Designing The Restaurant Experience – Rescheduled

This event has been rescheduled with a new date and location.

Boston is home to a diverse (and delicious) restaurant scene, where dining choices range from old favorites to the latest culinary hot spots, from nationally known chains to local chef-owned bistros, and from the award-winners of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city. While food is most often the main driver of visits, it’s the overall experience that brings in the ratings and continues to pique interest.

Join AIGA Boston as we speak with experts in restaurant design to find out what goes into creating the restaurant experiences that are so widely shared and admired. Our panelists will give lightning talks, spanning branding, architecture, interior design, and more. The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session led by our moderator.


Javier Cortes, Partner and Creative Director at Korn Design
Kenny Isidoro, Senior Designer at Bergmeyer
Erica Diskin, Co-Founder of Assembly Design Studio

Denise Korn, Principal & Founder of Korn Design


6:00 doors open
6:15 introductions
6:30 panelist presentations begin
7:00 Q&A with moderator
7:30 reception (food will be provided)
8:00 event ends




AIGA Member: $ 10
AIGA Student Member (ID Required): $ 5
BSA Member: $ 10
Non-Member: $ 20
Student Non-Member (ID Required): $ 8 

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Denise Korn, Principal & Founder of Korn Design that she leads with Javier Cortés, Partner & Creative Director. Korn Design, a world-class brand strategy, design, and lifestyle marketing firm dedicated to crafting fearless brands for hospitality, real estate, and culture. Korn boldly unleashes the essential brand truths that allow each project to stand with purpose and discover its limitless potential – to be legendary from the start.

Korn works with clients who are courageous, passionate, and driven to shift the paradigm, providing expert consultation and spot-on perspective to top-of-class developers, entrepreneurs, chefs, and institutional leaders. Learn more at:

Korn Design’s work has been recognized by AIGA, Graphis, Print, HOW, American Corporate Identity and International Logos & Trademarks. Korn Design’s work has also been honored by nine Best of New England (B.O.N.E.) awards. Korn Design was awarded a prestigious James Beard Foundation medal for restaurant design in 2009 and was again nominated in 2010.

Kenny Isidoro is a multidisciplinary designer at the intersection of building, branding, and business. He works with clients to translate their values into brand platforms and experiential spaces to help them advance and evolve.

He’s a senior designer at Bergmeyer, a design firm focused on enhancing everyday experiences, from where we eat and shop, to where we learn and live. He brings a diverse set of experiences into his design approach, rooted in contextual research, leading to holistic solutions. Before earning an M.Arch degree from Northeastern University, he graduated with degrees in both architecture and graphic design and has since worked in graphic design, architecture, and marketing for local area firms. He’s always been motivated by the interplay between various design disciplines and the strategies that define their creative direction. He successfully manages projects with big picture insight and attention to detail.


Erica Diskin is a former real estate marketer and high-end corporate event producer who got involved early on in the development of Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood. Her access to raw spaces allowed her to build an impressive portfolio of brand launches, restaurant designs, and creative productions. Her hands on approach to each project pairs classic design elements with raw materials.

Assembly Design Studio (ADS) is a Boston based design and branding firm that caters to image conscious, experience driven businesses with a focus on hospitality.



LogMeIn is located at 333 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210.

Public transportation

LogMeIn is an 8 minute walk from South Station, on the Red Line.




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Marisa Bohlmann and Lauren Yanko

When & Where
Tue, May 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
333 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210