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London’s Ian Fenn will demystify UX portfolios

February 9, 2017 by Corneliux

Meet our second headliner from the UK in 2017.

W2: Pain-Free UX Portfolios: The Workshop
} Nov 3, 2017   8:30am / 3.5 Hours

Portfolio required: two words that fill UX designers with dread, regardless of their experience. We’re often experts at sharing our users’ stories, but find it difficult to share our own. Like them or not, UX portfolios are here to stay as they’ve become a vital part of the recruitment process. The right one can get you that interview – and your dream job.

During this fun workshop you’ll learn:

  • How designing a UX portfolio can actually change your life
  • What hiring managers and recruiters expect from a UX portfolio
  • How to structure case studies
  • What details to emphasise, and what to avoid
  • How to deal with problems such as non-disclosure agreements or difficult projects
  • How to easily bring your work to life in your own UX portfolio

Attendees will also receive a significant discount on Ian’s UX Portfolio template and the upcoming O’Reilly Media book ‘Designing a UX Portfolio‘.

Instructor Bio: Ian Fenn

Ian is an independent design consultant in London, England, where he helps startups, corporations and other businesses get UX design done. His clients include: The Walt Disney Company, Burberry, Virgin Media, BBC, BT, Conran Design Group, M&C Saatchi, & Wunderman. For the past four years he has also been advising designers about how to represent their value effectively to potential clients and employers. He has spoken on this at SXSW and other major international conferences, and held portfolio workshops which have genuinely changed lives.

He originally designed his first digital interface in 1988 at the University of Surrey, but it wasn’t until eight years later that his formal UX career began with work for the UK’s first digital agency, Intervid. There he contributed to the groundbreaking launch of RealVideo, the world’s first cross-platform solution for delivering real time video over the Internet.

Ian also worked as a comedy producer, radio show host, is a trained Chinese cuisine chef and has written Chopstix, an award winning guide to Chinese food.

For more info, you can follow Ian on on Twitter @ifenn

*Image credit: Ruth Ellison

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