A talk by Everett Katigbak, designer and filmmaker
We're kicking off the new year by getting personal with Everett Katigbak, influential designer in Silicon Valley who will forever be the insider outsider. Everett will discuss lessons learned in building brands and cultivating culture at hyper-growth startups including Faceook, Pinterest, and now Stripe. We'll also explore how he's maintained his connection to his roots while pushing the edge of design in technology.
About Our Speaker
Everett is a Bay Area transplant and failed musician who exchanged the gen-X Hollywood grind for the millennial San Franciscan #yolo dream. Raised in the LA skate punk scene of the 80s-90s, he was naturally drawn to the counter culture epicenter known as Frisco. Come to find out, Silicon Valley had already begun it’s assimilation of the City, and the mission’s slippery slope from the latino hub of SF to fixie clad hipsters to tech bros was already set in motion.
After spending his early career in the music industry as a recording engineer, he decided that music was best kept as a personal passion, and began to pursue a career in design. Combined with his love for the city by the bay and his fresh design chops, he landed an in house job as one of the first communication designers at a young Facebook. There, he helped drive the companies early brand voice and most notably, was a cofounder of the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory. Through the Analog Lab, he combined his guerrilla punk roots with design technique to create provocative work that shaped the growing company.
After Facebook, he had the opportunity to have the same impact at a young Pinterest as their first brand creative manager. And currently, he’s once again helping build the creative voice at Stripe, through producing and directing film projects as well as contributing to the overall brand strategy of the company. He’s also returned to his musical roots, playing guitar and organ in the SF psychedelic pop group Young Elders.
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.