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Wix Playground Presents:

Career Therapy



Wix Playground

235 W 23rd St., NYC 8th floor

Feb 21, 6:30 PM

Professional Development for Designers

Join our panel discussion followed by intimate breakaway campfire sessions with Perrin Drumm, Alex Center, YuJune Park, Shyama Golden, Cap Watkins and Zipeng Zhu. They’ll share their experiences on dealing with failures, collaborating in a team and gaining professional independence. Learn how you can develop your design career both professionally and personally over tea and cake. 


This session is recommended for students and recent graduates. We’ll also be reviewing website portfolio submissions for the Wix Design Playground.


Alex Center: Designer and Founder of CENTER

Based in Brooklyn, Alex Center is a designer and founder of the branding company CENTER. Prior to launching his own studio, he spent 11 years working for Coca-Cola, where he led the strategy and design vision for vitaminwater, smartwater and Powerade

Perrin Drumm is a writer and founder and director of Eye on Design, a magazine about the world's most exciting designers—and the issues they care about most (published by AIGA, the oldest and largest nonprofit design association in the U.S.). Previously, she worked at Condé Nast, The Sundance Channel, The Paris Review, Adobe and TED.

Shyama Golden: Artist, Illustrator and Designer

Shyama Golden is a Brooklyn based artist whose paintings lie strategically between the cute and uncanny, inviting the viewer to discover new details through multiple viewings. She’s collaborated with some of the world’s biggest brands including Universal Pictures, The New York Times, Apple, Wired and Penguin Random House.

YuJune Park is the co-founder of Synoptic Office, a multidisciplinary design studio. She’s also the Associate Director of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design. Her work has been recognized by AIGA, I.D. Annual Design Review, and the ADC Awards. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Zipeng Zhu: Designer, Illustrator, Animator and Art Director

Zipeng Zhu is a Chinese-born designer, art director, illustrator and animator in New York City who wants to make everyday a razzle-dazzle musical. His clients include Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Netflix, Viacom, The New Yorker, Fox, Animal Planet, CNN,Refinery29, Chobani, and Samsung. Since graduating, he’s worked for the School of Visual Arts, Pentagram and Sagmeister & Walsh. He’s been recognized by the Art Directors Club Young Guns 13, Print Magazine’s New Visual Artist and The One Show Young Ones. His work has been exhibited all over the world including New York, Barcelona, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai and other major museums and institutions. He recently started Dazzle, his own creative studio to make everything dazzling.

Cap Watkins is the founder of Practical Works, an organizational and leadership consultancy based in Brooklyn. Prior to launching his own company, Watkins was the VP of Design at Buzzfeed. His past work includes Etsy and hush-hush stuff at Amazon.

Reserve your spot today. Space is limited!


Wix Playground
235 W 23rd St., NYC, 8th floor