RKS Sessions Presents Core 77: The World’s Most Connected Design Community

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Tuesday, April 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKS Sessions Presents Core 77: The World’s Most Connected Design Community

Hosted at Cross Campus, the leading collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue in Los Angeles.

First Things First: An Annotated History of Core77

Launched in the spring of 1995, Core77—as the first online design community on the web—has enjoyed an extraordinary place in the creative ecosystem. Celebrating its twenty year anniversary, Founding Partner Stuart Constantine looks forward to examine the future of design by reflecting back on the business, technological, and media forces that forged the organization at the beginning of design’s most recent “coming of age.” From the democratization of authorship and the birth of online services, to the splintering of digital platforms and the ubiquity of shiny objects; from the rise of crowdsourced innovation and the recognition of excellence, to the surge in design thinking, the realities of online and offline commerce, and the relevance of live events, this intimate talk will reveal some of the trials (and triumphs) of managing a platform serving the global design community for two decades.

Event Program

7:00pm – 7:15 pm | RKS Sessions Welcome Reception with complimentary wine, beer and cheese

7:15 pm – 8:00pm | Introductions & Presentation by Bernard Brucha

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Q&A

8:30 pm – 9:00pm | Networking

About Stuart Constantine

Stuart Constantine is a managing partner at Core77, a design and publishing company based in New York City. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a BA in History, he worked as a packaging designer for Lotus Software, later earning as Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. He co-founded Core77 in 1995, over the years working as a designer, writer, editor, product manager, technology and business director. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, three children and a collection of guitars, bicycles and pets.

About RKS

RKS is an innovation and design consulting firm delivering human focused solutions with global impact. Founded in 1980, RKS utilizes design as a strategic tool in advancing clients’ ability to focus on people’s needs and aspirations.

About Cross Campus

Cross Campus is the leading collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue in Los Angeles. With a focus on design & user experience, best-in-class event programming, and a diverse community of innovative companies, Cross Campus has become known as “the nerve center of Silicon Beach.”

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