Beyond Being There: How Remote Design Can Make Space for the Best Ideas

November 5, 2019 7pm - 8:30pm

Join our panel of remote design leaders from Atlassian, Trello, Github, InVision, and Funsize as we discuss the impact, potential, and challenges of remote design. Learn tactical steps your team can take to adopt remote practices, and what the future holds for remote design.

  • Atlassian
  • 303 Colorado St #1600
  • Austin, TX 78701
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Beyond Being There: How Remote Design Can Make Space for the Best Ideas

As the design industry matures, teams are realizing that the best people are not necessarily the ones in their local market. Remote design is a way for teams to overcome this challenge and build strong, design teams regardless of location.

But remote design is about more than recruiting. It's a way for teams to equalize everyone's ability to participate and to promote the best ideas instead of the loudest voices because it requires teams to be more intentional about the way they communicate, collaborate, and foster relationships.

Join our panel of remote design leaders from Atlassian, Trello, Github, InVision, and Funsize as we discuss the impact, potential, and challenges of remote design. Learn tactical steps your team and organization can take to adopt remote design practices, and what the future holds for remote collaboration.

Speakers / Facilitators

  • Chris Kimbell: Head of Design, Trello
  • Chris is a design leader who’s currently on a mission to understand distributed collaboration. For the past 5 years he served and grew Trello’s distributed design team while working from a home office. In more than two decades making software, Chris has experienced many team configurations. He’s also been an early team member of some high growth companies.
  • Iccha Sethi: Principal Engineer, InVision
  • Iccha has been in the tech industry for several years and has worked on several challenges ranging from large scale open source projects to micro services and event-driven architecture. While working on a team, she is always looking for ways to be a better team and grow as a team. In her free time, which is increasingly less as a new mom, she enjoys reading science fiction/fantasy and cooking new recipes.
  • Natalie Armendariz: Partner & Design Director, Funsize
  • Natalie is a Partner and Design Director at Funsize, a digital product design agency that creates impactful products with organizations like Facebook, Toyota Connected, Credit Karma, Volvo, and Oracle. Before co-founding Funsize, she held senior design positions at FJORD and R/GA NY, where she was responsible for designing some of the earliest smartphone solutions for influential companies like Verizon, Citibank, AT&T, Foursquare, Formula 1, and the NFL.
  • Sophie Shephard: Senior Design Manager, GitHub
  • Sophie Shepherd is a Senior Manager of Product Design at GitHub, where she remotely leads a team of designers to build products that developers love. Prior to this, she was a Senior Designer at Ushahidi, an open-source, non-profit software company and Happy Cog, a client-services agency. She lives and works in Austin, TX
  • Stu Smith: Senior Designer, Trello
  • Stu is a designer, musician, and dad living in Austin, Texas. Across his career in Design, he has worked with small business owners, startups, and major corporations to create valuable brand and web experiences. From running his own studio to working in-house, Stu has acquired a diverse perspective on Design. These days, Stu is a Product Designer on Trello. Working remotely from his restored Airstream office, Stu collaborates with teammates spread across the globe to create new ways to engage with Trello.
  • Jannis Hegenwald: Senior Designer, Trello (moderator)
  • Jannis is a senior designer at Atlassian & Trello, where he is working on tools that help teams around the world get more done. Before joining Atlassian, Jannis was a consultant, developing design strategies for clients like Mercedes-Benz, Experian, Dell, and Samsung. Jannis enjoys sharing his experiences and has held talks and workshops in Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and the U.S.
  • LOCATION
  • 303 Colorado St #1600 Austin, TX 78701
  • DAY
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5
  • TIME
  • 7:00 -8:30 PM
  • HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
  • Yes
  • ORGANIZED BY
  • Atlassian
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • This event is for attendees from all backgrounds and at all levels of experience with remote work and design. The panelists will cover fundamentals but also dive into the details of specific topics. There will be time for the attendees to ask questions.
  • PRICE
  • Free

303 Colorado St #1600
Austin, TX 78701