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Your UX Career Path: In-house, agency, both or neither? with Matt Dente

This month's IA/UX meetup is co-hosted by IxDA Seattle and will feature Matt Dente, co-founder of Fell Swoop.

With User Experience designers in such high demand, those entering the field today have more choices than ever before. There’s no single right way to embark on your journey, but many before you have uncovered a path to success, so why not learn from them? 

Matt Dente will share insights from surveys and interviews with UX professionals as well as his own experience as a designer in the field for over 15 years. If you’re planning your first step in a career, or considering your next move, this talk will provide insights that will help you make the right choices for your own path.



Event info & tickets


  • 6:30 - 7:00 Doors open, networking
  • 7:00 - 7:10 Introductions
  • 7:10 - 8:00 Presentation
  • 8:00 - 8:30 Q&A and wrap up

About Matt Dente

For the last fifteen years Matt has worked in the digital design field crafting user experiences for web and mobile. Matt has worked as a Visual Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer, and User Researcher on projects for companies such as People Magazine, Epicurious, MoMA, Zynga, Clearwire, AT&T, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, General Mills, Zumiez, Starbucks, Microsoft, Tempur-pedic, and Wetpaint. In 2008 Matt co-founded Fell Swoop where he leads project teams in designing innovative yet pragmatic design solutions that help clients realize bottom line results.

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