EVENT: ITP Career Camp

September 14, 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm
We are building on the success of the ITP Grad Launch event which happens each May — as recent grads know, at Grad Launch we pull together industry people of every stripe to try and expose the graduating class to diverse, creative ways of thinking about work/career.  Now we’d like to try offering smaller, more frequent such events for the ITP community — we hope that they are going to of value to you.
On Friday, 9/14 starting at 6:30 we are proud to have representatives here from:
Huge                 http://www.hugeinc.com/contactus/brooklyn/
Draftfcb                http://www.draftfcb.com/
We’ll gather as a big group at 6:30 pm in Room 50 for brief presentations from everyone — and then move into break out rooms so you can hear in detail from the groups that interest you most.

HUGE

Huge is a full-service digital agency. We transform brands and grow businesses.
Sophie Kleber (VP, User Experience) leads large projects with engaging features built around solid IA and tackles design problems where users need an approachable interface to complex functionality. Sophie provides a leadership role in key stages of research, product definition, and interaction design for some of Huge’s largest clients, including IKEA, Nutrisystem and Comcast. Prior to working at Huge, Sophie designed complex software applications in her hometown of Berlin, Germany. With a background in print designing, she brings her passion for information graphics to her current position at Huge. Sophie is a Fulbright Alumni and holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Fachhochschule Potsdam (Germany) and a Master’s in Product Design from the University of the Arts (Germany). She has taught at the Touro College Berlin, the University of the Arts Berlin and Bergh’s School of Communication in Stockholm. Sophie also blogged for the TED conference in 2010.

DRAFTFCB
6.5 Seconds That Matter is our litmus test for generating great work. It’s a process that welds together creativity and accountability to produce ideas that deliver a return, all within the short window of time consumers give us to totally engage them with a client’s brand.

Jen Maroney is Director of User Experience at Draftfcb. Highly results-driven, Jen focuses on ensuring that all technology efforts align with business and financial goals. At Draftfcb she is leading an initiative to advance the agency’s prototyping and user testing offerings.

Jen began her career as a front-end developer and went on to oversee the full life cycle of large-scale digital projects for dozens of international and Fortune 500 brands. Her client experience includes Toyota, HBO, BMW, Samsung, Nissan, Ralph Lauren, ESPN, Panasonic, Arm & Hammer, Wendy’s, Pfizer, Citibank, and Microsoft. Jen holds a Mini-Masters (Certificate) in User Experience Design from Rutgers University.

Jen is based in New York City and is a mother of three young children. She writes about user experience in her blog, http://www.jenmaroney.com/blog/.

CREATIVE CIRCLE

Creative Circle is a specialized staffing agency representing advertising, creative, design and interactive professionals.  We work with the top advertising and interactive agencies, design firms and corporations throughout New York City. Creative Circle has been in business for 10 years and in 14 different markets across the country. Our team is comprised of former Creative Directors, Art Directors, Designers, Account Executives and Project Managers. We all come from an advertising or creative background which allows us to identify top talent and understand our clients’ needs and sense of urgency.
Prior to Creative Circle, Kay Reichert worked as an Account Supervisor at TBWA/Chiat/Day, Saatchi & Saatchi and The Concept Farm.
Michaela Morgan worked in Broadcast Production/Business Affairs at BBDO, and Music Licensing for Broadcast at McGarry Bowen.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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