D.Talks: Your Design Career and How to Get Where You Want to Be
Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
D.Talks is an ongoing series of panel discussions presenting practical information about current trends and hot topics in the world of design and business. Our goal is to foster robust dialog and critical thinking, so crowd participation is an integral part of each event.
Most designers focus on producing excellent creative work, yet there is very little support for developing an equally excellent career path in design.
Join AIGA SF as we discuss the special planning needed to develop your personal design career arc. We’ll provide an overview followed by an expert-led discussion specific to each of these key transitions in a designer’s career.
In this particular event we’ll have a group of up to 12 people for each of the 8 topics led by an expert who has already successfully navigated the career transition. The expert will lead the discussion and recap the top three takeaways before a final Q&A.
You will be separated into groups based on one of the following topics:
- Starting your design career
- Transitioning from production to designer
- Transitioning from designer to art director
- Becoming a Creative Director
- Transitioning from print to web
- Transitioning from web design to web development
- Setting up your own design practice
- Going freelance
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Networking: 6:30 to 7 PM
Discussion: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Identity by Shawn Rosenberger, Thermostat
If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact AIGA SF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-626-6008. For reasonable assistance accommodations to be provided, please RSVP for the event and notify us at least five business days in advance. If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements by the time of the event.
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AIGA San Francisco
The San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, represents over 1,700 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area. AIGA SF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which makes sponsorship commitments tax deductible. Our federal tax ID is 94-2998197. For more information, contact Executive Director Dawn Zidonis