Calendar

May
28
Sat
Holiday Closure: Memorial Day
May 28 – May 30 all-day

Closed in observation of Memorial Day.

Jun
2
Thu
TV & Spec Pilot Draft Intensive
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
TV & Spec Pilot Draft Intensive @ Kelso | Washington | United States

TV Spec & Pilot Draft Intensive

This course is perfect for writers who have completed an outline and are ready to write their TV spec or pilot draft while reviewing and revising core structure and other key elements.

Starting with a pre-class PREP week, writers will read a selected comedy or drama script chosen by the Instructor as well as hand in their outline in its current incarnation in order to receive notes the first day of class.  In SESSION 2, writers will receive notes on pages from the instructor and their peers on the first half of their scripts; in the 3rd SESSION, writers will receive note on the second half of their scripts.

Lessons focus on: Structure, Act Outs, Set up, Character Development, Dynamic Relationships, Conflict/Stakes, Amping Emotion and/or Comedy, Scene Techniques, and include In Class Exercises.

COST: $450.00

Limit 8 writers

Click HERE for our entire 2016 schedule!

Jun
10
Fri
TaskRabbit Orientation
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
14
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

Jun
19
Sun
Holiday Closure: Father’s Day
Jun 19 all-day

Closed in observation of Father’s Day.

Jul
2
Sat
Holiday Closure: Independence Day
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day

Closed in observation of Independence Day.

Jul
12
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

dJuo7Sff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

Jul
20
Wed
Content Modeling for Better User Experiences Everywhere: Workshop @ BLANKSPACES LA
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Content Modeling for Better User Experiences Everywhere: Workshop @ BLANKSPACES LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Special workshop event! Made possible by the generosity of our sponsor: Vitamin T.

Get your workshop ticket on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/content-model-workshop

Ready to do some content modeling? Ready to prepare your copy and media for a content management system? Ready to create compelling visual presentations of your content experience, structure, or workflow?

Get hands-on experience with creating a content model for your business and designs in this workshop. Marlowe Beckley, Senior Manager, Content Strategy at SapientNitro, guides us into the details, dirt, and power of content modeling.

Explore answers to questions such as these:

• I have a sitemap. Isn’t that a good enough content model?

• How does content modeling help me create and manage copy and media in a content management system?

• How does content modeling differ from a content inventory or audit?

• How does content modeling help prepare content for every customer on every device?

• How can a content model help me create a more personalized user experience?

This workshop continues where the June 9 introductory event leaves off. Register for the introduction meetup on Eventbrite.

We strongly recommend that attendees to this July 20 workshop also attend the June 9 meetup.

Dinner will be served.

About Marlowe Beckley

Marlowe (formerly Sarah) Beckley is the Senior Manager, Content Strategy at SapientNitro. Her agency experience includes collaboration with DDB Chicago, OgilvyOne, and Razorfish. And for more than 10 years she has put her content strategy experience and skills to work for brands such as HSBC, Allstate, State Farm, and the Options Industry Council. A strong customer experience advocate, Beckley’s experience also includes accomplishments as an editor, technical writer, and IT manager.

Beckley curates tweets and retweets at @contentstrategy and @marlowebeckley.

Get your workshop ticket on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/content-model-workshop

Thanks to our sponsor – Vitamin T!

Sep
3
Sat
Holiday Closure: Labor Day
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

Closed in observation of Labor Day.

Nov
24
Thu
Holiday Closure: Thanksgiving
Nov 24 – Nov 27 all-day

Closed in observation of Thanksgiving.

Dec
24
Sat
Holiday Closure: Christmas
Dec 24 – Dec 26 all-day

Closed in observation of Christmas.

Jan
1
Sun
Holiday Closure: New Years Day
Jan 1 all-day

Closed in observation of New Years Day.