Join us as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of some very influential Bay Area design studios during our Studio Tours. See projects in progress, learn about different firms’ cultures and methodologies, and rub elbows with design luminaries and up-and-comings in the environment that inspires their best work.
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The circle, square and angled triangle are design's unsung heroes from the last 50 years. These shapes are the heartbeat of UI/UX and have become the enduring interface symbols that control our devices - and ultimately our world. As designers we must balance our passion for challenging expectations and creating positive change against predictable utility and consistent understanding. And we must also contend with the inertia of design history. What does the future hold for these symbolic shapes that control everything? How can we design the future through our digital experiences? We would love to know what you think.
Forest Young, Wolff Olins’ Creative Director in San Francisco, will be leading a discussion about this topic which is one of his great passions and sources of inspiration. Forest came to Wolff Olins this year having previously led design at West in New York alongside Allison Johnson, former Apple CMO. He is a Critic in design at the Yale School of Art and a former Board Member of the AIGA/NY. Forest writes about the intersection of design, technology and culture for TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Grafik, and is a speaking alum of SXSW, Yale GreenLight and Icograda.
Wolff Olins is a creative partner to the world’s most ambitious leaders in designing radically better businesses. Based in London, New York and San Francisco, our global teams consist of designers, strategists, technologists, program managers and educators who deliver deep, meaningful change throughout and beyond our clients’ organizations. We are proud to have worked with some of the world’s most recognizable brands including Google, Nokia Tech, Asian Art Museum, SFMOMA, Mozilla, 3M, Virgin and The Met, amongst many more.
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Registration Required: Due to the popularity of these events, we require advanced registration. Attendee names are held at the door and your reservation will be confirmed upon entering the tour. Return Policy: We do not offer refunds on ticket purchases, thank you.
Questions? Call the AIGA SF office at 415.626.6008.
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