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!
Design Week Events Art Talk and Opening Night for the National Poster Retrospecticus Exhibit 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 Design & Dine: A Hand-Crafted Experience 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 A Hands-On User Experience Design Workshop with Phil Bolles This event is SOLD OUT!
We experience the work of user experience designers every time we interact with the web or a mobile app, but what goes into that work? How do UX designers make decisions that ultimately form the web world around us, so that our experience with that world is enhanced, specialized, and enjoyable? Join us for a hands-on workshop led by UX designer and educator Phil Bolles as he guides us through the ins and outs of designing experiences on the web. Baltimore · Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Why Failure is Essential for Entrepreneurs: A Breakfast Talk 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 TV’s Mad Men: Myth vs Reality in Advertising — A SHAG Talk 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 Five Years of Commercial Type 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 Studio Tours 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
- Navigating Success and Failure as a Design Entrepreneur: Advice from Alyson Beaton
16 Feb 2016
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
3 Feb 2016
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
28 Jan 2016
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
20 Jan 2016
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
19 Jan 2016
This past October, AIGA Baltimore celebrated design by kicking off its 4th annual design week.
- Design Week 2015 Registration is OPEN!
23 Sep 2015
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 […]
- Meet the Speaker: Alyson Beaton
20 Sep 2015
Alyson Beaton has always found inspiration in the world around her, but she discovered her true love for design while training to become an architect. Once she completed her degree, she jumped on a plane to Europe, sketching her way around centuries-old cities that made her feel magical.
- Meet the Speakers: Wesley Stuckey & Andy Gruver
20 Sep 2015
The worlds of design and fine dining seem to be colliding more and more. Baltimore designer Wesley Stuckey and restaurateur Andy Gruver both have experience in this particular design trend.
- Meet the Speakers: JP Boneyard & Daniel Danger
20 Sep 2015
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.
- Meet the Speaker: Phil Bolles
20 Sep 2015
Inspired by Swiss design and old world charm, multi-disciplinary educator and designer Phil Bolles speaks on User Experience Design (UX), education and the future of graphic design.
- Meet the Speaker: Christian Schwartz
20 Sep 2015
Typefaces are an important part of our work. The fonts we use can drastically influence the direction of our designs. But rarely do we have to design our own. Designer Christian Schwartz, however, has made a rather successful career of it.
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AIGA Baltimore thanks our Design Week 2015 sponsors for their support!
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