Collaboration and Design

Productive and inspiring collaboration is both a skill and an art. Join us for our hotly anticipated (and FREE!) event on collaboration and design at one of San Francisco's top design studios, DesignMap, located in the heart of the Mission District. We've organized a seriously creative and compelling speaker line-up to talk about the collaboration process in the context of designing and building things. If you want to learn some best practices for collaboration and design as you build your team and your startup, then this event is for you! Beverages and light snacks will be served. Limited spots available so RSVP now!

About the Speakers:

• Nathan Kendrick, Chuck Moore, and Audrey Crane, Partners, and Jason Frasier, Design Director, at DesignMap. Stories of Collaboration from the Field. Five leaders from DesignMap share stories from four projects about various types (and levels of success) of collaboration with clients, from deep daily collaboration to sporadic, low-touch collaboration. These stories from the field will provide entertaining and illuminating parables for designers, product managers, and collaborators of all stripes. DesignMap partners with clients to deliver user-centered web and mobile experiences and their clients include Bloomberg, Blue Shield of California, eBay, EMC, ExactTarget, NetApp, Wells Fargo, among others.

• Sarah Nelson, Founder at Radically Human. Working with others is one of the most challenging parts of creativity. We need co-conspirators to bring new products, services, and companies into the world - but getting everyone to play nice is one of a leader's greatest challenges. In this talk, Sarah will discuss the common mistakes she has seen leaders make and show you how to overcome them. At Adaptive Path, Hot Studio, and POP!, Sarah led diverse teams to develop product strategies and digital experiences for clients such as Nike, The Metropolitan Opera, Skype, Vanguard Funds, PayCycle, Zappos, Intel, and The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She trains leaders to develop an effective leadership practice, align and engage their teams, and regenerate their own creativity.

• Leila Banijamali, Startup Lawyer at Bedrock. Leila will highlight some legal issues to consider when designing new products and collaborating both internally (inside your organization) and externally (outside your organization). Leila has founded several startups in the tech, law, and food spaces and acts as outside general counsel to startups and design firms. She is the organizer of this Meetup and helps people to launch and grow their companies.


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  • joyce f g.

    What a great introduction to the Idea to Launch Meetup group! Great space, dynamic speakers, relevant topic and an engaging group of people. I'm looking forward to more!

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Sarah N.

    Hi everyone! I had such a blast meeting so many of you last night and talking about my favorite topic - creative collaboration!

    Slides from my talk are here:

    Speaking of launches... As I mentioned, I am putting on my first public event, a 3 day creative leadership intensive. I want to make the training, tools and techniques I use with my corporate clients available to as many creative leaders as possible. It's going to be a blast. You'll develop your leadership palette, get clear on your vision and communication strategy, and learn to build alignment in your team. The event will definitely sell out, so if you are interested, get on the Pre-Sale List. You'll be first in line when we open registration Feb. 1 and you'll get $500 off full-price registration.

    Looking forward to seeing you all at more awesome Idea to Launch events. Thanks, Leila!

    3 · January 24, 2014

    • Sarah N.

      Well now, we seem to have stumbled on to a bug in When you cut and paste the original URL, it adds a bunch of invisible characters. I added a re-direct on my site with the funky characters and now either link now works...

      January 24, 2014

    • Sarah N.

      Here is the slide link, too. http://www.radicallyh...­

      January 24, 2014

  • Rafael L.

    As always - Laila outshines the stars.

    2 · January 23, 2014

  • Rohit S.

    Engineer building a startup

    January 23, 2014

  • Lauren

    I'm a 29 yr old marketer with an avid interest in design.

    January 16, 2014

  • Leila B.

    Thinking about another Inja rice pudding catering for this Collaboration and Design event at DesignMap. What do you guys think? Who's in for rice pudding?

    5 · December 16, 2013

    • joyce f g.

      rice pudding is the best! yes!

      December 19, 2013

    • Dan U.

      Love rice pudding!

      January 6, 2014

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  • DesignMap

    Many of our events will be hosted in DesignMap's beautiful studio.

  • Startup Documents

    Affordable legal documents and incorporation for startups.

  • Bedrock

    San Francisco based startup and business law firm.

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