No, I will (Probably) Not Redesign Your Website
Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Designers are always hungry for more creative challenges, always on the lookout for the next cool project to add to their portfolio. Although "everyone needs a website", it doesn’t mean designers need to work on every project dropped in their lap. In this presentation, Jon Setzen will explain why being selective matters and why web designers should strive to choose good people over what seems like a good project. He will also touch on how web designers can benefit from stepping outside of their online comfort zone, and turn that "can you redesign my website?" project into something more. Setzen will let the audience in on his personal journey as a designer constantly working on multiple projects in multiple disciplines, on and off screen, and will address why the work designers choose today will define what they’ll be working on tomorrow.
Jon Setzen designed and coded his first website in 1995 and, over the years, has worked with everyone from Alicia Keys to Nikon to MoMA. For many years, he also designed rock posters, which were ex...Show the rest
Jon Setzen designed and coded his first website in 1995 and, over the years, has worked with everyone from Alicia Keys to Nikon to MoMA. For many years, he also designed rock posters, which were exhibited in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Tokyo and beyond.
Since 2012, he has been the Creative and UX Director of Media Temple, a Los Angeles-based company offering premium web hosting and cloud services to web designers, developers and creative agencies. While at Media Temple, he has led redesigns of the company’s website and Account Center.
Additionally, Setzen runs the Los Angeles Chapter of CreativeMornings, a monthly design lecture series with chapters in more than 100 cities worldwide, and he is the co-host of a design, music and culture podcast called The Build Up. He is also the founder of Arlo Jacob Candle Company.
Setzen regularly lectures about design and branding at conferences domestically and abroad.Hide the rest