MATTHEW MANOS - DMA ENTREPRENEUR WORKSHOP

Jan 20th, 2017

UCLA Design Media Arts presents Matthew Manos, a DMA alumni, to come and speak to our undergraduate students about career paths, business models and life after graduation. This workshop will cover Matthew’s own experiences as a successful entrepreneur, introduce trends in business/entrepreneurship, methodology used at verynice for designing new business models, and a workshop activity for students to group together and develop business models. Come and learn practical, hands on strategies for how to prepare for the next step after graduation.

More about Matthew Manos:
Social Enterprise Advocate. Raconteur. Design Strategy Practitioner. Educator. Pro-Bono Service Activist.

Matthew Manos is the Managing Director of verynice, a global design-strategy consultancy home to a diverse clientele including UNICEF, Google, and The American Heart Association. As a leading advocate for integrated pro-bono service, verynice's "give-half" model has allowed the business to provide 426 organizations with 87,271 hours of service over the past decade, a gift currently valued at over $5,367,195 (April, 2016). Matthew founded the consultancy in 2008 as an evolution of the practice he accidentally established after meeting his first pro-bono client at a skatepark when he was 16 years old. verynice's award-winning work has reached millions of people, and the team has built over 500 brands in every sector and industry across the globe. verynice's diverse service offerings challenge the standard definition of “design”, and span four core focus areas: visual communication, digital product design, design strategy, and strategic foresight.



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