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Ti Chang: Designing Social Change

Friday, October 5, 2018
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

URBN Annex Screening Room at Drexel University
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, 19104


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Arts & Culture
Higher Education
Product and Industrial Design
Product Manufacturer
Product Prototyping

Come Build a Vibrator with Ti Chang and the Crave Design Factory

Public Lecture with Ti Chang, Friday, October 5th, 6:00-7:00PM

Crave Design Factory Tour Hours:

  • Friday, Airstream Open 7:30-9:00PM
  • Saturday, Airstream Open 3:00-5:00PM

Public Lecture and Crave Design Factory Tour

Friday Night Talk Synopsis, 6:00-7:00PM: Women's pleasure has long been stigmatized -- wrapped up in social constructs and gendered expectations. So designing a line of sex toys for women was anything but an easy journey. Ti Chang, industrial designer and co-founder of luxury sex toy brand CRAVE, discusses the ups, downs and in-betweens of trying to bust through stigma and start conversations using innovative design as the centerpiece. You will hear her personal story from being a designer to a sex toy entrepreneur and advocate for designing for women- and how she hustled her way from the corporate world to bootstrapping her company. She will share her journey of navigating traditional employment, building a company, and designing for social change.

Ti Chang Bio:
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. she is the co-founder of Crave - a luxury sex toy manufacturer for women who has been featured in FortuneHuffington Post, ForbesCosmopolitan, New York Times, and many more. Crave, a San Francisco-based company specializes in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry which was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of Vesper, a vibrator necklace, one of the most celebrated and innovative sex toys disrupting the adult toy industry and changing the conversation around sex.

Earlier, Ti held positions with major consumer brands, including Trek Bicycle and Goody Products. Ti holds a MA in Design Products from Royal College of Art in London and a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ti grew up in Atlanta, GA and now enjoys life and work in San Francisco.

TW/ IG:  @designerTi