In a lively and provocative exchange, panelists shared their thoughts on their creative processes and the interplay between art and design. Heather Day, Tim Belonax, Adam Katz and Brian Singer.
Originally from Hawaii, Heather Day graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2012 with her BFA. Her work is included in both national and international collections, including Facebook Inc., Warner Brothers Inc., The Ritz-Carlton and Snapchat Inc. and Air Bnb. She recently completed a solo exhibit in Downtown San Francisco with over 100 paintings. Day’s art is a form of visual storytelling interested in conveying moments of interactions. She works primarily with paint and non-traditional materials, and is known for her murals. The philosophy that everything is a product of an experience frames each work, conveying stories of movement and ideas of color through seams, lines, and layers.
Tim Belonax is currently a brand designer at Pinterest working on projects that help people understand what Pinterest is and why it matters to them. Previously, he was a design lead at Airbnb and a principal designer at Facebook’s Analog Research Lab. He’s launched new brands, redesigned existing ones, and created many things in between. He’s an Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts and serves on the board for the San Francisco Center for the Book and Designer Fund’s Bridge Guild. He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Adam is an entrepreneur with a commitment to education, art and music. He’s currently working in multiple fields (brand marketing, festival and conference production, bookstore) to develop and support enriching and experimental cultural programs.
Brian Singer is a San Francisco-based artist and designer who has received international attention for his provocative social projects such at TWIT Spotting (Texting while in Traffic) and The 1000 Journals Project. Brian recently left his role as the Design Manager for Brand Creative at Pinterest to pursue side projects. Previously he managed design teams at Facebook and ran his own studio. Brian has served on the advisory board for the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and on the national board of AIGA, the professional association for design. IG and web: someguy.is
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