Hopscotch Design Festival announces initial speaker lineup | Arts
INDY Week's arts blog

Archives | RSS | Follow on

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hopscotch Design Festival announces initial speaker lineup

Posted by on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:40 PM

click to enlarge hopscotch_design_logo_web_3-660x189.jpg
The Hopscotch Design Festival is taking shape with today's announcement of more than two-dozen speakers from across the country.

Notable participants include Harper Reed, the chief technology officer for the Obama for America campaign; Alexander Isley, founder of Alexander Isley Inc.; Anne Atkins, lead graphic designer for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel; and Brian Singer, a communication design team manager for Facebook.

These speakers and others will take part in sessions throughout the day on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 in locations throughout Raleigh including Flanders Gallery, CAM, the Lincoln Theatre, Kings and Fletcher Opera Theater. The event wants to reflect “Raleigh’s strong foundation in design,” according to organizers. For more on the festival’s mission, see David Fellerath’s feature on Hannah Ross, Hopscotch Design director.

There are more participants still to be announced, but along with the ones named above, others revealed today were:

Sarah Miller Caldicott, great grandniece of Thomas Edison and an expert in applying Edison’s innovation methods to modern organizations
Doug Powell, Design Education Program Director at IBM in Austin
Elle Luna, the San Francisco-based designer, painter and writer who has worked with IDEO, Mailbox, and Uber
Maurice Woods, the Founder and Executive Director of the Inneract Project
Cliff Bleszinski, the former Design Director at Epic Games
Mitchell Silver, the former Raleigh Planning Director and current Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation
Rob Cotter, the Founder and CEO of Durham-based Organic Transit
Matt Tomasulo, Chief Instigator behind Walk [Your City]
Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon – Co-Founders of the Beat Making Lab
Elliot Montgomery – Co-Founder of The Extrapolation Factory
Jake Levitas – Organizer and Designer focused on Civic innovation

Jarin Tabata – Creative Director at SYPartners

Katie Potochney – Creative Director at SYPartners
Lee Noble – Musician and Designer; (also playing Hopscotch Music Festival) 

Pamela Abalu – Global Head of Design and Construction for MetLife Inc.
Sha Hwang – Designer on Healthcare.gov team

Tim Myers – Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of North Carolina Opera
Tristan Shone – Musician and Engineer (also playing Hopscotch Music Festival)

A two-day pass to Hopscotch Design is $150. There is also a two-day “Add-On” pass for $75 that is only available for attendees who buy, or have already bought, a VIP or 3-Day wristband to Hopscotch Music Festival. Passes are on sale at www.hopscotchdesignfest.com and etix.com.

Tags: , , , , ,

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Arts

Twitter Activity



by Cifer Smith Morgan on An Epilogue for Unexposed Microcinema's Bold, Meaningful Year of Holding Down a Stable Venue for Experimental Film (Arts)

Most Recent Comments


by Cifer Smith Morgan on An Epilogue for Unexposed Microcinema's Bold, Meaningful Year of Holding Down a Stable Venue for Experimental Film (Arts)

Thanks for the nice article and acknowledgement, Byron. I would like to put a gentle dedication out to my father, …

by RKlem on Common Ground Theatre Is Gone, But Some of Its Resources and Its Role Live on in Walltown Children's Theatre (Arts)

I thought it was a great movie. The acting was believable, special effects were good, story was balanced and the …

by Cat Jackson on Movie Review: In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guy Ritchie Gets Medieval on Our Collective Asses (Arts)

Revitalization = Gentrification and a mentality that says the area needs to be made great again. I don't get how …

by John Curtis Smith on Op-Ed: Revitalization Without Gentrification: The Scrap Exchange in Durham’s Lakewood Neighborhood (Arts)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation