The Space Between: A Design Director’s Guide to the Perfect UX Portfolio

Are you feeling stuck on how to best represent your current user experience or interaction design work? Is your portfolio trapped in time and looking dated?

If it's been too long since you've refreshed your portfolio with a critical eye focused on relevant and timely examples, join AIGA and local Design Directors from some of Seattle’s hottest companies as we explore ways to best market your experiences and UX-focused examples. No matter how many years you’ve been in the industry, design trends are always changing—take this time to explore showcasing your work in a way that'll get you noticed!

Speakers include:

Viviane Veraguth
Recruiting and Content Strategist, Allovus Design
Viviane's expertise as a designer and recruiter make her a strong mentor and advisor for helping creatives strategize their career plans. Her 15+ years leading successful recruiting teams in fast-paced environments facilitates her understanding of a client's business requirements and make her the perfect mentor and coach for developing talent.

Hui Liu (Daisy)
Senior User Experience Lead, Microsoft
Senior design lead from Microsoft Azure UX team. Daisy drives the creative design directions for Microsoft Azure, a Could computing service. She has been working at Microsoft for 10 years. She focuses on designing user experience for enterprise and SMB (Small and Media Business) users. Daisy manages 5 designers to work on Azure management portal framework design, Azure Mobile apps, Azure Media Services, Azure Billing, Azure Cost management, Azure Education Hubs, Microsoft for Startups, and Microsoft Security Response Center. She is also an artist. She has a life-long art project called “Everyday an X”, which she have been working on for 9 years.

Jason Kopec
Design Director at Convoy
Convoy is a startup that is solving inefficiencies in the trucking industry through empowering technology for carriers and shippers. Before Convoy, Jason has lead teams and designed experiences for Amazon, Redfin, Microsoft, and been a founding member of multiple agencies focused on brand and product design.

Oscar Murillo
Principal Designer on Microsoft’s Ethics and Society team
Specializing in AI, natural user interfaces, and mixed reality. Born in New York City, and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Oscar’s passion is to amplify the societal impact of technology by placing the human experience at the forefront. During his 15-year tenure at Microsoft, Oscar has helped reinvent the way people interact with technology, contributing to innovations across HoloLens, XBOX, communal PCs, smart home technologies, wearables, connected vehicles, and mobile devices.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Oscar was an Art Director at AT&T, InfoSpace, and Clique, where he created digital experiences for T-Mobile, Orange, Sprint, Cingular, Forbes, Renault, People, Cosmo Magazine, Wallpaper, and the Wall Street Journal. Oscar is a member of numerous design organizations and has served as Design Director for the Computer Human Interaction conference (CHI). He’s also taught at the University of Washington, NYU ITP, and at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Oscar has been awarded 15 patents with close to 50 still pending.

Special Thanks

Sponsored by Allovus Design Inc. Hosted by Artefact.

When & Where
Thu, May 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
619 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104