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by Joe Dyer
The era of the lone designer is pretty much over. When it comes to selecting the best candidates for work in experience design positions, design rationale and the process are becoming more important the the actual quality of the portfolio.
In this talk, you will learn how to position yourself to get hired for your next design gig and learn what hiring managers want and need. You will get your competitive edge to stand out from the crowd.
by Lee Andrese
How confident are you in asking for a raise, or getting $100+/hour contracts? Your success and choice of portfolio building gigs, greatly depends on how well you can tell your story. Stories about how you've helped a company or customer achieve business goals. Storytelling is simple, but it's not easy. In Lee's session, you'll learn the recipe that gets design talent top pay, great gigs, and makes hiring managers heroes. You'll have practical experience crafting your story, and you may even have a chance to share it!
We love playing games. Yet, when it comes to work, most of us view work and play as polar opposites. Internationally recognized speaker and author Stephen P. Anderson will show you how to find the joy in whatever task is thrown your way-- and how to find your own way in the process.
Whether you're a freelancer or full-time employee, Stephen has something to offer anyone who's looking for more from their career. Following a gameplay analogy, Stephen will help you:
Tips, anecdotes and examples, plus a healthy dose of interactivity can of course be expected!
15th–16th July 2011