Why we love Neighborland

As a young organization, The Designer Fund continues to refine and iterate how we execute our mission: investing in designers who build companies with positive social impact. One component of our mission we get questions about is “positive social impact.” Our current thinking is that the companies and entrepreneurial designers we invest in should have Read more…

A Quest for Meaning

Mean·ing·ful – Adjective: Having a serious, important, or useful quality. In 2005, I was working at CBS designing prime time show websites. The job paid well, the people were great, and the work was highly visible. Then one day I had a thought that marked the beginning of the end of my time there. The thought Read more…

Designer Founders Book Sneak Preview: Scott and Matias of Behance

Last week we interviewed Scott Belsky and Matias Corea, the founders of Behance and the 99% Conference, for the Designer Founders Book. Scott left his job at Goldman Sachs and Matias was freelancing as a print/identity designer when the two joined forces to create an online platform for creatives to showcase their work. With almost Read more…

Women Designers Share Stories For The Next Generation

“Stories are currency,” shared Elle Luna, Senior Communication Designer at IDEO at the Women in Design event on Friday, December 9th at 500 Startups. If that’s the case, the speakers at this event were some of the richest women in Silicon Valley with plenty of stories of how they got started, took risks, failed, persevered, Read more…

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