Featured Speakers

San Francisco Design Week features over 150 community events throughout the week! This is just a small sample of a few confirmed speakers you’ll hear from during the festival. Full line-up of events and speakers will be announced late May!

Anisha Jain Product Design Director, Cruise

Diego Mendes
Product Design Manager, Facebook Reality Labs


Janet TamCo – Founder and Principal, Noll & Tam Architects


Faten HijaziFounder & CEO, SystemThink Inc


Bahia ShehabProfessor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo, Co-Author of The History of Arab Graphic Design


Eric BaileyVP of Design, Zillow Group
UX Manager, Properganda


Haytham Nawar American University in Cairo, Co-Author of The History of Arab Graphic Design


Morgan ChinProduct Designer, Facebook


George AyeCo-Founder of Greater Good Studio

Kat VellosExperience Designer, Author and Connection Coach

Olga Vinokurova Olga Vinokurova Creative Studio

Zahid Sadar Editor, writer and author specializing in global architecture, interiors, landscape and industrial design

Chef Tu David Phu Bravo’s Top Chef Alumnus| San Francisco Chronicle Rising Star Chef| Story Teller

Mauro RegoDesign Lead, Google AI


Elise Granados
Senior Design Director, Nike


Donald Burlock
Founder & Principal, Forecast


Jenny 8. Lee Co-Founder, Emojination

Alana WashingtonSF Design Week Chair and Uber Freight, Senior Design Manager


Professor Philip Stark Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UC Berkeley

Robert Yuen,Co-Founder and CEO of Monograph

Liz GilmoreExecutive Creative Director, Dropbox

Eric Snowden VP Design at Adobe

Andre Pennycooke Director of Product Design, Varo

Cliff KuangAuthor of “User Friendly” and UX Designer at Google

Eileen Cullen Ciel Creative Space

Yiying Lu, San Francisco Arts Commissioner & Adobe Global Creative Ambassador

Nicole Thayer Principal Designer at Carbon Five

Matt RolandsonAmmunition Partner

Greg FaulknerFaulkner Architects