This post is mostly for those of you already in Europe. I'm graduating with a BS in Human-Computer Interaction and a BA in Int'l Relations soon, and I'm really interested in just working in Europe for a little bit as a UX/Ix Designer. I have 1-2 years of design experience.
So those of you US citizens working in Europe right now, how did you end up there? How was the visa process?
I'm looking for resources on first finding a UX-related job abroad, and then information on how to do the entire legal process.
The National Design Awards were recently announced by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (the US's Smithsonian Museum's museum on Design). http://www.nationaldesignawards.org/2010/category/Interaction-Design/
The winner was Lisa Strausfeld (of Pentagram) and the 2 runner ups were Local Projects and Potion.
Looking at these winners, I felt uncomfortable. I have as wide and encompassing a definition of IxD as anyone and yes these candidates have done tremendous work, but there is something missing, or are we missing something here in this organization/community?