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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Your Portfolio Is Garbage. Make It Better

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With services like Behance, Squarespace, Cargo Collective, and Dunked it’s never been easier for designers to make a portfolio. Screenshots of apps and web pages do not a good portfolio make. Justin Dickinson, design hiring manager for Vimeo, has reviewed hundreds of portfolios and finds most of them lacking. Michael Yap helped students in SVA’s Interaction Design prepare for the job search after graduation. Together they'll discuss the discrepancies between what designers present and what hiring mangers are looking for. Necessary attendance if you ever want to get a job again.

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Justin Dickinson

Dir of Design, Vimeo
Design leader with a passion for making products look good and work better. Strong history of masterminding design-driven strategy and product development, including work on Vimeo.com, Vimeo on Demand, television apps and mobile. Director of Design at Vimeo. Eager pontificator on... Read More →
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Michael Yap

UX Director, Wondersauce
Michael Yap is a UX director at Wondersauce—a digital design agency in New York City—and former faculty member of SVA’s MFA in interaction design and CCA’s graphic design programs. In his free time Yap likes to relax by visualizing data and coding with friends.

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 408-409 110 E 2nd St

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