May Meetup: What's it like to work in UX [panel]
If you're interested in transitioning into UX, but you're not sure what path makes the most sense for you, join us at this month's LTUX panel. We're going to cover what it's like to work as a consultant, as a freelancer and a full time UXer at a company [enterprise, agency, startup, product].
Jenny Sun (@sunsilvestri)
No matter the project, Jenny Sun believes that exceptional experiences begin with a burning desire to facilitate meaningful connections between businesses and their communities. As Field co-founder and user experience lead, her goal is to help organizations meet their customers’ unique needs, encourage internal collaboration, and promote future-forward practices that unite innovation with grace.
With 10+ years vested in user research and experience strategy, Jenny has led projects with a diverse array of Fortune 500 clients across the healthcare, medical, and technology industries. Her ability to find an elegant balance between art and science is a theme that consistently defines her work. Jenny’s multifaceted skills in research, strategy, and design allow her to evolve ideas from concept to completion, all while collaborating seamlessly with stakeholders and teams of varying sizes.
When she’s not focusing on client projects, Jenny spends her time as an instructor at The Creative Circus, guiding students in the practical understanding of user experience and interaction design. She holds a B.F.A in Visual Communications from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is an active member and contributor to the local UX community.
Sophia Voychehovski (@SophiaVUX)
Sophia is the founder of ReWired, an Experience Design studio based in Atlanta, GA. ReWired gives affordable UX and design services to non-profits, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and local tech start-ups like Insightpool, Springbot and Reveal Estate. Sophia places a premium on a highly efficient process that reduces overhead and headaches.
Sophia founded ReWired after almost a decade of leading UX efforts for clients such as Tracfone Wireless, Napa Auto Parts, AT&T, the Internal Revenue Service, the Australian Tax Office, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. She also served as a leader on CNN.com (http://cnn.com/) UX team, architecting CNN Trends, iReport Awards, the 2012 presidential debates experience and — most notably — the responsive system that presented results for the 2012 elections.
Sophia has a BS in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Allison Sall (@all_is_on)
Allison is the co-founder of Everyday Industries, a UX and UI design studio. She leads the design and strategy of iOS apps, websites, and digital products for young startups and established companies. Prior to Everyday, Allison ran the mobile user experience design at Gilt Groupe, consulted for Fortune 500 companies, and waited on her share of tables. At the end of the day, she takes pride in crafting thoughtful designs that are easy and fun to use.
Carolyn Dew (@carodew)
Carolyn has been doing UX design for the past three years, with six years work experience previously as a graphic designer. She started making the transition into UX work by introducing various practices and concepts into her previous roles. Currently working at Turner Broadcasting, Inc., she focuses on collaborative techniques and creating healthy team dynamics.
In her spare time, Carolyn practices and teaches Cuban salsa dancing and spends a considerable amount of time playing with bits of string, some of which turns into knitted creations.
Jamie McAtee (@jmcatee)
Jamie is User Experience Designer currently employed by Turner Broadcasting as an Expert Interaction Designer. She works within the enterprise applications department to builds software to support Turner's news and entertainment networks. The current focus of her work is the replacement of the digital and linear scheduling and rights management systems. She has been working in enterprise UX since 2008.
She completed a Masters degree in Human Computer Interaction Design at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in May of 2008. Her interest in this field centers on creating useful, usable interactions with technology using a human-centered design methodology.
In her spare time Jamie is an avid gardener. She enjoys finding ways to grow vegetables and fruit at her home.