Thu, Dec 5th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Larsen Design & Interactive
7101 York Ave S, Edina MN 55435

INcredibles: Working Effectively with a Developer

Working with a web developer on a digital project is an important part of the design process. It can make you and your project look really good, or really bad. This presentation will enable you to understand roles and organization when working with a developer to turn your design into a high-functioning and well-executed program. INcredibles—a series of events focused on in-house creative, topics, and issues—presents Reid Durbin, Director of Interactive Development, and Ryan Bridge, Senior Developer, of Larsen. They will present methods for effectively working with developers, and the discussion will be tailored specifically toward attendees’ interests; submit questions at registration.

About Reid and Ryan During Reid’s 10 years at Larsen, he has worked on a variety of digital projects, from websites and email templates to custom applications. Reid is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the site design is maintained throughout the development phase. His client list includes 3M, Best Buy, Black River Asset Management, The J.M. Smucker Company, U.S. Bank, and Norwest Equity Partners. With great attention to detail and a deep knowledge of current digital and mobile technologies, Ryan understands and implements best practices for successful web development. Ryan’s client list includes Best Buy, Charles Schwab, MIMA, Prime Therapeutics and The J.M. Smucker Company. Ryan has taught Advanced Interactive Applications at the former College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. Registration Supporters+, Students, and Educators | Free Contributors, Student Non-members | $5 Nonmembers | $15 Limited capacity. No walk-ins. Larsen 7101 York Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55435 Map »

About the In-House Designers Committee An AIGA Minnesota affinity group , the In-house Designers Committee plans and organizes INcredibles, a series of events focused on in-house issues and topics. Let us know if you’d like to help plan future initiatives. Questions? Contact John Biasi, Associate Director, In-House Designers.

Contact Leadership

Amanda Sagstetter
Amanda Sagstetter
Director of Career Practice
With strong design thinking and creative execution, Amanda has been a graphic designer and effective visual communicator for the past 15 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Design Communication in 2001. Since graduating she has worked at such companies as SUPERVALU, USP Structural Connectors, and Syncada from Visa. Currently she is an in-house designer at Thrivent Financial.

She sees the big picture and understands that her designs have to do more than look visually appealing; they have to convey the brand, communicate a message, and help achieve the desired goals. Passionate about the brands and designs that she works on, she is always looking for a new, creative, and innovative way to express an idea or message.

Amanda has become increasingly active in AIGA Minnesota over the past few years as a member of the In-House Designers Committee, for which she served as the Committee Chair for a year and a half, and now as the Director of Career Practice.