Successfully Pivoting a Career in Creative

As creative professionals, we’re always looking for ways to grow and build our skillset to evolve with industry challenges and needs. But even still, sometimes we just feel... stuck.

If you feel like you’ve hit a wall with your career, need to make a change or are simply wondering how best you can adapt in your current role, look no further. In this two-part event, a panel of DC-based design professionals will share how they successfully pivoted their careers, diving into touch on topics such as:

  • Evolving with technology by acquiring new skills
  • Reinventing and changing your career path
  • Things to consider when making your next move

The event will begin with a panel of experts (Jess Ray, Associate Creative Director at Deloitte Digital; Jessica Pavone, Product Designer at Upside Travel; Erin Lange, Senior Design Manager for Impactual; Kyle Overton, UX Designer at Capital One; and moderated Bailey O’Connell Senior Recruiter with Creative Circle) followed by two sessions of round-table discussions where you can have small group discussions with the speakers.

Light beverages and snacks will be provided.

Venue Accessibility (elevators, stairs, etc.): Brllnt is accessible from the front entrance of the Uline Arena building.

Transportation / Helpful Directions to Venue (metro stop, parking availability): 5 minute walk/0.3 miles from Noma-Gallaudet U New York Ave Station on the red line. Parking garage in the building via 1199 Congress St NE

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am.

100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

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If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by Monday, September 16, 2019 at:

Code of Conduct

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View additional speaker information for this event on the DC Design Week website.

When & Where
Mon, Sep 23, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
1140 3rd Street Northeast
Suite 375
Washington, DC 20002