Team


Jason Lees

Jason was born in the North of England, grew up in Southern California, and has lived and worked in the Bay Area for over twenty-five years. His background includes furniture and accessory design, interior design, woodworking, graphic design and writing.

In 2003 Jason launched his own company, Jason Lees Design, an Oakland-based studio that designs handcrafted modern furniture and accessories made in the Bay Area. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Craft and Design and featured in numerous publications including San Francisco Magazine, 7×7, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The World of Interiors and Interior Design Magazine. A former music writer, Jason loves music, art, film, design and travel, and gets inspired by the artisans and creative entrepreneurs whose passion for their work helps make their communities and our world a more interesting, and better place.

Friends

FLIGHT DESIGN Co.

Graphic Design & Branding

FLIGHT DESIGN Co. is a small strategy and graphic design studio based out of the SF Bay Area. Serving artists and entrepreneurs, thought leaders and innovators, our team of four help translate big ideas into real world application by partnering creative strategy with high-quality design.

Quarry Hill Consulting

Public Relations

Quarry Hill Consulting is a strategic marketing and PR firm that focuses on digital marketing, social media and partnerships. Founder Hilary Sessions has over a decade of experience in interior design, business management and marketing. QHC is a full-service public relations and marketing agency offering consulting and branding services to interior designers and luxury brands.

Wescover

Local Art & Design Discovery Platform

Wescover is the place to discover unique art and designs—made by local Creators and small brands. We’ve seen a creative shift in the world: art isn’t reserved for museums and disposable objects are disappearing. Modern spaces are full of unique creations—from the handmade ceramics in coffee shops to the locally designed chandeliers in hotels. These objects, whether they’re functional or decorative, are integral to the spaces where we spend our daily lives. However, unlike a museum or showroom, the creators behind them remain a mystery. We are here to put Creators on the map.


Patrick Brennan Photography

Photography

Patrick Brennan is a photographer based in San Francisco who specializes in interiors, architecture, and all things design. Living in the Bay Area for the past 15 years, he has been honored to work with many local business owners since starting his photography business in 2019. He photographs projects for designers, builders, architects, and other creative professionals. He loves working in the world of design and enjoys photographing natural landscapes on the side.


Nicola Parisi

Photography

Nicola Parisi is a freelance photographer and graphic designer based in San Francisco. Over the last year, she has particularly enjoyed documenting people in their homes and studios – spaces that show a lot of character and enable people to be most at ease. When she’s not behind the camera or computer, you’ll usually find her making jewelry, refurbishing skateboards, cooking without recipes, riding her bike, or making chocolate from scratch.


SF Made

Technical Assistance Partner

SFMade is a non-profit economic development organization focused on growing the manufacturing sector and creating jobs for the local economy. Their services include business advising, educational workshops, workforce and hiring assistance, access to capital and sourcing assistance. SFMade partners with Bay Area Made to provide technical assistance and joint marketing opportunities for our members.

San Francisco Design Week

Event Partner

San Francisco Design Week is an essential week long, citywide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future. Through studio tours and events, SFDW celebrates this spirit of newness by providing unique access to exhibitions and conversations with the designers who are shaping the future — from architecture to fashion, product design to digital services, and everything in between. SFDW featured our 2020 virtual exhibit “Bay Area Made: Making a Sustainable Future” and our 2021 virtual and in-person exhibit “Bay Area Made: Small Batch & Made to Order”.

Martin Risberg

Videographer & Producer

Martin Risberg is a Swedish-born videographer and producer based in San Francisco. With his extensive experience in the field, his work spans the globe and companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to small mom-and-pop shops. Whether it’s a national TV campaign or a grass-roots movement for a local bakery, he prides himself on telling the most compelling and true narrative. When Martin is not working you can find him exploring the hills of San Francisco or sipping on a craft cocktail at one of his favorite local watering holes.