Party of One: Surviving The Corporate Jungle As A Solo UX Practitioner, with Whitney Hess

  • 18 Sep 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (entrance on Spruce St), 1 Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038


Whitney Hess photoJoin us for an evening with one of NYC's most in-demand independent user experience consultants, as she describes what it takes to go solo, and the lessons she's learned along the way. This event will follow an interview format, moderated by NYC UXPA President Gloria Petron. 

We are also taking audience questions in advance of the event. Submit your questions about going solo!


Whitney Hess is an independent user experience consultant based in NYC. She helps organizations better understand and serve their target audiences. Past clients include Seamless, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The King Center, Boxee and many other startups. Prior to going independent, Whitney was on the design team at Liquidnet. She began her career at digital ad agencies where she served American Express, The New York Times, Allstate, Claritin, Tropicana, and United Technologies Corp. She has a Bachelor or Arts in Professional Writing and Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s in HCI also from CMU. Whitney writes about improving the human experience on her blog, Pleasure and Pain.

Twitter: @whitneyhess


6:00PM Light Refreshments & Networking
6:45PM Announcements
7:00PM Moderated discussion
7:30PM Selected audience questions 
7:45PM Open Q & A 
8:00PM Post-Event Networking



Pace University
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
(entrance on Spruce St)
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038


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