Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Design Festival events are free and require no RSVP unless otherwise noted.
Surya Vanka is a designer, educator and author who has been at the leading edge of designing physical and digital experiences for over 25 years. Surya has worked as a corporate design leader for more than 15 years, most recently at Microsoft as director of user experience. Prior to this, he was a tenured professor of design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a fellow at the prestigious Center for Advanced Study. He has authored two books on design and several publications, has lectured on design in more than 20 countries, and has been awarded several industry awards. Surya is the creator of the Design Swarm technique.
Daniel Gomez-Seidel is a strategist at Artefact, where he helps clients uncover new business opportunities and competitive advantages by crafting experience-centered strategies. Prior to joining Artefact, Daniel was an entrepreneur in the arts industry, a mentor for the World Resource Institute and a design strategy consultant in Colombia and California for clients such as Aetna, Intel and Microsoft. All the while he also traveled, making his way to more than 35 countries. Daniel holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of los Andes in Colombia in Business Administration and in Design, as well as an MBA in Design Strategy from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.