Hiring your first designer is tough, landing your first design role in the tech industry is no easier. AIGA and Wunderdogs have joined forces to bring founders and designers the best advice and strategies for approaching their next challenge, we'll cover: how to find one another, building and passing skill based assessments, how to set correct design KPIs and what to consider when on-boarding a designer as a tech business. Our panel of hiring professionals will share their tips and tricks for hiring and being hired for job seekers and businesses looking for creative talent.
Wunderdogs is a creative team on a mission to transform amazing underdogs into big dogs. We provide beginning-to-end design, production, and marketing services for emerging and growth stage companies. Embracing our Silicon Valley roots, we focus on working with technology companies, venture funds, emerging industries, and high impact organizations.
Daria Gonzalez runs Wunderdogs, a West Coast-based brand strategy agency with a focus on tech and growth-stage startups. Daria is a former early-stage investor @ and Stanford MBA'16.
Amitabh heads up design at App Annie, an SF-based tech company that tracks market data and analytics for mobile apps. He has had various leadership roles previously, including product, web, and brand design for a range of companies including Evernote, Oracle, @stake, Fidelity Investments, and his own design agency.
Amélie Beurrier is a product designer & manager at AE Studio, a Venice-based software development and data science consulting firm. Her experience includes designing and building products for companies ranging from early-stage start-ups to large companies (Amazon, Hallmark), as a UX/UI designer, product manager and consultant.
Over his 15+ year career, Hans has been a forward-thinking design leader/inventor focused on bridging the gaps between complex technical domains, user interaction patterns, and business outcomes. Hans currently serves as the Head of Design at Liveramp. Previously, he worked in similar functions at Elsevier, Docker, Platfora (acquired by Workday) and Autodesk. Hans holds a B.Arch in Architecture from the University of Montreal.