Communitech Hub
5:30pm – 7:00pm Monday 17 Sep 2018
Fluxible Meetup

Panel: Perspectives on portfolios from the pros

Kanwar Anand, Mark Connolly, Jennifer Pretti, Kem-Laurin Kramer

Creating a UX portfolio is a high-stakes exercise. How do you make sure you’re putting your best foot forward? Get an insider view from three veteran design managers.

Panelists will share candid advice on topics like:

  • What to include in a user research and/or design portfolio
  • What not include (immediate turn-offs)
  • How to talk about your portfolio with a design manager
  • How to show what you can do without breaking NDAs

Have a nagging portfolio question? Feel free to share it when you register for the session. Our panelists are happy to help!

Our panelists:

  • Jennifer Pretti, User Experience Lead at Thalmic Labs
  • Kem-Laurin Kramer, independent design consultant with several years of experience in UX manager roles
  • Mark Connolly, Partner at Zeitspace

The panel will be moderated by Kanwar Anand, Innovation Lead at Manulife.

About Kanwar Anand
Innovation Lead
Kanwar Anand


About Mark Connolly
Partner, Zeitspace Inc.
Mark Connolly

Mark Connolly is partner and design lead at Zeitspace, a product design and development consultancy. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of Fluxible, Canada’s UX festival. Mark has led design teams, initiatives, and projects in a variety of design contexts. He has taught design at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as delivering numerous workshops. He is a Google Developer expert in product design, as well as a Google Certified Sprint Master. Mark is pleased to have been described as “a designer with the sensibilities of an artist and the skills of an engineer”. The ukulele is tuned in (mostly) fourths. The mandolin is tuned in fifths. Mark plays both instruments.

About Jennifer Pretti
User Experience Lead
Jennifer Pretti

Currently working at Thalmic Labs

About Kem-Laurin Kramer
Independent Design Consultant
Kem-Laurin Kramer

Several years of experience in UX manager roles