Archive for October, 2011

Freelance Art Director Needed at Citizen Space

Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by in blog, Coworking, Designers, Internships, Jobs, SOMA

CITIZEN SPACE is currently seeking a freelance Art Director to lead visual design initiatives for some innovative client projects. These are major consumer facing websites and we’re looking for someone with experience working on large-scale engagements for the internet’s most highly trafficked content properties and ecommerce sites.

CITIZEN SPACE Art Directors report to the Creative Director and work alongside the Client Services, User Experience, and Technology Teams. They are responsible for developing creative concepts and approaches with the project team, developing original design concepts as well as oversee project design all the way through execution. They are also responsible for presenting work to executive level client stakeholders and representing CITIZEN SPACE’s visual design process and integrity at all stages of an engagement. Art Directors are also responsible for providing art direction and leadership to designers working on their project teams, scoping design phases of projects accurately and efficiently as well as attend pitches and industry events as required.


• 5+ years of interactive experience
• 2 years experience at top digital agency in an Art Director role or similar
• Strong conceptual thinking– both visual and interactive
• A solid understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, user interfaces, and navigation
• Driven to define the look and feel of large, industry-leading sites
• Strong leadership skills- ability to lead a team, manage and mentor junior designers
• Strong communication skills- ability to interface with clients as well as work with teams internally
• A great attitude- We value our creative talent tremendously and show it, but we operate a prima-donna free work zone

Email us your resume, a link to your most recent portfolio, and your Linked In profile to be consider for this immediate position.

Citizen Space sponsors Bike-A-Thon for Coworking Awareness

Posted on 30. Oct, 2011 by in blog

Philanthropy and bicycling have, for a long time, been partnered together to launch very successful fundraising and awareness campaigns for causes of all types.  Bike-a-thons are fundamentally optimal for wide-range campaign awareness because they are also sustainable, and driven by passionate, devoted, and proactive people putting forth exceptional physical effort to raise funds and/or awareness for their cause.

Citizen Space is proud to have sponsored its very own bike-a-thon to raise awareness for our fundamental campaign: “coworking, it’s a way of life”.  Having served a wide range of business customers from freelance artists to quickly growing startups, Citizen Space aims to share the success in collaborative, shared working environments by sponsoring its very own, Jason Hardy, to bike long distance, and stop at coworking spaces along the way.

Jason is currently en route from San Francisco, CA to Mexico!  Along the way, he is stopping at other coworking spaces and sharing with them his own experience in coworking through speaking and workshops, as well as being a resident for a day or so in their space.  By sharing coworking with others, he is coworking simultaneously- and we can’t think of a better way to share the success of coworking in this way.

Follow Jason’s journey here: , and on our Blog at


Citizen Space is the world’s first coworking space located at 425 2nd Street, in the SoMa district of San Francisco.  The idea of Citizen Space is to take the best elements of a coffee shop (social, energetic, creative) and the best elements of a workspace (productive, functional) and combine them to give indie workers the chance to have their own, affordable space. Citizen Space was built on coworking philosophy. Our residents (past and present) range from: software engineers, web developers, social media consultants/strategists, graphic designers, product designers, public relations specialists, and sustainable web hosting entrepreneurs

Fireside Chat with Dr. Kenichi Ohmae: ” Coworking, The Office of The Future”

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by in blog, Coworking, Events, SOMA

Monday October 17, 2011

An evening to discuss coworking, collaboration, and innovation in Silicon Valley. Come learn about the principles of the coworking movement that have sparked and inspired over 600 collborative spaces to open globally in the last 6 years.

Koken-Kai headed by Dr. Kenichi Ohmae, one of the most prestigious management consultants. Koken-Kai is a study group consisted of company owners and business executives in Japan. Dr. Ohmae and the members have strong interest in learning why Silicon Valley and neighboring areas continually create innovation.

Event Schedule:
6:00- 6:30 Networking, Appetizers, and Drinks
6:30-8:00 Panel Discussion
8:00-8:30 Questions from the crowd for panelist
8:30-9:00 Networking, Appetizers, and Drinks

Panel moderated by: Jaymes Hines

Panel Speakers:
Dr. Kenichi Ohmae, Koken-Kai
Toby Morning, CEO, Citizen Spaces
Raines Cohen, Coworking Coach
Brandon Hill, CEO, BTrax

Citizen Space is a coworking space. What that means is Citizen Space isn’t just another ‘rent a desk’ type of place. The spaces (and the idea of coworking) are built on the following values:

Collaboration: One of the great benefits of working in a coworking space is that you will meet all sorts of people with all sorts of knowledge.

Openness: We believe in transparency and openness. In a world where people are free, but ideas are not, only a few benefit. When ideas are free, everyone benefits. Therefore, we encourage open spaces and discussions. Sorry, no NDAs allowed.

Community: We thrive on connections and mutual support here. It is important that everyone give into as well as benefit from the strong (international) community coworking has become.

Accessibility: In order to be fully open, we must make the effort to be accessible to all. This means that we endeavor to create both a financially and a physically accessible space. We are committed to this principle and welcome feedback on how we can make it even more accessible

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