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August 8th Event: Legal Considerations for Designing with Generative AI

Join us for an engaging conversation that delves into the intriguing world of generative AI and the critical copyright and intellectual property (IP) considerations it poses for designers. This event is virtual.


Mia Blume: CEO, Design Executive Coach, Instructor

A former design leader at Pinterest, Square, and IDEO, Mia started Design Dept. in 2015 to help transform the way creative leaders work. 

Mia’s work is informed by a deep understanding of the position of creative leaders at high-growth technology companies. She developed a new tool, the Design Leadership Profile, to help clients understand their approach to vision, team, and execution and gain critical skills within each area. She believes that when a designer’s authentic leadership style is unlocked, it impacts not only individuals and teams, but the products, services, and organizations that shape our world. Read more at: DESIGNING WITH AI

Linda Joy KattwinkelIntellectual Property Attorney and Visual Artist

Linda Joy Kattwinkel is a visual artist as well as an attorney. She practices primarily copyright, trademark, and arts law. Ms. Kattwinkel received her arts training at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she graduated cum laude in 1975 with a B.F.A. in communication arts. Thereafter she worked for thirteen years as a graphic artist in editorial, corporate and advertising design and typography. She has designed many corporate and product logos, and has produced illustrations for educational books and other publications. Today she paints in plein air and at her studio in San Francisco, where she sometimes participates in Open Studios. Her artwork has been shown in more than thirty-five museum and gallery exhibitions. 

Ms. Kattwinkel received her law degree cum laude from Hastings College of the Law in 1991. At Hastings, she co-founded, edited, and designed the logo for the Hastings Women’s Law Journal. Ms. Kattwinkel published an article and artwork in the journal, On Motherhood and Working, 3 Hastings Women’s LJ1 (1992). During law school Ms. Kattwinkel externed with the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. Ms. Kattwinkel was admitted to the California Bar in 1992. Before joining Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, Ms. Kattwinkel served as a long-term judicial clerk to the Honorable Claudia Wilken, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.


Alana Washington: Head of Shipping Experience Design at Uber Freight and Chair of Design Bay Area which produces San Francisco Design Week.

She is a lover of service design, data, and untangling large, complex systems. Alana is driven by the desire to help others solve the unsolvable and to create solutions for people that genuinely impact their daily lives. She’s currently nerding out on: Machine Learning, AI, Emergent Strategy, Applied Afrofuturism, alternative methods for organizing, and building out incentives structures that increase cohesion.

DesignBayArea is a platform dedicated to promoting design and amplifying the voices of the California design community, and those in adjacent fields, to create economic opportunities by fostering the local and international community.

Why is there a donation fee to attend this event?

We are a nonprofit 501c3 and accepting donations in return for admission covers the expenses of producing the event and to fund future activities which support the creative community and advocate for the industry of design. We thank you for supporting your profession and the design community!

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