19 February 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event Details

Building a solid portfolio that tells a compelling story and demonstrates creative problem solving is vital to any User Experience (UX) Design or Service Designer’s employment success.

How do you build a strong portfolio, and what are employers and recruiters looking for when selecting the right candidate?

At our presentation and panel, we’ll explore:

  • What it takes to build a great portfolio
  • How you can increase your employability through your portfolio
  • What seasoned UX and Service Designers look for when hiring
  • The key selection criteria for recruiters


Lana Thymianidis

Experience Producer at Academy Xi

Lana built her background with a contemporary art practice and as a Graphic Designer for Monash University. As a recruitment consultant within Digital at Michael Page, she specialised in the recruitment of UX, UI, Content and Design professionals.

Lana worked across a variety of industries with clients including RMIT, The Cancer Council, The Good Guys and Track DDB. Now at Academy Xi, Lana facilitates student Experience and Career Outcomes.

Ben Gilmore

Lead UX Instructor

Ben Gilmore is currently the User Experience (UX) Design Lead Instructor at Academy Xi. He has over 17 years experience in UX Design and four years of experience in managing Design teams across various industries including telecommunications, health, and education. With a strong passion for his work and a deep interest in Design methodology, Ben’s enjoys Agile and Lean UX and the overall process of product and service delivery.

Dates and fees


19 February 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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