Networking is a crucial part of being a designer. Meeting new people can be a great source of learning new knowledge and expanding career opportunities. However, networking can be very intimidating for students to get started. It's hard to know where to start, who to reach out, how to talk with people. This time we invite three alumni from Emily Carr University to share their experience on how they started networking.
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Andrew Zo is an award-winning, independent packaging designer from Emily Carr Univ. Industrial Design Class 2011. He specializes in structural design and works through prototypes to find the best solution for each project. Andrew's designs have been featured on Fast Company, The Dieline, Packaging of The World, Notcot and various publications.
Jillian (she/they) is an Envisioner at EPAM Continuum, MassArt Industrial Design BFA '21 grad, and former ECU exchange student. Their curiosity about people and good storytelling has brought them to Gensler, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes-Benz, and Fidelity Investments. While fostering empathy through design drives their professional work, they're also excited about connecting local communities using public art.
Tate is a Human-centered Designer from Emily Carr University grad 2017 - his role involves implementing design research methods to; engage, explore, collaborate with experts, and understand complex issues/user problems within context. Subsequently challenging and testing understanding with critical inquires, iteration and user testing to improve interventions. Working in the Faculty of medicine and dentistry at the Uni of Alberta has allowed Jordan to implement his design experience for physicians and patient care quality improvement initiatives.