Welcome to the Plot Twister

Uniquely created for our 2023 Community Hosts to give it a whirl and add a little joy to your day.

Thank you for participating as a Community Partner for San Francisco Design Week! We encourage you to create your own Plot Twist using images or GIFs to help promote your event on social media. Don’t forget to tag @sfdesignweek and use the hashtag #sfdwplottwister.

Scroll down to learn more about how it works before launching the tool.


The quick answer: It’s 100% magic. Get in there and have fun with it.
The other answer: We’ve designed and programmed a number of parameters that you can control, such as composition settings, twist properties, and image or color fills.


First pick a template setting. There are 3 available dimensions: window size, 9×16 vertical or 1×1. You can also choose a text layout option and one of two views to get you started.


Use the sliders to adjust things like radius, slope, rotation and more.


Each side of the twist can be customized separately. Change colors, choose from a list of provided images and GIFs, or upload your own. If an image or GIF is applied to a side, additional settings for cropping and tiling will be available.

Tip for GIFs: There’s a WEBGL nuance that requires GIFs to be built with pixels that are a power of 2 in order for the texture to be repeated or mirrored (256, 512, 1024, 2048, etc). Here are a few examples of pixel dimensions that work well: 256×512, 256×1024, 512×2048 or 256×256. For best results, rescale and crop your GIFs to abide by this sizing nuance.


Simply click Spin or Spring to add motion to your twist.

05/ SAVE

Save an image or a video loop and use it to promote your event.


Use your Plot Twist to promote your event! Don’t forget to tag @sfdesignweek and use the hashtag #sfdwplottwister. We can’t wait to see what you create!


The Plot Twister is a creative collaboration between Pact and Kiel Mutschelknaus.

Pact is a Mission-based branding studio built on partnership, integrity, and trust—committed to developing distinct and strategic 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.

Check us out: www.pact.studio        

Say hello: make@pact.studio