See Think Make is a SF based event series designed to bring together the curious and capable around new ideas in interaction design.
Each event will explore Interaction Design through a particular lens:
Understanding the role of exploration, observation, and empathy in the creative process.
Unpacking large concepts and finding new ways to solve problems.
Getting down and doing the work of making our ideas real.
Postcard Poets and Coastermatic on creating companies.
In the spring of 2012, Sana Rao and Tash Wong both began their journeys as entrepreneurial designers through a graduate school course with the same name. Today, they come together to share their stories of creating two companies, and the trials and tribulations of being first time entrepreneurs.
Sana Rao is a Co-Founder of Postcard Poets, a service that sent curated poetry via postcards to people around the world.
Tash Wong is the Co-Founder and Chief Coaster Officer of Coastermatic. Coastermatic is a friendly Instagram to stone coaster service.
With introduction by Christina Cacioppo who is a product manager at Dropbox. Before that, she founded two startups, worked in early-stage venture capital, and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Our presenters will each discuss the lifetime of their homegrown startup, the decisions, accidents, and the euphorias of making something real while working in public. Hear their two very different trajectories with lessons relating to scale, understanding goals, working with partners, and the power of the internet in enabling connections.
We hope you will join us for food, drinks, and a great night of design conversation.
Sana is a Designer at Twitter, working on how users represent their identity on the platform. Before Twitter, she was at Apple working on a new app for the productivity design team. She graduated from the MFA Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts where she explored alternative uses of technology that could help us communicate in more authentic and meaningful ways.
Tash Wong is the Chief Coaster Officer of Coastermatic, a friendly Instagram to coaster service. She likes to make things that bring people together in new ways. Prior to co-founding Coastermatic, Tash spent time creating groundbreaking mobile frameworks for the hospitality industry and product consulting for the New York Times and NY-based tech startups. She holds an MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York and lives in San Francisco.
Christina used to work in venture capital, and then realized: as the internet seeps into everything, the future belongs to those who code—so she left investing to build things on the internet. Today, she work in online education.
Special thanks to Twitter Design for graciously hosting the first SeeThinkMake series, and providing food, drink, and support.
Doors open for Registration
Intro by Christina Cacioppo
Postcard Poets by Sana Rao, Designer at Twitter
Coastermatic by Tash Wong, Co-Founder of Coastermatic
Networking, food & drink
1355 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103