Web Design Day

How to Design for the Man (And not Lose Your Soul)

Jen Meyercheck, Web Design Day 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA

How to Design for the Man (And not Lose Your Soul)

Everyone needs a creative staff. Whether your organization has a team of one or 20, there's value in having in-house designers. But what if you're one of the countless creatives not working in an edgy, fast-paced agency setting, or freelancing for cool clients who give you complete creative freedom? What if you spend all day in a corporate cube farm? How do you find not only contentment, but also genuine professional growth, challenge, and satisfaction in a place that seems to lack the diversity you may find in an independent agency? It's possible. Let's talk.

Jen Meyercheck

Jen Meyercheck is a UI designer and front-end developer who spent the majority of her professional career (15+ years) in corporate marketing departments in sunny Pittsburgh. Over the past 4 years, she's expanded into UX/UI work for web software and services in a corporate IT department, and actually likes it (imagine that!). She's passionate about user experience, and spends many work hours evangelizing the cause to anyone who will listen.

A mommy blogger dropout (ain‘t nobody got time for that), Jen and her husband also own a lifestyle photography business, big {happy} wall, and enjoy making beautiful things and laughing. They currently call the North Side of Pittsburgh home, with their two kids (ages 4 and 1 1/2) and a cat who may or may not have a chemical imbalance. She also hates Twitter (gasp!).

While this is her first time as a conference speaker, Jen regularly gives presentations and training classes to large groups, and has been known to make guest appearances at her daughter's preschool, where she gives riveting and animated readings of such classics as We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.