In participation with Crain's Small Business Week
Start Up Your Web Presence Program
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 327
Social Media for Creatives and Entrepreneurs
Learn how a strategic and creative use of social media can enhance your visibility, expand your network and advance your career and your business. Led by Sue Koch.
Websites and Web Presence: Best Practices
Designers and digital strategists share best practices for creating an engaging and professional web presence. Moderated by Sue Koch with SAIC faculty and alumni presenters David Gabriele, John Geletka (BFA 2003) and Anna Russett (BFA 2015).
Social Media Strategist and Trainer, Soaring Solutions
Sue Koch has been speaking and training on social media for professionals, sales teams and job seekers for the last 6 years. Her style comes from a coaching mindset, and one that ensures participants will have fun as they learn. Social media edutainment! Sue is experienced in helping everyone from the super savvy as well as the late adopter accelerate their social media knowledge while reducing the overwhelm often involved in tackling a new endeavor. soaringsolutions.net
Social Strategist, Havas Chicago
Anna Russett is a Chicago-based new media artist combining video, photography, text and code to create vlogs, tutorials, internet and social media art that addresses millennial-focused themes. Being sincerely invested in social media, she has gained an audience of over 210,000 followers across the social media stratosphere. She uses her platform to educate and advocate for young girls. Her passion for social media led her to join Havas Chicago where she currently works as a Social Analyst. Her brand experience at Havas includes Reynolds Consumer Products, AutoZone, and Ragú. In addition to her agency work, Anna is a social influencer and has worked with brands such as Hillflint, SEE Eyewear, This is Ground, and Maybe Sunday. Check out her Instagram and Twitter pages @annarussett. annarussett.com
Visual Communication Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A designer of interactive experiences and emergent narratives for people, brand and product—David's work embodies a human-centered design approach that connects individual experience to technology. His professional background includes creating digital experiences for Motorola Mobility, Google and major telecommunications firms. He is a prior fellow of the Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration and is currently an Instructor of Interface Design in the Visual Communication Design department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. davidgabriele.com
Digital Strategy, Duffy
With over 15 years experience merging marketing with technology, John blends technical acumen with form, function, and design. His expertise encompasses marketing strategy, brand planning, product development, user-centered design, and cross-platform mobile and web application development. John's work has been recognized for design and technology excellence by The Favourite Website Awards, The Webby Awards, Communication Arts, and numerous other publications and organizations. He often speaks about design, technology, and user experience around Chicago. John also teaches digital foundations at the Chicago Portfolio School. duffy.com
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