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October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| $15 - $30

Design can help answer the most pressing questions in an organization. Designspeaks presents Daniel Burka, a design partner at Google’s venture capital arm, as he shows how some of the world’s most innovative companies are solving core problems by applying design in a lab-like testing environment combining rigor and speed.

You won’t want to miss this special Designspeaks in the beautiful Ziba space!

** Ticket includes drinks, food, presentation and a limited edition screenprint. Daniel designed the poster. Drinks provided by Merit Badge.

Daniel Burka - Google Ventures - Designspeaks

Design Partner, Google Ventures

Daniel is a broadly experienced designer and entrepreneur who works on branding, product design, and product strategy with our portfolio companies. He is well known for his work on Firefox, web pioneer Digg, and life sciences company Calico.

Daniel has spent more than a decade helping startups with product design. He co-founded Canadian web agency Silverorange, where he worked with a broad range of clients including Ning, the Canadian government, Bebo, Revision3, and Mozilla, where he helped design the Firefox brand. Daniel went on to lead the early stage of designs for Digg.com and spent five years as Digg’s creative director. He also co-founded the social network Pownce with Kevin Rose and served as director of design for Tiny Speck, a gaming startup.

In 2011 Daniel and long-time collaborator Kevin Rose co-founded the mobile incubator Milk, which was acquired by Google. After joining Google, Daniel led mobile user experience for Google+ before becoming a partner at GV.

DESIGNSPEAKS exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.


52 LIMITED is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing and engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. As a boutique agency born and bred in Portland more than a decade ago, we’re high touch and highly knowledgeable.

IMAGINEX is a Portland-based creative technology studio that specializes in interactive visual experiences for musicians and corporate brands. Clients include Adidas, Hennessy, Pretty Lights, and Spotify.

TOP LEVEL DESIGN delivers a new generation of internet naming through creative and passion-driven TLDs. Based in Portland, we are the proud worldwide registry for .design, .ink, and .wiki TLDS and provide registrar services through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Porkbun LLC.


October 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 - $30


Ziba Auditorium
810 NW Marshall Street
Portland, 97209
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