25 January 2017
Salesforce UX : Beauty
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


121 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco

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Join the Salesforce UX team in their headquarters to learn about their process, with the fourth and final part of the design principles series. This session will focus on Beauty.

Salesforce UX is a product design team consisting of product designers, systems designers, UX engineers, researchers, and specialists focused on bringing great design to the enterprise. Clarity, efficiency, consistency, and beauty are the core design principles that guide the work that we do.

Richard Danne, Owner/Design Director of Danne Design
Richard Danne (pronounced DAY–nee) has been sole proprietor of his firm for most of his six-decade career. That career started in Dallas, followed by 35 years in New York, then Cape Cod and the last 10 years in Napa Valley practicing as DanneDesign.

He has been consultant to premier organizations like, NASA, Seagram, AT&T, Paramount Pictures, Fashion Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School.

His design style has often been described as elegant and timeless.

Danne received the prestigious AIGA Medal in 2014, the highest honor awarded in graphic design. He has won many other national and international awards – representing Danne & Blackburn, he accepted the “Award for Design Excellence” from President Reagan for NASA. Similar awards followed for the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Air and Space Museum. In 2012, AIGA honored himwith a career “Inspiration” Archive Collection.

A leader in the profession, he was elected in 1974 to Alliance Graphique Internationale, an elite honorary organization, and was President of AGI/USA for many years. He also was elected President of AIGA, and later organized and served as Founding President of AIGA/NY (the New York Chapter).

Richard has served on the Boards of: AIGA, Third Street Music School Settlement, New York Public Library, Center for Coastal Studies, and Napa Valley Jazz Society. He taught for several years at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

He has judged many competitions, lectured at conferences and universities, and has been widely published here and abroad. His design projects have taken him all across America, to Canada, Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Brazil.

In earlier years, Richard lived a double life as both designer and professional jazz musician, playing trumpet and piano. His recent memoir, Dust Bowl to Gotham, now resides in the permanent archives of AIGA.

Myles Thompson, Product Designer, Salesforce
Myles Thompson is a versatile graphic designer and creative thinker from Brooklyn NY. Growing up in NYC, Myles was surrounded by a plethora of cultures and color which inspires his design work. He attributes skateboarding as one of his reason for becoming a designer. To Myles skateboarding and design share interesting parallels in terms of progression and possibility.

Myles writes: “Everyday we as designers look to create a visual-syntax which creates an unspoken connection with our audience. In addition, we look to attribute something to a greater conversation with a purpose. Design has allowed me to think differently and change the way I communicate an important message to the audience.”