Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. The company’s award-winning technologies and software have redefined business, entertainment and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere at anytime and through any medium.
We are Mucho, the global boutique design studio. We create design with meaning from our locations in Barcelona, San Francisco, Paris, and New York.
PACT is a Mission-based studio built on partnership, integrity, and trust—committed to developing distinct brand identities with intentional points of view. Get to know us, and you’ll find a team of passionate collaborators seeking out new perspectives to create more equitable and meaningful outcomes.
The world’s first + largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects opportunities at great companies with highly skilled job seekers. Offering contract, temp and permanent placement for finance and accounting, tech, marketing, creative, legal, and administrative customer support roles. Named to Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies and 100 Best Companies to Work For® lists and a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity.
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.
Our consulting agency provides creative marketing, event management, and customer engagement solutions. The agency was created in 2018, we welcome assignments of all types, sizes and budgets. We will work with your organization to optimize resources, design creative experiences, and engage with your audience to reach your goals.
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Come join Monotype at their signature event, Brand Talks, happening June 15th at the Exploratorium. Click the Monotype logo for tickets!
Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged.
New Balance Computational Design Group develops creative, intelligent, and meaningful sportswear concepts, and delivers unprecedented products that disrupt the market through value-centered computational design innovation.
Fort Point Beer Company is an American brewery – the product of a thriving American craft beer culture, shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. We create balanced, thoughtful beers that reference traditional styles but are by no means bound to them. Design savvy business.
Manual is a design and visual communication studio in SF. Our work strives to uncover the intangible essence of a brand and express it through unique visual solutions. In doing so, we give brands more value and distinction.
10th Floor Studio is a conceptual fine art studio operated by Jerome Tavé and Kyle Lawson. We focus on creating works that envision futures we want to see and build together.
Accenture Song accelerates growth and value for our clients through sustained customer relevance. Our capabilities span ideation to execution: growth, product and experience design; technology and experience platforms; creative, media and marketing strategy; and campaign, content and channel orchestration. With strong client relationships and deep industry expertise, we help our clients operate at the speed of life through the unlimited potential of imagination, technology and intelligence.
We define and inspire popular culture. We create brands and design products. We pursue the unexpected.
We fight gravity. In 2020, Astro joined PA Consulting to leverage our proven experience and influence, blending with PA’s broader range of capabilities that are increasingly needed to develop solutions for a complex future.
Aruliden is a design and innovation studio creating brands, products, and experiences. We create living, powerful brands that grow and evolve like organisms; living in symbiosis with culture and the world around them. Our team is united by a band of strategists, graphic designers, and industrial designers, along with experts in sustainability, brand creation, beauty, tech and innovation to meet the ambitions of the work.
Awake is a digital creative firm. We help create, transform, and accelerate brands. Mixing great design, smart technologies, and business opportunities we deliver deep value by crafting thoughtful, compelling brand experiences.
Based in Seoul & San Francisco, we’re a team of industrial designers creating emotional connections between people and objects.
Blumline is an insights-based innovation studio,. Through human science, we design smarter, kinder, wiser futures—for net positive impact. Our partnerships with bold organizations unleash creative potential, and create transformative brands, products, services, spaces, and experiences that people love—grounded in full-spectrum insight. Our approach builds upon design thinking, ethnography, foresight, and mindfulness. Our lens is health—human and planetary,—and we believe that design is a form of caring for humanity.
Based in San Francisco, California, Box Clever is an award-winning design agency specializing in creating thoughtful consumer experiences that surprise and delight. The Box Clever team works with large and small companies alike on a wide range of projects including hardware design, brand experiences, consumer electronics, furniture, lighting, and more
CCA attracts promising students from around the world who want to attend one of the best art and design schools in the U.S. We educate talented, visionary students to become versatile makers with inventive solutions to advance culture and society.
Climate Designers provides the knowledge, skills, and professional network to support designers to be climate leaders everywhere they work
We are a venture firm built by design
We invest in paradigm shifts in culture and technology—and partner with leading founders who leverage design to lead the change.
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 1983 by a psychologist and an artist, CE has facilitated the careers of hundreds of neurodiverse artists and serves as a model in the field of art and disability worldwide.
Founded in 2013 in San Francisco, CA, and in partnership with General Motors and Honda, Cruise is building the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to safely connect people with the places, things, and experiences they care about.
Elixir is a team of creative, thoughtful people making things that will be experienced in the digital and original world. In fact, they have been doing this kind of work — strategy and design — which is referred to as “brand identity” — on behalf of clients for 30 years and counting.
We are a design agency with deep expertise in industrial design, branding, packaging design, UI/UX, and strategy. Collaboration is what sets us apart from all other creative agencies. We enlist your team, you enlist ours, and together we create.
frog is a leading global creative consultancy, part of Capgemini Invent. Partnering with passionate leaders and visionary entrepreneurs, we apply creativity, strategy, design and data to re-invent businesses, drive growth and orchestrate customer centric transformation.
Together we strive to shape a regenerative future that is both sustainable and inclusive for businesses, people and planet.
Fyrn is a design and build company that combines classic principles of woodworking with modern manufacturing techniques to create furniture that defines The New Shape of Craft — elegant, essential pieces that fit quietly in any space.
Transforming peoples’ relationships with their outdoor spaces.
Galanter & Jones is a design + fabrication studio run by brother/sister duo Aaron and Miranda Jones. Founded in 2012, we debuted with a line of heated outdoor seating, the first of its kind.
At Gantri, we believe in creator-led design. By harnessing digital manufacturing technologies and embracing unique storytelling, we’re generating an opportunity for creators to see their designs come to life.
We’re blazing a new trail for premium lighting by skipping the tradeoff between design and price, form and function, quality and sustainability. The modern consumer deserves great design without compromise and at Gantri, we’re making that a reality.
We are a design studio focused on sustainable packaging. Our general scope of work covers structural packaging design and sustainability consulting for packaging. We operate at a unique niche of
HAUM is a yoga studio that exists so that all of us can connect with ourselves, with our community, and to ideas and experiences that bring us closer to our inner knowing. We believe everyone deserves to experience the transformational journey of coming home to who they truly are.
HGA is a national interdisciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. We believe that the best design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. Over 1,000 in 12 offices from coast to coast work to make a positive, lasting impact for clients in healthcare, arts and culture, community, corporate, education, government, science and technology, and energy markets.
We are a collection of people who love intersections: Cultures, genres, tastes, industries, techniques, forms, materials, personalities, ideas—smashing, crashing, hugging, high-fiving. To us, the way the world tends to divide up design is a tragic oversimplification. We think weird is high praise. But if oblique inspiration is our rabbit hole, it’s the details that bring us back. We are craft-obsessives, completely in love with the minutia of typography, materials and experience.
IBM integrates technology and expertise, providing infrastructure, software, and consulting services for clients as they pursue the digital transformation of the world’s mission-critical businesses.
IDEO is a design company known for its human-centered, interdisciplinary approach. As early leaders in the practice of design thinking, we create positive impact through design by applying our creative mindsets and skills, and by teaching others to do the same.
IDEO.org is a nonprofit design studio.We design products and services alongside organizations that are committed to creating a more just and inclusive world.
Intuit is the global technology platform that helps consumers and small businesses overcome their most important financial challenges, serving more than 100 million customers worldwide with TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, Credit Karma and Mailchimp.
Textile visionary Jennifer Daley is completely re-thinking the way we create fabrics used for everyday garments and home products, and infusing a new perspective into fabric manufacturing. Jennifer Daley Fine Textiles™ approaches developing fabric through vertical manufacturing, responsible sourcing of raw materials, and production based mostly in the United States.
We’re a West Coast women-led Industrial Design shop, on a mission to positively influence and improve society through smart, thoughtful and timeless design.
We believe a variety of voices promotes smarter creative thinking, leading to better innovation.
Lesley Ray Design is an Interior Architectural Design firm based in San Francisco who believes every home should be designed holistically – maximizing function, comfort and overall wellness.
Insight, Ideas, Strategy for Creative Brands
LMNL Studio is a new strategy and design firm focused on the essential nature of material understanding in future immersive environments. Founded by Marcus Guillard (One Hat One Hand), Jamie Shaw (Cogs & Marvel), and Nick Moser (Lumisan), LMNL (pronounced “liminal”) uses narrative and experiential design principles to create human-centric ecosystems that connect physical and virtual worlds.
Material ConneXion is the world’s leading material insights company with material library locations worldwide and advisory services that helps companies like Louis Vuitton and Logitech source materials that enhance the performance, aesthetic, and sustainability of their projects. We define the “what’s new and what’s next” in materials, and incubate new ideas so you can make smarter design decisions. We believe every idea has a material solution.
Our two-year, low-residency MBA in Design Strategy program (DMBA) is a graduate business program with five four-day residencies held each month of a semester. Set against the backdrop of the Bay Area, a region known for its unshakeable belief in a better world, the MBA in Design Strategy trains future leaders to question, listen, and put human needs at the center of decision-making.
Melanie Abrantes Designs is a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects. Founder Melanie Abrantes believes that in order to create something beautiful, you have to get your hands dirty. She founded her company in 2013 when she realized there was a growing American market for handmade goods.
Mike & Maaike is an internationally recognized design studio known for a diverse experimental body of work ranging from furniture to technology to transportation. Led by Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers, the studio mixes a European design atelier approach with the progressive perspective of San Francisco. Their distinct backgrounds and thoughtful design approach create strong conceptual narratives in their projects. Mike & Maaike’s work is recognized internationally and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. They have been named on over 70 patents and are featured on Fast Company’s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business.
MMclay is a woman-owned handmade tableware business located in the popular Hayes Valley neighborhood in San Francisco. Owned and operated by ceramic designer MaryMar Keenan, MMclay has an enormous passion to keep art alive in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, producing over 1500 pieces of pottery a month for restaurants and homes internationally.
The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) makes creativity accessible to everyone.
The Museum of Craft and Design is the only museum in San Francisco devoted to craft and design. Founded in 2004, MCD showcases designers, makers and artists through an exciting and distinctive series of craft and design-focused exhibitions and public programs. As a non-collecting institution, the museum actively collaborates with artists, designers, museums and universities, as well as design venues and practitioners to create inspirational experiences in the world of craft and design for visitors of all ages.
NerdWallet is on a mission to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. As a personal finance website and app, NerdWallet provides expert content, comparison shopping marketplaces, actionable insights, and more to help consumers and SMBs make smart financial decisions with confidence.
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.
Nonfiction is an award-winning design firm made of industrial designers, architects, engineers, strategists, and storytellers. We create impact-focused physical products and experiences on and off planet Earth for clients like Intel, Anuevo, Halo Neuroscience, Motif Neurotech, and more.
Product Design company making carry gear for the Mobile, Photography, Travel and Outdoor markets. Started in 2010 via Kickstarter and entirely independent and crowdfunded. We make design-driven, premium products and pride ourselves in our attention to detail, innovation, community and environmental work.
At Potato, we collaborate with clients wanting to create a future to believe in. Guided by a bold curiosity and emerging technology, we deliver meaningful solutions that help make everyday life better.
Ronbow is more than just a kitchen and cabinetry company. We are a lifestyle brand that is committed to elevating the heart of the home into a space of beauty, functionality, and personal expression. Our mission is to create kitchens that not only inspire culinary creativity but also reflect individual style and personality.
The School of Design at SFSU serves a diverse body of students in the areas of Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We emphasize design process as a means of problem-solving and social equity. Our classes help students to build the technical, conceptual, critical, and collaborative skills required in design professions.
Independent Animation and Illustration
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design is a multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place.
Founded in 1968, SERA is a 100% employee-owned, multidisciplinary firm dedicated to making people’s daily lives better through its projects. SERA has played a key role in the development of its home city of Portland, Oregon, championing walkable neighborhoods, innovative reuse of existing buildings, and ground-breaking sustainable design and construction.
Sköna is a B2B creative agency specializing in marketing, branding, and design for innovative tech companies. Founded 20 years ago in Silicon Valley and with an office in Stockholm, we provide the perfect blend of Silicon Valley high-tech expertise and Scandinavian sensibility to help B2B companies evolve into brave B2B brands.
Speculative Futures San Francisco is a group for those interested in Speculative Design, Critical Design,Design Fiction, Discursive Design, Strategic Foresight and Futurism, Science Fiction and any vision or approach which involves using design as a vehicle to speculate about potential futures and the strategies we employ.
Steep Urbanism– a global inquiry designing collaborations with the earth when architecture and infrastructure intersect with geography, topography, and ecology.
Studio 45 is a coworking and event space located in Bernal Heights that provides the workspace, tools, resources, and community to build a business making physical products.
Studio Heimat was founded in 2015 by Alicia Cheung and Eva Bradley to do more than design interiors. We design stories through spaces that people connect with as soon as they enter. It’s a feeling we call “heimat,” and it’s part of every project we touch.
Surfacedesign is a landscape architecture and urban design firm based in San Francisco, California. This internationally award-winning practice focuses on creating dynamic parks, campuses, plazas, waterfronts, civic landscapes and private gardens. Under the leadership of James A. Lord, Roderick Wyllie and Geoff di Girolamo, a multidisciplinary staff of landscape architects, urban designers and architects provide clients with a wide range of services.
Nature X Design, powered by TEALEAVES, is on the mission of exploring environmental and social issues.
Tea, a natural vessel designed for connection and learning, intentionally cultivates a moment of pause and mindfulness, bringing people together.
We reflect this feeling of openness, and sharing of one’s time and passions in pursuit of a brighter future for people and the planet.
Technically Speaking, a podcast and community, aims to ignite inspiration and empower the next generation of BIPOC design leaders. We delve into the stories of designers, entrepreneurs, and technologists, uncovering their challenges, triumphs, and the underlying motivations driving their decisions.
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects. We want to make it easier for everyone to share what they know.
The Climate Gallery is a non-profit virtual reality gallery featuring multi-medium pieces from a diverse group of climate-focused artists.
We showcase art and artists who dare to combat the climate crisis.
The Climate Gallery is a project of Climate Creative.
Our mission is to help anyone tell a compelling story. We’re building an AI-native storytelling format for work and ideas.
TOOOT is a design and branding studio focused on climate, sustainability, and social good.
Backed by innovative technology and a dedicated team of domain experts, Uber Freight is not just one of the largest logistics and transportation networks in the world. It’s a platform and service that helps shippers and carriers of all sizes take control of their freight and deliver on their goals.
VLab is an award-winning cross-disciplinary design agency based in Boston and San Francisco, specialized in experience design thinking and product innovation. VLab has created products, spaces, services, experiences and venture designs, and exhibited work across the US, Germany, China, Japan and Hong Kong. Their work has been recognized by A’ Design Awards, Muse Creative Awards, and featured on Dezeen, World Design Weeks, among others.
Building software to help companies cut carbon
Heyyo! I’m Kat Vellos, a speaker, facilitator, certified connection coach, and the author and illustrator of We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships.
Whipsaw, under the leadership of design visionary Dan Harden, is a highly acclaimed strategy, industrial design, digital design, and engineering consulting firm.