Figma: Fad or Future?

Our industry moves fast and it can be hard to know which bandwagons are worth jumping on. When it comes to design software, knowing when to invest your team's valuable time into learning a new tool is crucial.

Only 6 years since it was first released, Figma has become a household name for designers as the web-based, collaborative interface design tool. If it didn't have your attention before, the $20B Adobe deal likely caught your eye. But will this tool change our lives, or is it just another fad?

Join us for a panel discussion with Mindgrub’s creative team to hear their thoughts about their transition to Figma, Adobe's acquisition of Figma, cross departmental collaboration, and their predictions for the future of design software.

Meet the Panelists

Emilee Beeson Art Director

Evan Reisberg Interactive Design Manager

Steph Loughran Product Design Manager

Sandra Koranteng UX Designer

Alex DeRito Developer

Moderated by: Ben Guarino UX|HCD Specialist

About the Venue

Mindgrub is an award-winning agency and consultancy that transforms businesses by designing technology for people. Our full-service team specializes in enterprise mobile and web development, application support, devOps, digital marketing, branding, user experience design, quality assurance testing, and emerging technologies.

This event will be held in the Mindgrub office in Locust Point. The office is located in the Banner Building of the McHenry Row shopping center. Plentiful free parking is available in the lots and garage.

Ticket Pricing

AIGA Member: $15

Non-member: $25

Note: As a non-profit, our ticket fees support operation costs, speaker stipends, student awards, and other free programming for our creative community. If you are unable to afford a ticket at this time and would like to attend, we want to accommodate you. Please reach out to with any questions or concerns.


6-6:30PM – Refreshments and Networking

6:30-7:30PM – Panel + Q&A

7:30-8:00PM – Networking


If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by October 20th at:

Code of Conduct

AIGA Baltimore expects that all attendees treat each other with respect, openness, and in adherence to the guidelines specified in AIGA’s Code of Conduct, which can be found here: Code of Conduct.

Refund Policy

Credit/debit cards only — no cash or checks will be accepted.

Please note that in order to continue to provide quality programming, our policy is not to issue refunds unless an event has been canceled.

COVID-19 is hard to predict: What happens if in-person events need to be canceled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to Zoom and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety, a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.

Baltimore Design Month

This event is a part of Baltimore Design Month 2022. Check out the full calendar.

When & Where
Thu, Oct 27, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Mindgrub Technologies
1215 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230