Expand 28 September 2017
Expand: Designing Your Own Story – Sold Out
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm


130 Sutter St

San Francisco

Event is over
6:30 pm
Doors Open + Drinks
7:00 pm
Talk begins
7:30 pm
8:15 pm
Event Ends

When learning how to become a designer, you’ve been taught the fundamentals—like how to use a grid for layouts, compositing one image onto another; or building an identity system for a brand.

A strong skillset that is typically overlooked is the ability for designers to present their work as Visual Storytellers. Being a Visual Storyteller includes sharing your process with others and helping them understand how your work translates to their success. Whether your audience is a new client that you’re pitching to, or collaborating with an Art Director on a project, it’s important to communicate your perspective with authenticity and clarity.

Dave Nguyen, Senior Art Director at Duarte, talks about how visual storytelling has shaped his career in design and how it can help you in designing your own story.

Duarte, known for their unique VisualStory™ methodology, is a creative agency that helps companies and thought leaders move people with their ideas through compelling stories. From keynotes on the big stage, interactive applications to everyday presentations and communications. They teach their methodology through best-selling books, workshops, and e-courses.

Recent projects include HyperLoop One, Sant Foundation, and the popular TED Talk by Gary Haugen.


Expand is a five-part series in collaboration with our awesome partner Vitamin T who offers free online trainingfor designers. The Expand Series was created to expand your experiences, network and knowledge.

Dave Nguyen, Sr. Art Director at Duarte Inc.
Dave Nguyen has a passion for design and sharing stories that drive impact. He is a Sr. Art Director at Duarte Inc., a creative agency in the Bay Area that is known for their work on Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. Dave leads an incredibly talented team of designers on a variety of projects that range from companies reinventing the mode of transportation, forward thinking start-ups in technology, to non-profits shifting the paradigm of poverty. Through his career, Dave utilizes his background in branding and identity to shape the narrative of thought leaders, bringing their talks to life through cinematic presentations and creating compelling experiences. Outside of his professional work, Dave is a California native with an adoration for exploring the world and capturing moments through the lens of his camera.