Design Disruptors: Rebels & Renegades

New design trends are propagated by rebels—creatives who break free from complacency by constantly pushing the limits of “possible” and finding solutions to problems we didn’t know we had. The design renegades march to their own beat. And, often, they get us to march along with them. How do they know if their risks will pay off or lay off? Is rebellion a prerequisite for creative innovation? Whether you're marching along or watching on the sidelines—join us for Design Disruptors.

6:45 PM: Meet & Greet
7:25 PM: Introduction
7:30 PM: Speakers
8:15 PM: Q&A
8:45 PM: Closing Remarks
8:50 PM: Giveaways
9:00 PM: After Party at Public School 310

Members (Contributing & Supporting): $15
Members (Sustaining & above): Free
Non-Members: $25

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David Carson
Design and Creative Director, public speaker, recipient of countless awards, and 2017 East Coast Surfing Hall of Famer, David Carson has been a design rebel since the early 90s. In addition to working with world-renowned agencies and corporations, like Nike, Bose, and Microsoft, among others, he’s maintained his own design studio, David Carson Design. Like all visionaries, Carson has faced both admiration and criticism for his work, leaving no observer indifferent.

Mitch Monson
Graphic Designer, Motion Director, Emmy and PROMAX Award winner, Mitch Monson is driven by his relentless desire to avoid convention. Whether it’s the Summer Olympics’ identity, Prince’s iconic Love Symbol, or jumping from helicopters for another snowboarding descent in Alaska, Monson never stands still. Exchanging traditional art education for the real-world experience, he has collaborated with innumerable networks and brands, including ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, HBO, Canon, and IBM, among others.

Gabriella Sanchez
Since her first commercial illustration project for the French magazine, Le Particulier, Gabriella Sanchez has landed projects with such entities as Refinery29, Headspace, Planned Parenthood, and The White House, among others. Sanchez prefers working independently because it allows her the freedom to choose what projects to say yes or no to, thus maintaining her own voice. Her uninhibited visual language empowers her clients to make bolder choices.
Photograph by Iris Ray

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When & Where
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Herman Miller Studio
3641 Holdrege Avenue #100
Los Angeles, CA 90016