The Design Futures Lab at California College of the Arts presents: Prompts, strategies, and tactics to help you think beyond the now

Learn new ways to start/spark/transform your creative process and your capacity to ‘future-think’. 4 leading practitioners (and CCA educators!) working in futures, design + foresight will each present a design prompt/strategy/tactic they have used to move beyond a near-term mentality. These presentations will be followed by a short and lively conversation about building mental flexibility

The Design Futures Lab at California College of the Arts presents: Forms, formats, and aesthetics of the future

Learn new ways to start/spark/transform your creative process and your capacity to ‘future-think’. 4 leading practitioners (and CCA educators!) working in new forms and formats of graphic design will each present a design prompt/strategy/tactic they have used to move beyond a near-term mentality. These presentations will be followed by a short and lively conversation about

DocuSign x SFDW

Event Schdedule 10:00am – 10:05am Introduction 10:05am – 10:20am First lightning talk [Gabi & Morgan] (15 min + ~2min transition) [No Q&A] 10:20am – 10:35am Second lightning talk [Ben] 15 min + ~2min transition) [No Q&A] 10:40am – 10:55am Third lightning talk [Jake & Isaac] (15 min + ~2min transition) [No Q&A] 10:55am – 11:00am

The Letterform Archive Online

Letterform Archive is a Nonprofit center for inspiration, education, & community in graphic design located in the Dogpatch. When we launched the Online Archive on April 7, we had no idea the venture would break part of the internet. One month, two server crashes, and over 200,000 hits later, the free resource continues to grow

Designing with Optimism

Core to being a designer is the ability to envision beyond the way things are, to the highest potential of how they could be. There’s no doubt that the last few months have brought uncertainty, sadness, and adversity upon us. Yet, this moment is also full of opportunities to improve our products, experiences, and systems-our

Pleasure, sex, and safe-abortion: Designing around taboo topics

Wake up with YLabs! Grab your morning beverage of choice and prepare to get your creative juices flowing. In this virtual show-and-tell, you’ll hear from YLabs designers as they share stories and insights from our projects around the world. We’ve worked with young people, religious leaders, and government stakeholders to understand, explore, and design for

Voicing Emotion in an Age of Data-Based Marketing

Speakers: Warren Chase, COO of Firewood Henry Cowling, Managing Director at MediaMonks San Francisco Louise Martens, Global Head of Embedded Production at MediaMonks Michiel Schriever, Executive Creative Director at Firewood Moderated by: Stephanie Lachowicz, Senior Art Director at Firewood Brands must take into consideration more and more aspects of digital marketing’s nimble nature as the

Design the Best Accessible Signs

Attention architects, sign makers, graphic designers. Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think accessible signage has to be ugly to be compliant? LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting a training session that will explore the 2010 ADA

Can Design Save Cannabis?

Three years have passed since cannabis became legal for adult-use in California. The resulting green rush has been anything but easy. The murky industry is crowded with products that have been rushed to market, unoriginal packaging, and a ton of ambiguity on what-does-what. Can design help brands rise above the smoke? The bulk of the