Introduction to the LA Design Community
October 2nd, 2013 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Todd Lefelt and Allen Orr, 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 position. Attendees will also learn more about Huge and its approach to 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.
Allen Orr is the Creative Director at Huge, where he is responsible for the creative direction and execution of client initiatives and collaborating with the design team to develop concept and strategy. Allen has over 13 years of industry experience and during his time at Huge he has worked with clients including Google, American Express and Samsung. Prior to joining Huge, Allen served as an Art Director at LBI, Razorfish and Anaomaly. He is an award winning designer, 2010 Webby Award Official Honoree and has been recognized in many publications.