Smashing Conference

New York 2014 SmashingConf New York 2014 17th–18th of June 2014

Cassie McDaniel


Cassie is a designer at Mozilla, working on the Webmaker project to help enable Web users everywhere to become web makers. She also started Women && Tech, made lots of things you can see in her design portfolio, and has published a lot about design, technology, and even some fiction and poetry.

Cassie is a fantastic writer, thinker, designer and a creative person, and we're priveledged to have her writing for Smashing Magazine as well.

And You May Ask Yourself, How Did I Get Here?

Tuesday, June 18th – 16:00

The first time I left my job was scary. The second time was easy. The third time was terrifying, and the fourth time was the best thing I’ve ever done.

Over the years I’ve worked for other people and for myself, in swanky offices and within a grim hospital, in the middle of downtown and right at home in my jammies. I’ve also tried a lot of different things – design, writing, art, book publishing, human factors design, UX and UI. Each environment and discipline has taught me something about how I like to work and who I like to work with.

If you’ve ever thought of leaving your job, this session is for you. I’ll pass on the wisdom I’ve gained from taking many personal risks, including how I learned to focus on what really really matters to me, and how I think that knowledge can help you create a job that matters to you.

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