Many have seen the infamous Clients From Hell site where designers submit ridiculous things their clients say to them. They're hilarious but can be sadly real for even the best designers. As designs have move from print to web to mobile, designers have to stay on top of all the trends to ensure their clients and the general public are happy. This puts a lot of pressure on these great people especially if they have clients asking for things that will ruin their design efforts. So... we've given them a night to talk to you about it!
Sisarina has put together a dynamic panel of seasoned print and web designers to share their insights on how to be a fantastic client. Jason Malmberg, Casey Kincheloe and Jordan DeVries join Melanie Spring on a 20-minute panel for rapid fire Q&A regarding what makes great design and how clients can help this process. Come learn the facts, figures and fun of what it takes to be a great designer. (ok, and you can network a bunch too!)
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Jason Malmberg, Director of Pixels, Sisarina
Jason is a largely self-taught designer who has learned on-the-job over the last decade and a half, working his way up from a newsweekly in Omaha, Nebraska to an internationally-recognized award-winning magazine in California, and now to Sisarina to explore a whole new spectrum of clients, stories and adventures. So far it's been an amazing journey taking my work to 6 continents, over a half dozen awards in both web and print, and a very fulfilling sense of place in the world.
When he's not designing, he's usually…er…designing. He creates "gig posters" and album covers for some of the best bands in the world. Aside from that, you can find him on the dance floor, on Space Mountain, or on the arid polo fields at Coachella every April.
Follow Jason at: @JasonRMalmberg
Casey Kincheloe, Creative Director & New Media Strategist, Pivot Point Communications
Casey is a seasoned designer with expertise in branding, campaign marketing, web and print design. Pivot Point has worked with the following organizations: American Gaming Association, CitiOpen — a Women’s Tennis Association tournament sponsored by CitiGroup, DC Wine Week, Department of Labor, Destination Hotels, E-Verify, Share Our Strength, St. Charles Companies, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
On her off time you can find Casey working on DIY projects, gardening, sailing, and discovering new local wines. Casey holds a BFA in Design from Louisiana State University and a Masters Degree from Pratt Institute in Design Management — an MBA style program for creative professionals.
Follow Casey at: @caseykincheloe
Jordan DeVries, Senior UX Designer, LookThink
Jordan DeVries has led the design and development of projects ranging from business communications and identity to fully interactive websites and e-commerce, to video, games and sound – with hundreds of projects successfully delivered over the past decade. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, restaurants and start-ups, as a designer, programmer, producer, and animator. He’s simply trying to fulfill his destiny; as a high school senior, he was voted “Most Likely to Make a Website.”
From typography to photography, layout to motion to audio, Jordan advocates creating a cohesive story for every project. He is eager to bring the science of design and the beauty of aesthetics to LookThink.
Follow Jordan at: @theastralj
WHAT IS #DCTweetup?
#DCTweetup has evolved for 2012. It is still your 'non'-networking event that helps you put a real person to the Twitter avatar but now it's even better. Every month Sisarina brings you a 20-minute break to hear from leaders and change-makers. Have something to share? Tell us!
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