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For print designers wanting to learn digital design

  • Mar 6, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Designers working in print learn valuable skills in brand presentation, tone, visual hierarchy and layout. But how do these principles apply to digital design?

Join us as Carolyn Chandler gives an overview of interaction design principles and considerations that print designers should understand when moving from static, printed pages, to dynamic and interactive interfaces. You'll leave with an understanding of major differences, common misconceptions, and a list of resources for continued learning in the digital space.

Jim Potsch will talk about his own transition from traditional, print-based design to web design to user experience design.


Carolyn Chandler is the experience design director for Manifest Digital, an interactive agency in Chicago. She's currently teaching an intensive web design course for Code Academy, and has taught interaction design at DePaul University. She's managed UX teams for over 12 years.

Jim Potsch is Vice President, Design Director at Bank of America in Chicago, where he leads a UX team of three visual designers creating user interfaces for web applications as well as mobile and tablet devices. Jim started his career in the trade magazine industry with Stagnito Communications where he was converted from freelancer to fulltime employee. He transitioned to the dotcom world in 1999 with a start-up called L90. Jim graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Graphic Design in 1997.  

Attendees can arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. Presentation will start at 6:30 and last an hour, followed by Q&A.

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  • Gisela

    Did they ever upload this presentation?

    April 6, 2012

  • Sergio M.

    Nice presentation, covered the major points I was interested in hearing about.

    March 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The topic of discussion it's too broad to be covered in that short amount of time. While the event's title enticed me to attend, the content was far from a revelation–people leaving in the middle it's proof of that. It was also hard to hear and see from where I was.

    March 7, 2012

  • Chris N.

    I left the meetup early as I found the content a little granular in terms of UI and basics about developing content for the digital space. I understand the need to communicate this information but I was hoping to get more information about how to transition your skills in print to the digital realm. The first speaker was also not good at delivering her message to the audience and she was hard to hear as she moved around quite a bit and didn't have a microphone.

    March 7, 2012

  • Jeff W.

    I expected a higher-level discussion on transitioning, but the speakers covered some basic but important fundamental differences. Changing how you think of a design to incorporate feedback and behavior, along with letting go of the desire to control type (this part of the transition will be the most difficult) were points that stood out to me. Carolyn and Jim had many helpful resources and examples as well.

    March 7, 2012

  • Jeff C.

    A bit basic but that's what I expected having worked in digital. I learned about some great new resources for digital design and a few new tricks. Overall great!

    March 7, 2012

  • Teresa R.

    It was a wonderful, thought-provoking meet-up.

    March 7, 2012

  • Scott H.

    I already knew everything shared. I was hoping to hear tips on how to make the transition from print to digital not differences in web vs. print.

    March 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Overall I found the meetup to be very beneficial and well presented. It got me excited to learn more regarding digital design. There was a lot of vocabulary I was lacking regarding digital design. I almost wish there was a poster up with the definitions.

    March 7, 2012

  • Dennis D.

    Great presentation by the tag team of Carolyn Chandler and Jim Potsch. While not a print designer, I enjoyed hearing about the UX aspects now used in the digital field.

    March 7, 2012

  • Dennis D.

    Actually, I believe Judi was going to upload the presentation to the site. A good reference. Stay tuned.

    March 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was looking forward to this event but missed it because my train into the city was canceled! Can someone mention a couple of good take-aways?

    March 7, 2012

  • Andrew C.

    Aw.. this is perfect! Really wish I could attend.

    February 29, 2012

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