Upcoming Design Weeks

AIGA chapters and partner organizations across the country are planning Design Weeks to celebrate design in their local communities:


Fall 2016

AIGA Iowa Design Week
October 1–October 10
Join AIGA Iowa for five days of events from the ALL CAPS Typography Show 2016, Inspiration hour, AIGA Iowa Design Week happy hour, Making fun things is serious business with Armin Vit, and the Design assign culmination gala.



Cincinnati Design Week
September 15–30
Home to some of the world's best design agencies and schools, Cincinnati has placed itself in the forefront of global design. The wealth of resources and talent is unparalleled in the United States. Cincinnati Design Week is a multiple-day celebration of creativity made up of workshops, studio tours, panel discussions, and of course, great parties.



Wichita Design Week
September 22–30
A week-long series of events to further engage designers of all disciplines and those who use design through connection, information, and inspiration, this years theme "Good Design is Good Business" comes from a 1966 company wide memo that was to serve as a directive, by T.J. Watson, Jr, the chief executive of IBM in which he declared “good design is good business.”



Spring 2016

Konxville_designweekKnoxville Design Week
March 28-April 1
AIGA Knoxville is proud to host Knoxville's premier design event. Design Week celebrates creativity and design in our community while also providing an opportunity to learn and meet other creatives.

AIGAboston_designweekBoston Design Week
March 30-April 10, 2016
Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Join AIGA Boston at their hosted events within Boston Design Week!

Vermont design week 2016Vermont Design Week
April 4–8, 2016
We're planning five days of events to bring together designers and other creative professionals dedicated to celebrating and inspiring great design. There will be workshops, speakers, exclusive art showings, and more!

AIGA_KansasCity_DesignWeekKansas City Design Week
April 7-16
We’re a community constantly changing perceptions, sharing ideas, and coming together to make things beautiful and functional. Simply put, KC is a great place for creative businesses to get started. KCDW 2016 is all about planting your flag and being part of the design community shaping a unique KC creative culture. Join us to experience a week of exciting events that will inspire you to take the next step in your creative journey.


wwm_designweek2016West Michigan Design Week
April 9-16, 2016
West Michigan Design Week is a week-long series of programs aimed to inspire designers from all disciplines and demonstrate the strategic and economic advantages of design thinking to the rest of the community.

Past events

DC_DWDC Design Week
October 18–24
DC Design Week 2015 packs a full schedule of events in and around the city. From Sunday, October 18th through Saturday, October 24th, get to know your design community at creative lunches, a typography walking tour, a chat with the DMV’s top product designers, and more.

PhoenixDesignWeekPhoenix Design Week
October 17–24
Phoenix Design Week is a week-long celebration of design that unites the local design community and provides a forum for sharing best practices, showcasing outstanding work, and gaining inspiration.

StLDWSt. Louis Design Week
September 19–25
45 chances to learn something. Make something. Do something. To celebrate what design means to our city–and to the creative professionals who call it home.

HoustonDesignWeekstextHouston Design Week
September 19–27
AIGA Houston is organizing the first-ever Houston Design Week to connect Houston's dynamic design and creative community. Join us for over a full week of lectures, exhibitions, workshops, films, schmoozing and inspiration.

UpstateNYDesignWeekUpstate Design Week
September 21–26
Upstate Design Week is a week-long celebration of the transformative power of design, and the world-class work and industry leadership happening right here in Upstate New York.

ToledoDesignWToledo Design Week
September 21–28
From the products we use to the way we visually communicate, design is all around us and touches every aspect of our lives. Design Week is a time for us to come together as a community and celebrate design and its potential to create social change for the better. Join us September 21-28 as AIGA Toledo brings you three amazing events that will redefine your perception of “good” design as we showcase a solid week of the “Design for Good” ethos.

Wichita DWWichita Design Week
September 28–October 2
New this year! Wichita Design Week 2015 is a multi-discipline collaboration with additional programing from IIDA, AIA and Bethany College at Mindfire Academy. AIGA Wichita is reaching across the creative community to better promote how “Design Makes Life Better” across multiple disciplines.

HawaiiDWDesign Week HNL
September 28–October 3
AIGA Honolulu Chapter proudly presents the second biennial Design Week in Honolulu, an inspirational, weeklong event showcasing, advancing and celebrating the professional practice and value of design statewide. Design Week culminates with AIGA Honolulu’s premier event, the 8th biennial Hawaii’s 5-O Awards Show.


CincinnatiDesignWeekTextCincinnati Design Week
September 28–October 2
Home to some of the world's best design agencies and schools, Cincinnati has placed itself in the forefront of global design. The wealth of resources and talent is unparalleled in the United States. Cincinnati Design Week is a multiple-day celebration made up of workshops, studio tours, panel discussions, and of course, great parties.


AIGA Louisville Design WeekLouisville Design Week 2015
June 8–12, 2015

It’s time we came together to celebrate our growing design community. Our city is proud to host some of the most brilliant minds in design, tech, and the arts, and to foster that creativity by hosting a full week of speaker events, workshops, and discussions to raise awareness of our designers and artists. Louisville's first annual Design Week will educate, inspire, and help connect local talent in our great city.

Kansas City Design WeekKansas City Design Week 2015
March 26–April 4, 2015

Kansas City is one of the most unique places in the world. It’s a place that’s constantly changing perceptions, sharing ideas, and coming together to make things beautiful and functional. Join us for Kansas City Design Week 2015 as we celebrate design as one of our most promising resources. Ready to look at the world a little differently? Experience a week of powerful events that will shift the way you think, feel, and do.

knoxvilleKnoxville Design Week 2015
March 30–April 3
This year’s Design Week has a myriad of wonderful events. From student-focused events, to hands-on workshopping in letterpress, we have an array of activities for one and all.



WMdesignweek150West Michigan Design Week 2015
April 6–11, 2015

West Michigan has a long history of design, and it’s becoming a stronger and more vital part of our community. West Michigan Design Week celebrates the world-class work happening here and hopes to demonstrate the strategic and economic advantages of design thinking, increasing opportunities for our own designers, attracting new ones, and building connections between designers and our cultural, educational, and business communities.

Tampa Bay Design WeekTampa Bay Design Week
November 5–10, 2014

Join AIGA Tampa Bay as we bring design experts, enthusiasts, city leaders, and citizens together to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community.

Design Week BirminghamDesign Week Birmingham
October 20–25, 2014

Join AIGA Birmingham for the second annual Design Week Birmingham. Enjoy thought provoking film, interactive workshops, engaging talks, pop-up shops, and exceptional exhibits. The week celebrates design across multiple platforms including graphic design, industrial design, landscape architecture, architecture, and more. Meet some of the most innovative, design oriented thinkers today from around the country, blended with home-grown talent.

AIGA DC Design WeekDC Design Week
October 19–25, 2014

DC Design Week (DCDW) is just around the corner, so save the dates in Outlook, block ’em on your iPhone, and hand-letter DCDW in that planner you bought at the East Wing gift shop, because you won’t want to miss it. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store: A book sale benefiting AIGA DC’s merit-based scholarship program, The Design Continuum Fund; a trip back in time, through 30 years of AIGA DC’s archives; a talk from John Clifford, who literally wrote the book on Design Icons; a behind the scenes look at some of DC’s coolest museums; creative lunches at studios throughout the city; and a doodle workshop with our friends from DC Fem Tech and General Assembly.

Baltimore Design WeekBaltimore Design Week
October 18–25, 2014

AIGA Baltimore is celebrating 100 years of AIGA during their third annual Baltimore Design Week! From Saturday, October 18, through Saturday, October 25, they're bringing you big names, hometown favorites and fresh voices to Baltimore. Block off the entire week on your calendar, because you won’t miss a single event! Share your excitement and let your friends know you’re planning to attend by using #bmoreDW14 on social media.

Phoenix Design Week 2014 Phoenix Design Week
October 17–24, 2014

The Sixth Annual Phoenix Design Week will connect the design community with a series of interactive events, exhibitions, presentations and a conference. The weekend Method + Madness conference brings internationally recognized keynote speakers and design authorities as part of an enlightening week celebrating all aspects of design.

Salt Lake City Design WeekSalt Lake Design Week
October 13–18, 2014

The purpose of Design Week is to raise the public awareness of the impact that all design—graphic, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, etc.—has in Utah. Design Week brings together a diverse community of design professionals as well as local businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and more. The goal of helping local designers interact, collaborate, educated and inspire each other in order to build a stronger creative community. Design Week is hosted by the Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, in partnership with AAF, AIA, ASID, ISDA, IIDA, IxDA, SEGD, Utah Center for Architecture, Utah Film Center and other design groups, museums, businesses and schools.

National Design WeekNational Design Week
October 4–12, 2014
Presented by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

National Design Week draws attention to the ways design enriches everyday life. National Design Week is held annually in conjunction with the National Design Awards, celebrating design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeking to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement.

Portland Design WeekDesign Week Portland
October 4–11, 2014

Portland is a city of design and for design, unique in its approach to defining place, culture and attitude. Design Week Portland celebrates design as the city’s most promising cultural and economic resource. The purpose is to explore process, craft and practice across disciplines through the city’s vibrant design programming.

Design Week Wichita 150Design Week Wichita
October 3–11, 2014

AIGA Wichita has organized Wichita Design Week as a way to reach out to the creative community as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public, and more. Their goal is to raise public awareness of the impact that all design has in the Wichita area. Join them for a week of inspiration, learning and community.

AIGA Iowa Design MonthAIGA Iowa Design Month
October 1–31, 2014

AIGA Iowa Design Month was created to celebrate design’s impact and value on today’s society. Throughout the duration of October you will have the opportunities to learn to design for business, take a hand-lettering workshop, socialize and more! Join AIGA Iowa and local designers as we celebrate our sixth annual Design Month.

AIGA Triad NC Design MonthAIGA Triad NC Design Month
October 1–31, 2014

The AIGA Triad NC Design Month will be an exciting time for the local creative community! Join them for great design events throughout the month to recharge your batteries. Activities include a student kick-off gathering, a digital brush workshop with Kyle T. Webster in High Point, an interactive talk with Kyle Lambert in Greensboro, the U360 Print Design Competition exhibit in Winston-Salem, and the Winston-Salem Studio Tour.

St. Louis Design WeekSt. Louis Design Week
September 22–28, 2014

Presented by AIGA St. Louis, St. Louis Design Week will provide an exciting space for professionals, entrepreneurs, local businesses, nonprofits, students and others to share and make beautiful things together. St. Louis Design Week will inspire and promote the practice of design as vital to St. Louis’ identity.

Vermont Design WeekVermont Design Week
September 22–26, 2014

AIGA celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, and the AIGA Vermont chapter is inviting all interested creatives to participate in a memorable week of events.  Join them for specialized lectures, studio tours, panels, workshops and a curated exhibit of Vermont design work.

September 17–27, 2014

DESIGN WEEK RI celebrates design and the Rhode Island design community with nationally recognized speakers, local design superstars, a design treasure hunt, open spaces, cocktail receptions and a design hall of fame. This inaugural event packs in over a week of design happenings, including AIGA Rhode Island’s Birthday Bash on September 24 celebrating AIGA’s centennial and the chapter’s 10th anniversary.

AIGA Richmond Design WeekRVA Design Week
September 17–20, 2014

Presented by AIGA Richmond, RVA Design Week will bring together locals who are into art, letterpress, type, laughing, design and fun. Mark your calendar for September 17–20 and stay tuned for more information soon.

Cincinnati Design Week Cincinnati Design Week
July 21–26, 2014

Home to some of the world’s best design agencies and schools, Cincinnati has placed itself at the forefront of global design. The wealth of resources and talent is unparalleled in the United States. Cincinnati Design Week is a six-day event made up of workshops, panel discussions, fashion shows, fundraisers and, of course, great parties.

SF Design WeekSan Francisco Design Week
June 13–20, 2014

SF Design Week spans the entire Bay Area from Silicon Valley, San Francisco, to the East Bay and beyond. Since 2006, AIGA San Francisco has organized SF Design Week to reach out to a diverse community of over 24,000 Bay Area design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, design-savvy public, tourists, and more. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the impact of design in the Bay Area.

Chicago Design WeekChicago Design Week
June 10–13, 2014

AIGA Chicago has had some good Chicago Design Weeks over the years but this one promises to be one of its best. Join them for a week of workshops, a poster show, a creative morning lecture with Scott Wilson and the opening of the Chicago Design Museum!

May 9–20, 2014

NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official citywide celebration of design. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences. Events are staged across all five boroughs and the NYCxDESIGN website will list details for all featured events.

Upstate Design Week updatedAIGA Upstate New York DSGN WK 2014
May 11–16, 2014

As AIGA celebrates its centennial nationally, 2014 also marks a very important 25 years for our Upstate New York chapter. In honor of that, the AIGA Upstate New York chapter is hosting its first design week! This week of fun-filled events includes a Type Hunt, a statewide CMYK: Come Meet Your Kind mixer, the Create Upstate Conference, a 25th Anniversary Party, workshops, lectures and much more.

West Michigan Design WeekWest Michigan Design Week
May 5–10, 2014

West Michigan has a long history of design and it’s becoming an even stronger and more vital part of our community. West Michigan Design Week celebrates the world-class design happening here and hopes to demonstrate the strategic and economic advantages of design thinking, increase opportunities for our own designers, and build connections between designers and our cultural, educational and business communities.

AIGA Knoxville Design Week 2014AIGA Knoxville Design Week 2014
May 5–9, 2014

AIGA Knoxville is celebrating 100 years of design with a week long series of events, including workshops, studio tours, awards and parties!