Design Tools

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

Join us for a discussion on tools, trends, and changing mediums. In this episode of Designers + Geeks, you'll hear from speakers who are designing our tools of the trade. We'll discuss why design tools have become increasingly important to an evolving design practice and what goes into making them.

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Josh Brewer
Founder & CEO of Abstract
Josh Brewer is Co-Founder and CEO of Abstract, a platform for design teams to collaborate on. Previously, Josh was the Principal Designer at Twitter. He is advisor/mentor at The Designer Fund, and co-creator of 52 Weeks Of UX. In 2012, Fast Company named him one of "fifty designers shaping the future of design." He believes design is about relationships—at every level—and spends his time working to better understand and reinforce those connections.
Noah Levin
Design Manager at Figma
Noah Levin is the Design Manager at Figma. Before that he led the design team at ClassPass in NYC, and the iOS Search team at Google in Mountain View. He also spent some time teaching designers to code as an advisor at Framer, and building a digital assistant for Astronauts at NASA. He studied Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon and is a Pittsburgh native who’s convinced it’s the most underrated city in the world.
Zoltan Olah

Founder & CEO of Chroma

Zoltan Olah is CEO and Co-Founder of Chroma, a company building tools for UI developers. Before Chroma, Zoltan founded and ran Percolate Studio -- a boutique app development agency that was acquired by Meteor Development Group (MDG) where he lead the Apollo and Meteor open source projects and created the company's customer support department. Zoltan has been sparring with web browser rendering engines since 2008 when he built the stack behind iCyte, one of the first cross-browser annotation tools on the web.