Optimize Yourself for UX Career success!
The diversity of UX careers brings some unique challenges when it comes to presenting yourself to potential employers and when looking for growth opportunities with a current employer.
This workshop will guide UX professionals towards long-term career success with:
- Ways to illustrate your strengths and articulate your value to potential employers, clients and business partners
- Improved work samples for winning business or a new job
- More targeted personal branding
- Better social media and networking skills
- Methods to present and brand yourself as a UX professional
Get the inside scoop from two experienced UX professionals who have successfully navigated the world of UX careers, have consulted for a variety of different clients, and who have experience reviewing resumes, making hiring decisions and mentoring other UX professionals.
We encourage you to be prepared with a connected device to participate in an exercise.
6:00-6:30pm - Networking and food & refreshments
6:30-8:00pm - Workshop
8:00-9:00pm - Wrap up & Networking
About the Instructors
Cory Lebson (@corylebson) has been a user experience consultant for over 20 years. He is the Principal and Owner of Lebsontech LLC, a successful user experience consulting firm he established in 1997. Cory also speaks frequently on topics related to UX career development, user experience, user research, information architecture, and accessibility. He has been featured on the radio and has published a number of articles in a variety of professional publications. He is currently authoring the UX Careers Handbook to be published in 2016 by CRC Press. Cory has an MBA in marketing and technology management, as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International and is also a past president of the UXPA DC Chapter.
Amanda Stockwell has a unique blend of UX process and research expertise and career advancement insight. She is currently the VP of UX at 352 inc. where she leads a team that provides user research, usability testing, and UX strategy services. She also provides UX hiring expertise, evaluating client needs and associated job descriptions, reviewing and interviewing UX professionals, assessing those candidates for particular roles, and helping individuals shape and advance their UX careers. She has presented on the topic and several conferences and written related content for UXmatters, HowDesign, and several blogs. She has a human factors background and an engineering degree from Tufts University. When not performing UX magic, Amanda can be found teaching fitness classes, drinking mojitos, and sunbathing with her spoiled pooch, Bromer.
Thank you to our sponsor, Chief, for letting us use their space for this event and providing food & beverages.
CHIEF is located on the south side of the DuPont Circle metro station. If taking metro, take the south exit at DuPont Circle.