Join Innovative Design on Saturday, March 3rd for a day of learning from industry designers, through a series of talks, workshops, and open Q&A. Following the theme of “embracing your roots”, speeches and workshops will explore the unique backgrounds of these professionals and celebrate diversity! The speaker series will be followed by workshops taught by speakers and other designers, and will focus on how to build yourself professionally.
This event will be held at Berkeley’s Jacobs Hall for Design Innovation. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, fun will be had, and minds will be blown.
Wayne Spiegel is a Product Designer at Palantir. Originally from Toronto, he was academically trained in graphic design and self-taught in product design.
Wayne values minimalist design as test of his own design foundations. Outside of design, Wayne dabbles in photography, games for hours, and beatboxes in the shower.
Product Designer at Palantir
Ash is a designer, artist and author. Currently with Adobe, Ash has worked for companies like Dropbox, Pinterest and Twitter.
Her essays have been featured in Fast Company, Offscreen Magazine and Thought Catalog. Her first novel, The Firesteel, won First Place for Literary Fiction from Writer’s Digest.
Experience Designer at Adobe
Briana Hokanson is an Experience Designer working on Lightroom and other photography tools at Adobe.
With a multi-disciplinary background in fine arts, design and technology she has worked with clients such as National Geographic, Shinola, & Boston Scientific.
Experience Designer at Adobe
Bing is a product designer and researcher. She has worked with companies including Samsung, American Eagle Outfitters, and MemSQL.
She also had various experience outside the tech world including being a film producer and journalist.
Product Designer at MemSQL
Andre is the UX Lead of the new Essential smartphone in Palo Alto, CA. Previously he's worked at places like Google, Microsoft, and some early-stage startups.
Andre is always working on personal side projects; his latest is a new AR filter/lens marketplace called Awesome Filters for Snapchat. When he's not working, you can find him at music festivals or working on his IG aesthetic.
Senior Experience Designer at Essential
Kevin learned design and photography through InnoD while he was at Cal.
He loves the storytelling aspect that layout design can bring to photography and spends his free time taking photos, making layouts, and then fretting over what to post onto Instagram.
He's a software engineer at Facebook and can probably beat you at Smash.
Software Engineer at Facebook
David Xie has spent his whole college career with Innovative Design and passionate about uplifting fellow young designers!
He freelances in graphic design and web development, and is trying to explore other nifty arts and crafts in his spare time.
Co-President of Innovative Design
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