Speaking.

I've had the privilege to speak at many events throughout my career so far. I love giving back to the design community and being able to connect with attendees to share knowledge and experiences.

If you're interested in having me speak at your (virtual) school, conference or event, please reach out to me at hi@femke.design. For up to date information about speaking events, sign up to my newsletter and you'll be one of the first to hear about future events.

A photo of Femke presenting on stage
Hosting Uber Design Night in Amsterdam

Rates & availability.

To cut to the chase, unless your event is not-for-profit or for a BIPOC audience, I'm not available to speak for free. For public events and conferences my base line speaking rate is $500 for a 30-60 minute talk. This covers my time preparing and presenting during your event. I also add the cost of 3 attendee tickets. For example if your event costs $100 to attend, I will add $300 to this rate, meaning the total cost is $800. For educational, private events, please email to discuss rates.

I'm only available for virtual events during 2021.

A photo of Femke speaking into a microphone
Giving a presentation on Designing for the masses

Speaking resources.

Short bio

Femke is a design lead at Gusto who started her career at tech giant Uber and Canadian fintech Wealthsimple. You can often find Femke creating videos on YouTube or recording her podcast Design Life. Femke currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Medium bio

Femke is a design lead at Gusto who started her career at tech giant Uber working on payment experiences for drivers before joining the Uber Eats merchant team. Most recently she worked at Canadian fintech Wealthsimple on unified experiences. You can often find Femke creating videos on YouTube, creating pottery or hiking and mountain biking around BC. Femke currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Long bio

Femke is a design lead at Gusto who started her career at tech giant Uber working on payment experiences for drivers before joining the Uber Eats merchant team. Known for her creative problem solving and product strategy, she's often working on complex, nitty gritty design problems.

You can often find her creating videos about design over on YouTube, sharing her thoughts on Instagram, podcasting on Design Life or hosting livestreams or mentor sessions. She's passionate about giving back and teaching what she knows to the next generation of designers.

Outside of work she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping, spending time with her dog (Kaya). Recently she's been getting into pottery. She currently lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.