Author: Jack Hallahan

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Day 3: 99 Designs

They say Silicon Valley is full of business hustlers, tech hackers and design hipsters. On day three we visited a company that definitely has the hipsters sorted. Aleks Witko, head of Visual Design, was our host at 99 designs. 99 Designs started in Melbourne, but they’ve now expanded to a few locations globally, with their new headquarters at a cool space in Oakland, across the bridge from San Francisco. Aleks described Oakland as the next Brooklyn – a rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood that’s already feeling pretty trendy. Aleks started with a story to paint a picture of how user-centred design shapes...