The Power of Design: Cultivating Connection and Experiences

The leadership at Kids & Art Foundation had a long-term vision: they wanted to reach families at the beginning of their child’s pediatric cancer diagnosis, to expand their reach from their Bay Area in-person workshops. Their vision was to have a kit that could provide a moment of relief to families at the beginning of

Unleashing Creativity Through the Failure Mindset

We all want to be more creative, but what if unlocking your creative genius was hiding in something remarkably ordinary – your fear of failure. In this class, you will learn how to unleash creativity and problem solve quicker through the failure mindset. You will learn tactics, a methodology, and how to shift your mindset.

A Year in Review: Taking Intuit Events Fully Digital

Join Intuit’s Brand Experiences & Storytelling team as they reflect on a year of creating digital experiences for internal and external audiences. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear directly from the designers about the process of building global virtual events – from a series of conferences for +28,000 attendees, to a quarterly State of the

Career transitions : From agency to tech

Considering a design career at a tech company like Google but have a background in graphic design or art direction? We invite designers and creatives of all backgrounds and professional experiences to join us for a live presentation on the transition from creative agencies to design teams at Google. You’ll hear from a designer who

How to Turn Passion into Execution: Designing for Social Good

This presentation and panel discussion will focus on the process and implementation of designing for social good. We will highlight tools and techniques that Fenton has developed to help integrate the education of the design process, the knowledge of social impact areas, and the limitations of working with non-profit organizations into everything we do. Having

Sea Change: Designing Sustainable Seafood

Join us for a discussion with Wildtype, a Bay Area company and pioneer in cellular agriculture. Their mission was (and is) lofty: create the cleanest, most sustainable seafood on the planet, starting with salmon. We’ll talk about the future of protein-based food, share stories of how we helped design this brand, and why sustainability inspires

Virtual Studio Crawl with Nonfiction

In August 2020, Nonfiction moved into a brand new studio in the heart of San Francisco that includes a Material Library (in partnership with Material ConneXion), a complete workshop, and prototyping areas. We’d love to show you our new place. During this tour, Phnam Bagley and Mardis Bagley (Co-Founders and Creative Directors) will show you

The Future of Collaborative Making

frog and Campfire will tell the origin story of their recent collaboration on the design of Campfire’s 3D holographic technology which enables both AR and VR for the purpose of product design. Campfire is an XR startup that just emerged from stealth and will be launching as a subscription in the fall. The panel will

Why Google Needs Art Directors: The importance of storytelling

What makes Google feel like Google in 2021? The answer lies within a cadre of art directors that are evolving the visual and brand language of the company by looking beyond our walls and finding emerging illustrators, typographers, photographers, artists, and directors to inspire a whole new way to see Google. We’ll sit down with

Creating racial equity in product design at Google

What role do designers play in building products that are human-centered, ethical, and inclusive? – How can we as designers and product teams react to the world around us? In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, teams around Google have looked for ways to get engaged, using their technical and creative expertise to

Power Hour – A happy hour discussion through the Power of a Brand

Join ROY Hospitality for a virtual happy hour – POWER OF A BRAND! Hosted by Amass and Une Femme Wines In this Power Hour, we examine and celebrate the views of industry perspectives throughout the branding spectrum. A conversation that will take us through the minds of restaurateurs, designers, and product owners. We will deep

Personal Branding Techniques for Designers Workshop

Are you feeling stuck in your career? Are you wondering how you possibly can win the job application game in a highly competitive job market? Or maybe you’re worried about your professional growth during the turbulent times of remote work and layoffs? Use the power of personal branding to give yourself a competitive advantage and