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Five Questions with Carissa Potter: Artist and Author

Five Questions with Carissa Potter: Artist and Author

Artist and author Carissa Potter chats with us about overcoming challenges, being in creative mode all day long, and making others’ lives better.

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November 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

November 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

November’s design, art, and inspiration event musts curated by In/Visible Talks Co-Founders Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller.

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Five Questions with Aundre Larrow: Photographer

Five Questions with Aundre Larrow: Photographer

Photographer Aundre Larrow will be joining us on the panel of speakers at 2019 In/Visible Talks. Here he talks about saying “no”, starting creations with conversations, and doing something that makes people stop and listen.

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Five Questions with Josh Silverman: Designer, Educator, and Optimist

Five Questions with Josh Silverman: Designer, Educator, and Optimist

As we look forward to Josh Silverman’s workshop on “Feedback: The Gift You Keep on Receiving (and Giving)”, we hear from him about getting lost, getting out of our own way, and getting inspired.

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October 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

October 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

October’s design, art, and inspiration event musts curated by In/Visible Talks Co-Founders Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller.

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Five Questions with Tanner Christensen: Lead Product Designer at Atlassian

Five Questions with Tanner Christensen: Lead Product Designer at Atlassian

Atlassian’s Lead Product Designer and panel moderator for 2019 In/Visible Talks Tanner Christensen shares his thoughts on the give-and-take in the creative process, smartcuts, and finding inspiration while driving to work.

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In/Visible Talks Co-Founder Arianna Orland Featured in 99u Article

In/Visible Talks Co-Founder Arianna Orland Featured in 99u Article

Designers confess their most embarrassing moments with 99u.

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Five Questions with Gilles Combet: Artist and Creativity Explored Instructor

Five Questions with Gilles Combet: Artist and Creativity Explored Instructor

Artist, Teacher, and In/Visible Talks speaker Gilles Combet finds creative inspiration in common objects, urban walks, and good conversations.

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Five Questions with Leo Jung: Designer and Creative Director of Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine

Five Questions with Leo Jung: Designer and Creative Director of Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine

Creative Director and In/Visible Talks 2019 speaker Leo Jung talks about the challenges, inspirations, and “pure joy” of the creative process.

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September 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

September 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

September’s design, art, and inspiration event musts curated by In/Visible Talks Co Founders Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller.

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Five Questions with Anjelika Temple: Brit + Co’s Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner

Five Questions with Anjelika Temple: Brit + Co’s Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner

Brit + Co’s Chief Creative Officer and 2019 In/Visible Talks speaker Anjelika Temple shares her enthusiasm for spray paint, vintage posters, and cool DIY projects.

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Five Questions with Randy J. Hunt: Head of Design

Five Questions with Randy J. Hunt: Head of Design

As we look forward to hearing him speak at In/Visible Talks 2019, Artsy’s Head of Design Randy J. Hunt gives us insights into his creative process and where he finds inspiration.

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Five Questions with Yael Braha: Multimedia Director at Moment Factory

Five Questions with Yael Braha: Multimedia Director at Moment Factory

Designer, Filmmaker, Immersive Environment Creator, and 2019 In/Visible Talks speaker Yael Braha extols the virtues of nature, travel, and Mom for inspiring creativity.

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Five Questions with Laurie Rosenwald: Artist, Designer, and Workshop Holderer

Five Questions with Laurie Rosenwald: Artist, Designer, and Workshop Holderer

Artist, Designer, Workshop Teacher, and 2019 In/Visible Talks speaker Laurie Rosenwald is passionate about happy accidents, heroes of animation, and Jopo bicycles.

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In/Visible Talks Salon: “Feeling Things Deeply” Salon with Artist and Author Carissa Potter

In/Visible Talks Salon: “Feeling Things Deeply” Salon with Artist and Author Carissa Potter

In/Visible Talks Co-Founder Dava Guthmiller chatted with Artist and Author Carissa Potter about the challenges of and inspirations for being a creative.

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Five Questions with Bryony Gomez-Palacio: Principal and Co-Founder of UnderConsideration

Five Questions with Bryony Gomez-Palacio: Principal and Co-Founder of UnderConsideration

For graphic designer, writer, and 2019 In/Visible Talks speaker Bryony Gomez-Palacio, creating and breathing are one and the same.

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August 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

August 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

August’s design, art, and inspiration event musts.

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In/Visible Talks 2018: The Right to Do Nothing, Creative Blackouts, and Breaking Things

In/Visible Talks 2018: The Right to Do Nothing, Creative Blackouts, and Breaking Things

Artist Jenny Odell, IDEO Design Lead Marta Harding, and Hardware Interface Designer Basheer Tome teach us how to do nothing, escape a creative blackout, and break things to create products and ideas.

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In/Visible Talks 2018: Powers of Transparency and the Art of Your Work

In/Visible Talks 2018: Powers of Transparency and the Art of Your Work

Tim Murray inspired us to experiment with an open design process and Dia Bondi encouraged attendees to celebrate their unique way of doing creative things.

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July 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

July 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

July’s design, art, and inspiration event musts.

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For San Francisco Design Week, Panelists From In/Visible Talks and Creativity Explored Discuss “Unexpected Inspiration”

For San Francisco Design Week, Panelists From In/Visible Talks and Creativity Explored Discuss “Unexpected Inspiration”

Designers and artists come together to answer questions about how they work, why they create, and where they find inspiration.

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In/Visible Talks 2018: “The Intersections of Art and Design”

In/Visible Talks 2018: “The Intersections of Art and Design”

In a lively and provocative exchange, panelists shared their thoughts on their creative processes and the interplay between art and design.

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In/Visible Talks Founders Announce Exciting Partnership with Creativity Explored

In/Visible Talks Founders Announce Exciting Partnership with Creativity Explored

Co-founders Dava Guthmiller and Arianna Orland talk about what inspired their partnership with Creativity Explored.

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June 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

June 2018 Design & Art Event Hotlist

June’s design, art, and inspiration event musts.

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5 Questions with Marc Fiorito: Photographer, DP, Art Director, Media Creator

5 Questions with Marc Fiorito: Photographer, DP, Art Director, Media Creator

Gamma Nine’s Marc Fiorito, who photographed In/Visible Talks 2018, talks about finding inspiration, passion, and a genuinely creative career.

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In/Visible Talks 2018: Connection

In/Visible Talks 2018: Connection

Attendees at the first-ever In/Visible Talks conference enjoyed a full day of connecting, networking, and expanding their creative horizons.

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Join us for the 1st Annual Bay Area Creative Studios Spring Cleaning Art Materials Drive

Join us for the 1st Annual Bay Area Creative Studios Spring Cleaning Art Materials Drive

Donate your extra supplies to non-profit art studio Creativity Explored, where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell their art.

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“One Tool, Infinite Results” Salon at Mullowney Printing

“One Tool, Infinite Results” Salon at Mullowney Printing

Artists Carrie Ann Plank and Eric Rewitzer join Master Printmaker Paul Mullowney and moderator Arianna Orland for an informative and inspiring discussion on design and printmaking.

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Five Questions: The In/Visible Talks Team

Five Questions: The In/Visible Talks Team

Hardworking members of the In/Visible Talks team take time out to share their answers to our questions about the creative process.

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In/Visible Talks 2018 Event Recap: Inspiration

In/Visible Talks 2018 Event Recap: Inspiration

Break the rules, ask different questions, treat everything like design, and do nothing are among the inspiring takeaways from the first-ever In/Visible Talks conference.

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Five Questions with Paul Mullowney: Master Printer at Mullowney Printing Company

Five Questions with Paul Mullowney: Master Printer at Mullowney Printing Company

Master Printer Paul Mullowney talks about balancing his creative process and being inspired by family members, a folk hero, and contemporary colleagues.

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LIVE from In/Visible Talks: Making Ways Podcast

LIVE from In/Visible Talks: Making Ways Podcast

At our 2018 conference, Making Ways Host Rob Goodman talked with Lumi CEO Jesse Genet about taking risks, following a calling, and redefining “achievement”

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Logo by Creative Collaboration, Branding & Design by Noise 13

Logo by Creative Collaboration, Branding & Design by Noise 13

Noise 13’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer Dava Guthmiller lets us in on the behind-the-scenes fun that led to the development of the iconic In/Visible logo.

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Tattly Created a New Way to Support Creatives

Tattly Created a New Way to Support Creatives

Tattly’s amazingly artistic temporary tattoos are for kids of all ages.

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Five Questions with Basheer Tome: Hardware Interface Designer at Google

Five Questions with Basheer Tome: Hardware Interface Designer at Google

Hardware Interface Designer and In/Visible Talks speaker Basheer Tome is passionate about food, shades of green, and respecting the creative process.

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Partner Spotlight: Paper Jam Press

Partner Spotlight: Paper Jam Press

Paper Jam Press Founder Arianna Orland reveals the inspiration for the limited edition In/Visible Talks poster.

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Five Questions with Jesse Genet: CEO and Co-Founder of Lumi

Five Questions with Jesse Genet: CEO and Co-Founder of Lumi

Lumi CEO and In/Visible Talks speaker Jesse Genet knows that the creative challenge of designing a business model is in every sense a true design process.

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Love for the Uncertain: How Designers Wield Ambiguity

Love for the Uncertain: How Designers Wield Ambiguity

Creative Director & In/Visible Talks Co-Founder Arianna Orland shares some wisdom about the creative process.

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Scout Books Gets Creative in Business

Scout Books Gets Creative in Business

Chloë Miller of Scout Books, our partner that will be printing the In/Visible Talks conference program, finds creative inspiration by connecting the dots—between people.

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Five Questions with Brian Singer: Artist & Designer

Five Questions with Brian Singer: Artist & Designer

Artist, Designer and In/Visible Talks speaker Brian Singer talks about the challenge of prioritization and how much he freaks out when his favorite tool goes missing.

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Founders Spotlight: 5 Questions for Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller

Founders Spotlight: 5 Questions for Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller

In/Visible Talks Founders Arianna Orland and Dava Guthmiller discuss first jobs, the creative journey, and embracing the artist within.

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Five Questions with Dia Bondi: Communications Coach

Five Questions with Dia Bondi: Communications Coach

Communications coach and In/Visible Talks 2018 Speaker Dia Bondi shares about her relationship to the creative process.

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Five Questions with Rob Goodman: Creator of the Making Ways Podcast

Five Questions with Rob Goodman: Creator of the Making Ways Podcast

Making Ways’ Host Rob Goodman shares a few creative—and business—insights as he prepares for his live podcast at In/Visible Talks 2018.

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In/Visible Talks 2018: Lunch + Learn Moderators

In/Visible Talks 2018: Lunch + Learn Moderators

Get connected and get inspired during lunch at In/Visible Talks 2018.

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Five Questions with Jenny Odell: Mining Online Imagery

Five Questions with Jenny Odell: Mining Online Imagery

Artist and In/Visible Talks speaker Jenny Odell talks about the importance of unlimited time and space in the creative process and the art of doing nothing.

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Chronicle Books is Constantly Creating—and Inspiring!

Chronicle Books is Constantly Creating—and Inspiring!

As a partner of In/Visible Talks, Chronicle Books will be offering items at the pop up shop that will inspire creativity long after the day’s final conversation.

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Five Questions with Marta Harding: Design Lead at IDEO

Five Questions with Marta Harding: Design Lead at IDEO

Design Lead and In/Visible Talks 2018 speaker Marta Harding’s creative process includes knowing where to find the “wobbly and flickering glow” of inspiration after a creative blackout.

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In/Visible Salon: Reimagining “the User” with Mike Youngblood

In/Visible Salon: Reimagining “the User” with Mike Youngblood

At our final In/Visible Salon of 2017, cultural anthropologist Mike Youngblood shared his research on who "the User" really is.

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Case for Making’s Alexis Joseph Encourages and Celebrates the Creative Process

Case for Making’s Alexis Joseph Encourages and Celebrates the Creative Process

Case for Making’s founder and owner Alexis Joseph helps us integrate creativity into our daily lives—and her own.

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Five Questions with Adam Katz: Founder of Imprint Projects

Five Questions with Adam Katz: Founder of Imprint Projects

Imprint Projects’ President and In/Visible Talks 2018 speaker Adam Katz is both an instigator and mediator in the creative process.

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An Entire Weekend of Art & Design Inspiration

An Entire Weekend of Art & Design Inspiration

The fun just won’t stop! Join us for In/Visible Talks 2018, then take full advantage of special creative events and offers!

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Panelists Meet at In/Visible Project’s Salon to Reveal Their Creative Processes

Panelists Meet at In/Visible Project’s Salon to Reveal Their Creative Processes

Artist Brian Singer and architects Luke Ogrydziak and Zoë Prillinger discuss getting their starts, dealing with creative blocks, and finding inspiration at a Salon held at The Battery.

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Five Questions with Morag Myerscough: Designer and Artist

Five Questions with Morag Myerscough: Designer and Artist

Designer, Artist, and In/Visible Talks speaker Morag Myerscough inspires and transforms with her bold structural art.

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Five Questions with Tim Belonax: Senior Brand Designer at Pinterest

Five Questions with Tim Belonax: Senior Brand Designer at Pinterest

Senior Brand Designer and In/Visible Talks 2018 speaker Tim Belonax finds creative inspiration “everywhere”—and from a stereotype-busting nun.

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Five Questions with Samantha Warren: Experience Design Manager at Adobe Stock and Typekit

Five Questions with Samantha Warren: Experience Design Manager at Adobe Stock and Typekit

Innovator and In/Visible Talks 2018 speaker Samantha Warren finds creative inspiration in unexpected places.

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Five Questions with Heather Day: Artist

Five Questions with Heather Day: Artist

Artist and In/Visible Talks 2018 speaker Heather Day finds creative inspiration in music, the weather, and art-provoking questions.

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Really Listen: Tattoo Artist Extraordinaire David Allen Offers His Advice for Art—and Life

Really Listen: Tattoo Artist Extraordinaire David Allen Offers His Advice for Art—and Life

Tattoo Artist extraordinaire David Allen shares his perspective on the importance of really listening in the creative process.

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Five Questions with Maria Giudice: VP of Experience Design at Autodesk

Five Questions with Maria Giudice: VP of Experience Design at Autodesk

Artist, Positive Provocateur, and In/Visible Talks speaker Maria Giudice talks about the art of design and innovation in the corporate world.

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Creating With Abandon: In/Visible Project Brings Designers Back to the Drawing Board

Creating With Abandon: In/Visible Project Brings Designers Back to the Drawing Board

Thrilled to share our friends at Universe sat down with conference founders Dava and Arianna to get the skinny on the main event.

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Tools, Not Rules: Ideas About Creative Collaboration With Travis Nielson

Tools, Not Rules: Ideas About Creative Collaboration With Travis Nielson

How to avoid boxing yourself in by looking closely and creatively at the reasoning behind your rules.

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Culture Meets Creativity: Spreading Joy and Peace in the City of London

Culture Meets Creativity: Spreading Joy and Peace in the City of London

Installations from Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan promote positivity, hope, strength and togetherness in London’s new Culture Mile

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Five Questions with Tim Murray: Creative Director at Mozilla

Master of creative collaboration and In/Visible Talks 2018 speaker, Tim Murray, shares his thoughts on the creative process.

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The Subtle Art of Breaking Through Creative Blocks

The Subtle Art of Breaking Through Creative Blocks

7 Of The Best Design Books To Read When You’re Stuck

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Our Inaugural In/Visible Salon

John Cage, the late experimental composer and artist tells us “Begin anywhere” so we did.

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A Word From Arianna Orland

A Word From Arianna Orland

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.”

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Introducing: The In/Visible Project

Introducing: The In/Visible Project

An eye-catching, winking, bright-aqua paint-dipped pair of teeth and in-your-face sans serif: what does it all mean?

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