Speaking Engagements

Public Speaking is a big passion of mine. I see it as a way of sharing lessons I've learned and reflect on challenges I've had during my career. Here's a list of recent presentations.



Designing Across the Client Spectrum

99U 2017 Conference - Studio Sessions • June 8th, 2017

I co-developed a panel with fellow ustwo co-workers about the differences between working on multiple short engagements with for different clients vs working on a single long term project for the same client. The panel discusses project kickoffs, team dynamics and client relationships from both perspectives. In addition, I co-led a play-based workshop where participants had to complete a creative brief with several constraints that enabled problem solving through close collaboration.

A summary of the session from a participant's perspective can be read in this Medium post, and a mention of our session can be found in 99u's official conference recap. 



Navigating Personal Expectations, Teams & Clients

Digital Dumbo Solo Presentation • April 27th, 2017

Partnering with Digital Dumbo, I presented about the many challenges designers face when working at a fast-paced studio like ustwo. Through personal stories, lessons learned, and lots of GIFs, I wanted to share my journey and advice to fellow designers and creatives.



What I've Learned as a Designer

Guest Speaker • October 11th, 2016 & February 13th, 2017

I had the opportunity to present to General Assembly students in two different occasions about some of the challenges designers face when they land their first design job. The goal was to share and openly discuss some of the expectations they will have as members of a design team.



3 Things I've Learned during my First Years as a Designer

Guest Speaker • March 2nd, 2016

I was invited to speak to Junior, Senior and Graduate students from The Savannah College of Art and Design (my alma mater) about the transition from a student to a working professional. In addition, I presented about ustwo, what we do, and why we do things we way we do.