Designing Spotify for Artists

Tuesday / September 24 / 6:30 PM

$15 Members $20 Non-members

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Date & Time

Tuesday, September 24

6:30pm - 8:30pm



1001 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001


From album covers to music videos to fashion, music has long been a force for setting trends, creating culture, and defining design. Spotify has led the digital age of the record industry, setting the tone for how we visually interact with music today. Come learn how Senior Product Designer Adriana Rivas fell into her role at Spotify for Artists and how UX design helps creators find and grow their audiences. Then hear a creator’s perspective from Maryland-based artist Shalom Dubas on how she’s been able to use this tool to reach out to her fans.

Event Partner: Women in Music

Established in 2015, Women in Music DC is a chapter of WIM that is dedicated to fostering equality in the music industry through the support and advancement of women. Providing knowledge, strategy & solutions to our members and the greater community is our driving purpose. Learn more here.


Adriana Rivas

Senior Product Designer at Spotify

Adriana Rivas grew up in the lush jungles of Costa Rica but exchanged the green for the baroque when she left to study Industrial Design in Italy. Today, she lives in the jungle that is NY and focuses on making tools for artists as a Senior Product Designer at Spotify. In the last 4 years, the team has grown from 40 to 500 and the platform has evolved from an idea, to being an essential part of an artist’s career. Adriana has always had a passion for music – and finds it rewarding to be close to it every day and to solve problems for those creating it.


Shalom Dubas

Shalom has distinguished herself as a musician through charismatic and witty vocals, smooth sounds, and unprecedented transitions between rapid-fire verse and an indie/acoustic vibe - Shalom started writing songs at 10 years old, learned to play guitar at 16, and hasn’t stopped mixing sounds since.


Shahier Rahman

Partnership Director at General Assembly

Shahier Rahman is the partnerships specialist for General Assembly DC. He was previously the regional business development manager for DC incubator and venture fund 1776. Before moving to DC, Shahier co-founded Central Florida’s first tech incubator, Canvs. When he’s not connecting startups with political, intellectual, social and financial capital in Washington, DC, you can find him doing stand-up comedy in dive bars around town.


About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am. 100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

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