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An Evening of Creativity: Design & Tech

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General Assembly San Francisco

225 Bush Street

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San Francisco, CA 94104

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In the age of the echo chamber Creative Mean is for those that want to break out of their artistic silos and hear something different. Creative Mean brings together artist, creatives and thinkers from different mediums and industries for a night of diverse talks and performances. By connecting with talented people from different backgrounds we hope to create a space to both challenge and clarify notions around your own creative practices.

In this month's installment, Creative Mean will co-produce the event with General Assembly celebrating creativity and technology. We have organized a group of artist, writers, designers, and technologists for a truly inspiring event.

Agenda:


    • 6:30pm-6:45pm - Check-in


    • 6:45pm-8:10pm - Lightening Talks (with breaks)


  • 8:10-8:30pm - Group Q&A

Featured Speakers


Margie Benford, Merchandising and Design Director, Betabrand
Accomplished product strategist, brand leader, and cat-wrangler, Margie Benford has extensive tenure building and leading teams that consistently deliver growth. Margie has an immense passion for emerging brands and growing businesses, both of which are key motivators in her career. Under her leadership, brands like Tea Collection, Timbuk2, and Betabrand have realized and exceeded growth expectations.
Currently, Margie leads the Merchandising and Design efforts at Betabrand, a San Francisco-based e-commerce retailer that utilizes its community of fans to crowdfund the future of fashion. She has found success growing businesses in dynamic, creative, and cross-functional environments. Her acumen crosses a wide range of businesses including Crowdfunding, ECommerce, Catalog, Women's, Men's, Kids, Bags & Luggage, Shoes, Outdoor, Home & Customization.

Bethany Meuleners, Head Designer, Betabrand
Over the past 15 years, Bethany has gained extensive experience in design, strategy and education in the fashion industry. Following several years working as a designer for large companies on the East Coast she came out to San Francisco to pursue her MFA in Knitwear and Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University. Her degree led to exciting opportunities for presenting her debut collection at New York Fashion Week as well as researching and designing in Nepal on a prestigious Fulbright grant. Her experiences have included starting and running her own label, consulting and designing for up-and-coming brands, organizing fashion weeks, and teaching design at the Academy of Art. She currently is the Head Designer at Betabrand, a San Francisco-based online retailer focused on crowdsourced and crowdfunded designs. Her passions lie in the cross-sections of fashion, technology and sustainability to create innovative fashion for the future.

Summer Sewell, Writer
Summer Sewell is a former editor at The California Sunday Magazine and a contributing writer at San Francisco magazine. She will discuss the feature story she wrote for San Francisco's December issue - their annual Power issue - about Oakland-based nonprofit Black Girls Code and the state of black women in the tech industry.

Matthew Ferry, Director of Design, Hustle
Matthew Ferry is Director of Design at Hustle, the first peer-to-peer texting tool designed to empower campaigns and advocacy groups. Hustle’s tools help organizations build relationships, recruit volunteers, and raise money. Every day Matthew tackles how to design for impact.

Jeff Enlow, Founder, Creative Mean
The evening with be hosted and moderated by Jeff Enlow. Jeff is a photographer and curator in San Francisco, he started Creative Mean in 2016 as a way to connect the dots between the creative communities in the Bay Area and to encourage people to break out of their artistic silos.

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