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About / Public Speaking
We remember when “view source” was invented.
For more than a decade, members of the riser team have been pioneering the digital media world.
For more than a decade, members of the Riser Media team have been pioneers in the digital media world. We can regale you with stories of Telnetting onto the server and hand-coding HTML right on the live site. We remember when “View Source” was invented. We were building in Flash before it was called Flash. We have been invited many times to share our vast experience and knowledge base in various venues. We would be honored to assist in your next graphic design or development related venue as a speaker, panelist, or award judge.
UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES
Our team members have spoken at many universities (Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, Stevens Henager College, and several others). We are always happy to share our thoughts with upcoming designers and programmers. We are well aware that they are the people we will be hiring a couple years from now and are happy to share ideas to help them get on the right track in their careers.Invite us to participate at your event.
“NUGGETS FROM THE TRENCHES” LECTURE
In his lecture “Nuggets from the Trenches,” Michael shares advice learned in the trenches of the graphic design industry. Each nugget relates to the core elements of success in graphic design: relationships, quality, and productivity. Drama is for soap operas, OCD is an attribute, don't work in a vacuum, hairy moles, and polishing turds are just a few of the popular words of wisdom that Michael is always happy to share.Invite us to participate at your event.
Graphic design award judging
Our team members will tell you that we love to judge graphic design. Heck, we judge their work every single day. We also have experience in formal design show judging. Most recently, Michael Janda was proud to serve as a judge at the Nashville Addy’s. We would love to send one of our most qualified team members to your next graphic design competition to serve as a judge.Invite us to participate at your event.
"Well, I'm sure you've been thrown 37,592,374 kudos since your presentation... but you can never hear too many good things about yourself. :) So, lemme say that I have truly never benefited from a speaker as I did/will from you. I graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design and feel certain that I have had more opportunities to take advantage of guest speakers than most... so when I say that your's was by far the best - that says a whole lot!"
"I attended the Think Tank conference in Nashville over the weekend. I wanted to thank you for offering up your "Nuggets" of advice. Your presentation was very helpful to a full time freelance web designer/developer who works in a vacuum. It helped to see what I am doing right, and what I can do better. Again thank you for taking the time to do the presentation."
"I just wanted to let Michael Janda know how much I enjoyed his presentation at the AIGA Nashville ThinkTank this past Saturday. I am currently a graphic design student at Westwood College Online. I worked as an engineer for the past ten years before I realized how much it sucked. I liked his humor and stories about getting started in the graphic design business. His "nuggets" are great tips for all designers and business owners. Good common sense."