Design Matters Tokyo Eve Meetup


💁‍♂️About This Event

"Design Matters Tokyo Eve Meetup" is an event held on the eve of the global design conference "Design Matters Tokyo 23", which will be held on 6/2-3.

As a pre-party for Design Matters Tokyo 23, we will hold a meetup with speakers and participants of the event, and also open up the event for those without tickets for DMT23.

The meetup will have a few lightning talks given by speakers from both Japan and abroad, providing an opportunity for overseas exchange in design.

Let us mingle and start networking for a wonderful 2 day conference!


Date: June 1st, 2023
Time: 19:00-21:30 (18:45 open)
Place: Head Office
Tickets: 2,000 yen
*Drinks and Finger Food will be served at the venue

Lightning Talks (5 min each)

Title Name Affiliation Job Title Social Media
Generative AI Content and Adobe Stock Ryusei Yoshimoto Adobe Content Development Senior Regional Manager, JAPAC, Adobe Stock LinkedIn
Design Study for Non-Designers Ayumi Kumano ROUTE06 Design Manager Twitter
How to find bright ideas and expand your perspective Kaai Suzuki U-NEXT Product Designer LinkedIn
Meta Consistency & Association Vector Kotaro Kokubo GMO Pepabo, inc. Chief Design Officer Twitter
Working in Japan: some pros, cons and advice Jamie Kostaschuk AXA Japan UX/UI Specialist LinkedIn
UX in Japan: Not the same as in the West Jairo Hurtado Tripla UX/UI Designer LinkedIn


Name Affiliation Social Media
Ryo Sampei Producer at Spectrum Tokyo / Design Matters Tokyo Twitter


Time Detail Duration
19:00-19:15 Introduction 15min
19:15-19:35 Mingle 20min
19:35-19:55 LT * 3 20min
19:55-20:25 Mingle 30min
20:25-20:50 LT * 3 + Wrapping up 20min
20:50-21:30 Mingle 40min
21:30- Goodbye


  • The event will all be in English without translations.
  • We will open the venue from 18:45. You cannot enter before that time.

Meetup Sponsors

Adobe / EDOCODE / ROUTE06 / Spectrum Tokyo (Flying Penguins, Inc.)