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4/09/15 6:00 PM
This introductory course is an overview of easy to use open source design tools with a focus on 123Design. This class will provide a survey of tools to inspire the not-yet-professional user. We will start with drag and drop tools, move to more advanced work in 123Design, and end the course with a brief overview of file repair and printing options to improve your designs. Curiosity and a basic computer familiarity are the only prerequisites.
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MCE, Tech Council
4/10/15 12:00 PM
Office culture, that ambiguous little catchall buzz phrase, has only recently become in-vogue with business. Creating a successful office culture launches a productive, positive environment that compels employees to jump in to a passion for work, the heart to see projects to fruition, and the desire to become a pivotal piece of a company’s continued growth and success. Join us for a dynamic, interactive panel - we've brought in some terrific exemplars and leaders to share what works and what doesn't. Bring your team and share in the story telling!
Kelly Ennis, Managing Principal, The Verve Partnership
Kelly Ennis has been involved in the fundamental evolution of corporate interiors in a varying degree of project types over the past twenty years. With a full understanding of translating identity, business strategy and culture into interior spaces, her expertise is in nailing early on how these three points impact the workplace-from a planning and design standpoint. Her experience gives her the opportunity to translate extensively, the future of work, current and changing workplace trends and how those trends affect employee engagement, businesses and the environment.In 2009, as the sole and founding principal of The Verve Partnership, Kelly has self-funded and grown a design firm of one to a thriving firm of 12 in just five years. This has been done with grit, determination, amazing team members and amazing clients such as Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Under Armour, and MECU Bank, to name a few. Kelly is involved in many industry and non-industry associations where she has chaired committees, led round-table panels, rode over 1,000 miles benefiting Moveable Feast and created an event benefiting, via a scholarship fund, students of Interior Design and Architecture. She is a certified/licensed interior designer in many jurisdictions and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Chris Mechanic, co-founder/CEO and Arsham Mirshah, co-founder and Technical Director, WebMechanix
WebMechanix is a full service internet marketing agency that is dedicated to delivering snowballing ROI, wth a team of employees that includes innovators, technologists, and trail blazers who all share a passion for dreaming big in an industry that changes faster than underwear. Thier competencies span across all areas of internet marketing, including Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Conversion Optimization, Email Marketing, Automation, and more. With an emphasis on transparent reporting and client education, they deliver powerful results that will make your web presence grow.