Curry Stone Design Prize is one of the most recognized social impact design awards, celebrating socially engaged practitioners and the influence and reach of design as a force for improving lives and strengthening communities. The goal is to inspire the next generation of designers to harness their ingenuity and craft for social good by sharing and supporting the impactful work of leading social impact practitioners. Nominees for the Curry Stone Design Prize are selected by an anonymous rotating group of social impact experts representing different fields of design, as well as humanitarian advocates from related disciplines. Emphasis is placed on emerging projects and ideas that may not have yet been taken to scale.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts was founded to serve the diverse and ever changing community that surrounds us. In this spirit, our work spans the realms of art, civic engagement, and public life.
Our mission is to generate culture that moves people, because we believe arts organizations should spur and support major societal movements. YBCA is where creativity, people, and new ideas collide to create change.
Visit us in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood.
Umpqua is the West Coast’s largest community bank, serving communities like San Francisco for over 60 years. We do things a little differently, something you’ll notice the moment you step into our award-winning store on Sansome Street. While it’s a full-service bank, it’s also an event and gathering space where simple conversations turn into inspiration and where dreams are fueled daily.
Stop by anytime for a cup of Umpqua blend coffee and say hello!
Good things happen when your stuff lives here.
Dropbox keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share. It’s a simple way to take your docs, photos, and videos with you anywhere, on any device. You can also send files of all sizes quickly and work on them with anyone. Plus, everything you keep in Dropbox is safe forever, even if your phone takes a swim.
At Salesforce UX, we believe that people need business applications that are vibrant, empowering, and simple. We are artists and scientists, working together to make tools that millions of employees at the most successful companies in the world depend on every day.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is noted for elegant and humane design, ranging from modest houses to large academic, civic, cultural, commercial, and corporate buildings. Our principals and staff are deeply committed to active collaboration with our clients, emphasizing thorough research and analysis of each situation’s particular human, technical, and economic circumstances. The result is exceptional architecture that resonates within its place.
With its paper edition and digital portal, IFDM is an innovative information and business platform which stands as a forum and reference point for professionals operating in the world of design. An authoritative publication for trade operators, every year it is distributed at over 30 trade fair events and during an approximate number of 20 B2B events worldwide. In fact the magazine sets out to recount the excellence of luxury furniture and design, wherever professionals meet.
Founded in 1999, Character is a branding agency based in San Francisco. Character enjoys collaborating with clients who are passionate, innovative and inventive. Character creates identities, websites, strategic platforms and brand experiences for many diverse industries. Our clients range from early stage companies to large established corporations.
Manual is a design and visual communication studio. Our work strives to uncover the intangible essence of a brand and express it through unique visual solutions. In doing so, we give brands more value and distinction.
We work with a broad range of clients—from startups to the world’s most revered brands—and maintain a consistently high level of execution and production across print, packaging, and digital media.
Manual practices its craft in San Francisco, California.
Butchershop is a creative agency devoted to brand, content, and code that build differentiated experiences. We partner with emerging companies and global brands alike, but our approach is always the same – to uncover where a brand is and move it where it needs to go.
We believe every detail is an opportunity to delight. Our work is marked by a joyful obsession with people, how things work, and how they can be better. Established in 2009, Butchershop was founded on a single mantra: Simple is hard. Do not go to our website butchershop.co.
At Cibo, we focus at the intersection of brand narratives, experience design and engineering. We’re storytellers using curiosity, science and intuition to tap into what’s new and what’s next. We help our clients build brand experiences that matter.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 21 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look. Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we’re also making design technology accessible to professional designers and amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators — anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.
Creative Circle is a specialized staffing agency that connects innovative advertising, marketing, creative, digital, and interactive professionals with companies seeking talent on a full-time or freelance basis.
Fort Point Beer Company is a New American Brewery, shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. Founded in 2014 by brothers Tyler and Justin Catalana, Fort Point creates balanced, thoughtful beers that reference traditional styles but are no means bound to them. The Presidio-based brewery strives to make beers that tell a story, inspire an idea, and are thoroughly enjoyable.
In an ongoing commitment to local craft, Fort Point worked with design firm MANUAL to create the company’s branding and package design.
Zendesk delivers cloud-based support solutions designed to help companies build more productive and engaging relationships with their customers. With more than 69,000 paid customer accounts, Zendesk’s products are used by organizations in 150 countries to provide internal and external support in more than 40 languages.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Learn more at www.zendesk.com
Design Concepts is full-service product design and strategic innovation consultancy with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and San Francisco. We design products, services and experiences that drive business success and improve people’s lives through meaningful solutions. Our process has been tested and refined through the completion of more than 2,500 projects for over 400 clients. Our front-end “envision” services and back-end “realize” services deliver world-class strategies, physical products, digital products and services to our clients in the healthcare, commercial and consumer industries.
The Italian network for design lovers! Furnish Home, Office, Commercial Spaces, everything on interior design!
We have a team of experienced, dedicated, helpful, enthusiastic employees who ENJOY seeING your ideas come to fruition. We love print.
Fashion / Design / Contemporary Art / ModemMag / CityGuide / And More.
Martin Sign Company is a boutique sign shop that is focused on high quality craftsmanship specializing in digital printing, screen printing, vinyl graphics, and hand painting including banners, sidewalk signs, real estate signs, vehicle graphics, wall coverings, window coverings, traffic signs, menu boards, restroom signs, ADA signs, construction site signs, privacy films and much more.
A Bay Area native, Todd is a commercial and editorial photographer based in San Francisco. He works with a wide variety of clients ranging from technology companies to winemakers, shooting product, lifestyle, and portraits, as well as feature-length films. He has enjoyed working with Character to create the 2015 San Francisco Design Week campaign.