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Designing Your UX Career (Lecture + Lab)

General Assembly - San Francisco

Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Lecture + Lab Ended $25.00 $2.37
Lecture Only Ended $20.00 $2.09
Lab Only Ended $10.00 $1.54

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Designing Your UX Career (Lecture + Lab)

Sunday, October 13th, 11:o0am - 1:00pm (lecture), 1:00pm - 3:00pm (lab)

Ben Sykes, User Experience and Behavior Design Strategist


This two-part lecture and lab will cover the basics of what it takes to really get a job as a UX designer, and give you an opportunity to have your work reviewed by senior UX professionals.

In the 2-hour lecture, you will learn about personal branding, where the industry looks for jobs (and hires applicants), how to interview successfully, what you should expect from an employer, and what to do on your first week on the job.

Afterwards, there will be a 2-hour portfolio review session.


  • Perception is reality: How are you perceived online?
  • How & Where Look For A Job
  • UX Interviewing 101
  • Getting The Job: Salary, Expectations & Demonstrating Value
  • Week One On the Job: Plan of Attack


Sunday, 13 October, 11 am – 1 pmGetting Hired as a UX Designer Lecture

Learn how to get a job as a UX Designer.

Sunday, 13 October, 1 – 3 pmPortfolio Critique

Bring samples of your design work for professional review.


Bring your ambition to class, bring your design portfolio to the review.


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Ben Sykes 
User Experience & Behavior Design Strategist

Ben currently serves as a User Experience Design Advisor to multiple start-ups including samesurf, and started taking web development clients in 1995 leading to the creation of his first design consultancy.

Ben has worked with such companies as Microsoft where he led multiple UX initiatives; Cisco where he managed and built the Irish UX team and helped integrate WebEx / CUPC; and Google where he was a lead designer on the AdWords team and was instrumental in the creation of multiple features such as the Display Targeting Tab, alerts, and Google Help. Ben then went on to lead the design of the big data visualization of self-service dashboards backed by the Google Data Warehouse.



Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

Have questions about Designing Your UX Career (Lecture + Lab)? Contact General Assembly - San Francisco

When & Where

General Assembly San Francisco @ Hattery
414 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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General Assembly is a global network of campuses for individuals seeking opportunity and education in technology, design, and business.

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