Design Talks
Design Fail: A Night of Storytelling and Community

  • What this is

    Conversations that highlight how design shapes the region, with opportunities to learn from designers firsthand.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 22: 6-8pm

    San Diego Made Factory
    2031 Commercial Street, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Tags

    Education, Research, Animation, Architecture, Audio, Craft, Culinary, Digital, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Experience, Exterior, Fashion, Furniture, Gaming, Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Landscape, Photography, Product, Sustainability, Technology, Urban
Design Talks
Design Fail: A Night of Storytelling and Community

What happens when creative projects go seriously, weirdly, and hilariously wrong?

Join us at the San Diego Made Factory for an inspiring evening of live storytelling as members of our design community take the stage to explore Design Fail: how our worst projects inspired us to change, grow, and get better at our craft. Together we'll share in the heartbreak, affirm lessons learned, and find wisdom in the words and experiences of friends and colleagues.

Featured Speakers

Support a good cause

The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to contribute a $10-25 donation to San Diego’s own Dreams & Ducats, a nonprofit that champions the dreams and economic empowerment of today's youth.

Thank you to our sponsors

San Diego Made
Societe Brewing

We hope you’ll be there for this special night of design inspiration and connection.

About the hosts

Stacey Edelstein

Stacey Edelstein discovered her passion for storytelling and design while working at StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of everyday people. You can currently find her running Raygun, a social impact creative studio, as well as organizing with San Diego Design Week, CreativeMornings San Diego, and SURJ San Diego.

Nathan Young

Nathan Young is a coach and consultant with extensive experience in storytelling, public speaking, and leadership development. He has worked with such groups as the YMCA, the Brookings Institution, TEDxSanDiego, and more. He has seen first-hand how communities grow stronger and people become more confident through sharing their stories.