K.K. Barrett

Oklahoma native K.K Barrett is an Academy Award–nominated production designer known for his collaborations with Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola. He has worked on movies such as Her, Lost in Translation and Where the Wild Things Are. Introduction In Nov. 2014, I hosted a design conference in San Francisco, and one of our keynote speakers … Continue reading K.K. Barrett

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann is one of the most well-known and creative thinkers in design. A type, information and graphic designer by trade, he began his career teaching at the London College of Printing in the 1970s. In 1979, Spiekermann co-founded MetaDesign in Berlin, and in the 1980s, at the cusp of the PC revolution, he co-founded … Continue reading Erik Spiekermann

Jennifer Magnolfi

Jennifer Magnolfi is a trained architect and a design consultant in corporate real estate, and her applied research explores high-tech workspaces and startup environments. She is an expert on technology’s impact on how we work, and she is the co-author of Always Building: the Programmable Environment. Previously she worked for Herman Miller R&D and was … Continue reading Jennifer Magnolfi

Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar is a Swiss-born designer and the founder of Fuseproject. He has worked on products from well-known companies such as Herman Miller, Apple, Puma, GE, SodaStream, Samsung, Issey Miyake, Prada and others. The 48-year-old is also the chief creative officer of August and Jawbone. Behar, who now lives in San Francisco, is a keen … Continue reading Yves Béhar

Liam Casey

Liam Casey is a 49-year-old Irish entrepreneur and the founder of PCH International, a contract manufacturing company with operations in China, Ireland and the United States. The company started Highway1, a hardware-focused accelerator based in San Francisco. Casey, an expert in contract manufacturing and supply chain logistics, recently acquired Fab.com and plans to revive the … Continue reading Liam Casey

Vincent Laforet

Photographer and film director Vincent Laforet has worked for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, National Geographic and more, and in 2002 he won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his coverage of post-9/11 events in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Vincent lives in New York and Los Angeles, where he directs commercials for brands like … Continue reading Vincent Laforet

Jenna Wortham

Jenna Wortham is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she worked at Wired before joining the Times in 2008 and more recently, the New York Times magazine. Wortham is an important voice on digital culture and new technologies. Introduction Like any popular mass medium, the … Continue reading Jenna Wortham

Matt MacInnis

Matt MacInnis is the co-founder and CEO of Inkling Systems. He started the digital publishing company after leaving Apple. The rumors of the iPad might have had something to do with his decision. Introduction Almost every day I wonder why the book hasn’t been reinvented. New technologies have helped us make the publishing process and … Continue reading Matt MacInnis