September’s theme is project and client management. Ryan will lead a walkthrough of how he uses Asana as a project management and communication hub, to document and plan all aspects along the lifecycle of a website. Free templates and resources will be shared to help you get started tracking the milestones of a web launch, ongoing content editorial calendar, and documentation for ongoing site maintenance. While the focus is on client projects, the concepts and tools can be applied to a wide variety of use cases, both for team collaboration and solo projects.
Ryan King is the Digital Experience Designer at the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Museums of Asian Art. An open source evangelist, he joined the Smithsonian as a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s Exhibition Design M.A. program with a vision of fusing technology with the built museum environment. He was a Windgate Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, a fellow in the Getty NextGen Leadership Institute, and served as social media consultant at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art before joining the Freer|Sackler. In addition to his daily coding and design work, Ryan is Co-Chair of the Smithsonian Pride Alliance (LGBTQ) Employee Group, marketing Co-Chair of the AAM LGBTQ Alliance, a member of the MCN DEAI advisory board, and a member of the GW Corcoran Alumni advisory board. Art, food, thirsty plants, and lingering oxford commas keep him busy. You can find him on Twitter at @ryancanhelpyou.
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