Design Talks
Traina Presents: Keynote Speaker, Erica Eng

  • What this is

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

  • When & Where

    • Sep 23: 2:30-3:30pm

    Mingei International Museum
    1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102
  • Tags

    Digital, Photography, Entrepreneurship, Experience
Design Talks
Traina Presents: Keynote Speaker, Erica Eng

Kick-off Traina’s 5 Events to Inspire with our Keynote Speaker, Director Erica Eng, to share what inspires her and how it fuels her creative work. Q&A to follow. Erica is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Her film Americanized was screened at Atlanta Film Festival, Cleveland International, and Urbanworld among others. The film based on her experiences playing high school basketball took home 17 awards including Palm Springs International ShortFest (Young Cineastes Award), Bentonville Film Festival (Best Short Film), and the Oscar-qualifying award at Cinequest (Best Dramatic Short).

This year, Erica's latest film Off Fairfax had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. She also became one out of six directors hand-selected for Disney’s Launchpad Shorts Incubator program where she will be mentored by executives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm as she directs a coming-of-age ghost story for Disney+.

View Erica’s full bio HERE.

If you are interested in our full day of events CLICK HERE.

About the hosts


Traina is the creative agency known for Brands that Move: hearts, minds, and the bottom line. Founded in San Diego by David Traina, since 2005 we have moved business for clients by moving people with our work.

Mingei International Museum

As the presenter of San Diego Design Week, Mingei strengthens its mission by opening its doors (figuratively and literally) to our region’s design community, cultivating a space where one can both inspire and be inspired. Mingei International Museum provides an opportunity for its audiences to engage with craft, folk art and design through its collection and wide-ranging programming. Through its commitment to the community and a revitalized facility, Mingei sparks relevant and stimulating conversations that inspire visitors to imagine and express their own creativity.