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Chris Ford has spent nearly 25 years seeing where the internet will take her next. Right now she's doing a little project management and a little design at Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress VIP partner. Description: With nearly 20 years of experience as an agency and freelance designer, I took a hard pivot into project management five years ago. Moving from Adobe to Asana seemed like a huge departure, but I soon realized I was still designing user experiences and processes. Recently, I've worked on some design projects at Reaktiv, and have discovered that 5 years of project planning, forecasting, budgets, and communication have made me a much better designer. At this meetup, I'll share the lessons learned as a project manager and how they've improved my success as a designer.
Learn how to use UX exercises to uncover your brand strategy and create a closer and more immediate connection with the community you’re cultivating. BIO A brand and Web strategist and designer with more than 20 years of experience in visual communications, Rhonda Negard and her company Fat Dog Creatives help executives turned entrepreneurs transform their mindset and that of their former colleagues’ so that they can effectively tap into their established networks and grow. She is a multi-faceted designer putting empathy into practice in her personal and professional life, including brand strategy, user experience and web design to make real connections for her clients with the people who need them most. A creative and proactive problem-solver, her signature friendliness and enthusiasm enable her to develop strong relationships with all levels of management and government. She has a collaborative leadership style that more than 150 businesses have enjoyed, and they benefited from her expertise to position and promote their uniqueness and goals. A native of Texas, Rhonda has since traveled the United States and Europe before returning to her beloved home state. Rhonda has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Communications. Her past and on-going research has focused on the effects of color on memory and cultural associations. She’s shared her expertise in communications and design speaking at New Tech Tacoma, WordCamp Seattle, Rotary Clubs, Creative Alliance of Tacoma, at many community organizations, and as adjunct instructor at the Art Institute and 2U’s UX and UI bootcamps for UT San Antonio.