• SF Design Week 2020 dates announced

    by / October 31, 2019 /

    2020 Dates have been announced for SF Design Week, an essential week-long city-wide festival showcasing the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

    This years theme won't be announced until mid-November, but the dates are out now:

    June 16–25th
    Official Party June 25
    Studio Crawls June 16th and 25th

    Official SF Design Week Party [Read More]

  • Goodby and SF’s newest gem

    by / September 24, 2019 /

    Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P) announced that it has been hired by the Golden State Warriors and Chase Center to introduce the awesome new arena to the Bay Area. The campaign “Never Stop Chasing” includes a BART station domination at the Embarcadero that runs through November 24.

    “GS&P has been an incredible partner since being onboarded four years ago. We’re excited about Chase Center’s opening, and think [Read More]

  • VB&P concludes successful NxNB event

    by / September 17, 2019 /

    Did you follow our advice and check out Venables Bell & Partners' NxNB event? The multi-day TED Talk-ish program covered a wide array of topics from an amazing list of speakers.

    The first day kicked off with a session led by Paul Venables called “Venables on Nice”. Pointing to various research studies, Paul spoke to the importance of niceness and civility in the workplace, how to create a culture of helping (aka, nice in action), and why it’s even good for business. 

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  • VB&P’s mini SxSW-meets-TEDxstyle conference called NxNB – going on now!

    by / September 12, 2019 /

    Have you been following VB&P's mini SxSW-meets-TEDxstyle conference called NxNB (North by North Bay)? Held at the Venables offices and featuring both internal and external talent, each day consists of 1-2 keynote speakers and 1-2 sessions led by internal speakers in between the keynote(s).

    Yesterday featured:

    • Ivan Cash, Founder of Cash Studios and award-winning interactive artist and director, kicked off the day by discussing the importance of human connecti[Read More]

  • Havaianas and TBD Transform Venice Beach Boardwalk into a Shoppable AI Experience

    by / July 9, 2019 /

    Havaianas aims to be the number one sandal brand in U.S. and has brought in creative agency TBD in the creation of its first large-scale outdoor activation stateside. The Brazilian-based retailer has collaborated with renowned street artist, Buff Monster, to transform the Venice Beach Boardwalk into an immersive art installation and shoppable AI experience.

    “Step into Summer” is the U.S. extension of Havaianas’ global “Let’s Summer” campaign and touts its most vibrant summ[Read More]

  • Astro Studios celebrates 25th year with exhibit on the digital revolution of design in the ‘90s

    by / June 27, 2019 /

    The ’90s forever changed design. It was the rise of the internet, faster and more powerful computers, new software and the start of rapid prototyping. Design was now digital.

    To celebrate Astro Studios’ 25th anniversary, the San Francisco-based design company is presenting a collaborative exhibit of works from Astro’s early years and Letterform Archive’s collection. From brand identity and advertising to products and packaging, the selection will illustrate[Read More]