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Freelance vs. Full-time from The Design Business: April 12

From: Andi
Sent on: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 1:00 PM

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It seems that every company in the Bay Area is seeking a quality web designer or illustrator. Many designers have the choice of whether to go the consulting route or become a full-time employee.

In this session of "The Design Business", we will have guest speaker Yan-David Erlich (see bio below), go head to head with Kelly McCathran, a business owner and design instructor and an experienced freelance designer to discuss the pros and cons of all lifestyles.

We will also share web sites and tips that will make your life easier, so you can focus on the quality of your work. 

*Tickets will include food and beverage cover.

**All tickets are transferable for next event, but non-refundable. 

About Yan-David Erlich (Full-time Advocate):
Yan-David Erlich is the Founder & CEO of Happiness Engines, Inc. and a Founding Partner of MuckerLab. Most recently, he was the Founder & CEO of ChoiceVendor, acquired by LinkedIn (LNKD) in 2010. He was also Founder & CEO of Mogad, acquired by iSkoot (part of Qualcomm: QCOM) in 2008. Yanda has been an EIR at Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Battery Ventures.

He's also held software engineering and product roles at both Google and Microsoft. Yan-David is an active angel advisor in companies including Mixer Labs (acq. Twitter), iSkoot (QCOM), Thumbtack, Loosecubes, BetterWorks, Camino Real, and BoostCTR. 

He holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.


About Kelly McCathran (Design Instructor & Business Owner):
Founder of, Kelly McCathran has been teaching Adobe applications since 1992 and computer classes since 1989. She started teaching at the age of 12! 

She is a Certified Technical Trainer+ and an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator 
InDesign and Acrobat.

Kelly travels around North America and abroad and lives her dreams through design education and teaching applications to the largest tech firms and design agencies in the world. 

The Freelancer - We have a few options, but still finalizing. 


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