Mindfulmedia artist and alum Drew Stone shares career wisdom through "College to Confidence"

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Drew Stone is a mindfulmedia artist bent towards creativity, design, organizational leadership, games, and forward-thinking culture.

Drew holds a Certificate of Excellence in Filmmaking from Seattle Film institute.  He completed undergraduate degrees in Media & Communication Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (’14) at UW Bothell and a Master of Communication in Communities and Networks (’16) at UW Seattle.  He is a Project Manager for the Augmented Reality tool built for Microsoft HoloLens, DisastARcons, and helped lead his team to win the “Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief” category at the 2016 Seattle Virtual Reality Hackathon.  Drew is a board member for Blue Earth Alliance, a nonprofit that provides assistance to documentary photographers, and co-founder and co-CEO of YantraWare, which develops play-practice technology tools for mindfulness.

Drew channels his talents in collaboration, innovation, and iterative design towards purposeful and well-crafted engagements and projects, and loves bringing people together to create novel and useful concepts from ideas into reality. For updates on his endeavors, follow Drew on Twitter @stonedrew.

Drew visited Alka Kurian’s Portfolio Capstone course to share his career journey. View Drew’s presentation “College to Confidence,” for sage wisdom on charting your course. Here Drew discusses the importance of a cultural match with employers, why it’s okay to quit, and the empowerment of trusting your gut.