Stay Curious – “Career Choices”
This time the Stay Curious Café is going to be a little different. Instead of inviting two guests, I have invited three exciting and wonderful people: Eva-Lotta Lamm, Tim van Damme and Brian Suda. We are going to speak about the concept of work, the career choices we have and make during our life, entrepreneurship, gotchas, tools, whether it is a good choice to become a specialist vs a generalist and much more after Brian Suda opened with a short presentation to plant some seeds for conversations, opinions and questions for this week’s show.
Tim van Damme
Principal designer at Abstract. Before this, he was part of the design team at Dropbox, the lead designer at Instagram and designer at Gowalla. Tim got his start as a freelance web designer at his one-man company Made by Elephant.
Some of his interests – next to his family of course – are home networks, F1, mechanical keyboards, photography … just to mention a few.
Brian Suda is an informatician currently residing in Reykjavík, Iceland. He has spent a good portion of each day connected to Internet after discovering it back in the mid-01990s.
He freelances via (optional.is) but his own little patch of Internet is found at suda.co.uk where many of his past projects and crazy ideas can be found.
Eva-Lotta Lamm is a designer, author and visual thinker. After a 15-year-long career as a UX / digital product designer working in Paris and London for Google, Skype, and Yahoo!, she shifted her professional focus to her life-long passion of visual thinking.
She is now based in Berlin, running her own business designing (physical and digital products) that teach a global audience to use sketching as a tool for understanding, thinking and communicating more efficiently. Her mission is to empower people to make the complex problems they face in their work and daily life visual so they can ‘see’ them from a fresh perspective and solve them with more confidence, creativity and clarity.
Eva-Lotta is a sought after expert in her field. She is regularly speaking at international design conferences on the topics sketching, sketchnoting and visual thinking and has been teaching her craft both in-peron and online for over a decade.