The DSVC is excited to bring the speaker series to Deep Ellum!

This year, all of our meetings will take place at Life in Deep Ellum. Masks are recommended. We can't thank everyone enough who logged on to our virtual speaker series last year and are excited to welcome you back to in-person meetings! We will continue to have a live-stream option available to those unable to attend due to COVID concerns or anyone outside of DFW who would like to hear from our speaker lineup.

Join us from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for coffee and networking at Life in Deep Ellum's coffee shop Mokah. At 7:00 pm, you can bring your coffee into the venue, and we will get the meeting underway. There is ample parking at Life in Deep Ellum, so no one will struggle to find a spot.

Mix & Mingle: 6:00 pm
Meeting: 7:00 pm
Q&A: 8:00 pm

Livestream Notification: To receive the live stream link before the meeting, you will need to be registered for the meeting before Wednesday, Feb 2nd. The live stream link will be sent to all registrants on Wednesday morning. Any day-of registrants will receive a replay link on the Thursday following the meeting.

Rescheduled for April 6th, we welcome graphic designer and digital artist Magdiel Lopez.

Born in Havana Cuba, Magdiel Lopez spent his childhood years inspired by the colorful culture that surrounded him. Naturally, such upbringing played an integral part in forming Lopez's keen sense of style, art and design, which can be realized in his works today.

Looking for freedom and a better life, Lopez moved to the United States at fifteen, where he continued working on his skill for the next ten years privately.

Magdiel decided to reveal his work in a series called "A Poster A Day" — releasing one piece of artwork on his Instagram everyday for 365 days. Each day garnered more attention from a global audience, ultimately leading Magdiel to be featured by the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur, and Awwwards. To date, Magdiel has worked with several brands such as Apple, Nike, Absolute Vodka, MTV, Warner Brothers, etc., and currently has a partnership with Adobe as a design mentor and creative.

Magdiel lives in Dallas, Texas where he runs his own creative agency, Belmont Creative.