If you're tired of video meetings and need some inspirational motivation, we've got you covered. Get off Zoom and connect IRL with your design community at the 2022 AIGA Design Conference! Prepare to get inspired and re-energized while learning in community from designers at the cutting edge of today's hot topics.
Get off Zoom and connect IRL with your design community at the 2022 AIGA Design Conference in Seattle: a dynamic, urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. Explore Pike Place Market, go to new heights at the Space Needle, or immerse yourself with culture at the Seattle Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park. Looking for more to do? Plan your trip with Seattle's Top 25 Attractions.
Photography by Lee-Sean Huang
Photography by Lee-Sean Huang
Seattle Convention Center tunnel rainbow lights for PRIDE month. Photo by Alabastro Photography. Provided by Visit Seattle.
Roxy on the Waterfront. Photo by Alabastro Photography. Provided by Visit Seattle.
2022 Schedule Overview
Join us in 2022 for the same AIGA Design Conference you love, with new programming for hands-on learning and deep dive conversations.
Thursday, October 20
8:00 a.m. Registration and check-in begins
8:00–12:30 p.m. Educator Pre-Conference Track*
2:00–3:30 p.m. General Session
3:30–4:15 p.m. Break
4:15–6:15 p.m. General Session
All times US Pacific. Schedule subject to change. *Hosted by AIGA Design Educators Community
This year, we're introducing a new twist to our mainstage, leaning into design curiosity and welcoming three esteemed hosts to guide us through the most pressing, cutting edge, and provocative topics impacting design.
Rick Griffith has been a full-time designer, occasional writer, teacher, activist and printer, who produces, collects and loves artifacts (often made of paper) that are sometimes qualified to be discussed as art. He is working on being a more frequent writer. He has plenty to say. He participates in a studio called MATTER, and every Saturday he works in the shop at MATTER; these are both enterprises and collaborations with his Partner Debra Johnson. He is a dad, nephew, son, and brother. He is a Black, British-born West-Indian person and an immigrant, and he works in Denver, CO and Brooklyn, NY.
Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, an independent strategy and experience design company in San Francisco and New York City. In their work, they aim to mix imagination, craft and technology to build brands that can’t be ignored. They were named by Forbes as one of the companies reshaping the future of brand building. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Businessweek, Creativity, Fortune, NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News and Fast Company, which named Brian an American Master of Design. COLLINS was the first design company to appear on the AdAge A-List and was awarded their Design Agency of the Year in 3 consecutive years from 2019 to 2021.
Lee-Sean Huang is the Director of Design Content & Learning at AIGA. He also co-founded Foossa, a design and strategy consultancy focused on social innovation and transformative learning. He has taught courses in design and innovation at New York University, the Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Arts, and the College of Staten Island. He has also developed and taught courses for online learning platforms like CreativeLive, Knowable, and Highbrow. He earned a bachelors in Government from Harvard and a masters in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU.
Debbie Millman is host of the award-winning podcast Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts; Chair of the first ever Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts, Editorial Director of PrintMag.com, and the author of seven books on design and branding. She has worked on the design and strategy of over 200 of the world’s largest brands. Her most recent book, Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People, was recently published by Harper Collins.
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