Ziba Talks: Designing for Digital Disruption featuring Julie Lasky

Ziba Talks: Designing for Digital Disruption with Julie Lasky

Join Ziba, a global design and innovation consultancy and Julie Lasky, former editor-in-chief of I.D., the magazine for international product design and former deputy editor of The New York Times weekly Home section to discuss the new era of digital that is upon us in everyday life. 

From embracing the beauty in raw functionality, to service design on our terms, the infusion of technology into our lives has expanded the designer’s capacity to influence our overall experience. Increasingly, a consumer's digital experience directly impacts brand loyalty—and may be the only direct interaction they have with that brand. What does this mean to business and its investment in designing for the overall experience in both the digital and physical space?

Julie Lasky, Todd Greco, and Malia Spencer

Joining Julie will be Ziba's Founder/Chief Creative Officer and Founder/CEO of Citifyd, Sohrab Vossoughi, Ziba’s Interactive Design Director Todd Greco with the conversation moderated by Malia Spencer from the Portland Business Journal.

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Casual happy hour to follow after talk.


Julie Lasky is a journalist, editor and critic best known for her writings on design and popular culture. From 2012 to 2015, she was the deputy editor of The New York Times weekly Home section, for which she wrote a monthly column on new design called "The Details." Prior to that, she was editor of Change Observer, a Rockefeller Foundation-funded channel of the critically acclaimed website Design Observer that focused on design and social innovation. From 2002 to 2009, she was editor-in-chief of I.D., the magazine of international product design. From 1998 to 2001, she edited Interiors magazine. She began her journalism career at Print, the graphic arts bimonthly. 

Ziba Talks is a conversational series that covers emerging design trends, disruptive ideas and provocative cultural occurrances presented to inspire the creative community of Portland, and its business and civic leaders.

Julie Lasky photo: Brennan Cavanaugh