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MMD 2016 Recap

Sat, October 8, 2016
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Firespring
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512

What is Me, Myself, and Design?

Me, Myself, & Design (or MMD for short), is a one day conference for students and emerging designers that challenges the perception of design beyond the classroom.

Expand your knowledge on what you thought you knew about: problem solving, side projects, collaboration, and presenting your work. MMD will also feature panels on efficiency hacks and career paths, and portfolio reviews.

No laptop needed, just bring a notebook, pen, and your portfolio. Lunch is also included.

2016 Event Schedule

8:30 – 9 am: Registration

9 – 9:10 am: Introduction

9:10 – 9:50 am: How to be a problem solver – Sumeet Jain, Omaha Code School

9:50 – 10 am: Break

10 – 10:40 am: The importance of side projects – Cara Heackock, Side Projects Club

10:40 – 10:50 am: Break

10:50 – 11:30 am: Efficiency Hacks Panel
Elizabeth Vornbrock, Educator at SCC
Lisa Lorraine, Creative Director at Swanson Russell
Jessica Kassiar, Marketing Associate at Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
Josh Collinsworth, Happiness Engineer, WordPress Instructor at Flywheel
Jim Wolf, Educator at Metropolitan Community College

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 – 1:10 pm: Mini-Emspace Forge Session – Lynn Schneider, Design Strategist at Emspace

1:10 – 1:20 pm: Break

1:20 – 2 pm: Career Paths Panel
In House: Jessica Smolinski, Designer at Hayneedle
Agency (Small): Erin Pille, Graphic Designer at Fruitful Design
Agency (Large): Jeff Juhn, Designer at Swanson Russell
Freelance: Donnovan Berry, Owner and Creative Director of Eleven19
Career Change: Craig Hughes, Design anthropologist and Principal at Studio Polymath.

2 – 2:10 pm: Break

2:10 – 2:50: How to talk about your work – Lisa Lorraine, Swanson Russell

2:50 – 3:00: Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm; Portfolio reviews

Pre-Register ticket cost:
Member $10
Non-member $15

Day of ticket cost:
Member $15
Non-member $20

Portfolio Review only ticket cost: $5 (Must pre-register)

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