Baltimore Design Week 2015

#bmoreDW15 IS HERE!

As the season turns colder, Design Week is one year older! Baltimore’s 4th Annual Design Week returns this fall for a week jam-packed with great design events.

From Friday, October 16th through Friday, October 23rd, we’re celebrating design in Baltimore with a dazzling design and dine experience, hands-on workshops, studio tours, and more. Block off the entire week on your calendar now, because you won’t want to miss a single event!

RSVP to the Facebook event page for updates, plus share your excitement online with the hashtag #bmoreDW15 on your favorite social media feeds. Tell your friends which events you’re attending, post event pics, and keep up with the conversation. We can’t wait to see you there!

The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of more than 300 hand-printed event posters from more than 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the United States. Celebrate the made-by-hand aesthetic of the poster and join us for a talk from designer Daniel Danger at the opening night of the exhibition.
Owings Mills · Friday, October 16, 2015
This event is SOLD OUT!
The worlds of design and food have collided as designers turn their attention to all aspects of food culture. Where there once was a specific focus on simply creating food, there is now an emphasis on designing the whole food experience, from the ingredients, to the culinary process, to the environment within which the food is served. We invite you to join us as we celebrate this design trend at The Fork & Wrench, a self-described boutique dive bar and restaurant located in Canton.
Baltimore · Monday, October 19, 2015
Now open to nonmembers! Whether you’re launching a product or a new business, failure is part of the process of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Alyson Beaton, a graphic designer and entrepreneur, will join us to discuss the failures she experienced in launching three of her own product lines over the last 5 years. Jesse Muniz of the OrderUp team will follow Alyson’s talk to discuss how design and supply chain skills lead to entrepreneurial success. Join us for breakfast — open to members and non-members!
Baltimore · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
This event is SOLD OUT! Mad Men purportedly showed us the dizzying world of 1960's advertising, but did the three-martini lunches, art & copy bullpens, and constant smoking in the show really represent the ad game? The Society for History and Graphics (SHAG) will try to separate the facts from the legends in an informative and entertaining evening that is free for all to attend.
Baltimore · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
More tickets now available! For the past five years, Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz have run one of the most exciting and influential type foundries, Commercial Type, with offices in New York and London. Join us for a talk from Commercial Type’s own Christian Schwartz about the processes that go into their type designs and on the need to balance self expression and functionalism (not to mention a steady paycheck).
Baltimore · Thursday, October 22, 2015
Join us for an exciting day of tours through three of Baltimore’s innovative design and advertising agencies: Havas helia, Jellyfish, and Exit10, our Design Sponsor for Design Week 2015.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Design Week News

  • Navigating Success and Failure as a Design Entrepreneur: Advice from Alyson Beaton 20151021-AIGADW-Lecture-3097

    Alyson Beaton is a successful designer and entrepreneur. For more than a decade, she’s designed and launched several of her own product lines, including Lille Huset, Grow Books Press, and Marketote. On Wednesday, October 21, Alyson joined us for a breakfast talk about her experiences as an entrepreneur and designer, […]

  • Mental Models, Design Patterns, and the Norman Door: A Night of UX Design On October 20, designer and educator Phil Bolles guided attendees through a hands-on user experience workshop at Betamore as part of AIGA Baltimore's Design Week 2015

    Exactly what is user experience (UX) design? In a hands-on workshop lead by Phil Bolles, a DC-based designer and educator, that very question was asked to the crowd of 20+ attendees. Responses included “the easiest way to get from Point A to Point B” and references to the Norman Door, […]

  • Posters, Narratives, and Linework: Recounting our Night with Daniel Danger and the National Poster Retrospecticus Exhibit Art Talk and Opening Night for the National Poster Retrospecticus Exhibit

    Posters, Narratives, and Linework: Recounting our Night with Daniel Danger and the National Poster Retrospecticus Exhibit To kick off Baltimore Design Week 2015, we met at Stevenson University for a poster exhibit and art talk. The National Poster Retrospecticus (NPR) is a traveling poster show featuring over 400 pieces by over 125 artists […]

  • Design & Dine: An Evening of Excellence

    When we asked Baltimore designer Wesley Stuckey to come present his work at the Fork & Wrench while attendees noshed on items from a prix fixe menu, we didn’t know just how awesome the evening would be, but awesome it was. The cuisine was just as delectable to our taste buds […]

  • Top 7 Takeaways from Baltimore Design Week 2015 AIGA 9-5 cheap pine busy

    This past October, AIGA Baltimore celebrated design by kicking off its 4th annual design week.

  • Design Week 2015 Registration is OPEN! AIGA_Design-Week_EventImage-new

    The wait is nearly over…Baltimore Design Week 2015 is coming October 16—October 23. Get ready for a week of awe-inspiring events for designers and design enthusiasts alike. Event registration is open very soon NOW! You can RSVP to our Facebook event or sign up for our mailing list for further updates, but make […]

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AIGA Baltimore thanks our Design Week 2015 sponsors for their support!

Indigo Ink
Betamore Havas helia
Jellyfish MICA
OrderUp Stevenson


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