When: Tue November 27, 2012 6:30 pm
Organization: Refresh Boston
Location: Microsoft NERD, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
When looking back on his life, Noel Coward famously commented, "Work was more fun than fun." Great design studios provide a work opportunity that can be happy, rewarding, and even fun. But it isn't easy: just calling yourself a design studio isn't enough. An exceptional studio - one that rocks in its creation, environment and even that boring business stuff - takes a lot of work. From the uncertainty and anxiety of Starting, to the gut check of actually Surviving, to Sculpting that great company, to finally Singing, is an art and a science. Join Juhan Sonin for 45 bombastic minutes and learn about how he created multiple successful design studios, and now heads up the software design studio, Involution Studios.
Juhan is the Creative Director of Involution Studios, and has been the creative leader of four different organizations, producing work recognized by the BBC, the New York Times, Ars Electronica, National Public Radio and Billboard Magazine. Prior to joining Involution, Juhan spent time at Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), a few startups, and MITRE. He is also a lecturer on design and rapid prototyping at MIT.