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Introduction to the LA Design Community
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 5:30pm-7pm
Todd Lefelt and Jennifer La Placa, Huge
Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served.
This free class is an orientation to help newcomers and recent design school graduates get acquainted with the exciting world of design in Los Angeles. We will canvas key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, hot issues, and will discuss how to go about securing an entry level UX position. Attendees will also learn more about Huge and its approach to UX design. After the class you are encouraged to network with other attendees and a number of prominent designers.
Todd Lefelt is Managing Director of User Experience at Huge in Los Angeles. Since joining Huge in 2006, Todd has been instrumental in building the agency's user experience team and helping to define the philosophy and process applied to user-centric design. In 2010, Todd joined Huge's Los Angeles office, where he has played a key role in the development of the company's West Coase presence. Todd has directed interactive design and research for some of Huge's largest engagements and has worked with clients including Clear Channel, National Geographic, NBC Universal, Samsung, Toyota and Warner Music Group. With nearly two decades of industry experience, Todd held senior positions at a number of other companies prior to joining Huge, including Time Inc. Interactive, Ecos Technologies, Pathways Flandrau Science Center, Wave Technologies, Kozmo.com, R/GA and Ultra 16. Todd received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MA from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University.
Jenn La Placa is an Experience Director at Huge, where she oversees interaction design and is responsible for ensuring that all interfaces meet the strategic objectives for clients' businesses. Jenn has worked on projects for clients such as Disney and Pepsi. Prior to Huge, she worked at Merrill Lynch and BlackRock, doing research, user experience strategy and user interface designs for their financial professional-facing websites and tools. Jennifer earned her B.F.A in Media Arts from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.