PUMA: This is what happens when you begin to understand your consumers

The age of “get what we have” is over. Brands used to interact with their customers only episodically; attract potential buyers, convince them to make a purchase and goodbye. Today, thanks to new technologies, we can listen and understand customer on an individual basis, and respond to their needs & desires with custom tailored experiences.

Public Speaking Essentials: Crafting a Talk

Whether presenting at a conference or talking about your work, public speaking is a critical skill for designers. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn an essential part of public speaking: how to craft a compelling talk. We’ll share a framework you can use to prepare for any presentation, teach you how to use

Hello! Alibaba Design

Alibaba Group was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma, and now reaches users in more than 240 countries and regions. Alibaba Design consists of more than 2,000 designers and 40 design teams of Alibaba Group, including the design teams across Taobao, Tmall, Fliggy, International User Experience, Ant Financial, Alibaba Cloud, AliMama, CaiNiao Logistics, Alibaba Enternainment,

Designing the Future of Food & Beverage

What can brands do to elevate the taste and emotional value of new food processes and alternatives? How can brands shift the conversation around sustainable innovation from why we need it to why we want it? Following our panel, please stay to meet peers in the industry over drinks and light bites. Moderator: Jon Vallance,

STUDIO CRAWL JUNE 21: North Beach, Polk Street, FiDi, SoMa

Studio Crawls are an annual, highly anticipated event where attendees go from studio to studio, peek inside and meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs and brands. Studio Crawl is held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries, tech companies and startups around San Francisco allowing studios

Manual: 10. Publication launch.

Join Manual in celebrating 10 years of the studio’s work in branding, graphic design, and art direction. Be among the first to receive a copy of their upcoming print publication “Manual: 10.” The 72 page publication showcases Manual’s prolific work across brand identity, publications, typefaces, packaging, environments, and digital projects – and features previously unpublished

UX Careers: Turning Points, Mistakes, and Lessons

Zenefits’ design team members will talk about their journeys to Zenefits; each one will share career turning points/milestones and mistakes/lessons. Food and drinks are included in this event. We will also offer 30 mins of our time for free career consultations through a raffle for people who come to the event! Casey Busher – Marketing

The Future of Local Retail and Tech

We are at the precipice of a new era where local retail has seen a rise in the last few decades. Come learn and meet with folks who are leading the movement through technology, art, and design. Panelists will be added shortly. Light bites and drinks will be provided!

Design Systems: How to Keep in Sync with Code

Do you work on a digital product team that uses a design system? Or are you interested in adopting a design system within your team? Join us and our panel of experts to discuss the challenges — and some solutions! — to keeping your design system in sync with code. Designers, developers, and unicorns of

Digital Revolution: Designing in the ’90s

The ’90s forever changed design. It was the rise of internet, faster and more powerful computers, new software and the start of rapid prototyping. Design was now digital. To celebrate Astro Studios’ 25th anniversary, join us for a collaborative exhibit of works from Astro’s early years and Letterform Archive’s collection. From brand identity and advertising

Why tech companies invest in brand design?

Hand-in-hand with the rise of digital transformation comes a changing role and meaning for brand design in the tech space. In this month’s meetup, we are pulling together experts in brand design from Pinterest, Dropbox, and Cloudflare to better understand how brand extends beyond visual identity and into aspects of a company’s values and vision.

Pulling Off The Impossible Takes More Than Conceptual Thinking

If you had to solve the most impossibly complex client challenge what would be your first step as a designer? What technology would you use if there were no constraints? Come find out how our band of misfits solve ambiguous challenges using strategic insight, authentic storytelling, interactive design and ground-breaking technology for some of the

Boss Ladies: Let’s talk about being bosses and being ladies

Whether you’re a solo freelancer/contractor or studio owner, the highs and lows of running a business are real. Nothing helps to energize, inspire, and relieve like swapping war stories and discussing lessons learned along the path of this insane endeavor, all while sipping coffee and eating snacks. Katelyn and Malin of Edition, a creative design

Timelapse Creative Mixer & Happy Hour

We invite you to an evening of great networking and creativity in the Mission District. Join our SF team for drinks and snacks while discussing your creative and marketing goals! Discover how we have helped our clients (Stanford Research Park, Lyft, Viber, Tawkify, LinkedIn, and more) change the game and break creative boundaries through innovative

A Happy Hour for the Collaborative Creative. Hosted by Studio M in the garden with wine, music and a workshop.

Studio M is a collaborative creative space, where people from different disciplines come together to share resources, exchange ideas, and create tangible products. Please join us to view our work, enjoy lively conversation and a glass of wine, with an open workshop. Serena Clizia, architecture, interior design, furniture, consumer products and fashion. She will present