UX Resume + Portfolio Building & Getting It All Online with WordPress

UXPALA Presents:


We all need to to do – have a current resume and portfolio and have it all up online. Your website is THE key to how you are perceived your peers and potential employers and clients all over the world. And yet you procrastinate somehow it never seems to get done or if you do make the effort you whiz through it just to get it over with.  


One of the most prominent skills to being a good UX professional is the art of storytelling. And yet the hardest story you will ever tell is the one about yourself. In this mini-workshop we’ll go over what a contextual UX Resume is and why you need to write one, your support system in doing so, the talking points you should be writing from the exercise and how to take all that information and create a journey-filled online-portfolio. The 2nd half of the workshop will focus on getting your site up and running using WordPress.

We’re excited to welcome Adam Silver, WordPress Education, Trainer and Developer.


8:00 am – Check-In/Breakfast/Networking

8:15 am – Day overview, Business, Sponsors

8:30 am – Your UX Resume Content — Case Study

  • Writing a contextual Resume
  • Writing Talking points

9:00 am – Your UX Portfolio Content and Organization —  Case Study

  • Recruiter Persona
  • Case Study website broken down
  • Workshop Participant Website – Case Study Analyzed/Feedback

10:15 am – Break

10:30 am – WordPress Overview

11:30 am – Using Themes – A Case Study

12:15 am – Theme Frameworks – Beaver Builder

12:45 am – Final Q&A



Adam Silver is a native of Southern California, and is a serial entrepreneur, and currently provides WordPress development and support services through ConciergeWP.com. He also produces two weekly podcast: KitchenSinkWP.com & GetOptionsPodcast.com, runs the SouthBay WordPress Meetup. Additionally, he was the lead organizer for WordCamp Los Angeles 2016, and in his free time, he speaks at industry events sharing his insights & expertise into all things digital. Adam has been married for 18 years to his amazing wife and has 3 wickedly cool kids.  @heyadamsilver 

ConciergeWP.com — A boutique WordPress agency, ConciergeWP.com provides website development, support & consulting services. We provide peace of mind andconfidence, taking care of your website, so you can focus on your actual customers and business! Adam Silver
(lead concierge) and his expert team improve WordPress websites everyday by handling technical and strategic details that increase leads and grow business for their clients.
#WordPress    #WordPressSupport   #ConciergeWP.com

INSTRUCTOR – David LaFontaine 

David LaFontaine is a UX Researher and Designer – expert in solving problems in ways that bridge the divide between the creative and business sides of organizations. He has extensive experience with research, digital product design and development, multimedia content creation and web analytics. He can call on a deep toolbox of skills that includes translating and communicating complex technical and analytic data into actionable insights and knowledge to audiences of experts or novices. David has taught Digital Immersion and Online Multimedia/Digital Publishing at the Annenberg School for Journalism at the University of Southern California. He is a also a published author.  @davelafontaine 

INSTRUCTOR – Marcella Missirian

Marcella Missirian is an entrepreneur, UX fanatic, designer, teacher, mentor and cook. Marcella’s work has been seen globally and has inspired an entire generation of UX professionals. She continues to set the standard for usability and UX that is functional, delightful and rich in emotional experience!
Marcella is the President of UXPA, Los Angeles Chapter, and CEO of of Media Mash UX and Marcella Creative Inc. She is an active participant at many design, ux and technology events throughout the world. @Marcella_UX





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We cater to a wide range of industries that have found a home in our coworking space.

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