‘Designer’ Videos

  • Michelle Schulp: How To Speak Unicorn - Improving Designer/Developer Collaboration

    Michelle Schulp: How To Speak Unicorn – Improving Designer/Developer Collaboration

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: Michelle Schulp

    June 27, 2015 — It seems that designers and developers speak different languages: developers are fluent in How, while designers are fluent in Why. Both are extremely important to a project, but this difference often leads to communication breakdowns. This talk gives developers insight into the design process, including vocabulary, problem-solving methods, and workflow, and outline some simple methods to avoid “fail points” along the way.

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  • Ankush Thakur: Weaving WordPress for 3 years

    Ankush Thakur: Weaving WordPress for 3 years

    WordCamp Nepal 2014Speaker: Ankush Thakur

    March 9, 2015 — Weaving WordPress for 3 years (Blogging experience)

  • Jennifer Bourn: Champion Purpose Driven Design In Client Work

    Jennifer Bourn: Champion Purpose Driven Design In Client Work

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Jennifer Bourn

    November 4, 2014 — In a world where web design can quickly turn to web decoration, designers are problem solvers who must not only lead clients through the creative process, but protect the integrity of the solutions they deliver. With an abundance of options readily available to add to a site at any time, it is imperative that designers step up and become the voices of, and champions for purpose driven design, where each element has a specific purpose and only the elements needed to compel action are included. No more, no less.

  • Taylor Aldridge: Tracking Design Time

    Taylor Aldridge: Tracking Design Time

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Taylor Aldridge

    November 1, 2014 — We’ll look at what designers (website creators) really do on the job. The task is to first: discover the problem; second: solve the problem, and finally: produce the solution. We’ll delve into why “producing the solution” is the only portion of the job, creators time track and how to champion and add value to all three areas of this work.

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  • Jeremy Pry and Liam Dempsey: Teaching a Designer to Use Github

    Jeremy Pry and Liam Dempsey: Teaching a Designer to Use Github

    WordCamp Philly 2014Speakers: Jeremy Pry, Liam Dempsey

    October 4, 2014 — As a tag-team of developer and designer, Jeremy Pry and Liam Dempsey will talk through how designers can embrace version control to better manage their WordPress code. The talk covers not only a bit of “how to get started” but also a discussion of work flow.

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  • Jason Woolliscroft: How to Find, Hire & Manage Designers & Developers

    Jason Woolliscroft: How to Find, Hire & Manage Designers & Developers

    WordCamp Kansas City 2014Speaker: Jason Woolliscroft

    September 17, 2014 — So you have an entrepreneurial idea. Maybe it’s in production but needs improvement or perhaps it’s not yet ready for launch… The fact is your idea matters and it needs to be built. You could hire an agency, but that’s expensive – you could find a freelancer, but which option is best? Where do you find qualified leads? How do you approach your prospects? Make the hire? Manage & fire?

    I will be talking about the best ways to find, hire, manage and even fire designers and developers in the wild-wild-west of the webernets. I will be speaking from both sides of the aisle as I am a designer/developer that has been hired to work on various projects, and I’ve managed projects driven by agencies and freelancers alike. It truly is the wild-wild-west, so let’s go gold diggin’ together.

  • Tony Zeoli: How to Hire a WordPress Designer & Developer

    Tony Zeoli: How to Hire a WordPress Designer & Developer

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Tony Zeoli

    September 10, 2014 — In this session learn where to find designers and developers in your local area or beyond to build the unique WordPress experience you envision. We’ll discuss how to set expectations, manage your project from concept to completion and the ongoing maintenance of your projects.

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  • James Hipkin: WordPress for Designers

    James Hipkin: WordPress for Designers

    Wordcamp St Louis 2014Speaker: James Hipkin

    August 27, 2014 — This presentation discusses WordPress from a designer’s perspective. What you need to know to design WordPress websites that achieve your clients functional goals, provide a great user experience for visitors, and won’t be break the budget to build. Learn what you need to know about websites in general and WordPress in particular. And finish with some tips and tricks that will help you design and some things to be careful of.

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  • [日本語] Designer Discussion: Making the Best Use of WordPress

    [日本語] Designer Discussion: Making the Best Use of WordPress

    WordCamp Tokyo 2013Speakers: Takashi Kitamura, Kazue Igarashi, Kenji Goto, Keisuke Imura

    June 17, 2014 — 現場の Web デザイナーが語る、WordPressをさらに使いこなすヒント

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    サイトのビジュアル・UI デザインについてはもちろん、HTML・CSS・JavaScript といったフロントエンドの知識も合わせ持つ Web デザイナーとして活躍している方々に、 WordPress を使いこなして仕事を進めるために工夫していることを語ってもらうセッションです。デザインパーツやコードの管理、効率的な作業のコツ、WordPress のサイトをデザインするときに気をつけていること、プログラマとの上手な協業の方法など、きっと新しいヒントを得られるはずです。

    モデレーター: 北村崇
    登壇者: 五十嵐和恵、後藤賢司、井村圭介

  • 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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