Design Work 25 April 2018
Design//Work: Design Careers of the Future – Sold Out
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

AIGA San Francisco

130 Sutter Street

San Francisco

Event is over
6:30 pm
Doors Open For Mingling And Drinks
7:00 pm
Panel Discussion Begins
8:30 pm
Panel Discussion Wraps Up
9:00 pm
Event Ends // Doors Close

With newer physical technologies and their software appearing at an ever increasing rate we take a look at what the career of a designer will be like 5-10 years from now.

Join us for this panel discussion as we ask our panelists:

  • What cutting edge design technologies/apps will we hear about in the coming year?
  • What design skills will be in demand in the near future?
  • What emerging technologies will change design in the next 5 years?
  • What are the blue sky predictions for design jobs in 10 years time?
  • Will design still be design as we know it in the future?
  • moderator
    Amy Stellhorn, Founder of Big Monocle,Big Monocle
    Amy is the founder and CEO of Big Monocle, an award-winning creative agency with offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City and Provo. She works with fortune 500 brands and specializes in strategic, high-level brand and campaign thinking. This year Big Monocle was named Small Agency of the Year by the DMA.
    Timoni West, Director, XR Authoring, Unity
    Timoni leads the immersive Authoring Tools group in Unity Labs, a team of cross-disciplinary artists and engineers exploring new interfaces for human-computer interaction. Labs’ first project, EditorVR, was introduced at Vision Summit in February 2016 and released in December. Before Unity, Timoni was SVP of Design at Alphaworks, and cofounder & creative director of Department of Design. She's worked at startups across the country, including Foursquare, Flickr, and Betaworks. Timoni also mentors and advises new AR/VR startups in the Bay area.
    Silka Miesnieks, Head of Adobe Design Lab, Adobe
    Silka leads early-stage projects from the Adobe Design Lab into the real world. Her team is behind many immersive design and AI-related features found in Adobe products and services today. Adobe Design Lab’s success is due to the incredible team of hand picked designers and engineers that collaborate intentionally, prototype and validate the future of design tools. Prior to Adobe, Silka led the VR/AR design direction for a Samsung innovation team. She also co-founded Dekko with the goal of making AR technology completely natural and previously led a digital design firm serving Silicon Valley startups. Always one with an entrepreneurial spirit, Silka also mentors AR startups and women in tech.
    Ravit Bennier Cohen, Product Designer, Facebook
    Ravit is a senior designer at Facebook and an instructor at the Academy of Art University. Through the lens of design and culture, Ravit is helping shape the experiences around us and define the new media as the new message (Marshall Mcluhan). Ravit studied Graphic Design in San Diego, Interaction and Product Design in Los Angeles, and attended an MBA school in Singapore. She traveled the world and is now able to understand different cultures, leading her team at Facebook to comprehend the importance of diversity in design practices. Ravit believes that design is shaping the world we’re headed towards, and the focus on social and environmental responsibility is key to making a true difference.
    Christopher Morlan, Creative Director, Oracle
    Christopher leads a team of amazing designers, photographers and creative strategists in evolving and building the Oracle brand. He has an education in traditional graphic design and a roster full of brand and design projects focused on making abstract concepts tangible to diverse audiences. A lifelong creative and design educator, he believes the power of brands to tell meaningful, relevant stories pairs perfectly with a love of kerning, clarity, and negative space.