Agents of Design

Jun 21, 2018 @ 7 p.m. in San Francisco

In this episode of Designers + Geeks you'll hear from the creatives behind the agencies driving the best brands and product in the market. In our world, agencies are the guarantors of quality, they are the executors of vision, and the collaborators of our dreams. We'll explore what it means to partner with an agency and look at the impact they are having on the creative market today. 

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Aaron Poe
Brand Creative Director at ueno
Since 2006, Aaron has worked across a number of sectors, focused on brand development for physical and digital products with clients ranging from global heavyweights to early stage start-ups. This experience positions him at the intersection of technology and culture with a human centered approach to digital design and creative direction.
Lance Cassidy
Founder and CEO of DX Labs Design

Being able to convey your vision in a clear and inspiring narrative is critical to on-boarding talent, recruiting investors, communicating with customers, and recruiting key partners. However, how often do we take a step back take a step back to think deeply about our moonshots? Join Lance Cassidy, founder of DXLabs, as he speaks about how to apply Futurecasting, a process for identifying your moonshot with science fiction and connecting it with actions you can take today.

Dan Chen
Principal, frogVentures
Dan leads frog design’s early stage design and investing practice in the US. He maintains frog’s relationships with the entrepreneurship ecosystem, sources potential startups to invest in and co-leads projects across product, brand and marketing for portfolio companies. Prior to this role, he was a strategist working on large multi-disciplinary design engagements across product strategy and experience design for Fortune 500 companies. He has a particular interest in the future of transportation, cities and energy. He graduated from Stanford GSB in 2014.