PHXDW Lunchtime Workshop: Circularity with Tallwave – SOLD OUT

Join the Tallwave team for a free PHXDW lunchtime workshop during the Beyond Design Conference!


As designers, we launch our products and services after months of empathizing, research, and iterating in order to improve the lives of users in a meaningful way. But what would you think if you found out that many of the design solutions created every day — even those with the best of intentions — can often lead to negative consequences for our planet and resources? It's time to ditch the linear way of thinking and begin to imagine a world where all materials, parts, products, and services don't stop being useful at the end of their lifecycles. Come learn how to shift your mindset, identify circular opportunities, and eliminate waste from your own design solutions. Topics include:

  • intro to circular design
  • finding circular opportunities
  • circular design brainstorm session

This workshop is generously sponsored by Tallwave and includes lunch if registered by Monday, 9/24. Registrations will still be open, but we will not be able to order lunch for any orders placed after that date. Limited to 40 Phoenix Design Week / Beyond Design ticketed attendees. We ask that you please be respectful of our sponsors and the catering department, and only register if you will definitely attend. Lunch selections include sandwich, salad, or wrap; mark choice and any dietary considerations on order form.

About the Presenters

Jen Walsh Portrait

Jen Walsh

Jen Walsh is Design Director at Tallwave. A 19-year veteran in the digital world, she's experienced in all aspects of the design process. Over the years she has worked her way through many roles, including front-end developer, interactive project manager, and QA lead. Finally finding her passion in User Experience research and design, Jen has spent the last 11 years as an advocate for the end user. Over the past 7 years, she has fallen deep into the world of design thinking, coming to love and focus on the effectiveness of lean design. She understands that while there may be multiple possible solutions to a problem, there’s a right way to get to the a solution that benefits both the client and their end users.

Alyssa Hayes Portrait

Alyssa Hayes

As a Senior Designer at Tallwave, Alyssa specializes in weaving user experience design, visual design, and design thinking together in order to solve the needs of both the customer and the business. Alyssa is passionate about contributing to a positive future, socially and environmentally, which led to a master’s degree in Sustainable Design and developing the capacity to approach design challenges by integrating systems thinking, biomimicry, and life cycle analysis. Alyssa also loves learning about food systems and spent a couple of years volunteering with a local organic farm.

Chelsey Wittler-Gloetzner Portrait

Chelsey Wittler-Gloetzner

Chelsey, a Senior Designer at Tallwave, comes alive for frustration-free interfaces and effectively empathizing with users. During her career, Chelsey has helped create impactful and innovative solutions for some of the world's largest brands as well as small, local non-profits. While Product Design is her passion, she holds a special affection for illustration and cross-cultural studies. Although she is currently learning to thrive in Florida's overgrowth and humidity, Chelsey is a born and raised Arizonan.

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master mailing list.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Speakers' presentations and viewpoints are their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of AIGA Arizona. We are not responsible for the content of every presentation; please be aware that adult language, visuals or topics may sometimes be included.

When & Where
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 12:50 PM - 1:50 PM MST
Phoenix Convention Center North
100 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004