ShiftED: Is User Experience Design the Right Career for Me? | January 25

Free
Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
5 6 pm EST
Washington, D.C. (Online)

About This Event

This session is apart of our ShiftED Camp: A week of free sessions designed to propel you forward in 2022. Check out the full schedule of live events here

If you are curious about a new career as a UX Designer, join us for session with a UX experts about what day-to-day life looks like in this in-demand field. We'll cover the following topics and more:

  • Top skills needed to succeed and how to get them

  • Companies that hire UX Designers

  • Good places to meet other UX folks

  • The ups and downs of this career Bring your questions for our UX Design experts! They will give you insight into their roles, help you understand what is needed to get there, and, just maybe, inspire you to make a change.

Preparation

This is a session for beginners; no prior knowledge is required.

About the Instructor

Elisha Dorsey Photo

Founder & Director of Experience Design and Associate Creative Director, Dorsey Design Studio and R/GA

Elisha Dorsey is a self-employed UX consultant & interactive designer based in New York City. He has a range of expertise across brand vision, experience design, technology, and product development. Elisha strives for clarity and finds joy in curating compelling design solutions and communications strategies. He has worked on websites, mobile and desktop apps and led integrated creative teams building enterprise platform solutions for several brands like Verizon, Aveeno, Johnson & Johnson, Citigroup, Samsung and many others. Most recent projects include leading experience design strategy, creative direction and frontend web development for ArborVita, Atrium and Kirkus Media as well as conducting user research and experience design strategy for start-up CBD pet brands like Pet Releaf and Jiminy’s through the R/GA Leap Venture Studio.

Mark Amadio Photo

Product Design Manager, CNN

Mark is a visual design professional and UX strategist with over 15 years of experience working in the digital space. He is currently a product design manager at CNN. Previously, Mark worked at NYT Wirecutter and Publicis Group. His career spans across a diverse group of organizations and roles, more recently focusing on leading successful design projects and teams.

Saakshi Dhingra Photo

Strategic Product Designer, Margot Community | Freelancer

Saakshi is an Indian-Canadian Product Designer, Portrait Photographer, Speaker & Mentor. Before transitioning into Product Design, Saakshi completed her degree in Accounting, pursued her CPA designation, and was even working at a public firm. More recently she has gained experience by working with start-ups, strengthening her design education, and freelancing. Saakshi also openly discusses her career transition on multiple platforms to guide those who feel pressured to conform to a certain standard and normalize living an authentic life, especially in the South-Asian community.

Divya Mootha Surana Photo

UX & Product Designer, Amazon Web Services

Divya is a product designer for Amazon today! She founded her own design startup in india and has worked in other startups and with a multitude of clients ever since. She’s also the design lead for a slick new NFT project focused on women.

She believes that to build a product that people love, we should design it to behave like a ‘Likable’ person, respectful, generous and helpful. Being an amateur chef and baker, she’s driven by making something tasteful yet aesthetically pleasing and by keeping her users at the front and center.

My love for art and design lead me to pursue a journey of learning. From an internship to a full-time job to pursue my own design firm, I’ve been a part of a spectrum of design work.

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