Win a pass to Hybrid Conference in Sweden…and we’ll be there!

Conference season continues, and this time we have a free pass to our first conference outside the US: Hybrid Conference in Stockholm, Sweden on August 21–22. BONUS: we’ll be speaking there! If you want the pass, leave a comment below and we’ll pick a winner next Wednesday. As always, you have to provide your own travel and lodging, which is no joke (because once again, this conference is in Sweden). This ain’t no drive to Baltimore. Good luck!

Win a pass to CMX Summit.

Who wants to go to CMX Summit, June 12–13 (that’s next week!) in NYC? It’s the premiere conference for internet community building, and features an opening keynote from our pal Tina Roth Eisenberg (better know as Swiss Miss).

You know the drill by now…if you want to go, leave a comment below and we’ll choose a winner later this afternoon. Quick turnaround! Note: you must be able to get to NYC next week.

If you want to hit the conference anyway, use UNITED25 for 25% off a conference pass.

We’re choosing 2 winners to Front-End Conference 2014.

UPDATE: Congrats to Caroline Collins (Portland) Steve Shreve (St. Petersburg), winners of the two free Front-End Conference passes.

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We have two tickets to Front-End Design Conference—one for St. Peterburg, FL on July 10–12 and one for Portland, OR on August 21–23—and we’re giving them away for free to two random winners! The cool part? You can’t even buy passes yet for the Portland conference! All you need to do is leave a comment below (and make sure let us know which city you’d like to attend) and we’ll pick the winners next Wednesday, June 4. Thanks to our pal Dan Denney for the generous giveaway. Good luck!

Win a pass to The Future Friendly Web in State College, PA.

Conference season continues, and we have yet another free pass to give away to one lucky winner. The Future Friendly Web 2014 is happening from June 9–11 in State College, PA, and all types of awesome people will be there: Jeremy Keith, Tiffany Shlain, Ethan Marcotte, Josh Clark, Luke Wroblewski, and others. Wanna go?

Leave a comment below, and we’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm EDT.

Win the last pass (!) to Rustbelt Refresh.

UPDATE: Congrats to Toby Ashley, the winner of the free Rustbelt Refresh pass.

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We’re giving away a pass to Rustbelt Refresh, a web conference in Cleveland, Ohio on June 6th, organized by our pal Brad Colbow. Karen McGrane, Jeremy Keith, Jenn Lukas, Pittsburgh’s own Matt Griffin, and a host of others are speaking. BONUS: the conference is sold out, so if you want to go, winning this pass is your only hope. Leave a comment below and we’ll pick a random winner on Friday afternoon around 2pm.

Sponsored Local Tees Page

We’ve got a new page on the site to keep track of which local tees are in stock. You can see everything that’s available (and, more importantly, everything that could be available) in the local tee collection.

Local tees

We’re particularly proud to note that seven of the 24 local tees we have in stock right now are brand new cities, and we’re looking for more every day. If you’d like to see Berlin, Prague, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris or any other city join the union, we need your help. Please check our our local sponsorship post for more information.

For those of you who might have missed your city the first, second, or even third go-round, we’ve also got a deep bench just waiting for a benefactor—in fact more than half of our previously designed cities are still up for grabs including several giants like Brooklyn, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, and Vancouver. If you’d like to be a hero to your friends and colleagues while also spreading the word about your company or conference, send us a quick note and we’ll get you squared away.

Finally, we want to take a moment to thank our many awesome sponsors again for helping us bring the local tees back and keep them in stock. Let’s hear it for these dedicated party leaders:

Interested? $500 buys you 50 tees, $1,000 for 100. Your company gets a prominent listing with your name, logo, bio, links, etc. on the shirt page plus the opportunity to include any small swag with the purchase of the shirt (stickers, pins, etc.) You hold the sponsorship until stock runs out. Oh, and a 15% discount on any United Pixelworkers merchandise for the life of the sponsorship.

Ready to be a sponsor? Email us.

Win a Pass to GIANT Conference.

UPDATE: Congrats to Will Phillips. He’s the winner of the free GIANT pass.

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We have a free conference pass for GIANT Conference, happening June 11–14, 2014 in Charleston, SC. UP Union Boss Jay will be there, and so with the rest of the entire Internet (seriously, check out the epic speaker list). If you wanna go, leave a comment below and we’ll choose a winner at random next Wednesday afternoon at 2pm EDT.

It’s time for your close-up!


Dig that Original Standard Issue tee out of the back of your closet and put on your best smile, Pixelworkers. It’s time for your close-up. We’re looking for pictures of you guys wearing your favorite UP gear to add to our product pages. Here are some examples of what we’re looking for (and the basic ground rules):

  • You have to be wearing the shirt. As neatly folded as these are, they’re not quite what we’re looking for.
  • Faces are good. No faces are less good.
  • Make ’em square, and make sure they’re correctly oriented. You’re all design professionals, you know how to use Photoshop to fix a backwards bathroom mirror selfie.
  • It doesn’t have to be just t-shirts. We’ll take shots of any UP product (ex: Ryan taking our Standard Issue hat way too seriously).
  • BONUS: designers wearing their own shirts. Thanks, Evan.
  • We hate to be squares, but absolutely, positively, no profanity or funny business (sorry Manny).

Got it? Good. Oh, and there’s something in it for you too, besides the glory of having your smiling face on United Pixelworkers. If we use your photo, we’ll send you a discount code good for 20% off a UP purchase. Does it get any better? No, friends, it doesn’t.

You know you want to take advantage of the spring sunshine, so get out there and put on your own photo shoot. Have fun with it. Look proud. Look strong. Look tough. You can even look disinterested, or whatever it is that Jay looks like here. Get the kids or pets involved. We’ll take the best of the best and add ‘em to our product pages, like so. Having solid pictures of people in our tees benefits everyone. Finally you’ll be able to get a better idea if you should stick with a large or size up to an XL. Or maybe you’re looking to buy a gift, but you’re not sure what size they wear, this should help.

So that’s the deal. Put on any UP tee we’ve ever made. Fix your hair and brush your teeth. Snap your pics. Make sure they’re as high resolution as you can get ‘em. Email ‘em to us with the subject line “Pictures for Pixelworkers” (and make sure to include your name and location). We’ll do the rest. Thanks in advance, pals!