The Zain Talks


A trimestral meetup for designers. Each edition has two talks with a design-related topic. In each event, we wecolme around 50 attendees, and we have a community of 400+ designers on Meetup.


Organized by Cláudia Acabado, Sara Baião and I. Kindly supported by Deemaze, Bloco, and Redlight.


At Nest Collective, Coimbra.


SVG Animations


Presenting Mirror Conf 2017

Zé Maria Cunha

Design: A business booster or an aesthetic accessory?

The New Digital School

How TNDS is revolutionizing education in digital design.

Cláudia Acabado, Bloco

Building a product with a very reduced design team.

Estaminé Studio

André Santos on the process of making the game "Aldeia Adormece".

Renato Vaz, Redlight

The digital design unicorn: design systems. Organization, collaboration, maintenance.

Wandson Lisboa

Discusses his work process, from the creative phase until final result.

Little Black Spot Studio

Illustration: the challenges of our ever-changing reality and how to keep learning.


From the content out - a UI process from early art direction to dynamic interface.

Rafaela Ferro

Demystifying Accessibility: How to integrate an empathy-driven process in software teams.


Question & Answer session with all participants (designers, programmers, project managers, …).

Pedro Vareta, VOLTA

Briefing: a blank sheet? Experience versus daring of ignorance.

Ana Ferreira, Doist

Iteration in design. From inovated visual language to interaction optimization and user feedback management.

Álvaro Martino, Photographer

The link between photography and design - a photographer's sensitivity to design.

Maria João Gala

The different faces of photojournalism - The daily life of a photojournalist in Portugal.

Special Edition

For this edition, we gathered the design community for a riverside picnic.

Victoria Haidamus, co-founder of Oficeless

How remote work functions in practice.

Pedro Moreira da Silva, Gitlab

Remote design at Gitlab, a very transparent company.