If you've ever felt lost and directionless in your career and personal development, this talk is for you! We are kicking off 2022 with Denise Francis as she tells her story about discovery, overcoming, and belonging as a Black female product designer in Atlanta. She'll share insights on how to use your past experiences, identify your strengths, and map out your mentor and support network to find your superpower.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Denise Nicole Francis is an Atlanta-based Sr. Product Designer at a well-known Customer Relationship Management corporation, with a focus in User Experience Design. Formerly, she graced the city of Atlanta as a designer at The Weather Channel | An IBM Business, and as Visual and Creative Designer with Grammy award winning singer/songwriter India.Arie (who she still moonlights with as a creator). Denise believes that her past ventures as an Architect with various Atlanta-based Architecture firms shaped who she is today. With an education from Florida A&M University [ Bachelor of Science and Masters in Architecture] and Savannah College of Art and Design [Masters of Fine Art in Graphic Design], she is known for contributing aesthetically pleasing and functional design to the world which is inspired by her daily interactions with others and excursions to beautiful environments. Denise says that a good portion of her successes attributes to keeping people at the heart of [her] designs and spending time understanding herself as a designer while focusing on the vulnerable parts of those experiences. Her interests include most things “design”, anything creative, as well as an obsession with her own whimsical imagination. She is also inspired by her Caribbean [Antiguan] upbringing as well as all things dunked in good ethical reason, especially relatable creative content.
Denise's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisefrancis/