99designs Meetup: Davao City, Philippines

On February 25th, twenty-eight designers traveled to Blugre, Matina Town Square (some traveled up to three hours!) where they met and introduced themselves to fellow 99designers — this marked the Philippine’s first 99designs Meetup in Davao City.

SuperDuperJames (James Capisinio) began the event with a ceremonial speech, which was followed by an open forum session led by A’DZ (Adriel Fulmaran). A’DZ asked everyone to share their name, age, hometown and how they heard about 99designs.

Designers then began sharing design tips and their unforgettable experiences since joining 99designs. As the day grew to a close so did the Meetup, but not without sharing one more thing first… dinner.

Lucky for us, flatsigns™ (Richie Ymana) recorded the whole experience! Let’s watch and pretend like we were there :)

99designs Meetup – Davao City, Philippines from 99designs on Vimeo.

We’d like to give our appreciation to flatsigns™ for organizing this awesome meetup. You might remember flatsigns™ and his glorious video that shows the unveiling of his 99designs community T-shirt. If you haven’t seen it, check it out.

We also want to give a shout out to not only flatsigns™ but to d’zeNyu (Jasper Fulmaran) for bringing the 99designs posters — just that extra UMPF to add to the photos’ smiling faces.

And last, but definitely not least… we send a HUGE THANKS to ALL of the designers who joined, shared and made this Meetup so great!

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Fun photos courtesy of flatsigns™ and SuperDuperJames.

If you are interested in meeting fellow 99designers in your community, check out our 99designs Meetups Page and find one in your area. Don’t see a Meetup in your city? We’d be happy to help you start, and lead, one.

Check out more photos from this Meetup on 99designs Facebook!

Based in San Francisco, Allison (Alli) Stuart works as Community Manager at 99designs. When she's not writing blogs and communicating with designers, she is working on her Children's Book. She also enjoys extreme sports, like sky diving and traveling to new places. Alli has a Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University, her home. Geaux Tigers!
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  1. arniel pagdanganan

    very nice… i glad to see my fellow 99ners in philippines hear wearing my tshirt design. :) hehe buti pa kayu….! :)

    Reply March 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    • Allison Stuart

      We are glad to see them wearing it too. Awesome design Arniel! :)

      Reply March 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm
  2. Matt

    wow nice! i wish i was there..

    Reply March 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  3. Henry Bersaluna(zoiconcept)

    Congrats fellow 99ners from DVO, sayang wala ko kasabay..lol

    Reply March 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm
  4. Arif Neeerob

    congrass, woww beautiful

    Reply March 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm
  5. Den (KR Designs)

    Awesome fellow DVO 99ers! Hope I can join next time. =)

    Reply March 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm
  6. Faidzinn

    Hi … James, are you there. awesome !!

    Reply March 9, 2012 at 2:59 am
    • superduperjames

      @friend Faidzinn yes^^

      Reply March 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm
  7. imbentor

    sana nandyan ako T_T

    Reply March 9, 2012 at 4:27 am
  8. bodong

    mabuhay mga bisaya nga designers! makasuya pud! :D

    Reply March 9, 2012 at 5:30 am
  9. Hanoch

    nanjan ako! bleah! ehehe., sana nxt tym may meetups uli :)

    Reply March 9, 2012 at 7:15 am
  10. Jason Aiken

    Awesome meetup!

    Thanks for putting together video too :)


    Reply March 9, 2012 at 8:10 am
    • Kaitlyn

      Agreed. Love the video!

      Reply March 9, 2012 at 8:43 am
  11. Reynon

    wow galing!!! sana meron sa manila…

    Reply March 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm
  12. rabi rigor fulmaran

    love to see 99designers at davao philippines… great bonding ever!

    Reply March 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm
  13. 0rgen

    Wow! more power 99 designs!!! sayang di ako nakasali nito…. taga Davao pod ko. MABUHAY!

    Reply March 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm
  14. simeonmarco

    Nice! Galing! Will wait for Manila,Phils meet-up :)

    Reply March 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  15. Ralph

    w3w d2 tlga sa DAVAO^__^Welcome 99^_^ MABUHAY KAYO!!!

    Reply March 11, 2012 at 4:31 am
  16. OneTen

    Dear Allison Stuart, Any program for Pakistan??

    Reply March 11, 2012 at 8:29 am
  17. Donde Degamo

    Want meetup in Cebu, Philippines…plssss…..

    Reply March 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm
  18. OneTen

    Thank you very much!

    Reply March 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  19. Thirdezine

    sayang di ako nakapunta

    Reply March 12, 2012 at 12:54 am
  20. hrpreset

    sayang wala ako dito… ehehehe..

    Reply March 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm
  21. designwell

    sayanga oi wala ko ani. naa unta tay group sa FB sa mga 99designers sa davao para makaupdate pod ko.

    Reply March 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm
  22. ab

    Sayang hindi kami nakasali ^_^

    Reply March 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm
  23. katesrobyn

    invite naman sa next :)

    Reply March 18, 2012 at 12:07 am
  24. dearHj

    waah! been to davao a couple weeks ago. didnt know about these meetup. sayang naman! XD when ang next? :)

    Reply March 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm
  25. Spaghetti27

    huhuhuhuhu was not able to join them… maybe next time…

    Reply March 31, 2012 at 4:47 am
    • Jim Corowan

      Hi! Just wanna ask if we have a group page in fb. please add me: j2earl@yahoo.com

      Reply April 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm
  26. J.C. Larida

    Sayang. I wasn’t informed on this. I hope there will be another meetup next time. :)

    Reply April 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm
  27. Rocres Aying

    asa ta makapalit og 99 design tshirt?

    Reply April 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm
  28. Marc

    Sana meron din sa Manila

    Reply May 17, 2012 at 2:30 am
  29. Nabimelo

    wow wish i could join one of these meetups someday
    im from manila

    Reply March 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm
  30. Art`len

    Unfortunately I haven’t heard of this meetup. Til’ next time Davao! Hope I can join. :)

    Reply March 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm

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