Drink & design night

design thinking events

We know there are way better ways to design kick ass campaigns, interventions and communication strategies that make doing good a good idea! In this experience, we combine two fun things: drinking and designing! People come together, already in a team, or solo, as individuals ready to collaborate with five or six other designers / thinkers / doers. Once teams have formed, beers are distributed and a challenge is set that begs teams to use design thinking for positive change. Teams then battle it out, trying to win at creative problem solving and prove supreme dominance over their creative ideas and pitching skills.

Drink & Design attendees tend to be creative thinkers and designery types that are into playful competition and using their creative powers for good.  


What is the experience like?

Think pub-trivia meets TV design show and you've got the idea! Each event has a theme (past examples include TALKING TRASH and BUSTING THE FEAR FACTOR) that focuses on combating real-world messy issues, through fun, collaborative brainstorming, and beers!

Drink & Design is a 3 part team based event. It starts with a drink, of course! Then Round 1, the quickfire round, begins as the adjudicator quizzes the audience on common knowledge and facts on the topic. In Round 2, teams secretly answer questions in a pub trivia quiz format and in Round 3 they finally battle out the design challenge. In the third round, teams have 45 minutes to solve the set design challenge and then pitch their brilliant solutions to the judges. 

Drink and design was such a fun night! Solving real world problems has never been so energizing. We tackled trash in NYC and whilst our team’s idea was great, I was really impressed by all the other crazy cool ideas for fixing the problem! And there was beer!
— Michele, D&D participant