When thinking about hiring you for a web design or development job, Most managers don't care where you went to school, what your GPA was, or even what "skills" you say you have. They don't even really care that much about where you have been working the past few years. What they care about is seeing your portfolio. Whether it's a resume sent by HR, an email from a friend, or a business card handed to them at a conference, they immediately look for that URL which will show your body of work.
Your portfolio is the key to any user experience job. If you don't have one, then you need not bother to apply. You can have all of the fancy schooling available; you can know the entire Adobe Creative Cloud product line like your own family; you may have have even worked at Ogilvy while moonlighting at Frog, but if you do not show your design thinking process, you might as well go into chartered accountancy.
Jason has been hiring UX professionals for over twenty years, and will share some of the insights he has gained about what works (and does not work) when presenting your portfolio, whether it’s to a prospective employer, client, or other designers.
Note: Eventbrite registration is required for this event. Student tickets are free; Early bird tickets are $5 per person, in limited numbers. General admission is $7.
What attendees will learn
• Who is the audience for your portfolio
• What every portfolio has to have
• How to present your portfolio effectively
5:30 - 6:00 - Networking
6:00 - 6:45 - Featured Presentation
6:45 - 7:00 - Q&A
7:00 - 7:30 - Discussion / Networking
For more event details and information about our featured presenter, Jason Cranford Teague, please visit the event page on Eventbrite.