds pretty good right? Don’t just take my word for it. Check out the pictures and videos below.

Before you get stuck in, I wanted to thank everyone who came out. It was a fun night and the Percolate team enjoyed meeting you all. If you’re reading this post and thinking…how do I get myself some of this DesignTalk action? follow along @PercolateDesign for DesignTalk Round 3 announcements in the coming weeks. Enjoy the videos.


Dong-Ping Wong, +POOL

Anne Foley, Percolate

Nora Abousteit, Kollabora

Nathan Heleine, Crush & Lovely

Rachel Nash, Etsy

James Cooper, Betaworks