Baltimore Design Week IS BACK!

This October, Baltimore’s 7th Annual Design Week is back! Join AIGA for another week-­long celebration of design and designers in Baltimore.

From Monday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 21, enjoy a series of presentations, workshops, and social events, all curated to inspire, strengthen, and showcase the Baltimore design community.

We’re excited to have you join the amazing events & guests upcoming, so register now below, and check back daily for updates as we get closer to the big week. Share your excitement online with the hashtag #BmoreDW18 on your favorite social media feeds. We can’t wait to see you there!


Monday, October 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Remington, Baltimore

What’s it like to design a space for ten different revolving restaurants, featuring unique chefs, plates, and cultures? R. House is the launch pad for Baltimore’s most exciting chefs, and during this special Design Week Design & Dine, we’ll be hearing from the architectural, development, and design teams who helped bring the space to life. With dinner afterwards in the R. House dining room.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pigtown, Baltimore

The Have A Nice Day Project may be the nicest thing going on in Baltimore right now – and this Design Week, you can be a part of the good vibes. At this social hangout, we’ll write positive messages on blank coffee cup sleeves, designing to your heart’s content. The sleeves are then donated to locally owned cafes around Baltimore– and your art will be personally loved by one lucky coffee-drinker.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Upper Marlboro, MD

Join us for the opportunity to experience your work — printed on great media and on the highest-quality digital press in the industry. You will take-away knowledge and hands-on experience with digital print from the industry leader. PSP and HP will present ideas on design thinking and share our latest projects.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Inner Harbor

Love? In Business? Yes! If your business is lovable, clients and employees will come running toward you with the best projects and great referrals – possibly even arms full of chocolates and roses. But, love isn’t a box full of beautifully packaged chocolates or fine wine. It’s not a fun poster or even a unique giveaway. It’s less tangible and something you give your clients and staff all year long.

Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Station North

Most designers groan at the idea of selling themselves or their work, and many actively avoid it. Learn to employ basic improv comedy exercises to create a playful and safe environment in which to focus on sales skills. Exercises will coach on being in the moment, actively listening, and building on objectives to a place of agreement.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hyattsville, MD

Hear from local designers creating their own furniture, letterpress prints, jewelry, ceramics, activist art and more! Panelists will examine the influence the DMV has had on their work and discuss how they’ve used design to impact their community and beyond.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Power Plant Live!

Whether you are new to the Baltimore tech scene or a seasoned professional, navigating the landscape comes with its own set of challenges, successes, and learning experiences. Baltimore Women in Tech and AIGA invite you to join us for a Brunch & Learn event that includes both a panel discussion and the opportunity to chat with industry leaders during our mentor roundtables.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Design Week 2018 Sponsors
Design Week 2018 Branding Sponsor

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AIGA Baltimore Annual 2018 Print Sponsor

Indigo Ink

AIGA Baltimore Annual 2018 Board Meeting Sponsor

Indigo Ink

Design Week 2018 Video Sponsor

Stereoscope Studios

Design Week 2018 Event Sponsors

The Creative Group

HP Hewlitt Packard sponsors AIGA Baltimore design week 2018

Mohawk Paper logo - design week 2018 sponsor

 Design Week 2018 Venue Sponsors

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Become a Partner or Sponsor of Design Week

Interested in becoming a Baltimore Design Week 2018 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 2018 sponsorship benefits may include:

  • link/logo placement on Design Week 2018 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 sponsorship@baltimore.aiga.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.


Volunteer Opportunities

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 volunteer@baltimore.aiga.org to learn more.

Want to help plan Design Week 2018? Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

Refund Policy: Please note that in order to continue to provide quality programming, our policy is not to issue refunds unless an event has been cancelled.