Nonlinear Design

Jan 18, 2018 @ 7 p.m. in San Francisco

We're kicking off the new year by getting personal with Everett Katigbak, influential designer in Silicon Valley who will forever be the insider outsider. Everett will discuss lessons learned in building brands and cultivating culture at hyper-growth startups including Faceook, Pinterest, and now Stripe. We'll also explore how he's maintained his connection to his roots while pushing the edge of design in technology. 

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Everett Katigbak

Designer + Filmmaker at Stripe 

Everett is a Bay Area transplant and failed musician who exchanged the gen-X Hollywood grind for the millennial San Franciscan #yolo dream. Raised in the LA skate punk scene of the 80s-90s, he was naturally drawn to the counter culture epicenter known as Frisco. Come to find out, Silicon Valley had already begun it’s assimilation of the City, and the mission’s slippery slope from the latino hub of SF to fixie clad hipsters to tech bros was already set in motion.

After spending his early career in the music industry as a recording engineer, he decided that music was best kept as a personal passion, and began to pursue a career in design. Combined with his love for the city by the bay and his fresh design chops, he landed an in house job as one of the first communication designers at a young Facebook. There, he helped drive the companies early brand voice and most notably, was a cofounder of the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory. Through the Analog Lab, he combined his guerrilla punk roots with design technique to create provocative work that shaped the growing company.

After Facebook, he had the opportunity to have the same impact at a young Pinterest as their first brand creative manager. And currently, he’s once again helping build the creative voice at Stripe, through producing and directing film projects as well as contributing to the overall brand strategy of the company. He’s also returned to his musical roots, playing guitar and organ in the SF psychedelic pop group Young Elders.


7:00 - 7:30pm
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