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Four One Nine

Four One Nine Schedule of Events: Friday, Jun 24th

Four One Nine is a versatile community studio and creative agency, founded by Sonya Yu. Its collective of creatives and strategists refine and build atypical ideas across branding, events and digital content. Located in San Francisco’s SoMA district, its physical and agency offerings serve as connective tissue that brings people together and unusual ideas to life — so community and culture can thrive. Join SF Design Week for a full day of In Person Events


Designing a Standout Portfolio in Adobe XD

10:00 am – 11:00 am

In this session, get the scoop on how to leverage design tools like Adobe XD to build standout portfolios, and easily tailor your portfolio for various job roles without wrestling with code. We’ll cover the basics from designing to sharing your portfolio in this session.

About the speaker:
Matt Rae has spent the last decade in product design and management roles across industries like education tech, autonomous vehicles, and marketing technologies. He has a passion for the design community and now focuses on equipping the design community with tools for success at Adobe.


How to Design with 3D Effects in Adobe Illustrator

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you’ve ever wondered how your designs could look in 3D, come learn how to take your graphics and illustrations to the next level in Adobe Illustrator with easy and realistic-looking 3D effects. Join designer Andrew Hochradel to learn his favorite techniques and tips for designing 3D objects, applying various materials, and ultimately bringing a design into a new dimension.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:
– Take your flat, 2D graphics or lettering into 3D
– Map art and graphics over your 3D objects
– Transform shapes into unique 3D looks with lighting and materials

About the speaker:
Andrew Hochradel runs HOCH!CO and is a content creator, speaker, and brand strategist with a passion for making creative education entertaining, accessible, and informative. Through branding, design, and illustration, Andrew strives to create worlds and experiences to allow others to experience new perspectives.


Into the Metaverse: Speculating on the future of illustration

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With all of the buzz and hype around the metaverse it can be difficult to separate utopia from dystopia — particularly when it comes to design & illustration. Don’t expect a “how-to” course on minting your first NFT. During this conversation, Brooke Hopper will discuss how the metaverse could enable more tactile experiences for digital illustration, enhance accessibility for all creatives, and address attribution issues with re-mixed and re-contextualized content. Brooke will also examine how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used for good to enhance the creative process.

About Brooke Hopper
Principal designer, speaker, and champion for creatives, Brooke’s focus is designing creating better, more efficient experiences for some of the most talented people in the world, so they can focus on what they do best, creating. Currently, Brooke is exploring the future of creative workflows and working to bring that vision to life.


Advanced Photoshop Techniques You Need to Know

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this information-packed session, you’ll discover everything from essential shortcuts to hidden features to help you create your best work. Even if you’re an advanced Photoshop user, this session will give you at least one “Wow, I didn’t know Photoshop could do that!” moment.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Create advanced masks with Blend If
  • Use filters in creative ways to create stunning effects
  • The power of Photoshop scripts
  • And much more!
  • Speaker: Jesus Ramirez


    Bringing the Eames Institute to Life

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Manual & the Eames Institute

    Manual and the Eames Institute are introducing The Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity, where the lessons Ray and Charles are brought to life for a new generation willing to explore the “boundaries of problems.” The panel discussion will include the foundational story of the Eames Institute and an inside view of the collection that contains thousands of artifacts collected by Ray and Charles. The Manual team will present how the brand identity came to fruition and the panel will share perspectives on the implications for how we design for tomorrow before opening the discussion to attendees.


    3:00 – 4:00 pm Presentation & Panel discussion
    4:00 – 5:00 pm Reception with Fort Point Beer, view tabletop display

    Tom Crabtree – Creative Director, Manual
    Llisa Demetrios – Chief Curator, Eames Institute
    Sam Grawe Chief Brand & Marketing Officer

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