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Origins is a series celebrating women in design.
The next Origins event will be held in 2014. Check back here for updates!

Event No. 2

My Mom Is So Talented

Our second Origins event turned the focus onto motherhood in design. Four of our favorite mothers and designers discussed the joys and challenges of raising children, sharing their different approaches to crafting a balance between their careers and motherhood that worked for them as creative individuals.

We also asked friends near and far to respond to the prompt: “My mom is so talented! She ___”. We got a range of submissions, from heartwarming videos to funny postcards, which were too great not to share. You can check them all out on our Tumblr, My Mom Is So Talented.


October 27, 2013


Laura Brunow Miner, Allison Arieff, Vivian Barad, Anne Halsall


Laura Brunow Miner, Alice Lee, Carrie Paton, Designer Fund

Event No. 1

Two designers share their stories

Dropbox and Designer Fund teamed up for our inaugural Origins event celebrating women in design. We invited two accomplished designers to share their inspiring personal and professional stories of the weird, wonderful, and sometimes unexpected ways that we, as designers, find ourselves at the intersection of design and tech.

Pinterest designer and storyteller Ash Huang first spoke about the lessons learned during her journey from design school to Silicon Valley. Alexa Andrzejewski followed up with an inspiring (and delicious) account of her experience founding Foodspotting.


May 2, 2013


Ash Huang, Alexa Andrzejewski


Allison House, Alice Lee, Carrie Paton, Designer Fund