Check out the 1.25-inch buttons Facebook designer Ben Barry made for his Makers Club event in San Francisco:
Barry explains that Makers Club is more than a typical networking event. “It mostly started as an excuse to get all of my friends in one place at the same time each month, but I’m also interested in getting all the different types of creative people I know talking with one another,” Barry says. “Too often I feel like professional organizations are too narrow in their scope, and you only meet the same kinds of people. I also hate networking events, and although I suppose this is one, it doesn’t feel like it. We have it at a local bar, on the first Tuesday evening of each month.”
And because the meet up is at a local bar and not a in a private space, Barry came up with the idea of using buttons as an identifier. “Since we’re not the only people in the space it was difficult to identify people who were there for our event,” Barry says. “Rather than doing name tags which felt lame to me, I thought simple buttons would be a good solution. We’ve used them at the last 3 or 4 events and it’s been really good.”
To find out more about Makers Club check out makersclubsf.com.
Wanna make your own button name tags for your next event? Check out How To Make Button Name Tags on the Busy Beaver blog.