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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

Friday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A Universal Language: Inclusive Design Now Open

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Industry leaders and designers discuss techniques for keeping design culturally-relevant, inclusive, and accessible through basic design principles, maintaining reliable user-experience, ultimately working to create better user-experiences.

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Lance Barrera

Product Designer, WillowTree
Lance Barrera creates innovative digital products for the world's leading brands. Outside of work, Lance hosts and organizes the CreativeMornings Charlottesville chapter. He is on the Programming Committee for The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and also contributes to Charlottesville... Read More →

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Jordan Devries

Director of UX, Brave UX
Jordan DeVries is the Director of UX at Brave UX, a UX agency that designs complex application interfaces. Jordan has been writing, architecting, designing, developing and animating interfaces for the past 15 years. His work has been featured in multiple publications, including Fast... Read More →
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Shauna Keating

Product Designer, TurnTo Networks
Shauna is an inclusive designer on the front end team at Moonfarmer, a creative digital studio based in the city of Kingston, NY. She currently serves on the board of directors for AIGA Upstate NY, and co-organizes the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup & Catskills Conf.
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Julia Swenson

Director of Product Design, WillowTree
Julia Jamieson Swenson is Director of Product Design at WillowTree. Julia previously served on the board of AIGA West Michigan and as founding host of Creative Mornings Grand Rapids. 

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We are a team of experienced, creative, and hard-working designers, developers, and strategists who are passionate about our craft.
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Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.

Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
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