GDI Careers: A Day in the Life of a Designer (6-event series)

Brad's Deals - 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Tue, Sep 30, 2014, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Are you trying to break into the tech field? Curious about what its like to work in different technical positions? Looking to hire members for your team? Join us for the six event GDI Careers speaker series “A Day in the Life”  and learn more about the important pieces of a tech team. 

In our first event of the speaker series, hear from a panel of ladies from different companies and at different points in their career about how they came to be a designer, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.

Schedule for the evening

6:00 - 6:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

6:15 - 7:00 Panelist Perspectives

7:00 - 7:30 Moderated and Open Q&A

7:30 - 8:00 Networking

Employers and recruiters are welcome to attend and bring marketing materials to share with attendees following the panel! Please note that you will be attending when you RSVP so that you can be announced.

RSVP for the other panels in the series at the links below:

Tues, Sep 30  - Designer (RSVP HERE)

Thur, Oct 16  - Product/Project Manager

Wed, Nov 5  - Executive

Wed, Nov 19  - Technical Recruiter

Wed, Dec 3  - QA Engineer

Wed, Dec 17  - Developer

Attendance is FREE for this and all events in the speaker series! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.


Street and garage parking is available for a fee.

Some of our Panelists:

Andrea Pereira de Almeida: Andrea is a User Experience Designer at Fooda. She recently graduated from Elon University with a Master’s in Interactive Media. Prior to Elon, Andrea was a Freelance web and graphic designer.  What she loves most about being a UX designer is that it allows her to use her creativity to solve problems on a daily basis. 

<i style="font-size : 16px">Stephanie Finken: Stephanie is a UI/UX designer at VISANOW and is passionate about helping people bridge the gap between design and technology in their lives and careers. She enjoys learning new things, helping people learn to code, and finding creative solutions to problems. 

Alejandra Luaces: Alejandra Luaces has been a lot of things–sous chef, illustrator, zookeeper, legal assistant, urban farmer. Her design career started at 16, moonlighting as a photo retoucher for her friends in high school. Now, she's crafting fun and intuitive interfaces with the amazing Table XI. 

Becky Rother: Becky Rother is a senior visual designer at Vokal Interactive in River North. She specializes in web and iOS design, but previous work experience ranges from illustrations to print design and everything in between. She is also a freelance photographer in her spare time. 

HOSTED BY: Brad's Deals

Brad’s Deals is a curated guide to the best shopping deals used by over 10 million consumers. We level the playing field and reduce the noise in people’s lives to give them back time, save them money and help them to be better consumers. We’re focused on solving really cool problems, like scaling out a service that is doubling in traffic every year, building an engaged community of avid deal seekers, defining the future of retail on mobile, and processing huge amounts of data to deliver the most relevant content to the right people, in the right channel, at the right time. 


Tuesday, Sep 30
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)


Brad's Deals
640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago