Design_v2021 Panel Recap

Thank you to those who registered and attending our Ink & Pixels panel discussion for 2021! Our panelists from Stevenson University, JP Morgan Chase, Planit, Jones Knowles Ritchie, and Quicken/Rocket Companies had a fantastic discussion about the most important industry shifts designers need to know as they prepare to get hired in a post-COVID world. Watch the recording below to get all kinds of great insights on preparing your portfolio, being interactive on social media, and learning about all of the great tools and resources out there.

Connect with the panelists:

Lori Rubeling, Professor at Stevenson University
Raksa Yin, VP, Visual Designer at JP Morgan Chase
Nikki Bracy, PR & Social Media Account Director at Planit
Taylor Woods, Senior Designer at Jones Knowles Ritchie
Benjamin Guarino, Team Leader, UX Design at Quicken/Rocket Companies (panel moderator)

Quotes from the Chat:

Designers definitely need to be involved early on in the decision-making process for new products—makes a world of difference! Too many teams assume and don’t do the work to gather research from the end-user.
—Valerie Anderson, President, AIGA Baltimore

Keeping social media post simple and effective can be the toughest battle between you and the client. They want to advertise every CTA in one post. This has been a great reminder to not back down from what you know works and use evidence to show why it works.
—Aja McDaniels, Graphic Designer, Aja Mac Designs

Keep a student/learner mindset always, no matter your age or skill level!
—Kim Loper, Education Director, AIGA Baltimore

Watch the Recording!

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By Krystal Carpintieri
Published June 3, 2021