09 February 2017
Sex & Drugs : Designing in a Taboo Industry
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

AIGA San Francisco

130 Sutter St, Ste.600

San Francisco

Event is over
6:30 pm
Doors Open for Mingling and Drinks
7:00 pm
Talk Begins
8:00 pm
Talk Ends
8:30 pm
Doors close

Join IDSA SF & AIGA SF in a stimulating conversation with the creatives designing provocative products that are transforming how we have sex, consume cannabis, and breast feed. We’ve invited three pioneering designers to share their journey reshaping the social stigmas built around their industry. Learn how quiet, elegant sex toys dismiss shame and judgement from sex, how form factor and premium materials can dispel the misfit connotation of cannabis use, and how to take the hassle and apology out of pumping, while keeping moms in the workforce. Learn what it takes to create discreet and powerful products that satisfy the curiosities of our private lives and how they are overtaking public opinion!

Ti Chang : Co-founder & VP of Design of Crave
Ti Chang, IDSA, is an industrial designer/entrepreneur who is passionate about designing products for women. She is the co-founder and VP of Design of CRAVE, a San Francisco-based company specializing in discreet and luxury sex toys. She is best known for the design of the vibrator necklace Vesper, one of the most celebrated and innovative sex toys disrupting the adult toy industry and changing the conversation around sex. CRAVE has received numerous awards including IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), Red Dot and Good Design, and has been featured in numerous publications including Fortune, Forbes, Huffington Post and The New York Times.
Brandon Cheung, Lead Industrial Designer at PAX
Brandon discovered design through a combined background in fine art and engineering. Two fields of study that once seemed at odds, suddenly blended quite naturally when he discovered industrial design. Brandon studied at the California College of the Arts and Stanford University’s Joint Program in Design, acquiring a skill set in traditional ID, model making, and human-centered design. Today, Brandon owns a consulting business in the Bay Area, working with clients across many industries from consumer electronics and wearables to medical devices.
Gabrielle Guthrie, Co-founder & Creative Director at MOXXLY
Gabrielle Guthrie is a product designer and entrepreneur with an MFA in Design from Stanford. She co-founded Moxxly with the mission to empower women through design. Moxxly, an all female-founded startup, is creating a smart, stylish, discreet, and comfortable breast pump system for working, breastfeeding moms to pump hands-free and with their clothes on. Gabrielle recently taught herself how to swim on YouTube and enjoys biking the streets of San Francisco in heels. She thrives on new experiences.