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  • 1. 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE LA DESIGN COMMUNITY Presented by General Assembly + Huge GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE LOS ANGELES DESIGN COMMUNITY
  • 2. Helvetica Objectified Art & Copy Urbanized Charles & Ray Eames Indie Game
  • 3. Ray  Kurzweil     futurist   transhumanist   superhumans   posthumans  
  • 4. Want Uber Square Evernote Waze Snap Chat Anydo Clear
  • 5. Designers think about details.
  • 6. First, what’s really happening?
  • 7. On every project: 1. What’s the point? 2. Will users want to use it? 3. Is it simple enough?
  • 8. Make someone’s day a little bit better.
  • 9. Design at Huge.
  • 10. Focus & Craftsmanship
  • 11. UX Interaction Designer Content Strategist Researcher Strategist VD Visual Designer Motion Designer Copywriter Design roles at Huge.
  • 12. Breaking in.
  • 13. Ask yourself: What am I passionate about?
  • 14. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .
  • 15. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .design at a digital agency
  • 16. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .be a content strategist
  • 17. Goal: In 5 years I want to _______________________ .launch a start-up
  • 18. Your portfolio.
  • 19. Your portfolio represents you. But you’re not always there to talk about your work.
  • 20. No one gets hired on their portfolio alone. The best outcome is a meeting.
  • 21. You!
  • 22. Be selective. 4 - 8 is plenty
  • 23. vs. Your designs should be relevant.
  • 24. Your designs should be timely.
  • 25. Your designs should focus on the user.
  • 26. Background. Users. Hurdles. Imperatives. Conclusion. Designs. Your designs should help you tell a good story.
  • 27. For each example, include: 1. What was your role? 2. What was your process? 3. What are you most proud of?
  • 28. Don’t have enough experience? Get it any way you can.
  • 29. Make an improvement.
  • 30. Help someone.
  • 31. Friends. Family. Acquaintances.
  • 32. Think blue sky.
  • 33. Displaying your portfolio.
  • 34. Keep it simple.
  • 35. Finding the right design job.
  • 36. Job boards. Linked In Coroflot Indeed
  • 37. Employer insight. Glass Door Linked In Friends
  • 38. Salary guides. Coroflot Glassdoor AIGA
  • 39. Interviewing.
  • 40. Be prepared. Bring your work, and be ready to talk about it.
  • 41. Be honest. Acknowledge your strengths & where you want to grow.
  • 42. Be direct. Be clear about what you’re looking for.
  • 43. “Do you have any questions you’d like to ask me?”
  • 44. LA design resources.
  • 45. AIGA-Professional association for design, Los Angeles chapter IxDA-LAChapter:Local and global events. UXPA-LAChapter:1,000+ members, events like World IA Day LAUXMeetup:3,000+ members, Regular events (workshops, lectures, mixers) SouthernCaliforniaWebDesignersandDevelopers:1,000+ members MobileUXSchool:Meetup group with regular local UX events CreativeMornings:Not a group, but a great event series to stay inspired. HugeLAMeetup:We bring in a range of speakers from the community. Groups.
  • 46. GeneralAssembly-Classes like Intro to UX, 12 week courses on UX UCLAExtension- User Experience Certificate Program CalStateFullerton- User Experience Certificate Program ArtCenterCollegeforDesign(Pasadena)– Undergrad, Grad and public programs. TheSkool-Variety of web design and experience classes/events TheDSchool,InstituteforDesignatStanford:Virtual Crash Course, no degrees HugeSchool-Paid apprenticeship program in NYC Education.
  • 47. HugeLAGalleryOpenHouseandHappyHour June 12 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Huge LA office LosAngelesDesignFestival June 13-19, design events all over the city www.ladesignfestival.org deLABDesign-n-DimSum June 14 bike ride, design tour, and Dim Sum GeneralAssemblyFiresideChatwithJulianNachtigalofGoodEggs June 17 in Santa Monica HappyHourwithDrinksbyDesignandDwell June 18 in Downtown LA Events.
  • 48. Little Big Details - Your daily dose of UI inspiration http://littlebigdetails.com/ IxDA Mailing List Discussion - Active discussion list with many experts weighing in http://ixda.org/discuss.php Boxes and Arrows - High quality articles and podcast interviews http://www.boxesandarrows.com/ Smashing Magazine – Deep-dive into more advanced UX topics http://www.smashingmagazine.com/ Experientia - This blog has good curated content from a wide variety of sources http://www.experientia.com/blog/ Uxmatters - Articles on all things UX http://uxmatters.com/ A List Apart - Articles on everything from the industry to design to coding http://www.alistapart.com/ Signal vs. Noise - Thoughts from the guys at 37 Signals http://37signals.com/svn/ Information Aesthetics - A blog focusing on interesting information design and visualization http://infosthetics.com/ Blogs.
  • 49. John Siracusa @siracusa Whitney Hess @whitneyhess LukeWrobleski @LukeW Jared Spool @jmspool UXPA LA @UXPAofLA LA UX Meetup @LAUXmeetup IXDA @IXDA IanTait @iaintait JessicaWalsh @jessicawalsh Wolff Olins @wolffolins Sagmeister @sagmeisterwalsh Pentagram @pentagram Teehan + Lax @teehanlax Craig Mod @Craigmod Twitter.
  • 50. Welie.com http://www.welie.com RSS: http://welie.com/pattern-updates.rss  Patternry http://patternry.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/patternry Yahoo Design Pattern Library http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns Patterntap http://patterntap.com RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/patterntap UI Patterns http://ui-patterns.com T witter: http://twitter.com//uipatternscom Patternbrowser http://www.patternbrowser.org UI patterns for mobile Android Patterns http://www.androidpatterns.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/androidpatterns Pattern libraries.
  • 51. Questions…
  • 52. hugeinc.com info@hugeinc.com 6100 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Floor - Los Angeles, CA 90048 +1 310 499 7700