Marathon Clambake

Clambake logo small  event page  event page

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.

During DESIGN WEEK RI, we host a special Marathon Clambake. Instead of the usual two presenters, there are four. Each designer will speak for 15 minutes - marathon style - and then we move to a moderated discussion with Audience Q&A.


Laila Aukee

Senior Designer, Tellart

Laila Aukee is a senior designer at Tellart. Here, Laila works to understand and communicate complex systems through diagramming, mapping, and other documentation tools. She works across a wide variety of client and internal projects in order to better frame project challenges and solutions. With strong analytical and conceptual skills, Laila is also involved with new concept development brainstorms, early project research, interface layouts and inventories, and interpretation of system and software architectures.

Felicia Bishop

Founder, Hwang Bishop

Felicia Bishop is founder of Hwang Bishop Designs. She was an Asian studies major at Dartmouth College, and later studied at Parsons, Rhode Island School of Design, the Isabel O’Neil School, The Finishing School, Sepp Leaf Gilding, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, where she received her Associates degree in textile/surface design. Felicia lives with her three children in Rhode Island and is an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Wu Hanyen

Founder, Work in Use

Wu Hanyen is the founder of Work in Use, a studio producing high-end movement tools designed to enhance their user’s experience and encourage movement in everyday life. Wu worked as a furniture maker for 5 years in New York City prior to receiving her MFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design. Wu is passionate about creating a community of movers who are inspired by good design. As a craftsperson, she believes we should take care of our body the way we maintain and sharpen our tools. She is interested in reframing the way we understand and improve our studio practice by reconnecting with our movement potential.

Myles Dumas

Design Director, NAIL

Myles Dumas is a designer, art director & dad that specializes in making creative and conceptual work for clients that range from local to global. He is a RISD and Providence College alum, former board member of AIGA RI and currently coaches his daughter’s soccer team.

Myles now leads the design team at NAIL as its Design Director and his work has been recognized by the Hatch Awards, PRINT Magazine, Brand New, AIGA and The BoNE Show.