A few words from Marcella..
As a Design Recruiter at Talentpool Recruitment I like to keep active within the design community. One way of doing this is by attending local meetups and events. One meetup I will not miss is the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), Sydney. These are hosted at CBA every second month. This community has over 1700 members with Katja Forbes & Joe Ortenzi as Co- Local Leaders, supported by many more volunteer organisers. They also organise events over the calendar year, supporting Interaction Design through mentoring, presentations, workshops, discussions and other knowledge sharing opportunities.
Each IxDA meetup has 2 quality speakers that focus on a similar theme. The night also includes networking opportunities, pizzas, beer, wine, other drinks, comfy chairs and a great atmosphere. What more could you ask for? On the night, they also provide the opportunity for companies and recruiters to speak about their open roles. This last week I talked about our UX, Product, Visual & UI and Service Design roles all in under a minute flat! There were 150 people at this last event so it is an excellent way to get our Talentpool brand out there and network amongst some of Sydney’s great design talent.
If you are looking for a role or wanting to join this huge design community then please come along for a mingle. Follow their events via their website here and in the meantime if you want to talk to me about any opportunities or gaps you may have within your design team then please get in touch…
Over and out… Marcella Bowden