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Andrew Evans, Professional illusionist and magic designer

Andrew Evans is a professional illusionist and magic designer who brings a modern, innovative twist to magic.

He founded The Magic Patio—a magic speakeasy tucked in a hidden corner of San Francisco—and his background in engineering and design helps him create unique illusions that have been featured at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and on national television for Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Beyond magic, Andrew specializes in creative applications of human-centered design. He spent five years as a design lead at the international design and innovation firm IDEO and is a lecturer in design leadership at Stanford University's

Currently, Andrew is the Magic & Illusions Lead for the San Francisco production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, where he spends his days teaching wizards how to do magic.

Current Program


Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
The BOX Sessions
February 28 - March 1, 2020
Join award-winning writer Laura Holson hosting a weekend with wildly popular The Moth radio show and podcast, cooking sensation Samin Nosrat, director Jon M. Chu, MacArthur “genius grant” winner Lynda Barry, novelist Jonathan Franzen, and an original group of Oscar winners and world-class artists. In workshops and breakout sessions, you will explore your sense of wonder and curiosity, experience the power of community, and learn that you are a creative person—perhaps in dimensions you never realized.

Past Program