[SOLD OUT] Creative Career Convos

New perspectives on your current career trajectory can be hard to come by, but we're making it easier than ever. For our 10th annual mentoring event, we're offering a new approach to foster deeper conversations.

Join us for an evening of honest, transparent conversations with local design industry leaders that could provide incredibly useful information for your future. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to have three personal career convos with some of DFW's top professionals.

Each attendee will have three 25-minute private meetings, each with a different seasoned professional, to get invaluable career advice. Meetings will be scheduled upon arrival on a first come, first served basis, so join us when doors open to pick your schedule and chat with fellow creatives. Register today, then prepare to discuss your current trajectory and leave armed with knowledge to pursue your career goals.

Please note that this is not a portfolio review or job fair, and the professionals you meet with are not obligated to continue a mentoring relationship after this event. Instead of a resume, bring your burning questions and career concerns. We look forward to meeting with you!

This is an in-person event (so masks are highly encouraged) with food and drink provided. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly, so reserve your spot now!

The Advisors

Adam Polansky

Principle Experience Architect @ Bottle Rocket Studios, Ogilvy Experience N. A. / Adjunct Professor @ School of Knowledge Management, Kent State University / UX Director of Information Architecture & Usability Research @ Travelocity / Senior Information Architect @ Texas Instruments / Senior Information Architect @ Rare Medium

Aneil Razvi

Director of Product Design @ SNHU / Head of Design @ SwQuity / Director of User Experience @ Kalkomey Enterprises / Senior Manager of UX @ Omnitracs / Lead UX Designer @ Citi / Senior Art Director @ TMX Finance / Lead Art Director @ Capital One

Angie Nery

Experience Design Group Manager @ Intuit / Manager of Innovation and Design @ Samsung Electronics America / User Experience Designer @ Verizon / Experience Design Research Intern @ Hewlett-Packard

Christopher Robin Roberts

Co-Founder @ Service Design Network Dallas / Senior Experience Design Lead @ Capital One Industrial Design Lead @ Texas Instruments / Industrial Designer @ Compaq ESG

Cimone Key

Founder & Executive Creative Director @ CK Creative Studio / Graphic and Web Contractor @ Neiman Marcus Group / Freelance Graphic and Web Designer @ Sally Beauty / Graphic and Web Design Contractor @ Capital One / Art Director @ The Marketing Arm / Art Director @ Ackerman McQueen

Dawn Davidson

Partner & President @ Alpha Business Images / Principal & CCO @ Break of Day Design / Project Manager @ Dallas College / Senior Designer @ Panini America

Gus Granger

Partner of Client Engagement @ VSA Partners / SVP and Chief Creative Officer @ Cyxtera / CEO @70kft

Holly Aguilar

Senior Art Director @ Balcom Agency / Art Director @ Caremark / Web Designer @ Arthur Andersen / Designer @ EDS / Designer @ Lazarro & Associates

Jessi Bruton

Creative Director @ Imaginuity / Creative Director @ Omni Hotels & Resorts / Senior Art Director @ Station Four / Senior Art Director @ Wingard Creative / Art Director @ Burdette Ketchum / Graphic Designer @ Promo Depot / Graphic Artist @ First Coast News / Freelance Designer @ Dalton Agency

Jimmy Ball

Director of Product Design & UX @ Securonix / UX Manager @ 7-Eleven / UX Manager @ PwC / Director UX & Design @ SiriusXM / UX Design Director @ American Airlines

J.R. Arebalo

Founder & ECD @ Path Creative / Creative Director @ American Airlines / Art Director @ Benoit Design

Rebekah Shamsa

Senior Motion Graphics Artist @ Corgan / Motion Designer @ Post Asylum / Freelance Art Director & Motion Designer @ Graphic Junkyard / Past Volunteer @ AIGA DFW

Stephen Holland

Senior Manager of UX + Product Management @ JCPenney / Adjunct Professor of Mobile App Design @ UTA / VP of User Experience @ JPMorgan Chance / Director of UX @ Elevate / VP and Creative Director of Tablet and Mobile Design @ Citi / UX Strategy Director @ Bottle Rocket / Group Creative Director @ YOUplusME / Director of Global UX Strategy and Design @ Nokia / Creative Director @ Verizon / Creative Lead @ Viant / Creative Director @ Broadcast.com

Whitney Holden

Visiting Assistant Professor @ UNT / Creative Director @ Dodd Creative / Design Studio Supervisor @ Mary Kay / Graphic Designer @ madison/miles media / Graphic Designer @ FUNimation

Willie Baronet

Stan Richards Professor in Creative Advertising @ SMU / Creator @ WE ARE ALL HOMELESS “Signs of Humanity / Owner & Executive Creative Director @ GroupBaronet

Getting There

From Turtle Creek Blvd, turn into the parking lot between the International on Turtle Creek Design Center and the Apex apartments. You are welcome to park anywhere in the lot. Parking is free.


The venue has a few steps between the parking lot and the sidewalk leading to the front door. If you need a ramp, there is one available on the east and west wings of the building.

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA, corresponding publications, archives, and online. Ticket rates are based on AIGA membership status at the time of registration. AIGA Memberships are non-transferable.

When & Where
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Cimone Key Creative Studio
150 Turtle Creek Boulevard
#STE #106
Dallas, TX 75207