Event description

Open Studios (formerly Studio Tours) is a two-night event during which guests meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs and brands. Open Studios are held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries and startups around San Francisco allowing studios to share their products and projects to professionals and design enthusiasts. Experience the best of the Bay Area design with us! All studios will be open from 6-9 PM.

Map of SFDW Open Studios

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Adaptive Path / @adaptivepath
Adaptive Path is a diverse team of human-centered designers charged with re-imagining end-to-end experiences that will change banking for good. We are change agents bringing new design capabilities to Capital One, an organization serving 60 million customers. We are thought leaders engaging the greater design community through speaking, teaching, and writing.
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Alloy Product Development
Founded in October 2008, Alloy Product Development is a group of 20+ mechanical and electrical engineers who craft exceptionally engineered products. We collaborate with top designers to bring their visions to life by applying creativity, experience, and sound engineering principles to solve difficult problems. We believe that:
– Fast only counts when it’s right
– Data trumps opinion
– Quality reinforces brand
– Excellence requires focus
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ASTOUND is an award winning design & fabrication house building brand expressions, experiences & environments. We’ll envision, design, engineer, fabricate, construct and bring to life anything you can imagine, and some things you can’t. Our capabilities stem from a multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, fabricators, installers and project managers with the knowledge and ability to deliver nearly anything imaginable, anywhere in the world.
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Butchershop™ / @butchershopsf
Artistry and methodology are at the core of any creative agency, and at Butchershop, the marriage of these values take the shape of…a hand-carved totem pole. Yeah, that’s right. During our Open Studios wood-carving artist Devyon Harrison will wield some serious badassery as he creates a process-themed totem pole, live, right outside of Butchershop’s front door. Sound dangerous? It is! That’s what makes it sexy. See you soon.
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Capital One
We’re changing banking here at Capital One — and we want you to experience it in person. We get that money is really personal to people, and it’s driving everything we do. Stop by to see our new space, talk tech, debate design, and tell us what’s inspiring you. If you’re also looking for a new design team, we’re happy to talk career stuff. And if you’re just looking for a beer, you can join us in our new speakeasy — no secret password needed this evening — let’s meet.
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Cooper / @cooper
Founded in 1992 by Sue and Alan Cooper, “The Father of Visual Basic,” Cooper is an award-winning design and business strategy consultancy. Our mission is to think big, create delight, and achieve success. Cooper U trains participants around the globe on creative leadership and design best practices.
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COTA Innovation / @cotainnovation
We are a team of industry veterans, technologists, filmmakers, connectors, designers, educators, marketers and researchers, passionate about helping our clients create extraordinary products, services, and experiences. We help bold leaders see the trends, define opportunity and develop game-changing solutions. We believe in forging meaningful connections with a multi-device, multi-channel and multi-tasking world through story, metaphor and evocative design.
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Medium / @mediumdesign
Welcome to Medium, a place where great ideas come from anywhere, and quality is what matters. Every day, people come to publish the best ideas and stories. From world leaders and visionary artists to emerging authors and people just wanting to tell their story. It is your daily news reimagined, straight from the people who are making and living it. Discover and follow your favorite writers and the stories that matter to you, every day.
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MKThink / @MK_Think
MKThink is an integrated design, strategy, and innovation firm. We create Intelligent Places for clients in the Healthcare, Education, Community, and Enterprise spaces. Previous clients include the San Francisco Zoo, Berkeley Unified School District, Stanford Medicine, Mozilla, and US Navy.
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Rapt Studio / @raptstudio
Now more than ever, genuine, connected, and consistent wins. Great brands, like all meaningful endeavors or important causes, are led by people who believe. They gather and find power in belonging to something larger than themselves, find solace in a shared experience. Rapt Studio has been created in direct response to this philosophy. We are a group of believers – crazy talented, intensely focused, and curious to a fault. We are architects, designers of all sorts, strategists, and dreamers. We come together to create the genuine, connected and consistent experience necessary for a brand to thrive in 2016 and beyond.
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REDSHIFT / @weareredshift
Headquartered in downtown San Francisco, REDSHIFT is a digital agency focused on user experience design, interactive media, and Internet business strategy. We believe in good ideas and working with smart people. We’re expert problem solvers, and we deliver high quality, end-to-end experiences for products and services. We hail from a variety of disciplines (inside and outside of design) and together we leverage cross-functional perspectives to excel and delight. Our leadership team previously launched A.S.K., a multiple award-winning agency whose clients included Cisco, HP, Sony, Canon, Symantec, Dell, Google, Salesforce.com, Credit Suisse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Genentech, Toyota, and Chevron. The senior team is backed by a group of highly talented designers and technologists who have built a reputation for creating unique interactive experiences.
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Stout / @stoutSF
At Stout, our mission is to continually push the boundaries of creative thought, expand the definition of design, and find balance between what is beautiful and what works.
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Synapse Product Development / @synapse
Our services enable complex solutions in product development. Clients bring us their ideas, and we provide the insight, tools, and expertise to bring their ambitions to market. We work with the best companies in the world to drive innovation and introduce cutting-edge devices that positively impact our lives. Fueled by a desire to solve complex engineering challenges, we develop products that transform brands and accelerate advances in technology.
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SYPartners / @sypartners
Based in San Francisco and New York, SYPartners works alongside executives and their leadership teams to help them transform their organizations in pursuit of greatness. In addition to being a consultancy, we develop products and tools that help individuals and teams be at their best—including the award-winning Unstuck, and soon-to-be-released Leadfully. Follow us on Instagram to meet our people! @sypartners