Lightning Talks 2 Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Design Lightning talk last week at the 1717 Innovation Center in Shockoe Bottom. Our 4 speakers presented useful and thought-provoking material that inspired a lively Q and A session. We had a great time, learned a lot and got to meet some new people.

Some photos from the event:

We will be adding links to our speakers’ presentations here:

Adarsh Ramakrishnan – How PM and UX can play nice

https://www.slideshare.net/secret/95qAo159v3D1zC

Ashley Cook – User Research Coming Together


Virginia Tech hiring an Interaction Designer

University Relations is seeking an Interaction Designer to join our multidisciplinary team to craft digital experiences for our various audiences, from prospective and current students to alumni and industry partners. Projects run the gamut from websites and editorial stories to mobile applications and email marketing.

Apply here: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/87843


JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

Lots of people hiring designers right now.

UX DESIGNER: ICF OLSON
https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/1800001874

CAR MAX IS HIRING A BUNCH OF POSITIONS
https://jobs.carmax.com/job/7951289/ux-writer-richmond-va/https://jobs.carmax.com/job/8184895/product-manager-richmond-va/https://jobs.carmax.com/job/8057569/product-designer-richmond-va/https://jobs.carmax.com/job/8057573/sr-product-designer-richmond-va/https://jobs.carmax.com/job/7544753/director-of-product-richmond-va/https://jobs.carmax.com/job/8305063/senior-mobile-developer-ios-richmond-va/https://jobs.carmax.com/job/8238611/sr-mobile-developer-android-richmond-va/https://jobs.carmax.com/job/8221746/lead-software-developer-richmond-va/


Creativity Through Adversity

Jerry Hoak of The Martin Agency – “Creativity Through Adversity”

DESCRIPTION

Jerry Hoak, Executive Creative Director, Managing Director at The Martin Agency


Adversity is a given for us all. At some point in our lives, we all will encounter a period of pain that tests our resolve and endurance. Those of us who thrive as creative thinkers are often able to create meaning from these challenging times and find inspiration in the struggle. Come hear how Jerry Hoak has used his abilities as a creative thinker to find strength and growth in the most trying of times.

Jerry Hoak joined The Martin Agency in 2017 after spending more than a decade in New York working at Droga5, Taxi and Ogilvy. Recently named EDC, Managing Director at Martin, he has been helping lead the agency to become even faster, more collaborative and diverse. He believes the best advertising respects an audience’s time by delivering entertainment, utility and purpose. His proudest advertising moment came in 2015 when the podcast Freakonomics featured his Prudential campaign in an episode titled “How to Make a Smart Ad.” It was not a paid endorsement. Despite winning the Mega Millions Jackpot in 2017, he continues to work in advertising. That’s not true. He is married with two cats and a dog named Glitter, and he is a board member of the Make-A-Wish foundation of Greater Virginia. That is true.

 

DATE AND TIME

Thu, May 24, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
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PRICE

$10 – $25
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LOCATION

VCUArts Depot
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Lightning Talk this Wednesday

 

DESCRIPTION

Richmond UX, Ladies that UX, RVA Content Strategy, and UXPA are joining forces to launch a new event series for and by the Richmond design community.

At each event, four designers will spend the evening sharing their know-how, lessons learned, and best tips and tricks on a variety of topics. You’ll be armed with new tools and techniques that you can immediately put into practice.

Here’s what’s on deck for our inaugural round of lightning talks!

Presenters:

Kevin Tuskey
Experience Design Lead – SingleStone
Design Thinking Crash Course

Shannon Leahy
UX Content Designer – Capital One
Topic: 4 Ways to Get Started with Content Testing Today

Jenn Atkins

Product Designer – Snag
Topic: Opportunity Trees: How to grow and care for them

Margaret Karles
Experience Designer – Freelance
Topic: What is a Concept?

About the 1717 Innovation Center:

Imagined as an all-in-one experience design lab, conference venue and event space, the 1717 Innovation Center is a collaborative workspace for multi-disciplinary experts, community organizations and entrepreneurs to share ideas, learn from each other and discover new ways to achieve their individual and collective mission(s).


Call for Lightning Talk Submissions!

Do you have a tactical tool or technique you use and can’t live without on a daily basis? Do you think it’s something every designer should know about, embrace, and use every day?

If so we’d love to hear from you for our ongoing series of Lightning Talks . For these events, we are looking for 4 designers to come in and each give a short 12-15 minute talk about something they’re passionate about.

The next Lightning Talk is August 1st in Richmond VA. We still have spots available!

For your submission, we’ll need the following info…
– A working title (doesn’t have to be final) for your talk.
– A brief overview (let’s say a paragraph) laying out what you would cover and why you think it matters.
– An example of how the audience could immediately apply what they’ve learned in their day-to-day job/life or immediately into their craft/practice.

If you’re interested email your submission to info@richmondux.com


Connecting Strategy and Design Panel

StratDesignLarge

A panel discussing how design and strategy can influence and benefit each other. The panelists include:

  • Jess Bowman (Lamb)- Design Strategy @ Capital One
  • Tom Illmensee – Co-Founder Orbital Music Park
  • Rob Huddleston- Director of Experience Design • Snagajob Innovation Lab

Moderated by Andrew LeVasseur – Experience Design Chair | VCU Brandcenter

DATE AND TIME

Thu, March 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
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LOCATION

Snagajob
4851 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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TICKETS:

$5 for Students
$7 Early Bird (Before March 12)
$10 After

REGISTER HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecting-strategy-and-design-tickets-43629300412

REFUND POLICY

Refunds up to 1 day before event