In/Visible Talks celebrates the art of design and creativity.

The creative process isn’t always a linear one and we think there’s much to be gained by hearing how others have navigated the rich and variegated landscape of people, ideas, deadlines, and passion. Our mission is to build community through conversation about the process, inspiration, and challenges behind the creative practice.

Our Annual Conference

A one day, one track conference designed to inspire and connect. We bring together a multidisciplinary audience and industry experts to share a piece of their own creative process and stories of how design gets done.

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Why we do it.

In/Visible Talks came from our own personal desire to keep learning, to stay inspired, and to celebrate our genuine love of design.

Working in the creative industry for years, we’ve attended countless conferences and seminars on design. But we found many to be surface-level, leaving us wanting for more. More community, more vulnerability, more truth. In/Visible Talks was founded as a platform to explore the creative practice through this lens.

Ongoing salons.

To continue the conversation we host intimate gatherings that foster dialog and connections in the creative community throughout the year.

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Our Founders

Dava Guthmiller

Dava is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Noise 13, a branding and design agency that focuses on lifestyle brands. She has over 20 years experience leading strategy and design projects with clients such as Uber, Tile, Planet, Twitter, Pacific Catch, World Wrapps and Paso Wine.

Dava is also a board member for Slow Food California and advisor for Good Food Awards. She occasionally gets her hands on fine art, and lectures about brand for business. She has been featured in publications such as HOW, Communication Arts, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Print Magazine.

Arianna Orland

Arianna is a creative director, advisor, and artist with over 20 years experience working on both coasts for startups and Fortune 500 companies leading brand, marketing, and product work. Her recent client list includes Twitter, Mozilla, NerdWallet and Thumbtack. Previously Arianna spent several years in New York City where she led the web design practice for Hillman Curtis and worked with well-known artistic and cultural institutions such as David Byrne and SVA (School of Visual Arts).

She is also the founder of Paper Jam Press, a letterpress poster and apparel company featured in several prestigious design publications such as Swiss Miss, Dwell Magazine, Design Milk and Brand New.

Our Team

Anni
Porteus
Event Coordinator LinkedIn
Cynthia
Hernandez
Volunteer LinkedIn
Dorna
Mehrkish
Volunteer LinkedIn
Elena
Brewster
Project Manager LinkedIn
Kathleen

Guthrie Woods
Copywriter LinkedIn
Laura
Howell
Pop Up Shop Coordinator LinkedIn
Monica
Hayden
Volunteer LinkedIn
Noelle
Germone
Marketing Coordinator LinkedIn

Thank You to Our Volunteers

  • Aly Holmes
  • Calvin West
  • Vanessa Vellozzi
  • Sarah Wohl