Room 3249 | 10:05 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panelists explore interviewing tips and discuss what it means to be a cross-disciplinary creative. Panelist will also  touch on landing your first job and embracing the changes that will inevitably occur throughout your career. Professional work life advice will be offered to take you to the next level of your design career.

JIM BABBAGE (Adobe Senior Solutions Consultant – Education)

Jim Babbage’s passion to share knowledge, take photographs, and manipulate images led him to long-lasting careers in those areas as both a college professor and creative professional. Jim is the author of several books and video training titles on Adobe Fireworks, and written hundreds of articles on Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Lightroom and general web and photography topics, and has spoken at Adobe MAX, App-aloosa, and D2WC. Currently, Jim is a Senior Solutions Consultant for Adobe, supporting the Canadian and American educational sales team. 

 Learn more about Jim’s passion for photography at: Behance, Flickr and Instagram

NATALYA SPICKER (Division Director – The Creative Group)

Natalya Spicker is the Division Director at The Creative Group (TCG). TCG is a leader among marketing and creative staffing agencies, who specialize in connecting talented, creative professionals with companies looking to hire interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent.


Sahim is the founder of Zaid Designs, Inc., a full-service Internet Marketing & Advertising firm in South Florida. Zaid Designs serves clients in World-Class Construction & Architecture, Luxury Real-estate, Mega Yachts, Legal, Healthcare / Telemedicine, Manufacturing and Finance.