Your Design Career and How to Get Where You Want to Be

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Henrik Olsen
Principal, Executive Creative Director
Thursday, October 11, 2012 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm
AIGA SF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA

D.Talks is an ongoing series of panel discussions presenting practical information about current trends and hot topics in the world of design and business. Our goal is to foster robust dialog and critical thinking, so crowd participation is an integral part of each event.

Join AIGA SF as we discuss the special planning needed to develop your personal design career arc. We’ll provide an overview followed by an expert-led discussion specific to key transitions in a designer’s career. In this particular event we’ll have a group of up to 12 people for each of the 8 topics led by an expert who has already successfully navigated the career transition. The expert will lead the discussion and recap the top three takeaways before a final Q&A.
 As each topic’s pod will have a maximum of 12 people they will be filled on first-come-first-served basis on the evening so come early to get into the group you want.


Starting Your Design Career
Tim Belonax, Communication Designer

Transitioning from Production to Designer
Michelle Buggy, Interactive Designer
CBS Interactive

Transitioning from Designer to Art Director
Eric Ryan, Senior Art Director
CBS Interactive

Becoming a Creative Director
Natalie Hansen, Executive Creative Director
George P. Johnson

Transitioning from Print to Web
Henrik Olsen, Executive Creative Director
Hot Studio

Transitioning from Web Design to Web Development
Sean Barclay, Senior Creative Services Manager
Charles Schwab

Setting Up Your Own Design Practice
Keith Cartwright, Creative Chairman & Founder

Going Freelance
Jenny Ji, Freelance Senior Designer
Jenny Ji Design

Moderator and Host: Josh Levine, Director of Strategy, Great Monday


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Kishori De's picture


Is it possible to attend this virtually. Living in the suburbs, attending school & work virtually via google hangout or Skype would be very helpful.

Kishori De

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