Occasional Workshop is a series of events centered on graphic design and visual culture based in San Francisco. Events may include: lectures, presentations, conversations, exhibitions, debates, happenings, and workshops. OW is intentionally without a definite shape or format in order to remain as flexible and spontaneous as possible. The goal is to share a rich diversity of design and to create a fresh and critical dialog within the local design community.

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Organizers:

Kyle Blue
Kyle Blue is the Creative Director of Dwell Magazine. Kyle has led his team through a complete redesign of the periodical, which is now entering its third volume since the change. Before being appointed at his current position Kyle worked as a Senior Designer for Apple. Prior to that, Kyle held the position of Senior Designer at Dwell for 2 years, which proves he really can't get enough of a good thing. As a design fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, he designed?books such as "Julie Mehretu: Drawing and Painting" as well as materials for museum exhibitions and various programs. Kyle has also worked for Tenazas Design in San Francisco and Yee Haw Industries. A native of North Carolina, and graduate of NC State's Graphic Design program, Kyle now lives and works in San Francisco, CA, where enjoys the high octane mix of quality coffee beverages and cycling.

http://kyleblue.com

Jon Sueda
Originally from Hawaii, Sueda has practiced design everywhere from Honolulu to Holland. After earning his MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts in 2002, he was invited to North Carolina State University to serve as a designer in residence, followed by an internship in the Netherlands with Studio Dumbar. In 2004, Sueda co-founded the design studio Stripe, which specializes in printed material for art and culture. He is also the co-editor of Task Newsletter, and the co-organizer of AtRandom events. Sueda has lectured, taught workshops and has been visiting critic at: North Carolina State University, Raleigh; University of Hawaii; École des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France; Rutgers University; University of Missouri, Saint Louis; Otis College of Art and Design; Art Center College of Design; Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI ARC); and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). In 2007, Sueda relocated to the San Francisco area, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Program at California College of the Arts (CCA).

http://www.stripesf.com