Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia joins Dwell deputy editor Aaron Britt onstage to discuss how design thinking and a reimagination of the home has made Airbnb one of the most desirable services on the web. Learn how the RISD grad went from a young career in product design to overseeing one of the Bay Area's most ballyhooed start-ups, as we talk business, travel, design, and Internet success.
Aaron Britt, Deputy Editor, Dwell Media, LLC
Joe Gebbia, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Airbnb
Aaron Britt is the senior editor at Dwell Magazine where he covers residential design, architectural history, urbanism, and travel. Britt also covers men's style in his fashion column, "The Pocket Square" in the San Francisco Chronicle. Before starting at Dwell in 2006 he served as William Safire's researcher and reporter for his "On Language" column in the New York Times Magazine. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic, Print Magazine and on the History Channel and Animal Planet. Britt graduated from Amherst College in 2003 with a degree in English literature.
Joe is the co-founder and CPO at Airbnb. He leads the product team in creating meaningful experiences through intuitive design, and oversees Airbnb's brand and product development. Joe draws on his previous experience as a designer at Chronicle Books, as well as his development of a green design site and several consumer products. He earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met co-founder Brian Chesky.