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Adobo Design Week 2019: Tim Kobe, the Man Who Designed the Original Apple Store Comes to Manila for the adobo Design Conference

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Two powerhouse creatives are coming to Manila in May as adobo magazine welcomes them as the keynote speakers for this year’s THINK DESIGN THINK Adobo Design Conference on May 10 at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier: Tim Kobe, Chief Executive Officer of design firm Eight Inc, and Paolo Malabuyo, Director of User Experience at Google Silicon Valley.

Tim Kobe is credited for designing the Apple Store. He has worked closely with the late Steve Jobs, and even designed the homes of Apple directors in the United States. Currently, he leads Eight Inc, a design firm that approaches a holistic and interdisciplinary experience to design. The firm crosses over to several disciplines: strategy, architecture, exhibition, interior design, product, communications and branding.

After founding what is sometimes dubbed as Apple’s best kept secret, Kobe went on to establish offices of Eight in London, New York, San Francisco, Honolulu, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2005, Kobe became a trustee at Art Center College of Design and now serves as Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco California.

(The Apple Store was made to be a venue with superior visual articulation)
As the designer who came up with the original concept of the wildly successful Apple Store, Kobe worked closely with Apple, most notably with the late Steve Jobs, and even designed the homes of Apple directors in the United States. As a leader in branded experience and innovation, 8 has enjoyed a high-profile roster of clients including Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll and Citibank.
Watch Tim Kobe on how design elevates experiences:


Some of the big names to look out for in the conference are Yang Yeo, Asia Pacific Creative Kaiju at Hakuhodo; Jowee Alviar, Creative Director and Co-founder of Team Manila; Artist and Creative Director Jayson Atienza; Nadya Kirillova and Hidetoshi Kuranari, Creative Directors of Team B, Dentsu Japan; and Rich Tu, VP/Creative Director of MTV Brand Design and AIGA NY Board of Directors.

The adobo Design Conference is a part of the adobo Design Week, which returns strong this year with powerhouse speakers, designers and creative directors. Get a chance to learn directly from world-renowned creatives at the Adobo Design Conference. Interested parties may register for 5000 Php per person and can have one free ticket for every 10 tickets availed.

The official adobo Design Awards Asia 2019 theme logo for “Think Design Think” is adesign collaboration between J. Walter Thompson and Plus63 Design.

The 10th year of adobo Design Week 2019 and the adobo Design Awards Asia launch with the theme, THINK DESIGN THINK. Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives and must always be in service to make lives better. Good design makes good business. The adobo Design Awards Asia show will be held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City on May 10, 2019. Deadline for entries is on April 24, 2019.

The adobo Design Week 2019 will have an exhibit from May 6 to 12, Design Masterclass on May 9 and a Design Conference on May 10. The winners of the adobo Design Awards Asia will be announced on the eve of May 10.

adobo’s dedication to creativity is furthered by the support of its partner organizations (Design Center of the Philippines, Communications Design Association of the Philippines, Animation Council of the Philippines Inc., Game Developers Association of the Philippines, Film Development Council of the Philippines, United Print Media Group Philippines, Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies Philippines Creative Guild, British Council, and Create Cebu), the official tabulator, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the official registration partner, TVCXpress Manila, the official production & exhibition partner, ArtisteSpace, and the official event partners Jollibee and IdeasXMachina.

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Register now, limited slots avaible! 
adobo Design Masterclass | May 9, 2019
Ticket price: 10,000php
adobo Design Conference | May 10, 2019
Ticket price: 5,000php
adobo Design Awards Asia | Deadline of entries is on April 24, 2019
Entry Fee: 6,000php 
Payment details are as follows: 
Account Name:         SANSERIF, INC.
Bank Name:              BDO Karrivin Plaza
Account No.:             5400160922
Branch:                     Karrivin Plaza – Chino Roces
Account Name:        SANSERIF, INC.
Bank Name:             Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account No.:            3521-1036-46
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