The transition from university graduate to design professional can be daunting. A strong portfolio is an essential piece, but what makes a strong portfolio? Design thinking can provide certain advantages in the workplace, what are they? How can you recognize the parts of your game that aren’t working and improve them? In this talk, we’ll discuss the attributes and skills a newly minted designer can use to find opportunities and build a successful career.
Zac Bedell graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design in 2005
He is currently manager of web application development at webtrends, tackling complex design problems involving business processes, big data, and emerging technologies.
Zac has been shaping software through design for over seven years, as user experience designer, project manager, illustrator, usability researcher, writer, and innovator. He loves transforming complexity into intuitive interfaces.
Previously he was user experience designer at Microsoft and Widemile, a content optimization technology startup purchased by webtrends in 2009.