￼SFMade in partnership with Google and Moss Adams
The Intersection of Design, Craft and Technology
How does the intersection of design, craft and technology feature in the creation of physical products – and to what degree? We will explore this topic in a lively and dynamic panel discussion facilitated by SFMade’s Executive Director, Kate Sofis. Featuring Allison Arieff- NY Times columist and SPUR content strategist, Jane Metcalf- President of Tcho Chocolate, Zachary Rosen- Co-founder of Mission Bicyle, Juliana Choy Sommer-President of Priority Architectural Graphics, and Andrew Taylor-Community Manger for Autodesk. Come hear about:
-The production process of SFMade member companies, Mission Bicycle, Tcho Chocolate and Priority Architectural Graphics
-The blending of traditional craft techniques with advanced design and technology
-Current trends and forecasts for the manufacturing landscape
Allison Arieff is Content Strategist for SPUR and a contributing columnist for the New York Times. The former editor in chief of Dwell, she writes frequently about cities, design, and architecture for such publications as The Atlantic Cities, Wired Design and the MIT Technology Review.
President of Tcho Chocolate
Jane is the president or TCHO and is the is the former president and co-founder of Wired Ventures, creator and original publisher of Wired Magazine, Wired Digital, Wired Books and Wired TV. Prior to Wired, Jane created and ran a magazine in Amsterdam called Electric Word, often referred to as “the least boring computer magazine in the world.” Jane’s early career was spent in various sales and marketing positions in creative industries in Europe. Jane currently owns and runs TCHO, in partnership with her husband, Louis Rossetto.
Zack is a Co-founder of Mission Bicycle, a Co-founder and CEO of Pantheon Systems, and a Partner at Chapter Three. Mission Bicycle was started as passion project to build the best city bicycles in the world. Customers design and choose their components and colors, and the bicycles are built across the street from the retail store on 766 Valencia St.
Juliana Choy Sommer
Juliana Choy Sommer is the President of Priority Architectural Graphics and it’s sister company, Laserbuilt. Since 1995, Priority Architectural Graphics has been fabricating custom quality signage for locations throughout the bay area. If you find yourself navigating your way through San Francisco’s Main Library, Golden Gate Park, or the new Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27, you likely used one of the signs her company has built.
Andrew Taylor is a builder, entrepreneur and a maker advocate. As Community Manager for Autodesk’s 123D line of design apps, he tries to convey the potential of matching new technologies with elbow grease and horse sense to solve everyday problems that exist in the real world. He believes the ‘Maker Movement’ is bigger than just a family-fun trend and tries to empower everyday people to get a their hands dirty while learning how things work.