November 05, 2014.
This event is being hosted at Google in San Francisco on Folsom and Spear.
THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST AIGA SF DESIGN EVENTS BEING HELD AT GOOGLE SF!
Design is more than things on our monitors and mobile devices. It is also architecture, sound, filmmaking, dance, food, and more. No matter which form of outcome we create, we share something in common during the creative process—from inspirations to creative choices to stories of facing, overcoming, or learning from challenges. We invite you to this event where you’ll meet creatives from various fields and hear what it takes them to create fun, innovative, and aspiring results.
Presenters:William Werner, Chef and PartnerCraftsman and Wolves
William Werner is Chef/Partner of Craftsman and Wolves, a contemporary pâtisserie in the vibrant Mission district of San Francisco, with a farmers’ market stand at the venerable Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Called “the most brilliant pastry shop in years” by Dana Cowin, of Food & Wine, Craftsman and Wolves offers seasonally changing pastries, cakes, confections, confitures, breads, desserts, as well as savory fare and signature drinks.
Since opening, Werner has garnered praise both locally and nationally in publications, including Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Esquire, and Bon Appétit, and GQ magazine named his famous “Rebel Within” as #6 on “The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now.” A Star Chefs’ “2013 Rising Star Artisan,” San Francisco magazine’s “2014 Best Pastry Chef,” Plate magazine’s “2014 30 Chefs to Watch,” and a James Beard Foundation “Outstanding Pastry Chef” nominee, he also serves as a Valrhona chef ambassador, leading professional culinary demonstrations around the country.
Brenda Way, Artistic Director, Founder of ODCTheater and Dance CommonsODC/Dance
She is the Founder and Artistic Director of ODC/Dance and creator of the ODC Theater andODC Dance Commons, community performance and training venues in San Francisco’s Mission District. Way launched ODC and an inter-arts department at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in the late 60’s before relocating to the Bay Area in 1976. She has choreographed more than 80 pieces over the last 43 years. Way’s work was selected by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2010 to represent the US in a tour of Southeast Asia, sponsored by the State Department. She is a national spokesperson for dance, has published widely, has received numerous awards including Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for both choreography and sustained achievement and 40 years of support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jordan DeBree, Co-founderHeist Projects
After several years riding freight trains and filming smugglers and bandits in northern Mexico, Jordan deBree returned to San Francisco in 2005 and started moonlighting in the commercial world. In 2008, he co-founded Heist (www.heistprojects.com)—a small creative production company that concepts, produces, directs and finishes short and long-form content for many of the world’s biggest brands—as well as some of its more promising startups. Today, Jordan spends a lot of time filming—but never on freight trains.
Jason Kelly, Founding Design PartnerFuture Cities Lab
Jason Kelly Johnson is a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab, an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California. Since 2009 Jason has authored a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems and public space. Future Cities Lab is at the forefront of exploring how advanced technologies, social media and the internet of things will profoundly affect how we live, work, communicate and play in the future. Their approach to design and making, which has been described as “high performance craft”, is also deeply experiential, interactive and materially rich. Future Cities Lab is an interdisciplinary studio employing an adventurous team of designers, architects, technologists, digital craftspeople, urban ecologists and more. Recent projects include “LIGHTSWARM” – an interactive LED facade recently installed at the YBCA in San Francisco, and the “DATAGROVE” – a social media whispering wall for Zero1 in San Jose. Jason also teaches and leads the Digital Craft Lab at the CCA
Moderator:Amy Hayes Stellhorn, FounderBig Monocle
Amy Stellhorn is the founder and CEO of Big Monocle, a nontraditional creative agency in Silicon Valley. Amy comes from Pioneer heritage and just can’t help finding effective, earnest and economical ways to get results. Lucky for her, she seems to attract the some of the most adventurous and talented people around. When she’s not distracting the team with her latest thrift-store records, you can find her inspiring them to give it their all.
Amy Amy sits on the council of THIS Inc., a leadership design organization that teaches executives throughout Silicon Valley and around the world how to lead by design (not by default). The Council represents an eclectic, cross-discipline team who bring counterintuitive insight into every classroom. Amy also sits on the board of Backyard Broadcast and has previously served on the board of AIGA SF.
Formerly, Amy served as the Vice President of Creative for the Larsen Silicon Valley office. She specialized in strategic, high-level thinking and demonstrated a particular talent for building high-performing teams. Her first job was with Marty Neumeier on the design team of Critique, a critically acclaimed journal of graphic design. She has won awards at leading publications throughout the country and across all forms of media, and has lectured and critiqued at universities around the US. Her greatest passion is in applying design thinking beyond marketing to all aspects of life and leadership.
When:Arrive between 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm Event will start at 7:00 pm sharp
Where:Google San Francisco (6th floor)345 Spear StreetSan Francisco, CA94105Please take the elevator to the 6th floor where security will check you in.
Tickets:$15 for public | $10 for studentsMust pre-purchase a ticket for entry! TIckets will not be available at the door!
All proceeds benefit AIGA SF, a non-profit 501(3)c and the AIGA SF Enrichment Scholarship
If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact AIGA SF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-626-6008. For reasonable assistance accommodations to be provided, please RSVP for the event and notify us at least 2 weeks in advance. If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements by the time of the event. More information about accessibility, public transportation and parking.