Speaking

Andy Clarke is a polished and popular speaker. He’s presented about art direction and digital design to over 25,000 web professionals* since 2005. Watch some of Andy’s talks on YouTube, find out where he’s speaking next, or invite him to speak at your event.

Speaking timeline

  1. 2021

  2. May 18 2020

    • Genesys Tech
    • Lagos, Nigeria (online)
    • Art Direction for the Web
  3. Oct 10 2019

    • Contao Conference
    • Duisburg, Germany
    • Art Direction for the Web
  4. Sep 14 2019

    • State of the Browser
    • London, UK
    • Art Direction for the Web
  5. Jun 13 2019

    • Web Teaching Day
    • Manchester, UK
    • Art Direction for the Web
  6. Jun 4 2019

    • Webinale
    • Berlin, Germany
    • Art Direction for the Web
  7. Jun 7 2018

    • SydCSS
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Art Direction for the Web (book preview)
  8. Jan 23 2018

    • Talk.CSS
    • Singapore
    • Designing Inspired Style Guides
    • Media Media
  9. Oct 5 2017

    • SydCSS
    • Sydney, Australia
    • CSS Custom Properties for Inspired Style Guides
    • Media
  10. Aug 8 2017

    • UX Australia
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Designing Inspired Style Guides
    • Media Media
  11. May 2 2017

    • YOW West
    • Perth, Australia
    • Designing Inspired Style Guides
    • Media Media
  12. Nov 10 2016

    • Directions
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Art Direction for the Web
    • Media Media
  13. Oct 28 2016

    • Mixin
    • Perth, Australia
    • Art Direction for the Web
    • Media Media
  14. Sep 1 2016

    • Frontend Conf
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    • Art Direction for the Web
    • Media Media
  15. May 26 2016

    • Talk Web Design
    • Greenwich, UK
    • Imaginative grid systems
    • Media
  16. May 20 2016

    • Port 80
    • Newport, UK
    • Imaginative grid systems
    • Media
  17. Apr 13 2016

    • Design Exchange
    • Nottingham, UK
    • Imaginative grid systems
    • Media
  18. Oct 29 2015

    • MK Geek Mental Help Night
    • Milton Keynes, UK
    • Don Draper’s depersonalisation disorder
  19. Oct 21 2015

    • Smashing Conference
    • Barcelona, Spain
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
    • Media
  20. Sep 25 2015

    • Shropgeek (R)Evolution
    • Shrewsbury, UK
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
  21. Jun 17 2015

    • Smashing Conference
    • New York, USA
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
    • Media
  22. Apr 29 2015

    • Smashing Conference
    • Santa Monica, USA
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
    • Media
  23. Mar 19 2015

    • SydCSS
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Take your stinking paws off my design you damn dirty developers
    • Media Media
  24. Mar 19 2015

    • Respond
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
    • Media
  25. Feb 20 2015

    • Reasons to be Creative
    • London, UK
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
  26. Nov 13 2014

    • UX Brighton
    • Brighton, UK
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
  27. Nov 5 2014

    • Beyond Tellerrand
    • Berlin, Germany
    • Counting stars: Predictability vs creativity
    • Media
  28. Oct 31 2014

    • The Web Is…
    • Cardiff, UK
    • Geek Mental Help Week panel discussion
    • Media
  29. Sep 24 2014

    • Making Web
    • Oslo, Norway
    • The Modern Designer’s Canvas
  30. Mar 18 2014

    • Smashing Conference
    • Oxford, UK
    • The Modern Designer’s Canvas
    • Media
  31. Mar 18 2014

    • Milton Keynes Geek Night
    • Milton Keynes, UK
    • Take your stinking paws off my design you damn dirty developers
    • Media Media
  32. Feb 14 2014

    • An Event Apart
    • Atlanta, USA
    • The Modern Designer’s Canvas
    • Media
  33. Feb 14 2014

    • Manchester McrFRED
    • Manchester, UK
    • Take your stinking paws off my design you damn dirty developers
    • Media
  34. Nov 28 2013

    • Handheld Conference
    • Cardiff, Wales
    • How to call your client an idiot without getting fired
    • Media
  35. Oct 25 2013

    • #TIDE2013
    • Scarborough, UK
    • How to call your client an idiot without getting fired
    • Media /li>
  36. Oct 24 2013

    • Accessibility Day
    • Oslo, Norway
    • Designing an atmosphere of accessibility
    • Media
  37. Sep 18 2012

    • Smashing Conference
    • Freiburg, Germany
    • Encouraging better client participation
    • Media
  38. July 10 2012

    • An Event Apart
    • Austin, USA
    • Bringing A Knife To A Gunfight
    • Media
  39. Feb 2012

    • What Do You Know
    • Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia
    • On The Grid
    • Media
  40. Dec 12 2011

    • An Event Apart
    • San Francisco, USA
    • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    • Media
  41. Aug 8 2011

    • An Event Apart
    • Washington DC, USA
    • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    • Media
  42. Jun 13 2011

    • An Event Apart
    • Atlanta, USA
    • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    • Media
  43. May 26 2011

    • @media
    • London, UK
    • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    • Media
  44. May 2 2011

    • An Event Apart
    • Boston, USA
    • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    • Media
  45. Mar 28 2011

    • An Event Apart
    • Seattle, USA
    • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    • Media
  46. Mar 11 2011

    • Geek Ninja Battle Night
    • Brighton, UK
  47. Jan 20 2011

    • New Adventures in Web Design
    • Nottingham, UK
    • Once Upon A Time On The Web
  48. Nov 1 2010

    • An Event Apart
    • San Diego, USA
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  49. Sep 16 2010

    • An Event Apart
    • Washington DC, USA
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  50. Sep 6 2010

    • Web Teaching Day
    • Manchester, UK
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  51. Jun 8 2010

    • @media
    • London, UK
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  52. May 24 2010

    • An Event Apart
    • Boston, USA
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  53. Apr 28 2010

    • DIBI
    • Gateshead, UK
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  54. Apr 5 2010

    • An Event Apart
    • Seattle, USA
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  55. Mar 22 2010

    • CSS3 Online Conference
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  56. Feb 17 2010

    • Speak the Web
    • Manchester, UK
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  57. Feb 11 2010

    • Speak the Web
    • Leeds, UK
    • Hardboiled Web Design
    • Media
  58. Feb 11 2009

    • Web Directions East
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Walls Come Tumbling Down
    • Media
  59. Nov 12 2009

    • Web Directions East
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Walls Come Tumbling Down
    • Media
  60. Oct 12 2009

    • An Event Apart
    • Chicago, USA
    • Walls Come Tumbling Down
    • Media
  61. Sep 2 2009

    • FOWD Roadshow
    • Belfast, Ireland
    • Extreme Makeover Typography Edition
  62. Jun 25 2009

    • @media
    • London, UK
    • Walls Come Tumbling Down
    • Media
  63. Jun 22 2009

    • An Event Apart
    • Boston, USA
    • Walls Come Tumbling Down
    • Media
  64. Oct 13 2008

    • An Event Apart
    • Chicago, USA
    • Walls Come Tumbling Down
    • Media
  65. Sep 11 2008

    • Fronteers
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
  66. May 29 2008

    • @media
    • London, UK
    • Underpants Over My Trousers
  67. Apr 24 2008

    • An Event Apart
    • New Orleans, USA
    • Think Like A Mountain
    • Media
  68. Apr 17 2008

    • Future of Web Design
    • New York, USA
    • “User Experience v Brand Experience” with Steve Pearce
    • Media
  69. Apr 17 2008

    • Future of Web Design
    • New York, USA
    • An Interview With Josh Williams and Jeffrey Zeldman
  70. Oct 22 2007

    • Voices That Matter
    • San Francisco, USA
    • Think Like A Mountain
    • Media
  71. Sep 27 2007

    • Web Directions South
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Think Like A Mountain
    • Media Media
  72. Jun 7 2007

    • @media
    • London, UK
    • Royale With Cheese
    • Media
  73. May 24 2007

    • @media (America)
    • San Francisco, USA
    • Royale With Cheese
  74. Apr 18 2007

    • Future Of Web Design
    • London, UK
    • Designing for developers
    • Media
  75. Apr 5 2007

    • The Highland Fling
    • Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Beyond progressive enhancement
    • Media
  76. Mar 12 2007

    • SXSW Interactive
    • Austin, USA
    • “Bullet Tooth Web Design” with Jason Santa Maria
    • Media Media
  77. Feb 7 2007

    • Web Directions North
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • “Transcendent Design with Javascript & CSS’ with Aaron Gustafson
    • Media Media
  78. Dec 13 2006

    • Bloc
    • Caernarfon, Wales
    • Sharing and Collaboration Creates New Opportunities
  79. Nov 15 2006

    • AOL Design Team
    • New York, USA
    • Creating Inspired Design
    • Media
  80. Oct 3 2006

    • Fundamentos Web
    • Oviedo, Spain
    • Feeding Creativity Without Compromising User Needs
    • Media Media
  81. Sep 28 2006

    • Web Directions South
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Creating Inspired Design
    • Media Media
  82. Jun 15 2006

    • @media
    • London, UK
    • Transcending CSS: The Fine Art Of Web Design
    • Media Media
  83. May 23 2006

    • WWW2006
    • Edinburgh, Scotland
    • No Web 2.0 Without Responsibility
    • Media
  84. Apr 27 2006

    • IceWeb
    • Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Feeding Creativity Without Compromising User Needs
    • Media
  85. Apr 27 2006

    • IceWeb
    • Reykjavik, Iceland
    • How To Be A Web Design Superhero
    • Media
  86. Mar 11 2006

    • SXSW Interactive
    • Austin, USA
    • “How To Be A Web Design Superhero” with Andy Budd
    • Media Media
  87. Jun 9 2005

    • @media
    • London, UK
    • Anatomy Of A Mouse

If you’re interested in Andy speaking at your conference, we’ve written some information for event organisers. Andy also loves speaking at company and community events, so talk to us.


Andy Clarke presenting Art Direction for the Web at Webinale, Berlin, 2019.

International conference speaker

Countries and cities Andy Clarke has given conference talks USA 22 EVENTS 10 CITIES UK 33 EVENTS JAPAN 1 EVENT EUROPE 12 EVENTS 9 CITIES CANADA 1 EVENT AUSTRALIA 12 EVENTS 5 CITIES AFRICA 2 EVENTS
Andy’s travelled to almost every continent
Africa 2 events
Australia 12 events. 5 cities
Canada 1 event
Europe 12 events. 9 cities
Japan 1 event
UK 33 events
USA 22 events. 10 cities

Andy’s travelled to almost every continent to speak at major web industry conferences.

13 countries, 84 talks, and counting

Number of times Andy Clarke has visited countries to speak. UK 33 39% SWITZERLAND 1 1% SPAIN 2 2% SINGAPORE 1 1% NORWAY 2 2% NIGERIA 1 1% JAPAN 1 1% ICELAND 2 2% HOLLAND 1 1% GERMANY 4 5% CANADA 1 1% CAMEROON 1 1% AUSTRALIA 12 14% USA 22 26%
Countries Andy’s visited most often
Australia 12 events. 14%
Cameroon 1 event. 1%
Canada 1 event. 1%
Germany 4 events. 5%
Holland 1 event. 1%
Iceland 2 events. 2%
Japan 1 event. 1%
Nigeria 1 event. 1%
Norway 2 events. 2%
Singapore 1 event. 1%
Spain 2 events. 2%
Switzerland 1 event. 1%
UK 33 events. 39%
USA 22 events. 26%

Andy’s a familiar face and an authoritative voice at conferences at home and abroad.


UK towns and cities Andy Clarke has given conference talks BELFAST SHREWSBURY SCARBOROUGH OXFORD NOTTINGHAM NEWPORT MILTON KEYNES MANCHESTER LONDON LIVERPOOL LEEDS GATESHEAD EDINBURGH CAERNARFON CARDIFF BRIGHTON
  1. Belfast
  2. Brighton
  3. Caernarfon
  4. Cardiff
  5. Edinburgh
  6. Gateshead
  7. Leeds
  8. Liverpool
  9. London
  10. Manchester
  11. Milton Keynes
  12. Newport
  13. Nottingham
  14. Scarborough
  15. Shrewsbury


Andy speaks regularly at community and web industry events across the UK and Wales.

Number of presentation slides Andy Clarke has designed since 2005. ’05 ’06 ’07 ’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12 ’13 ’14 ’15 ’16 ’17 ’18 ’19 ’20 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
Andy’s designed over 6,000 visuals for presentation
2005 50
2006 450
2007 400
2008 300
2009 250
2010 500
2011 400
2012 150
2013 150
2014 400
2015 500
2016 500
2017 300
2018 100
2019 200
2020 50


With each talk supported by 50–100 slides, Andy’s designed over 6,000 visuals for presentations over the past 15 years.

* Estimate based on average 300 attendees per event.

 
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