Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Alexandra Williams

Alexandra Williams
Production Coordinator, Airbnb

Website

Alexandra Jane Williams is a bookbinder, artist, and producer based in San Francisco. She currently works in the Art department on Airbnb’s Superbrand Marketing team and also cofounded and runs the Common Studio, an internal makerspace dedicated to getting people away from their computers and cultivating creative experimentation and wellness. Alexandra also maintains an art/bookbinding practice and is the founder of Triangle House. Most recently, she’s turned part of her personal studio space, located in the Bayview district of San Francisco, into a multi-use gallery and workshop space. In collaboration with long-time friend Ava Sayaka Rosen, Alexandra has founded Open Windows, which seeks to empower underrepresented voices by providing a flexible space for them to learn letterpress/bookbinding and show their work in the gallery. She is a lover of music, books, and outdoor space and cannot live without frequent immersion in the Pacific Ocean.

Sessions

4:25pm–5:05pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Building & Managing Teams
Location: Tower Salon A
Level: Beginner
Patrick Chew (IBM Design), Alexandra Williams (Airbnb), Ryan Noon (Nike), Tim Belonax (Pinterest)
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Companies around the world are creating room for screen printing, letterpress, circuitry, and more. But what does physical making have to do with building better products? Patrick Chew, Alexandra Williams, Ryan Noon, and Tim Belonax discuss how spaces like this come to be, why they exist, and how they're changing the modern workplace. Read more.