WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: You will receive insight from local design educators, professional designers, and potential employers on preparing your portfolio, interviewing techniques and what to expect when you begin your job search. This event is a great opportunity to polish up your presentation skills, learn new things, and network and become aware of who's who in your local design community.
WHO CAN ATTEND: The workshop is open to college students slated to graduate with design degrees in 2015, or recent 2014 design graduates.
WHO IS SPEAKING AT THIS EVENT: We've got a great lineup of leading area designers speaking on a wide variety of topics that are paramount to graduating designer students, including:
Michelle Bersani: AIGA Upstate NY Chapter President
Natalie Semczuk: "You've Got Options"
Andrew Gregory: ”Work the Triple Play: Three Important Points for Young Creatives”
Mike Rivette + Christina Sharp: "How To Avoid A Poopfolio"
Jean Dalhgren: "Think or Thwim"
Beau Comeaux: ”Imagery Matters: Presenting Your Work Professionally”
Jennifer Wilkerson: ”Freedom isn’t Free”
Derek Slayton: “Staying Inspired”
Taylor Gillis: “Do What Scares You”
Seth Louey: “Adaptive You-x"
Sean Hovendick: "Work While You Sleep: Use the Web and Social Media to Get Hired"
Sara Tack: “Say What? Presenting Design Thinking and Content”
Curtis Canham: “They Never Told Me: Lessons Learned”
Chris St. Cyr: “All This Has Happened Before, and all This Will Happen Again.”
Questions? Please email Event Organizer, Doug Bartow
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Thursday, February 12, 2015 / Rochester
Whether you're a designer yourself, work with them, or just want to get to know a few, this is a great opportunity to connect with your community!
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015
Create Upstate is back—bigger and better! Stay tuned for more details at createupstate.com