Designers + Geeks: Investing in Creativity

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 19:00
Designers + Geeks
San Francisco
Investing in Creativity

Creativity is turning new ideas into reality. Creativity can be described as the ability to perceive the world in new ways and to solve problems. It involves two processes: thinking, then making. In this talk series, we'll welcome three creatives to the stage to discuss the value of investing in creativity, their practices, and discoveries throughout their creative careers.



Madelin is an independent entrepreneur, engineer, designer, and artist living in New York. She was an early engineer at Square, and has since worked with Facebook,, and many small startups. She's currently working on helping people take creative time off.

ABDUL WAHID OVAICE | Creative Director at Collective Health 

Abdul Wahid Ovaice is Creative Director and Graphic Designer with 17+ years of experience. He takes creative expression inspired by art, music, fashion, nature, science, and technology to produce work that has emotional resonance with his audience. Abdul Wahid has worked worked with the most innovative companies in the world — from Apple, Square, Nest Labs, Uber, and Collective Health — to enrich lives and push the human race forward.

LANCE CASSIDY | Founder and CEO of DX Labs Design

Lance is a former aerospace engineer turned product designer. He’s worked at NASA, Lenovo, and founded DXLab Design to provide strategy, vision, and design guidance to companies leveraging autonomous vehicles, AR/VR, drone infrastructure, iOT, robotics, and smart spaces. So far, the startups he’s advised have raised over 60M with one acquisition.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, this event is 21+, and attendees will need to present a valid ID to join us. It's the beer!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Yelp's beautiful office is near the corner of New Montgomery and Mission St, right in the heart of San Francisco. It's easy to get to from BART, many buses, or your ride sharing app of choice. If you need to drive, paid parking is available nearby.

Can I arrive after 8pm?

No!! For building security staffing reasons, we can not let you in after 8pm. We're not joking - if it's 8:00.0001pm, you will be turned away. This really sucks, and we don't want it to happen - please arrive before 8pm.


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