This fall, Baltimore’s 5th Annual Design Week is back! Join us in October for another week-long celebration of design and designers in Baltimore.
From Monday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 22, enjoy a series of presentations, workshops, and social events, all curated to inspire, strengthen, and showcase the Baltimore design community:
Design & Dine: An Evening with Ellen Lupton (catered by Woodberry Kitchen at Artifact Coffee)
Raising the Game: Creativity Through Collaboration at Under Armour with Sean Flanagan and Zombie Yeti
Designing for Stress Cases: Understanding the Everyday Relationship Between UX and Accessibility with Anthony D Paul and Kelly Driver from idfive
SHAG: Designing Beyond Biology
How Culture Affects Typography: a lecture by Nikki Villagomez
Breakfast with Nikki Villagomez: 10 Things I Learned by Working Hard and Being Ballsy
Studio Tours at Fastspot, Younts Design Inc, and idfive
Make/Shift: A day of maker workshops at studios all around the city, culminating in the Design Week closing party at Price Modern.
Register for events now below, then RSVP to the Facebook event page so you can get real-time updates as we get closer to the big week. Share your excitement online with the hashtag #BmoreDW16 on your favorite social media feeds. We can’t wait to see you there!
Join us for a captivating presentation by curator and writer Ellen Lupton, pinpointing how sensation affects the way in which we perceive and interpret experiences, and our behavioral responses to them.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Under Armour’s Team Sports in-house creative team thinks, develops, and executes projects that are helping shape a growing multi-billion dollar company. This event is SOLD OUT.
In this talk, designers from idfive will review the role of stress cases in user experience design and share methods of building empathy among your project creatives and decision-makers in order to elevate product experiences for all.
Bypassing Biology is a panel discussion of Futurism, Transhumanism, and design in a technologically augmented future (with Zoltan Istvan, Amy Karle, and Ben Julian) presented by SHAG and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, University of Baltimore. This event is FREE.
Join AIGA Baltimore and Nikki Villagomez for a look into how culture affects typography and decision-making processes in everyday life. In her presentation, Nikki will use pictures taken throughout her travels to discuss the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on location.
Nikki Villigomez has learned a lot over 16 years as a graphic design professional. In this talk, Nikki will proudly share her failures and triumphs as she takes the audience on a 10-step journey of the lessons she has learned along the way.
Join us for a day of creative discovery for a cause. Select from 10 workshops held at studios around Baltimore, then get your dancing shoes on for the Design Week closing party where the discovery will continue with local makers, restaurants, drinks and entertainment. All proceeds will be donated to Linda Johnson Pearson, a friend of the design community, to help in her fight with cancer.
The wait is nearly over…Baltimore Design Week 2016 is coming Monday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 22. Get ready for a week of awe-inspiring events for designers and design enthusiasts alike. Event registration is now open! You can RSVP to our Facebook event or sign up for our mailing list for […]
Sean Flanagan has over 10 years experience creating effective, award-winning work for clients big and small; and has created entire advertising and branding campaigns executed from print to interactive, from broadcast to outdoor. Sean started at Penn State University, earning a degree in Advertising, and going on to pursue a […]
Born and raised in the cornfields of northern Indiana, Zombie Yeti had no choice but to escape the maize via a steady diet of comic books, cartoons, movies, music and video games. It describes its work by defining a new term; a self-proclaimed movement called ‘Esoteric Americana’. On the surface, […]
Ellen Lupton is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Her most recent exhibition, organized with Andrea Lipps, was Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Some of her other recent exhibitions include How Posters Work, Beautiful Users, and Graphic Design—Now in Production (organized […]
Anthony is the Director of User Experience at idfive. With 15 years of experience in web application design, development, and research, he’s built productivity systems for the NSA; extended atomic brand systems for Yahoo and others; launched hundreds of digital properties; and helped lead teams, users, and decision-makers through many […]
As a Senior Interactive Designer and user experience researcher at idfive, Kelly works to understand an audience before she designs for them. By applying testing and research to her design methods, Kelly bridges the gap between design and UX—an increasingly vital task in our industry—to ensure her projects work just […]
Nikki Villagomez, a South Carolina Native, is a nationally recognized speaker on typography. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University, and a stint in New York City, she moved back to her home state to become a full time freelancer. In addition to founding the AIGA […]
AIGA Baltimore thanks our Design Week 2016 sponsors for their support!
Interested in becoming a Baltimore Design Week 2016 sponsor? We’re looking for partnerships that will help support promotions, swag bags, lite fare, libations, and general frivolity at events during Design Week.
AIGA Baltimore attracts a wide range of creative professionals to design-centric events in and around Baltimore, in addition to our website, email blasts, and social media feeds. Design Week 2016 sponsorship benefits may include:
link/logo placement on Design Week 2016 print materials (e.g., posters and signage) and digital materials (i.e., eblasts and the Design Week website and event pages)
social media shout outs leading up to, during, and after Design Week
free entry to Design Week events, where you can meet and mingle with our members, speakers, and other special guests
the ability to briefly address and introduce your business to event attendees
a special sponsor feature profile on our blog
Become a sponsor and spread your message to thousands of passionate designers and design enthusiasts in our community. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.
We are looking for writers, photographers, videographers, and set-up/breakdown help. As a volunteer, you’ll have free entry to the event(s) you volunteer for, the opportunity to meet Design Week speakers and AIGA Baltimore board members, plus all the social media love you can stand. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.