Why it Matters?
With Boston being home to so many distinguished universities including Berkley, MassArt, and Emerson-- the city is often seen as an incubator for creators looking to hone their craft. As companies shift to becoming more design-centric, we also see increased demand for designers throughout the city. These are just a few of the contributing factors to the growth of Boston's rich design community over the past few years.
What You'll Take Away?
Join us for a discussion with some of Boston's design leaders and get acquainted with the Boston ecosystem. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/ meetups to attend, people, companies, blogs, resources, and more. Meet fellow designers and leave feeling empowered to continue learning and pursuing your career in design.
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Keith Frankel, CreativeMornings Boston
Keith Frankel is a startup product executive and award-winning speaker based in Boston, MA. Formerly the Creative Director at HubSpot (IPO) and Producer at MTV, Keith is now the Chief Experience Officer at ed-tech startup Firecracker, as well as the host of CreativeMornings Boston. In his spare time, he's the creator of Hitchhiker's Guide to Boston Tech, Adventures In Honesty, Creative Dissent, and Proof of Hope.
Matt DiGirolamo, UXPA Boston
Matt DiGirolamo is a passionate user advocate, researcher, and designer. He is currently a Senior User Experience Researcher at HubSpot working with Marketing product teams to integrate consistent research processes. Before that, he spent 4 years at Vistaprint where he helped a small research team expand methodologies, increase output, and drive an efficient research workflow. He received his B.S. in Engineering Psychology and Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University in 2011, and just received his M.S. in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management, User Experience Design from Kent State University in August 2016.
Matt is also on the Board of Directors for UXPA Boston, where he is serving a 3 year term from 2017-2019 and manages Digital Marketing and Communications.
Chiranit Prateepasen, AIGA Boston
Chiranit Prateepasen is a design & innovation lead at Pegasystems focused on exploring new business opportunities from a User-Centered Research and Design perspective. Previously, she worked as a design consultant at Continuum developing brands, services and user experience for clients such as Audi, BBVA, Philips, Sprint, and UnitedHealth Group. She has taught and given lectures on User Experience and Design Thinking at Lesley University and Bentley College, among others. Chiranit strives to give users easy access to complex information and powerful tools.
Amy Quigley, MITX
As President of MITX, Amy is leading the organization to a deeper strategic vision and continuing to cultivate a community that connects the technologists, marketers and designers driving New England's innovation economy. Amy joined MITX in May of 2014, following a 20 year career as a strategic marketer, leading companies in the technology and design industry including: ATG, Molecular, Design Continuum, iProspect and Myelin Health. Early in her career Amy spent several years at Leo Burnett where she honed her brand strategy experience.