PhillyCHI "So, You Want a Job in UX?"

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Drexel University, Westphal College

URBN Annex Screening Room

3401 Filbert St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Are you a recent grad or career changer who is passionate about UX, and hoping to land a job in the industry in the New Year? Join us as we kick off the New Year with a panel discussion focused on how to get a job in UX. We’ve gathered a group of UX leaders from a variety of organizations to share their experience, hiring processes, and advice on breaking into the field.


Schedule

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking and Food
6:30pm - 6:45pm: Announcements
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Panel Discussion
7:45pm - 8:30pm: Networking


Moderator

Phil Charron, Executive Vice President, Think Company

Phil joined Think Company as their second employee in 2008. He currently consults on new business opportunities and oversees strategy. Phil has been designing, consulting, teaching, and writing about user experiences since 1992. Phil also taught Digital Design at Philadelphia University from 1995-2014 and led UX on the team that won the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE in 2017.


Panelists

Natalia Framil, Senior Manager of UX, Vanguard

Natalia is Sr. Manager of UX, overseeing the UX Strategy and Design aspects of the Vanguard Institutional Investment CX Labs. Natalia has over 15 years of UX leadership experience in large tech companies, start-ups, and interactive agencies including IBM, SungardAS, TE Connectivity, Energage, Empathy Lab / EPAM, PTC, Refinery, and Oracle. In several of her roles, she had an opportunity to build UX design & research programs from the ground up. Natalia also served as President of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA, Delaware Valley) and editor of Boxes and Arrows, Journal of Usability Studies (JUS), and UXPA Publications. Natalia’s work has been recognized through a number of awards, including the eCommerce Davey Award, Outstanding Website Award (Web Marketing Association), and Usability Service Award (UXPA). Natalia holds an MIS degree from Indiana University, Bloomington (IN).

Jason Prunty, Senior Manager of User Experience, Billtrust

Jason arrived at UX Design by way of electrical engineering, photography, and architecture. He is an experienced Design Leader with a diverse design foundation that includes working in industrial design, designing and building computers from scratch, and teaching architecture, photography, and User Experience. When Jason is away from the office, you might find him painting in his workshop, inventing a new flavor of bagel in the kitchen, or challenging his daughters to a game of chess.


Lauren Slattery, Head of UX Strategy, O3 World

Lauren blends her passion for thoughtful user experience with a strong background in functional requirements design to craft digital products that are both practical and delightful. Lauren joined the O3 World team in 2014 and has over 8 years of experience working at companies such as IBM and higher education at Lehigh University; specializing in UX, Research, and Business Consulting. She leads our discovery and user research efforts to connect clients with their users and discover who they are, what they need, what they like, and what they’d like to see go away. She is passionate about data-driven design and will dig into the details at every step along the way to arrive at the right solution for the right problem. Lauren’s goal is to make sure the user’s voice always has a seat at the table to help plan and prioritize projects that consistently deliver value to users where they need it most.


Brad Sukala, Vice President of UX, Think Company

Brad heads up the User Experience department at Think Company, a design consultancy with offices in both Philadelphia and Conshohocken. After joining Think Company in 2010, Brad focused on better understanding user needs, analyzing complex systems, and merging that knowledge to create better experiences. He now focuses his time on building Think Company's UX practice as the organization continues to grow in both size and capability.


Event Sponsor

TEKsystems Digital and Creative Services offer the focus of a digital and creative agency, dedicated recruiters and local market insight. TEKsystems has over 30 years of experience in scalability and depth with the reach of a global partner.


A Very Special Thanks To Our 2018 Sponsors

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Drexel University, Westphal College

URBN Annex Screening Room

3401 Filbert St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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