Hosted by Don Lehman, Core77's podcast series is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration from inspiring people. We'll have conversations with interesting creatives and regular guests. The viewpoint of Afterschool will come from industrial design, but the focus will be on all types of creativity: graphic design, storytelling, architecture, cooking, illustration, branding, materials, business, research... anything that could enrich your thought process, we'll talk about.
If you take away only one thing from this episode of Afterschool, I want it to be this: If you're in San Francisco this Saturday, June 14, you have to, have to, have to go to the Women in Industrial Design show. As far as its organizers can tell—and this sounds crazy but it's true—this is the first American show in at least several decades to be dedicated to the work of women industrial designers. [Ed. Note: This is not the case, as the venerable AWID organized a similar exhibition at the turn of the millenium, but in any case, they are certainly few and far between.] It's being held at Astro's design studio on 348 6th St, as part of San Francisco's design week festivities. It's a one day only event running from 6–10pm on the night of the 14th. Tickets cost 15 bucks at the door and they cover hors d'oeurves, drinks, admission and the cost of the non-profit event.
The Women in Industrial Design show also happens to be run by today's guest. Ti Chang, is an industrial designer and the co-founder of Crave, a luxury sex toy company based in SF. We talk about her path to starting Crave and how she came to organize the Women in Industrial Design show, which, remember, you are going to this Saturday night at 6pm.
Get the Afterschool Podcast, Episode #20 – Ti Chang, Organizer of the "Women in Industrial Design" Show: Available at the iTunes store or direct download via Soundcloud below.