Design Month is back!

This October, AIGA Baltimore is planning another month-­long celebration of design and designers in Baltimore and beyond.

Our theme this year is Inside Out.

We’re ready to emerge and pumped to put on a real Design Month. We also are mindful of the fact that people have very different levels of comfortability and emotion around getting out of quarantine, and there is a somber feeling when we look at what we’ve been through in the past year. It’s bittersweet. Through a series of online and in-person presentations, workshops, and social events, we hope to inspire, strengthen, and showcase the Baltimore creative community. 

Event Highlights (Save the Date!)

Check back for updates throughout the month, and share your excitement online with the hashtag #BmoreDM21. Be sure to follow AIGA Baltimore on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn and subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss one day. Download Zoom backgrounds here for design month!

Big thanks to BCG for designing this year’s Design Month branding!

Friday, October 1–Friday, October 8
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Tired of staring at your screen? Itching for a new view during your daily walk? We get it. Join the Bmore Mural Hunt this October 1st–8th to gain a new appreciation for the walls around you. Browse the Baltimore mural map and take a tour of the city’s public art.

Share your mural photos and selfies with us by tagging @aigabaltimore and #BmoreMuralHunt, and the hunter who visits the most murals between October 1st and 8th will win a specially curated prize!

Oct. 7 | 12 PM EST |  Alpha Graphics
Oct. 14 | 12 PM EST | Duckpin
Oct. 21 | 12 PM EST | Fearless
Oct. 28 | 12 PM EST | Indigo Ink
@ Zoom

Curious about the behind the scenes of Baltimore’s coolest places to work? Join our virtual studio tours at some of the top design companies in the city! Learn more about workplace culture, interior design, and what it’s like to be an employee at Alpha Graphics, Duckpin, Fearless, and Indigo Ink.

Friday, October 8
6:00–8:00 PM EST

@ Peabody Heights Brewery

We all know October is the month of Oktoberfest and it’s been a hot minute since we’ve all seen each other. Time to break out the beers and be jolly sharing a brew amongst others. So what better way to spend a Friday evening doing just that while connecting with fellow design lovers! Join us on Friday, October 8th, at Peabody Heights Brewery for our next Design on Tap!

Wednesday, October 13
5:00–7:00 PM EST

@ Union Craft Brewery

Join Jill Boorse from Rolland Papers as she informs and empowers attendees to turn #circulareconomy concepts into tangible business. Your clients want and need to keep their materials sustainable. The Rolland Papers Enviro line of recycled papers has the smallest environmental footprint in North America, and prints as good as it looks. See for yourself on Wed. Oct. 13th @ Union Craft Brewery.

The first 25 to sign up take home Rolland Paper swag!

Tuesday, October 26
6:00–8:00 PM EST
@ Zoom

How does social change happen? Lori Rubeling’s Likely Stories: chaos and cosmos Stevenson University exhibition provides an example for how we might tell 9/11, COVID-19, and Climate Change “origin” stories. Likely Stories origin story features the climate crisis. By 3D modeling the scale and carbon sink processes of a giant sequoia tree Professor Rubeling reminds us that without shared definitions and a common purpose, social change is not likely to happen. The exhibition’s likely story narrative expands into the history of philosophy, specifically the history of architectural philosophy. Abstract research frameworks that imagine possible environmental futures are also featured in the exhibition.

Thursday, October 28
6:00–9:00 PM EST
@ Blue Pit BBQ

Join us for a perfectly spine-chilling time as we wrap up another amazing Design Month by celebrating with the creative community in enjoying great BBQ, networking, and painting! Ticket sales end Friday, October 22nd @10 PM EST!

Every ticket includes:

  • Your pick of BBQ and side from Blue Pit’s amazing menu (ribs not included, vegetarian options available)
  • Spooky Dessert
  • Your choice of Boylan Soda Drinks*
  • 1 spooky ceramic item to paint (choice is first come, first serve)
  • Fun and custom Inside Out Themed Pixilated Photo Booth
  • A chance to purchase some limited-edition INSIDE OUT Design Month swag
  • Networking with some awesome creatives and new friends!


Since some of our design month events are virtual this year, we decided to create some fun backgrounds using this year’s branding! Click the link above to go to a Google Drive folder where you can pick your favorite image and download and it upload it to Zoom for your meeting or event.