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Are you a senior Design Student or a recent graduate? Do you have a solution or outstanding idea that shows your talent as a designer? Would you like to have the opportunity of showing your creativity and skills in a less rigid format?

San Francisco Design Week invites you to participate in HireMe, a way to showcase your talent and get the spotlight on your unique way of solving for challenges.

How it works?

  • Create a video of 1 minute long showing an original idea, design or solution.
  • Post it on our LinkedIn page using #sfdesignweek #hiremeSFDW and HIREME2021
  • A committee will select the best videos and will be reposted on SFDW LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook Account during the summer virtual festival (June 7th to 13th)
  • On Friday, June 11th at 11:00 am we will invite the top 5 participants to be part of a mentorship/portfolio or resume review.
  • Each participate will receive a FREE ticket to Design Week
  • Guidelines

  • The Work must not be inappropriate, libelous or defamatory, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive, obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit, political (look for word)
  • All submissions must be designed by the Entrant or belong to a team in which Entrant is featured.
  • By posting the content, the Entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted work is the work designed by the Entrant, that the work does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the work.
  • Entries that are accepted for the show that contain brand names, trademarks or company logos require permission from the company to exhibit
  • The work must not involve physical harm to any person or animal.
  • The work may not use any watermarks or artist signatures.
  • San Francisco Design Week aims to inspire and enable progress in the creative community. This year, we’ve taken a step back and revisited our mission to better reflect the world around us. The following principles are designed to inform our perspective as we shape better futures together.

  • Celebrate our differences and advocate for each other
  • Foster space for accessible and inclusive creativity
  • Listen and learn by amplifying marginalized voices
  • Spread knowledge and share resources
  • Use our power to support our community
  • This year’s theme, POWER, puts these values into practice as we explore how design can be used to help shift the balance of power in the right direction

    Meet Program Ambassador Irrie Catchings III

    Irrie recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi this May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design.

    Some of his goals after graduation are to develop his career in design, with aspirations to open his own design agency to provide opportunities for lower-income students and people. He also plans to further pursue a degree in theoretical physics, so that he can develop his own research center.

    Irrie is ready to move to San Francisco to start his design career, where he wants to eventually work with different brands and organizations to learn more about the design industry. He believes there are so many people to learn from, and that he can become a better designer from that.

    Connect with Irrie

    Meet Program Ambassador Julia Fernandez

    Julia (Hoo-Lee-Yah) Fernandez (she/her) is an interdisciplinary designer, content creator, and vulnerable speaker. She is a student at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA (Class of 2021) and a co-founder of Students of UXD—an online community for students of all ages pursuing UX Design. Julia was previously at Wish as a Growth Design Intern and will be a Product Design Intern for Facebook Reality Labs on the Oculus Journey team this summer.

    Julia was listed by GDUSA as a 2021 “Student to Watch,” and was a hand-picked candidate for the 2020 AIGA Portfolio Review Festival. Julia is a design conversationalist—creating vulnerable discussions that help to demystify the design industry through her own YouTube series, #DesignDiaries.

    Connect with Julia

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