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Self-guided: Mural Hunt by 1am Murals

Adventure out into the neighborhoods listed on our map, in between events or on your own time. Gather a group of friends, or wander on your own by following the

Benefits of a rebrand with Mission Bit – VIRTUAL EVENT

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Mission Bit supports underrepresented youth of color in tech. Over the last 10 years, it has experienced exponential growth. As part of its ongoing commitment to positively impacting Diversity, Equity,

How AI can help us express ourselves

Join us for a lively discussion between Henri Liriani, Co-founder and CPO of Tome and Kathleen Chaykowski, Head of Integrated Comms about how AI can help us express ourselves. TOME:

HCI: Human Connection Interaction

Leave your titles at the door, and arrive with curiosity in your heart. This gathering is a chance to get to know each other for who you really are without


DESIGN 101 – Design basics for novices

High school students, community college students, and anyone else interested in design are invited to DESIGN 101, a 3-hour workshop where participants will explore the principles of design through a

In conversation with Galanter & Jones

Join us for a unique, intimate setting: imagine only 20 coveted spots on the couch in conversation with Co-Founders Miranda and Aaron Jones to discuss running a design business, innovation

Breaking Through Creative Blocks: Small Group Workshop

What do artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs have in common? It’s two things: extreme imagination and sometimes extreme doubt. In this small workshop, creative and executive coach Sonya Yu will help

Wiki Art Jam

What does it take to be “The Last Best Place on the Internet”? While billions of people read Wikipedia every day, most are unaware of or do not understand the

Designing through a Merger or Acquisition

As a product ecosystem expands from its first product offering to a suite of interconnected products, the design team often scales and forms subteams within the larger design organization. With

Designing for Climate

Know what would be the ultimate plot twist? If enterprises across the globe went from key contributors to climate change, to critical drivers in halting the climate crisis. That's our

Creating Beauty

This event will focus on the story of Tina's personal journey from a childhood of creativity to an initial career in finance, leaving it all behind to start her own

Potato – Open Studio

Join us POTATO for a talk and mingle to celebrate SFDW 2023! Change is an inevitable part of life, plot twists as some call it --- and it’s especially true

Guacamole Airplane Open Studio

We invite you to visit the sustainable packaging design studio of Guacamole Airplane. Local Plastic from Bend Oregon will be on hand exhibiting recent developments with their recycled plastic sheet

Aruliden – Open Studio

Aruliden welcomes the entire Bay Area to join us at our house warming party to celebrate our new expanded studio with Material+ in Oakland, California. To jumpstart the event, the

Launching A Global Rebrand – Virtual Event

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In the fall of 2022 Intuit unveiled an award-winning new visual identity to the world, but it was far from an overnight success. Learn the story of how the Intuit

Elixir Design – Open Studio

Elixir Open House Come celebrate 30 years with us! Our studio will be fully transformed into a wonder cabinet of projects, designs, colors, knick- knacks and unique commodities we have

FYRN – Open Studio

Stop by Fyrn to see our pieces in-person + have a tour through our original manufacturing facility. We’ll have drinks, bites and music for mingling and chatting. Look forward to

Enlisted Design Open Studio

Enlisted welcomes all design enthusiasts to join our open studio for a Next Level experience featuring interactive workshops, live design demos and product showcases. From 7-7:45pm, we are proud to

Design Rocks! Music as Design Inspiration

As designers, we’re constantly asked to create, but where does creativity come from? How can we spark new and more innovative ideas? What even IS inspiration? Let’s explore these questions

Us vs. Them

Join PA San Francisco (formerly Astro Studios) at SF Design Week for a thought-provoking event that explores the intersection of AI technology and design. Attendees will experience a competition between

Illustrating the picture book

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Illustrating a picture book from script to final pages - with focus on character design, composition and page design -- presentation followed by Live Q and A.

The Climate Gallery

Join us in a virtual reality tour of The Climate Gallery, an interactive, online exhibit that features the work of five community-engaged, climate artists and designers. Each artist uses their

Changemakers, with Maria Giudice

CCA’s Design Division presents a talk & book signing by Maria Giudice Becoming a Changemaker by Leading with Design Design leaders have evolved from being responsible for executing design concepts

Creativity Explored – Open Studio

Creativity Explored (1983–2023) is a studio-based collective in San Francisco that partners with people with developmental disabilities to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us. Founded in

Manifesting A Future In Design

What happens when your thoughts become a reality? Manifesting is a tool used daily by designers in their work as they weave client emotions into unique concepts. An inspired idea

HGA – Open Studio

Join us for an extraordinary chance to immerse yourself in the innovative world of architecture and design! Our national interdisciplinary design firm is excited to host an open studio event

Peak Design Open Studio

Open studio at Peak Design World HQ!Peak Design is a brand that designs and builds carry gear for travelers, photographers and adventurers. Born and bred right here in SF's Dogpatch

Surfacedesign Open Studio

Join the Surfacedesign team for a studio tour at our office on the Embarcadero – and then stick around for Happy Hour. Our multi-disciplinary team will present a wide range

Can Art & Design Save the City?

Over the past two decades, San Francisco has seen an exodus of art and design people, places, and resources. Post Covid, it's even worse. Our public spaces, from downtown districts

Skona Advertising – Open Studio

Join Sköna for drinks, bites, and conversation in our new SoMa office, right behind SFMoMA! Stop by for treats from our Fika bar, chat with our founder and San Francisco

Nonfiction & Material ConneXion Open Studio

You're invited to our studio + material library conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco. Come hear from hosts Phnam and Mardis Bagley (Co-Founders and Creative Directors, Nonfiction) as

Box Clever – Open Studio

Join us at Box Clever for an inspiring fireside chat about Shorebird, Box Clever, and Box Garden Ventures - as we share stories around partnership, creative process, and embracing the

Noisebridge – Open Studio

Noisebridge is a community workshop and hackerspace hosting events and classes. We are a donations-based and volunteers-run non-profit providing access to tools and space to creatives of all stripes. A

Pact Studio – Open Studio

Swing by our open studio to share stories about the twists and turns that help shape who we are. Meet others who have had a similar journey or learn about

Hybrid Design + Super7 – Open Studio

Join Hybrid Design and our sister company, Super7 for an open studio in the Mission District. Our studio is an explosion of pop culture inspiration with enormous collections of vintage

level – Open Studio

Slide over to the Mission and celebrate SF Design Week with us at level. We invite you to come talk industrial design–and anything else–with us! The doors are open to

TOOOT – Open Studio

The Office of Ordinary Things (TOOOT) is a design and branding studio focused on climate, sustainability, and social good. Please join us at a social hour where we hope to

Mike & Maaike – Open Studio

Mike & Maaike - New Works Mike & Maaike will exhibit two new works which combine design, art, and advocacy. Juxtaposed: Religion - The Complete Edition. 2023 The Envelopes. 2023

Small Business Manufacturing

Join us for an engaging panel discussion during SF Design Week, in which we'll dive deep into the world of small business manufacturing. "Crafting Success: Small Business Strategies in Manufacturing,"

How AI Can Help Designers To Be Efficient

As creative professionals, we often find ourselves bogged down by repetitive tasks that can drain our energy and time. However, thanks to AI and generative technology, we can now dream

DataWagashi: Multisensory Data Physicalization through Wagashi

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Come explore the future of accessible data experience through multisensory data physicalization! Data visualization is a powerful tool for making sense of complex information, but it often relies solely on

The Design Language of Belonging

What does it mean to design spaces that evoke belonging? In this workshop, we’ll investigate what belonging means to us and how it manifests in our physical spaces. Through creating

Steep Urbanists Tour directed by Lina Bondarenko

Join us on a participatory movement experience in architecture and perspective over Telegraph Hill. This tour positions urban design as a collaboration with the earth’s geography. The plan of San

Experiments in AI – A Show & Tell at IDEO

If you could talk to your jeans, what would you say? Come to IDEO’s new digs and walk through a gallery of AI experiments. We’ll hear from designers and partners

BEBOP / Industrial Design Celebration

BEBOP is an industrial design studio based in Seoul, globally collaborating with startups to established brands. In January 2023, we opened our second office in San Francisco and we’ve prepared

Imaginate Saturdays @ Creativity Explored

Imaginate Saturdays is a place where people of all ages and abilities can work alongside Creativity Explored artists and teaching artists to explore the power of creativity and the magic

Dynamic Minds, Brilliant Creativity: AIDLIN DARLING AND BAMO

"Dynamic Minds, Brilliant Creativity" Led by Best-selling author of 25 books on design and architecture, Instagram influencer, design lecturer and instructor, and founder of THE STYLE SALONISTE blog, Diane Dorrans


Forward Momentum: Launch into Your Next Chapter

Join us at Haum, a beautiful space quite literally floors above the day-to-day hussle of the everyday, for a guided exploration to imagine and realize the next chapter of your

Young Designers hosted by Stanford

Calling all future designers! Built for young people ages 10-18, students from the Stanford University are facilitating awesome workshops and design making sessions in several different mediums for youth!

Zine Wars! Hosted by Stanford

Stanford curators are hosting an immersive education and hands on making session centered around zines! Since the advent of mimeograph in the 1960's (one of the first reproduction mediums

Whipsaw Open Studio

Whipsaw 55 Mississippi St, San Francisco, CA, United States

Join the Whipsaw team in our stunning new studio in Potrero Hill. See the light-filled industrial-chic space, enjoy our product gallery, meet members of the team, and pick up exclusive

Navigating Uncertainty: Insights from UX Frontlines

As the design industry grapples with the aftermath of widespread layoffs and a challenging job market, there's a pressing need to address the experiences, insights, and concerns of designers and

The Emergency Was Curiosity: In Defense of Useless Projects

FourOneNine 419 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

A talk and Q&A with investor and producer Christie George about The Emergency Was Curiosity, an illustrated book report inspired by Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing. Christie’s project could be categorized as useless

Innovations in Immersive Reality Experiences

FourOneNine 419 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

On June 4, 2024, the designers and artists of the Captivate Exhibition will have presentations and conversations about their work in person at 10:00am in the Four One Nine library

Captivate: 1 Day Exhibition

FourOneNine 419 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

On June 4, 2024, come and view this exhibit by the designers and artists listed below at our main space at FourOneNine. No registration needed, just swing by and let

Attending to Intuition

FourOneNine 419 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

An interactive workshop helping creatives hear, recognize, strengthen and pay attention to their intuition with Four One Nine founder and creative consultant and coach, Sonya Yu. Our inner voices are

Analog Intelligence with Everett Katigbak / Anthropic

FourOneNine 419 10th St, San Francisco, CA, United States

Everett will explore the need for human craft and creativity in the age of AI. While artificial intelligence has made exponential strides, the talk will discuss how the best AI future

Begin with the end

FourOneNine 419 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

PROWL is an industrial design and research studio creating new solutions for people and the planet by employing materials, processes, and technology more responsibly. Our approach to regenerative design is

Let’s Make Book Reports! A Zine-Making Workshop

FourOneNine 419 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Inspired by Christie George’s book report The Emergency Was Curiosity, we’re going to make our own. Bring a beloved book or find inspiration in one of the books in the Four One Nine Library. It doesn’t have to

Attention: A Design x Venture Panel with Founders & Funders

FourOneNine 419 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Hosted by DesignBayArea, you'll hear from founders, funders, and design executives at some of the most exciting startups and funds in the Bay Area in an exciting fireside chat. Panelists: