frog design Supports San Francisco Design Week
SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 2, 2010 - Global innovation firm frog design today announced it will support San Francisco Design Week (June 14-June 20). frog will provide exclusive online coverage of the week's events on its design mind web site, including daily blog posts and Twitter updates, along with interviews with speakers and participants. Written and designed by frog's employees as well as featuring contributions from guest writers and artists, design mind provides perspectives on industry trends, emerging technologies, and global consumer culture.
In addition, frog will host an open studio as part of Design Week's “Studio Crawl” event. Participants will have a chance to get a peek into frog's global headquarters in San Francisco, meet the designers, tour the space, and learn about recent projects. frog will also have its award-winning work featured in the San Francisco Design exhibit at AIGA San Francisco's public gallery space. The eight-week multidisciplinary exhibit will display a range of exceptional design work in the Bay Area.
“frog has a long tradition of contributing to the design community in the Bay Area, and we are thrilled to continue our efforts by supporting San Francisco Design Week and its mission to raise public awareness of the impact of design,” said Doreen Lorenzo, President of frog design.
First started in 2006, San Francisco Design Week is organized by the local chapters of the design organizations AIGA, IDSA, IxDA, AIA, & SEGD, and is supported by Mayor Gavin Newsom and the City of San Francisco. Design Week is a way to reach out to a diverse community of over 20,000 Bay Area design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public, tourists, and more.
“frog's strong influence in the design community and the outstanding platform it has created with design mind make it an ideal partner to help further our efforts to promote the value of design to a diverse audience,” said Don Savoie, Executive Director of AIGA San Francisco.
frog has a 40-year history of innovation and design, working with leading companies across a variety of industries to create iconic products and services that transform businesses and improve people's lives. With more than 500 employees and eight studios in Asia, Europe, and the US, frog works with Fortune 500 clients including Disney, GE, HP, Intel, and others.
About frog design, inc.
frog design is a global innovation firm and works with the world's leading companies, helping them to create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences. frog's multidisciplinary process reveals valuable consumer and market insights and inspires lasting, humanizing solutions. With a team of more than 500 designers, technologists, strategists, and analysts, frog delivers fully convergent experiences that span multiple technologies, platforms, and media. frog works across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, media, education, finance, retail, and fashion. Clients include Disney, GE, HP, Intel, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV, Qualcomm, Seagate, Siemens, and others. Founded in 1969, frog is headquartered in San Francisco, with studios in Amsterdam, Austin, Milan, Munich, New York, Seattle, and Shanghai. frog design is an independent division of Aricent, a global innovation, technology, and outsourcing company, focused exclusively on communications. Aricent is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, and CPP Investment Board.
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. AIGA represents more than 20,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by more than 60 chapters and 240 student groups. The San Francisco Chapter of AIGA is one of the largest and most active in the country. The organization celebrates design and provides unparalleled opportunities for networking within the local design community and a variety of resources to advance professionalism and broaden knowledge. For more information, please visit www.aigasf.org.
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