Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, one half of Viewport Industries, and an electronic musician.

Speaking and teaching at FOWD

Posted on 12 March 2008 18 comments

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I realised today that I’ve yet to publicly mention the fact that I’m speaking – and teaching – at FOWD London in April. So here I am, putting that right.

This event is special for a number of reasons. Firstly, instead of just speaking, I’ll be teaching a half-day workshop entitled ‘Professional Photoshop Effects’ (details here). Secondly, if that wasn’t enough, I’ll also be partaking in a Layer Tennis-esque match live on stage with Jon Hicks, Jina Bolton, and Hannah Donovan. Thirdly – phew – the last day of FOWD also happens to be my last day at Carsonified, so I think there’ll be a fair amount of partying to be done.

Besides all that, I’m just generally excited about seeing some good friends again (the speaker line-up is amazing) and putting faces to a lot of names: there are quite a few chaps and chapettes who I’ve been wanting to meet for some time. So if you’re up for some fun in London and want to attend one of the best events in the industry, come and say hello! There are still plenty of places left on my workshop, by the way, and I think it’ll be good fun. Who knows? I might already by drunk by that stage.


  1. Sam Brown

    Sam Brown

    12 March 2008 @ 10:16PM #

    Looking forward to the conference and meeting you E, can’t make the workshop but it sounds like a good one. No Web 2.0 Look effects though please! ;)

  2. Ian


    12 March 2008 @ 10:22PM #

    I’d agree, the line-up for this year’s FOWD in London does look pretty awesome. I’m really looking forward to it and hopefully I’ll get to meet up with you at some stage before you head off for pastures new in Norway.

    Good luck with the Layer Tennis. Now that sounds like a pretty good match-up ;)

  3. Malarkey


    12 March 2008 @ 10:25PM #

    And don’t forget I’ll be commentating on layer tennis, so you better behave! :)

  4. Ollie Kavanagh

    Ollie Kavanagh

    12 March 2008 @ 11:30PM #

    Hey Elliot,

    Was good to meet you at FOWA, english crew at the Scrapblog party! ;-)

    Will be attending the CSS workshop but looking forward to your speech at the conference. No better place to enjoy a leaving do than London, will definately be having some beers afterwards!

  5. Keir Whitaker

    Keir Whitaker

    13 March 2008 @ 12:09AM #

    …ah yes your last day at Carsonified. I wonder what could be planned for that?

  6. Alex


    13 March 2008 @ 01:49AM #

    I’ve been considering going to the conference, and things like “build beautiful background textures with minimal fuss” make me really want to go! Especially if we learn how to make backgrounds like the one on this site.

    Maybe see you there!

  7. Alain


    13 March 2008 @ 03:25AM #

    Hey man I wish I could go… if you have any ideas of how I can get some money to go… just email me :)

    Also.. I’ve been waiting to see the videos that you were taking in FOWA. We had a great time! Haha

  8. Luke


    13 March 2008 @ 01:45PM #

    Money, money, money, kind of funny, it’s a rich man’s world!

    Well, not that rich, but I can’t quite put it under ‘company expenses’ at that price :(

    Good luck anyway mate!

  9. Stevie K

    Stevie K

    13 March 2008 @ 02:59PM #

    Really want to go. Lot of money for me though, I’ll have to see if the company would like me to brush up on the latest developments in web design and get them to pay.

  10. Dennis Coughlin

    Dennis Coughlin

    13 March 2008 @ 05:07PM #

    Thanks for the heads up Elliot.

    I attended last year’s “Future of Web Apps” and thought it was excellent.

    I’m off to see if I can get this trip approved… : )

  11. Jo Andrews

    Jo Andrews

    13 March 2008 @ 09:01PM #

    Oh yes! Theres definitely a party planned for you Blaze ;)

  12. rama


    14 March 2008 @ 09:02AM #

    yeah, im definitely wont go there.. but i’ll stick around for the videos and slides, mp3s, tutorials, etc… =)

  13. Jay


    17 March 2008 @ 04:01AM #

    What an honor, sounds like a lot of fun. I’d love to go, but London’s a bit far from Florida. ;)

    Hope it goes well,

  14. Byron Rode

    Byron Rode

    17 March 2008 @ 11:13AM #

    Unfortunately I cannot make FOWD this year round (the ocean in between is holding me back), but I am definitely planning on attending next year.

    Good luck and again all the best for the future…
    Looking forward to the new design!


  15. Kyle Meyer

    Kyle Meyer

    18 March 2008 @ 07:41PM #

    Bah, wish I could be there. I’m sure it will be a blast. Perhaps in the near future.

    Be sure to let us know how it goes!

  16. Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    19 March 2008 @ 05:38PM #

    Thanks for your comments, everyone. To those of you who can make it, I look forward to seeing you! Don’t forget to come and say hi. :)

  17. Ayush Saran

    Ayush Saran

    22 March 2008 @ 10:20AM #

    Shouldn’t Hannah Donovan’s link go to http://www.last.fm/user/hannahdonovan instead of http://last.fm/

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