Hire & Get Hired // A Designer Recruitment Panel

Hear from a panel of recruiters and industry leaders about what they look for in their ongoing search for design talent and how they find their recruits. You will have an opportunity to mingle with recruiters in advance of the panel, and there will be an open Q&A where you can ask questions of the whole panel or focus on exploring a topic with one individual.


Chris Lowery
After an early career at Leo Burnett Chicago working on global brands, including Dewar’s, Sony, Nintendo and General Motors, Chris relocated to Los Angeles and joined Chase Design Group. He worked side-by-side with Margo Chase to grow the business and evolve from an entertainment-focused studio to a brand identity and packaging agency.

Today, Chase Design Group has three studios – LA, NY and UK – and works with a wide variety of clients from global corporations to very small startups. The creative agency has continued to grow its services and remains focused on delivering strong strategic thinking and impeccable craft across all touchpoints. Chris works actively across all three studios in his role as Chief Strategist.


Barrett Brown
Barrett Brown is BUCK’s Director of Resourcing. With over 8 years working in creative services, Barrett is dedicated to unleashing the potential of individual artists. With a background in animation from Ringling College of Art and Design, Barrett’s career journey evolved from animator to producer, shaping her deep understanding of storytelling and visual communication. Now in creative resourcing, she channels this expertise to strategically connect artists with projects where they can shine. Barrett has worked on global brands Spotify, Adobe, and Airbnb, and contributed to original content for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Netflix’s “We The People”.

Javier Cortes
Javier has an uncanny ability to realize complex brand strategies with ease, producing meaningful design that both delights and supports business and creative objectives. Driven by innovation, Javier is admired for his deep knowledge of emerging lifestyle trends, abundance of bold ideas, and dynamic visual style, serving clients in the hospitality, real estate, and cultural sectors. Javier has led dozens of game-changing hospitality projects for clients such as The Waldorf Astoria New York, Four Seasons, The Ritz Carlton, Kimpton, and Host Hotels and Resorts in locations including Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Palm Beach, St. Andrews by the Sea, and Saranac Lake. He was named as one of Massachusetts’ most influential people for the Latino community by El Planeta newspaper, and his award-winning work has been published and honored by The James Beard Foundation, AIGA’s National Competition, Graphis, How Magazine, and Print Magazine. He has also earned multiple awards from The Best of New England Design Competition.

Erin Williams
Erin Williams leads graphic design for Toole Design, a leader in active transportation planning and design. Her prior experience in brand strategy, information design, user research, and the built environment to help users understand and enjoy complex spaces. Her built and printed work has shaped public and commercial spaces across North America, from mapping bicycling networks in Seattle, to park identities in Houston, to illustrating the process of coastal dune restoration in Southern California. Erin’s work is united by a systematic and strategic approach to placemaking that effectively captures the identity of communities through brand design, wayfinding, interpretive graphics, furnishings, and more.


Early Bird Tickets: $20 (Limited availability while tickets last.)
Students: $25
AIGA Members: $30
Non-members: $35


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Los Angeles, CA 90036


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When & Where
Wed, Apr 24, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
A+D Architecture and Design Museum
170 South La Brea Avenue
#Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90036