Designer as Founder with Rob Forbes

Designer as Founder, presented by AIGA San Francisco in collaboration with Parisoma, is a series of conversations with successful designers-turned-founders. June 2013 series features Rob Forbes, Founder of Design Within Reach and Public Bikes, Joe Gebbia of AirBnB and Christina Brodbeck of YouTube.

We'll hear stories, challenges and triumphs about his leap from the role of designer on a creative team to a founding role in creating a new business like no other.

Now more than ever, designers are being asked to take on the role of thought leader, technologist and creator of new innovative products. The goal of this series is to have a concrete conversation about what it takes to make ideas happen in this new environment. Join us for an action-oriented discussion with moderator Philip Wood and some of the most inspiring designer founders in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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