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OPEN THE DOOR: A PEEK IN TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS w/ Damsels in Design & GEEKGIRLWEB

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DAMSELS IN DESIGN presents
OPEN THE DOOR: A PEEK IN TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS
in coordination with GeekGirlWeb

Join Damsels in Design for its most popular event! We’ve been on a short hiatus, but are back in the ring with three amazing designers! On July 19th we will host designers and designophiles so they can share their creative process and their career success with you! The night begins with short presentations followed by a Q&A and concludes with a bit of connecting one-on-one.

Attendees will walk away with:

• New perspectives of design and the creative process
• Insights on different career paths in various design fields
• Connections with women in design making really cool things
• Inspiration for your next design project or research

Presenters:

KATE UNVER, Founder of dailymini


Kate Ünver is a social media, communications, and editorial professional based in Philadelphia who currently supports the Experience Design teams at Comcast as a Senior Copywriter. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Kate grew up in northern New Jersey before relocating to New York City. She studied Art History and the Classics at Earlham College in Indiana, where she was an award-winning DIII tennis player. In 2012, Kate launched dailymini®, a digitally curated space that promotes miniatures and small scale news through interviews and studio visits with internationally renowned artists and designers. Before joining the Comcast team in 2013, Kate spent five years heading up the social media program at Pratt Institute, a prestigious college of art and design with campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans where she supports this non-profit’s editorial, social media, and marketing efforts. An avid tennis player, Kate also enjoys riding motorcycles and recently took a 2,200 mile solo trip through the American Southwest.

Kate’s Website: http://www.thedailymini.com
@dailymini Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dailymini
@dailymini Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dailymini
@thedailymini Twitter: http://twitter.com/thedailymini

Celia McQueen, Product Designer for DigitalOcean

Celia got her Bachelor's degree/student debt from the Queensland University of Technology back in her homeland, Australia. Following that, she went from startup, to freelance, to studio before following through on her wild dream of moving to New York City. She now spends her days at DigitalOcean, simplifying the complex world of cloud computing while also explaining Australian colloquialisms to her team every 2-3 minutes.

Outside of work, she’s either chipping away at her side project - a crowdsourced knowledge base for under-researched and underfunded medical conditions - or hunting down the city’s best frozen margarita.

Find out more about DigitalOcean at www.digitalocean.com or connect with Celia on Twitter at @YasssMcQueen.


TIFFANY JYANG, Product Developer at Uncommon Goods

Tiffany is a product developer in the world of e-commerce retail. After working in the advertising, publishing, and consumer products industries, she joined the in-house product development team at UncommonGoods, where she dreams up product ideas and works with her team to bring them to life. She also drives product strategy and develops partnerships with businesses like Mental Floss, Chronicle, and Crane & Co. Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science in communication, information science, and marketing from Cornell University.

UncommonGoods Website: http://www.uncommongoods.com/

About Damsels in Design
Damsels in Design started in 2010 as a networking community for women in design. Over the past 6 years we have hosted 135+ events reaching an audience of 7,000 female designers, students and industry professionals. Our goal is to promote business principles in the design industry and train women how to start their own businesses and manage their careers. Membership is free. For more information please visit www.damselsindesign.com.

About GeekGirlWeb
GeekGirlWeb's mission is to encourage more women and people of color into becoming creators through technology, with a blend of mindfulness and authenticity.

A portion of proceeds will go towards ScriptEd. ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology.

Thank you to our venue sponsor, Thoughtworks.
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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Venue
THOUGHTWORKS
Tickets
DID Subscriber $20.00
Non-Member $25.00
Student $15.00

On sale until Jul 19, 2016, 5:00:00 PM

Venue Address
99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor New York NY 10016 United States
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The venue is located at Thoughtworks NYC.
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Damsels in Design
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