How to Go From Design Leader to Designer Founder

What does it take to make the jump from design leader to designer founder? This workshop is for design leaders with a burning idea or an inkling that they want to launch their own idea into the world – be it a side project, internal project or a company of their very own. We’ll explore

InVision: Design Systems Roundtable

Implementing a design system is becoming a critical element of retaining consistency in design as a company scales, and can also save teams the time and frustration of duplicating their efforts. In our discussions with design leaders across industries, The Design Education team at InVision has been hearing a lot lately about design systems: the

Closing the Loop @ Yelp

Yelp is constantly finding new ways to bridge the gap between you and your favorite local businesses. It all started with reviews, giving the community a voice, but now Yelp has expanded into food ordering, reservations, requesting a quote, and messaging a business directly. Today, Yelp offers a diverse set of tools purpose-built to connect

The Roles of Art and Technology in Shaping our Environment

City View Theater, Pier 27 in San Francisco Tasked with the honor of creating the entrance experience for this year’s Opening Reception, LOCZIdesign joined forces with (Heavy Projects), CULT Exhibitions Aimee Friberg and artists Rhonda Holberton and Can Buyukberber to create a layered experience, tempting the senses through sight and sound and engaging the mind as

Panel: Design Innovation for Virtual and Augmented Reality – by Presence

Bay View Theater, Pier 27 in San Francisco Presence has joined forces with AIGA to convene leaders designing in a new medium: immersive reality. Business and social sector leaders will show us how immersive reality has transcended the world of video-games to create new real-world possibilities for people and organizations. We’ll explore immersive reality’s power to

VR: The Realness

Multi-disciplinary panel on the evolution of digital tools and how they are impacting the design process. From hand sketching to watercolor to Sketchup and 3D imaging, a discussion on the evolution of design and how we use new tools to sell our vision and create successful projects. 6:00pm Cocktails and Networking 6:30pm – 7:30pm Panel

Inside the Studio: HoneyBook + Designer Fund

HoneyBook and Designer Fund are partnering up to throw one badass design event. Our Product team will share why using intuition to balance between qualitative and quantitative elements is critical in creating data-inspired design. We’ll provide insights into our learnings about launching mobile through this philosophy, and how our product has evolved as a result

Design for Life: How do we experience Cool?

Capital One invites you to our Design Week kick-off event for a fun and engaging evening! Come check out our swanky new digs and mingle with our amazing design team.   6:00-6:15pm – Welcome & Mingle 6:15-7:15pm Karen Holtzblatt – (45 min talk + 15 min Q&A) Contextual Design: Design for Life Karen Holtzblatt, widely

Mentorship with SF Design Leadership

Capital One is hosting a mentoring event at their new offices by bringing together a once in a career experience to get advice from some of the most accomplished design leaders practicing today in the bay area. This event was created to help designers develop and grow within the Bay Area design community. Attendees will

Design Trajectories Panel

With more than 40 years of SF design practice between the two of them, Bill Hill, Director of Service Design at Capital One and Brandon Schauer, Head of Emerging Design Practices at Capital One, come together to chat about the city and its design culture. The pair will be discussing their own histories before laying

An Evening with Google Design

An Evening with Google Design is a series of lightning talks with designers from around Google, including a happy hour and Q and A session. See first hand the breadth and depth of our designer’s work and their own stories getting to and working within Google. The evening features four designers discussing their roles, career

The Future of Making Things is Now

Right here, right now. Come meet some of our most innovative designers and makers pushing today’s technology to new highs and providing a window into what the future of making things holds. Join us at the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop for a fun (and fascinating!) event kicked off with a welcome from Maria Giudice, Autodesk

Autodesk Gallery Tour

Design Shapes the World From the buildings we live and work in to the machines that propel us forward to the products that enrich our lives, we live in a designed world. Bringing together stories of exceptional design and engineering from across the globe, the Autodesk Gallery celebrates the creative process and shows how people

Autodesk Design & Make Experience

Autodesk Design & Make Experience Experience what it’s like to take an idea from design through fabrication at the Autodesk Gallery Design & Make Studio at One Market in San Francisco. It’s the perfect place for designers and makers of all ages—including students and educators—who want to get their hands on the latest design and

Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop, Studio Tour 4

SF Design Week attendees are invited to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop, Studio Tour 3

SF Design Week attendees are invited to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop, Studio Tour 2

SF Design Week attendees are invited to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop, Studio Tour 1

SF Design Week attendees are invited to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

The Future of Web Design

Create without compromise using the Brandcast Design Studio™. We’re reinventing web design: no code, no templates, just freedom. Join us for a fun evening of design discussion, free beer, and a free account! Format: Our Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Hayes Metzger will lead a chat on the impact of new technologies on the creative

Design Sprints for Social Good

Nonprofits need great design now more than ever. Through trial and error, our studio has developed a new design sprint method to bring complex projects to life, quickly and effectively. Whether tackling global issues like women’s equity or helping our sanctuary city stay safe, the Elefint’s design sprint has helped numerous nonprofits achieve their goals.

Graphic Recording: Tapping Your Inner Cave Painter to Drive Business Results

In this 3-hour workshop, participants are immersed in the real-time, hand-drawn visual language of “graphic recording” and discover why thousands of companies and not-for-profits around the world have relied on this unique practice at their most strategic meetings and events. Learn about and begin to practice a powerful meeting facilitation technique that taps directly into

Designing the Difference: Giving Your Hardware Startup a Creative Edge

What sets design-oriented companies apart? This event is a lively panel discussion on how design makes good business sense. Four of Y Studios’ clients—Chime (Chai Brewer), Marble (Ground Delivery Robot), VAVA (Bluetooth speakers and Dash Camera) and Voga Coffee (Batch Coffee Brewer)—will talk about how design helps them create products and customer experiences that elevate

Designing Transformational Experiences at Propelland

What are the best practices for building products, services and experiences that people love? Come learn more about the tools we employ for problem-solving. This event will bring together designers, technologists, creators, strategists, entrepreneurs and any curious folks to connect over our shared interest in designing transformational services, products and experiences. We will discuss process—specifcally

More Than Tickets: Designing for Live Events

A behind-the-scenes look into designing for venues, promoters, and fans along with various touch points that make up your favorite live events. Our designers from brand marketing, product design and web design/development services will walk you through current work and design thinking while touching on challenges they face in an evolving industry. What you will