Top Designers to Gather in San Francisco on March 10 for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014

New York, NY – January 23, 2014 — Today Bloomberg Businessweek magazine announced Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014, its second annual design conference, to be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. The day-long event will bring together an international crowd of some of the world’s most forward-thinking design professionals spanning the disciplines of architecture, transportation, graphic design, technology, urban design, 3D printing, product manufacturing, data visualization, genetic engineering, corporate branding, and more. In unexpected groupings the presenters will discuss how great design and business can meet to overcome some of society’s most challenging problems.

The all-star presenters at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014 include:

*Enrique Allen, Co-Director, Designer Fund

*Gadi Amit, President, NewDealDesign

*Neville Brody, Founder, Brody Associates

*Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards

*Elizabeth Diller, Founding Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

*Craig Dykers, Founding Partner, Snøhetta

*Gordon Gill, Founding Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

*Andrew Hessel, Distinguished Scholar, Autodesk

*Hal Hickel, Animation Director, Industrial Light & Magic

*Florentijn Hofman, Artist

*Charles Howell, Senior Producer, Framestore

*Sha Hwang, Founder, ARRAYARRAY

*Ben Kaufman, CEO, Quirky

*Daniel Kim, Founder and CEO, Lit Motors

*Tobias Kinnebrew, Director Product Strategy, Bot & Dolly

*Timothy Morey, AVP of Innovation Strategy, Frog Design

*Jim Newton, Chairman and Founder, TechShop

*Bre Pettis, CEO, MakerBot

*Alison Pincus and Susan Feldman, Co-Founders, One Kings Lane

*Hosain Rahman, Founder and CEO, Jawbone

*James Ramsey, RAAD, and Creator of the Lowline

*Justin Rosenstein, Co-Founder, Asana

*Brad Smith, President and CEO, and Kaaren Hanson, VP of Design Innovation, Intuit

*Ben Terrett, Head of Design, UK Government Digital Service

*Josh Tyrangiel, Editor, and Richard Turley, Creative Director, Bloomberg Businessweek

*Todd Waterbury, Executive Creative Director, Target

*Tom Wujec, Fellow, Autodesk

Information on the presenters, and ticket registration for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014, can be found at: http://www.bloombergbusinessweekdesign.com/.

“Over the last decade we’ve all seen how innovation and design are linked—and how the right design can change a company’s destiny,” said Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. “The exceptional group of designers joining us in San Francisco are leading their companies and clients to new territory and reimagining how we experience the world.
It’ll be great fun to hear them present, argue, collaborate, and challenge one other, while sharing their secrets for doing great and impactful work.”

400 attendees will be on hand at the Yerba Buena Center for the conference’s four sessions, networking periods – during which they can enjoy one-on-one interactions with the Businessweek team and the stellar roster of presenters – and closing cocktail party. Autodesk will also co-host a welcome event on Sunday evening, March 9, at the Autodesk Gallery.

Last year’s Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013, the first conference launched by the magazine since its acquisition by Bloomberg LP in 2009, attracted 26 designers and a sell-out crowd of over 250 attendees.

Led by creative director Richard Turley, Bloomberg Businessweek has been internationally recognized for its innovative design and surprising covers, winning the 2012 Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year award and being named the 2013 design studio of the year by Creative Review. The magazine, and the work of Turley and his team, have also won numerous other distinctions from ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors), D&AD (Design and Art Direction), Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, and Society of News Design, among others, and have been featured in exhibitions including the 2012 “Designs of the Year” show at the Design Museum, London, and 2011-2012’s “Graphic Design: Now in Production” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Coverage of select sessions from Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014 will be available across various Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg platforms, including Bloomberg TV, Businessweek.com, Facebook, Twitter (@BW, #BBWDesign), and the Bloomberg Businessweek+ app. The March 24, 2014, issue of Bloomberg Businessweek will be a special double Design Issue devoted to ideas and discoveries generated at the conference. The issue will be available in print, online, and on tablet and mobile devices.

AT&T is an event partner of Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014, and Autodesk will showcase select installations from their interactive gallery.

For press inquiries contact:

Rachel Nagler, Bloomberg Businessweek Communications, 212-617-7187, rnagler@bloomberg.net

About Bloomberg Businessweek:

Recipient of the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence and the 2012 Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year Award, Bloomberg Businessweek offers a global perspective and comprehensive insights to help senior executives profit from smarter, faster, and more informed decisions. Founded in 1929, the magazine is a trusted market leader. With a global circulation of 980,000 each week, the magazine is available in 140 countries. Drawing on more than 2,300 journalists in 146 bureaus across 72 countries, Bloomberg Businessweek, Businessweek.com, and the award-winning Bloomberg Businessweek+ app cover the business world like no one else can.