Stampede Makers #1: How to Be a Designer without Losing It

About Stampede Makers

Designers—current and aspiring alike—make your way to aCAT Penang this March 2nd to join us for the first Stampede Makers meetup.

Stampede Makers is a bi-monthly meetup session hosted by designers at Stampede for our fellow designers in the community. We’re honoured to be working with aCAT and UX Penang to kickoff our first event in Georgetown. We’ll be alternating between different cities in Malaysia too in the future.

For this first event, we want to share our own experience overcoming challenges faced by designers at all levels. You may be asking yourself questions like:

  • What do UI/UX designers really do?
  • How is UI, UX and Product design different?
  • Do designers need to code?
  • How do I collaborate effectively with developers?
  • How do I get business to approve my design?
  • What is Design Thinking and how do I use it?

If you’re asking these questions, then this event is for you.

How to be a Designer Without Losing It

Being a designer is a demanding career path to choose with its own unique stresses and challenges. Designers love what they do and find it an immensely rewarding experience, but that doesn’t mean we don’t scream inside and occasionally want to tear our hair out.

Creative burnout, looming deadlines, defending your work and lacking creative control are a few of the daily stresses we all face as designers. Pile on the shifting landscape of design, UX and product design and service design, it can easily get overwhelming and confusing for creatives who want to practise their craft.

Our speaker, Shaza Hakim, Stampede’s Co-Founder and UX Principal, will address these questions and more as she shares her journey to becoming a designer. She will provide advice and actionable steps on what to learn and how to go about practising design.

Whether you’re a new to the field or as seasoned as one of salt bae’s steaks, you will find the stories behind 14 years of design at Stampede relevant to your growth as a designer. Our panelists will feature three Stampede designers working at strategic, structural and surface-level design: Shaza Hakim, Mujib Jazmin and Fadzlina Fuad moderated by our UX Strategist, Zo-Ee Chee.

Who this event is for:
  • Aspiring designers
  • Beginners in the design field
  • Mid-level and senior designers
  • Those interested in UI and UX design
  • People in the startup industry
  • People from traditional businesses looking to learn more about design

Speakers & Panelists

Shaza Hakim - Co-Founder and UX Principal
Shaza is a Co-Founder and the UX Principal of Stampede. She leads the UX and creative process by practising design at the intersection of business and technology. A firm believer of design as problem-solving tool for business, Shaza is familiar with the long and convoluted journey to becoming a designer. Her design process is shaped by curiosity, backed by data and driven by a desire to understand the user at the end of the service design spectrum. Shaza coaches UX practitioners at startup and enterprise level and currently serves as the Principal Curator at UX Malaysia.

Mujib Jazmin - Senior Product Designer
Mujib serves as the Senior Product Designer at Stampede, and he leads the UI team. A tech enthusiast, an autodidact and a fan of well-designed digital products, he enjoys creating useful, simple and delightful designs for users. Mujib has been working at Stampede for 7 years and has been practising design for the past 10.

Fadzlina (Ina) Fuad - Junior Product Designer
Ina is a Junior Product Designer in Stampede. As a member of the design team, Ina is responsible for designing products that solve real problems. She adopts human-centred design principles and methods to eventually create a UI design by collaborating with clients, other designers and front end developers to make the product a reality. She has a gift for project management and has handled complex projects with many moving parts. Ina's also the winner of Stampede Setahun Jagung Award, for already making major impact to the team and products even before completing her first year with Stampede.

Panel Moderator - Zo-Ee Chee - UX Strategist and Culture Manager
Zo-Ee is the UX Strategist and Culture Manager at Stampede. She looks at both Stampede's clients' business goals as well as their users’ needs to produce a holistic UX strategy which often includes running design sprints and UX workshops. As the culture manager, Zo-Ee also looks at making Stampede a great and enjoyable place to work. Previously, Zo-Ee worked in community management before transitioning into UX last year.


9.30 - 10am - Registration + Light Refreshments
10 - 10.30 am - Keynote Talk by Shaza Hakim
10.30 - 10.45 am - Q&A
10.45 - 11.15 am - Panel Discussion
11.15 - 11.30 am - Q&A
11.30 am - 12 pm - Networking Session

Who we are

Founded in 2006, Stampede is a user experience and digital product development agency in Malaysia. We design user-centered experience and build digital products for clients all over the world. To learn more about us and our work, check out our website.

About our partner, aCAT

aCAT is a tech and innovation hub with a community of startup entrepreneurs, creatives and techies in Penang and beyond. They are a collaborative co-working space and that offers mentorship, incubation, workshops, events, networking and corporate innovation labs.

aCAT Location and Parking

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Sat Mar 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM MYT
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16, Gat Lebuh China, George Town Malaysia
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