Design Chats International Speaker Series
with Carly Ayres


Thu 9th July, 2020


Live streamed via Zoom


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Design Chats Carly Ayres

Join us for our next Design Chat with International Speaker, Carly Ayres, on the 9th July at 10am (AEST).

Design Chats, a collaboration between AGDA and 72andSunny, is a series of creative sessions to inspire Australian designers. These online chats will be a series of informal presentations and conversations with some of the world’s leading creative and design minds.

This chat features celebrated designer, Carly Ayres. Carly Ayres is a writer and creative director using language and interaction to engage people in new and interesting ways. She works on UX Community & Culture at Google.

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Thursday 9th July 2020
10am – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart
9:30am – Adelaide, Darwin
8am – Perth


Carly Ayres

Carly Ayres is a writer and creative director, working on UX Community & Culture at Google. 
Previously, Carly was a partner and co-founder at HAWRAF, an interactive design and technology design studio based in New York. 
She runs 100sUnder100, an inclusive community of hundreds of creative people under a hundred years of age. In 2017, she was named by FastCompany as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

From sound-reactive identities to mirrored selfie posters, HAWRAF made work that engaged people in new and interesting ways. Launched in 2016, the Brooklyn-based studio had a client roster boasting large companies like Google, Facebook, Intercom, Automattic, Hasbro, Buzzfeed, as well as independent artists and designers such as Taeyoon Choi, Mark Horowitz, Visibility, and CW&T.

Prior to HAWRAF, Carly worked as a writer humanizing artificial intelligence and evolving the Google logo. She's given voices to Fortune 500 companies and chatbots alike, as well as written extensively on design for publications like Communication Arts, Wallpaper*, and Core77. She has spoken at conferences from Stockholm to Belfast on how to treat design like a conversation and why you should invite your audience to say something back.