October Clambake

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Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of the cool new design work that is happening in RI. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A. Aurora offers a full cash bar and some light appetizers.

Check out the facebook event to see the work of our presenters, and register!


Nic Shumann

Work-Shop Design Studio

Nic Schumann is a designer, programmer, and thinker who loves working deeply and systematically on problems across scales and technical realms. Nic is Co-founder of Work-Shop Design Studio, a brand, interior, digital and experience design consultancy in Providence. He studied Computer Science at Brown University, and remains a community member, consultant, and collaborator at Brown and RISD, and has taught engineering and visual arts at Brown. Work-Shop’s clients Include the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard, MIT, and Brown as well as a wide variety of Rhode Island-based small businesses and non-profits. Recently, they won the Design Innovation Grant from RISCA and the Creative Mile Award from the 195 Commission.

Dora Izquierdo

DOIZPE design studio

Dora Izquierdo founded the design studio DOIZPE in Mexico City in 2012, before relocating to Rhode Island. Her designs are inspired by the cosmos, earthly cultures and exotic urban life. These eco-synthetic leather and woven palm leaf accessories are crafted by Mayan artisans in Guadalajara, Mexico, empowering women and preserving ancient crafting techniques. Dora has been recognized at Who’s On Next Vogue Mexico, The Independent Handbag Awards in New York City, Abury Design in Berlin, Germany and published in the Glamour, InStyle, and Vogue.