Designing Across Cultures

Sep 21, 2017 @ 7 p.m. in San Francisco

In this talk, we'll discuss designing across cultures with Yiying Lu of NYU Shanghai Program of Creativity and Innovation, Pablo Stanley of Dreamer Stories, and Tristan Gribbin of Flow VR.

Yiying is going to share her branding design, illustration and typography projects from a multicultural & linguistic aspect. She will showcase and talk about her cross cultural design practices for many global companies and organizations such as Disney, Twitter, China Australia Millennial Project and so on. Join Yiying on a journey of exploring creativity within cross cultural communication in the age of globalization.

Tristan Gribbin will discuss her journey in developing VR-based meditation platforms in Iceland, thinking about cultural barriers in both VR and meditation to scale this new technology. This talk will include a guided meditation to help you transport into the shoes of FLOW users.

Pablo Stanley will be sharing a new body of work called Dreamer Stories in which he profiles American Dreamers who are facing some of the biggest challenges with pending DACA repeal. In this project, Pablo explores the human stories through a collection of illustrated portraits and personal narrative. In a time of political crisis, designing across cultures is more important than ever before. Join us for an art showing and lecture! 

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Yiying Lu
Design Lecturer of NYU Shanghai Program of Creativity & Innovation 
Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist & designer with more than 10 years of experience in the creative realm. Yiying was named a "Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation" in the Microsoft Next 100 series. Her projects have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, Fast Company, NBC News, TIME, CNN, BBC, San Francisco Chronicle, TechCrunch, Mashable, The Huffington Post and so on. Yiying has been running her own design studio since 2007, with global clients such as Disney, Twitter, Conan O'Brien, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Expedia, Scholastic, South by South West, Sony Digital, Shorty Awards, and so on. Yiying is a lecturer at NYU Shanghai Program in Creativity & Innovation. Previously, she was the Creative Director at 500 Startups, the world's most active venture capital firm and startup accelerator. She is dedicated to teach and apply creative design thinking to startup companies and corporate organizations, in order to increase their user acquisition and revenue growth. She is bilingual in English and Chinese.
Tristan Gribbin
CEO at FLOW
Tristan Gribbin is the creator and CEO of FLOW and is passionate about helping bring meditation to the world. She has been practicing meditation with serious dedication since the year 2000 and is a recognised meditation teacher in Iceland. Flow has a VR meditation app which has won the opportunity to pitch in the US at TechCrunch Disrupt this September. Tristan will walk us through meditation, Virtual Reality and how this new material impacts our senses and where the Web might be headed.
Pablo Stanley

Co-founder of Carbon Health

Pablo is a designer and co-founder at Carbon Health. the writer of the comics series The Design Team. mentor at the design workshops and YouTube channel Sketch Together, and producer of the design podcast in Spanish DiseƱo Cha Cha Cha.