San Francisco City Center

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WELCOME TO THE IIDA NC SAN FRANCISCO CITY CENTER

Our mission is to provide our members with incredible opportunities to further their education, inspiration, personal and professional growth – connecting with the community we live in.

Contact:
Director of San Francisco CIty Center
Sanfrancisco@iidanc.org

Our Philanthropic Partner

Creativity Explored (CE) is a community, studio-based collective in San Francisco that partners with people with developmental disabilities to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us. Founded in 1983 by a psychologist and an artist, Creativity Explored has facilitated the careers of hundreds of disabled artists and serves as a model worldwide.

CE now serves 130 artists with developmental disabilities offering art supplies, training, exhibition and sales opportunities in traditional and digital media. Creativity Explored artists have seen their work exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs in over 14 countries and have earned over $2 million from their art. Their life-changing programs continue to open doors of inclusion to center the personhood and creative vision of people with developmental disabilities. Most importantly, Creativity Explored is a source of community, empowerment and dignity.


Upcoming City Center Events

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Past City Center Events

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City Center Committee

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Ben Vela

Associate IIDA

Director

Amanda Morales

Industry IIDA

Director Elect

Jenn Sparks

Industry IIDA

Co-Secretary

Katherine Brown

IIDA

Treasurer

Claire Grable

Associate IIDA

Co-Communications

Kerry Hodson

Associate IIDA

Co-Communications

Jessica Butler

Associate IIDA

Communications, Co-Graphics

Meg Ryan

Industry IIDA

Communications, Public Relations

Kristin Guindi

Industry IIDA

Communications, Public Relations

Gray Cheng

Associate IIDA

Co-Forums

Jess Miden

Industry IIDA

Co-Forums

Jason Snedeker

Associate IIDA

Co-Forums

Julie Eckert

Industry IIDA

Co-Philanthropy

Manny Juarez

Industry IIDA

Co-Philanthropy

Roderick Allen

Associate IIDA

Co-Sponsorship

Bethany Wu

Industry IIDA

Co-Student Affairs

Samantha Lewis

Associate IIDA

Co-Student Affairs

Sergio Prieto

Industry IIDA

Professional Development

Anne Lawrence

Industry IIDA

Co-Membership, Road Warrior

Lisa Bockelmann

Associate IIDA

Co-Events

Tessa McWalters

Co-Events

Christian Jones

Industry IIDA

Co-Events

We are a vibrant community
of City Centers.

Our Chapter consists of six vibrant, locally focused City Centers which host a variety of programs & events throughout the year. Come create connections and support thriving local design communities of students and professionals.

A diverse collection of community-oriented professionals that focus on design and social issues. We provide a platform where designers are encouraged to connect, inspire, and celebrate their voices!

City Center Director