Designing in a Bubble?

Shake off the winter blues with Amy Dubin, who will present on the myriad considerations all designers face in their roles as visual information disseminators.

Being a designer means taking into account an enormous array of factors, which includes the business and marketing plans that drive demand for your product. Coming up with a product that fits the whole picture will make you not only competitive, but in demand. The tough part is-how to gain this knowledge when 'business' just isn't your thing? This talk offers practical resources to help you understand how big the 'whole picture' really is, where you fit, where you may lack particular skills and how to get them in the most painless way possible. Knowing who to ask for help, and when, is a key strategy and we'll uncover tactics to help you design your career, as well as your products, successfully.

Apologies for shifting the date on this one... the second Thursday was Valentines day.

Thanks to Vitamin-T for providing food; Thanks to Webtrends for the space; Thanks to Amy for presenting an interesting topic!

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  • Patty A.

    Great summary of what we all need to do or consider if we want are "design" to be a business.

    February 19, 2013

  • jsilver951

    Wish there was more time for questions after but the talk itself was informative. Nothing groundbreaking, but a great reminder to think about the business side of things.

    February 19, 2013

  • Steven S.


    February 19, 2013

  • Amber C.

    Darn, will miss this due to work travel! Looks great!

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why is there no maybe option? Might try to swing by before or after Thing Tuesday at Urban Airship.

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      if you'd like to attend before/after, feel free!

      February 18, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Not this time.... studying Spanish with my son....

    February 18, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Busy Tues and Thurs nights until mid-March.

    February 18, 2013

  • Laura

    Bah! Would love to attend this one. Can't make it tomorrow tho. Enjoy!

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This event is also shared on my group: and there are 7 more as of today coming, putting us up over 90! Wholly awesome wow. What's the venue capacity? Thanks everyone!

    February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay... now it's 110.

      February 14, 2013

  • Faddah Steve Yuetsu W.

    hey, organizers! it would be helpful, please, if _all_ of these tech meet-ups you post here were also posted/re-propagated over at and if you could do this automatically each time with each event you post, it would really be appreciated by portland's tech community. thanx!

    February 7, 2013

    • Eric R.

      I think you just volunteered

      2 · February 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just posted on Calagator, which feeds epdx. :)

      February 12, 2013

  • Patty A.

    Sound like a great topic to start out the year!

    January 26, 2013

  • Carter T.

    Yay, Amy! Looking forward to attending this.

    January 26, 2013

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