Speakers: Sara Cannon

  • Sara Cannon: When Stealing is Good: How to Become Better at Your Craft

    Sara Cannon: When Stealing is Good: How to Become Better at Your Craft

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speaker: Sara Cannon

    December 19, 2015 — In art class we were taught to copy the masters such as Da Vinci, Van Gough, and Caravaggio. This taught us skills like technique, form, & contrast. The same principle applies to learning any skill – steal from the masters and learn from it.
    In this design-focused talk, we’re going to explore a few methods of sharpening our skills and intuition. Design, code, & user experience can all be improved when we take a deeper look into successful implementations. We’ll analyze some methods and steal a few things along the way – learning how to truly make it our own.

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  • Sara Cannon: Pushing The Creative Limit

    Sara Cannon: Pushing The Creative Limit

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Sara Cannon

    December 14, 2015 — As designers we’re searching for the best – the best method, the best look, the best font. We have a continuous battle to create brands that are unique but that have a longstanding presence. We make tough decisions constantly, question our instincts, and settle. We fight and we strive to make long lasting beautiful, smart and informed design. How do we get there?

    In this talk, seasoned Creative Director Sara Cannon is going to dive deep into the designers struggle. She’s going to share different processes that can make our work better. We’re going to discuss philosophy, methodology, and execution from the creative mind stand point. Hopefully by the end of the talk, you will be inspired to push your own creative limits and learned some tips on how to get there.

  • Sara Cannon: Learning through Stealing - How to Become Better at Your Craft

    Sara Cannon: Learning through Stealing – How to Become Better at Your Craft

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2015Speaker: Sara Cannon

    December 9, 2015 — We’re going to explore a few methods of learning – focusing on the practice of copying. Code, design, & user experience can all be improved when we take a deeper look into successful implementations. We’ll analyze methods and steal a few things along the way, learning how to truly make them our own.

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  • Sara Cannon: User Experience in WordPress

    Sara Cannon: User Experience in WordPress

    WordCamp London 2015Speaker: Sara Cannon

    June 1, 2015 — This talk takes a deeper look into the experience of the WordPress admin – how we can extend WordPress to make publishing content a breeze, and how a few changes to the way we approach the admin, plugins, and themes can help make the experience even better.

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  • Sara Cannon: Smart Design

    Sara Cannon: Smart Design

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Sara Cannon

    November 18, 2014 — Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content. This presentation discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and learn implementation techniques of smart design.

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  • Sara Cannon: Typography and User Experience

    Sara Cannon: Typography and User Experience

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Sara Cannon

    November 1, 2014 — Type on the web has many roles: it is an interface, a brand, sets tone, and directs the user. Typography has many roles and can either add or take away from User Experience. In this beautiful and exciting talk we’re going to look at various ways type is used, implemented, and dissect the role that it plays in user experience on the web.

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  • Sara Cannon: Smart Design - Icon Fonts, SVG, and the Mobile Influence

    Sara Cannon: Smart Design – Icon Fonts, SVG, and the Mobile Influence

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Sara Cannon

    July 17, 2014 — Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content.

    In this presentation Sara discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and demonstrates implementation techniques of smart design such as icon fonts, svg, and other helpful tips.

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  • Pete Mall, Brian Krogsgard, Sara Cannon: Do Big Things With A Small Team

    Pete Mall, Brian Krogsgard, Sara Cannon: Do Big Things With A Small Team

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speakers: Pete Mall, Brian Krogsgard, Sara Cannon

    July 3, 2014 — The panel of Ran.ge, a 4-person team, and WordPress.com VIP partner, talks about how to do big WordPress projects with a small team.

    They discuss organizational tactics, how to sell your agency to clients, design and build processes, the importance of core and community involvement, and things we’ve learned on our journey.

  • Sara Cannon: KidsCamp Atlanta - Smart Design

    Sara Cannon: KidsCamp Atlanta – Smart Design

    WordCamp Atlanta 2014Speaker: Sara Cannon

    June 10, 2014 — A simple and easy to understand format geared specifically for kids who are interested in the basics of a WordPress site as well as an introduction to how a site is created from HTML, PHP and CSS.

  • Sara Cannon: Be The Unicorn

    Sara Cannon: Be The Unicorn

    WordSeshSpeaker: Sara Cannon

    December 23, 2013 — This talk explores myths & preconceptions about roles.. And how when we push these boundaries, we can achieve greater things.

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