Tech Talk Tuesday: Exploring Careers in Design | BAVC

Tech Talk Tuesday: Exploring Careers in Design

February 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm


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Panel Discussion
September Tech Talk Tuesday

Join BAVC for the February edition of Tech Talk Tuesdays, our monthly speaker series, where insiders from tech and other industries share the tips and learning experiences they've gathered while job-hunting and networking. You'll leave with new perspectives and new tools to help you on your own career path.

Come mingle with fellow TechSF participants and future applicants, enjoy refreshments, and learn new approaches to navigating the field.

  • When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
  • Where: BAVC, 2727 Mariposa St., 2nd Floor
  • Speaker: Nomi Talisman, Freelance Motion Designer and Eric Oehrl, Motion Graphics Artist, Apple

A Q&A session with BAVC’s Workforce Development Lead, Annie Tahtinen, we’ll hear from TechSF Alumna Nomi Talisman about navigating a freelance career as a Motion Designer and tips she has employed to keep the work coming in. 

Nomi Talisman: February Tech Talk Tuesday
More about Nomi: Nomi Talisman is a SF-based new media Designer (in motion, animation, editing, print media) and an award-winning independent filmmaker. Her short film Last Day pf Freedom (2015) was nominated for an Academy Award and won an Emmy. Her work was supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA grant, Creative Work Fund and others, and was screened and exhibited internationally.Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2001, Talisman had a decade-long career in Israel, where she exhibited her photographic work in museums and galleries, supported by numerous national and international awards, such as the Israel-America Cultural Fund, The National Young Artist Award, The British Council, And the Israeli-British Multi Exposure Photography Award. Talisman’s professional work with legal mitigation specialists enabled her to build relationships of trust with the prisoners and families whose stories are at the heart of her animated documentary films. 

TechSF Alum and Apple Motion Designer, Eric Oehrl sitting on a chair looking at the camera somewhere in San Francisco.
More about Eric: Self described "100% creative, 100% geek," Eric creates animation, edits video, and often integrates some combination of the two to sell products and advance causes. He relies heavily on the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as a number of third-party plugins to do everything from green screen removal to the puppet tool to kinetic type. Eric can cull through hours of footage to cut together a succinct video, or make compelling footage from still assets. He has also honed his ear over the years for shortening and looping music tracks as well as mixing voice over into the project. His work has been shown at the White House, in Times Square, and even Stephan Curry's Twitter feed. Eric has worked at an agency in the Presidio, freelanced for clients around the Bay Area, and have done contract work in the South Bay. Some of the brands Eric has worked on include Microsoft, Brita, Facebook, Cost Plus World Market, PG&E, Jack Links, and Goldman Environmental Prize. 

Come mingle with fellow TechSF participants and future applicants, enjoy refreshments, and learn new approaches to navigating the field.