Thought For Food approaches food, eating and culinary culture conceptually and visually. We are interested in exploring and challenging conventions of how people think about, experience and visualize food. The medium of food is unique in that it has a fundamental connection to the individual and the community. Unlike most materials which are not consumed in the body, food has an immediacy and is a cyclical resource that plays a part thematically in our work.


Randall Stowell is a writer/director, and conceptual artist. A partner and creative director at local design and production company Autofuss, he primarily works in narrative film based media and has directed several national and international commercials. Most recently he is using food as a narrative technique for his personal practice. In 2010 he co-founded Thought For Food with a mission to conceive and develop food experiences that challenge dominant food culture and promotes community interaction.

Lisa Mishima is a graphic designer who is fascinated with using food as the core medium for her design and art. She works in a wide range of media, allowing her to create, combine, and translate ideas fluidly. Lisa is a visual storyteller, specializing in film and motion graphics. Her current interests lay in connecting food with stories and design. She founded  Look. Listen. Smell. Eat., a webzine where she conducts playful food design  experiments. Lisa graduated from the California College of the Arts with a BFA in graphic design.

Yvonne Mouser is an artist designer and maker. Her work focuses on creating everyday objects that tell a story through their function and sculptural works that capture moments of change. Yvonne currently lives and works in San Francisco as an independent designer, as co-founder of New Factory, a design collaboration that focuses on creating and reinterpreting everyday objects in order to engage people in new behaviors and meaningful interactions, and as a food and design collaborator with Thought for Food where she focuses on the artifacts and experiences of eating. Her work is included in private collections, has been exhibited internationally and throughout the Bay Area including the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, and COPIA. Yvonne received her BFA with high distinction from the California College of the Arts. She was a recipient of the Ron and Anita Wornick Award Scholarship and was awarded Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center in 2010.