Event description

The Bay Area’s design landscape is dominated by the tech industry with increasingly more involved interview processes. We ask our panelists how should you prepare for and handle these interviews. We also look at the many steps you need to navigate along the way to landing your dream job in the tech industry.

Join us as we ask our panel questions like:

  • Getting to the interview: how should I apply?
  • Should I make a custom presentation?
  • Will I have to do a custom project?
  • How should I talk about my work?
  • How do I handle salary negotiations?
  • Closing: How do I get to the offer?
  • Panelists

    Christine Sadrnoori, Product Designer, Facebook
    Christine is a product designer with over 10 years’ experience across NY, Boston and SF. She is currently at Facebook, where she creates product experiences for community leaders, so they can cultivate meaningful relationships. She has expertise in helping startups and Fortune 500 companies alike to uncover opportunities, create user-centered products, and work fluidly.

    Kate Lydon, Head of Design, Nextdoor
    At Nextdoor, Kate leads a team of product designers, brand designers, and content strategists towards building neighborhood cohesion and community. She has more than 20 years of experience across strategy, brand, product and creative direction. Trained an architect, she previously led the public sector practice at IDEO, was a creative director at the Smithsonian, taught typography, and was and brand strategist at various agencies. She’s passionate about building creative cultures and inspiring clients and designers towards meaningful work and business impact.


    Amy Stellhorn, Founder and CEO of Big Monocle

    Amy is the founder and CEO of Big Monocle, an award-winning creative agency with offices in Utah and California (San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City and Provo) that services startups and fortune 100 clients.

    Big Monocle focuses on branding and brand experiences. Their full-service capabilities allow them to execute across a broad range of deliverables required for, say, a new web presence. From the overall infrastructure, user experience, design and development, to the messaging, video, photo and marketing strategies that the site would need to thrive.

    Big Monocle was recently named International Small Agency of the Year by the DMA Echo Awards. The logo they did for the Women’s March has created an identity for a global movement in support of women everywhere. Amy has served on the board of AIGA SF, and currently serves as a board member of Braid Workshops (in support of women entrepreneurs) and co-founded the Sego Awards in order to recognize female founders and CEOs in Utah.

    Her big hobbies at the moment are karaoke and baking sourdough bread.

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