EMERGE: Launching Your Career Panel

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As a young or emerging designer, you’ve got a million questions about how to get started in the business. What do I need to show in my portfolio? Who is actually looking at my resume? 

How do I begin to get my foot in the door? 

It’s difficult to know which route to take—freelance, a role in an agency, or an in-house position. What's the difference? Why pick one over the other? What is needed to survive and thrive in each of these scenarios?

We’re here for you! Join AIGA West Michigan & Herman Miller as we explore the process of launching your career as a designer. We’ll answer your questions about resumes, portfolios, interviewing, career mapping, and more. Our panel will be comprised of Herman Miller employees with a diverse background of experiences—covering graphic design, UI design, art direction, project management, recruitment, and more! 


Ryan Ganss – User Interface Design Lead
Kathy Keating – Director of Global Brand Design Operations
Kelly O’Hara – Senior Graphic Designer
Joy Shannon – Senior Talent Recruiter


2:00P – 2:30P: Registration & Networking
2:30P – 3:30P: Panel Discussion
3:30P – 4:00P: Design Yard Tour

When & Where
Mon, Oct 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Herman Miller Design Yard
375 West 48th Street
Holland, MI 49423