The School of Entertainment & Design Technology will host its 5th annual D3 (Digital Design Den) event on Tuesday April 2nd, through Thursday April 4th, 2019.
D3, the event for creatives, is focused on the exploration of all aspects of traditional art, digital design and technology. D3 brings together top content creators, scholars and independent thinkers to inspire and increase opportunities for underrepresented groups interested in advertising, technology and digital production careers.
D3's “digital literacy” initiative intends to expand the diversity of the design and technology pipeline by creating exposure to entry-level art, design and tech skills.
Who Attends D3
Students, Professionals, Employers, Recruiters, and Creative types interested in traditional and digital design careers, like: Visual Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Web Design, Interactive media, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics, Audio, and Post-Production...
Emerging Artist and Designers looking to enhance knowledge and skill sets.
Exhibitors that want to showcase current and emerging hardware and software technologies.
Where is this happening?
Miami Dade College - North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33167
April 2 - Bldg 5
April 3 & 4 - Bldg 3, Conference Center, 2nd floor
MDC is a state-supported college with seven campuses, three centers and numerous out-reach centers, and is one of the most highly regarded college in the nation. The total number of students enrolled to MDC in past two years was over 160,000. MDC has the largest undergraduate enrollment of any college or university in the country, serving students from at least 150 countries that speak approximately 76 different languages. In addition, MDC enrolls more Hispanic undergraduate students than any other college or university and is the third largest to enrolled Black non-Hispanic undergraduate students.
Join us as we motivate and inspire this next generation of creative professionals, at D3 2019.
What's The Plan?
This year's theme:
Design & Technology The (Super) Human Experience.
Student Design Team
Stage Set Concept Designs
Tuesday, April 2nd
From 2 pm- 4 pm - with InkWars! A Live Student Art Competition.
4 pm - 6 pm - Student Showcase and Networking, Music, Art, Fashion Design, Technology.
6 pm to 7:30 pm - "Bilby", A DreamWorks Animated Short Film Screening and a talk with Director, JP Sans.
7:30 pm to 8:30pm - Opening Reception filled Live Entertainment and Light Refreshments. - Building 2, Breezeway.
Wednesday, April 3rd - 9 am - Bldg. 3
A Day of Learning & Inspiration - Registration opens at 8:45
9:10 am - Welcome Remarks
Be Inspired by our guest host Denise Jacobs. She will there to help you through any tough creative blocks you may and motivate you toward igniting your own inner innovation.
10:00 am to 10: 50 am - Keynote Presentation by Albert Manero of Limbitless Solutions.
11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Master Class breakout sessions
Get Money! How To Price Your Skills For Growth - Do you cringe when asked, "How much does it cost?" You no longer have to be concerned about underselling your value. Whether you're interested in Freelancing or being an Agency Founder, Daryl Shaw of Royalty Marketing will explore the many factors you should consider when pricing your creative venture. (Same Time - April 3 & 4)
Design Studios: Your Secret Weapon - Being a successful designer is about MUCH more than just your “craft”. In the business world, designers must communicate their vision to more than just their design peers. Good designers know how to bring non-designers into their design world through communication, collaboration, selling and the ability to bounce back. In this workshop, we will explore how to use soft-skills and design-skills within a design studio framework. This fast-paced workshop will put your all of your skills to the test as you uncover the secret weapon which brings clarity to complex problems. You will walk away with a perspective on how to successfully use time-boxed constraints to your advantage and get stakeholder buy-in early in the design process. This session caters to early to mid-career participants, but is useful for all levels and fields interested in mixing design in business settings. - Adriana Alcala, PwC | Manager & Maca Baigorria, Sr. UX Designer (Same Time - April 3 & 4)
Tell Your Story Visually with Adobe Rush - Visual storytelling is about creating an emotional connection to the journey through your perspective to make your story more meaningful. With Adobe’s all-new editing platform, Project Rush, you can now create and publish professional-quality video, including color, audio, and motion graphics easily and on the go. Built on core Adobe technologies from Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition, Project Rush gives you the power to capture, create, and deliver online content from almost anywhere. - Patrick Koster, Adobe Senior Customer Success Manager & David Helmly, Adobe Head of ProVideo Field Operations
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Portfolio Reviews, 1-on-1 Career Mentorship & College / Career Fair.
D3 Career Readiness Workshops
On April 3 & 4, TechHire, MDC Works & YearUp have come together to produce Resume Workshops, Interviews for Internship and Jobs exclusively for D3. They also will have employers on-site reviewing portfolios and looking for candidates!
Wednesday & Thursday, April 3rd and 4th from 1pm to 2pm
- Resume Writing for Technology and Digital Arts Professionals - Presented by MDC Works
Wednesday, April 3rd from 2pm to 3pm
- LinkedIn for Technology & Digital Arts Professionals - Presented by MDC Works
Thursday, April 4th from 2pm to 3pm
- Dressing for Success & How to Learn The Company’s Culture - Presented by YearUp
**** List will be update with more employers
Thursday, April 4th - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - bldg. 3
10:00 am - "The Art & Tech of Black Panther"
Meet Principal/Chief Creative, John LePore and VFX Director, Doug Appleton of Perception NYC. Perception is a team of design visionaries brought together to architect the future of technology for cinema, and the world’s most innovative companies. In the last 16+ years, Perception has evolved to break new ground in cinema and cutting-edge user experience design. The Perception team divides their days teleporting between the parallel dimensions of fantasy and reality. Whether working on the next superhero blockbuster or an intelligent and delightful experience for industries of the future, storytelling is at the very foundation of everything we do.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm - "Discover Your Craft"
With our Experiential, Hands-on learning workshops and Master Class breakout sessions.
Live Cultural Entertainment
Mentors / Portfolio Reviewers
Portfolio Reviews, 1-on-1 Career Mentorship & our College / Career Fair.
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