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Baltimore Design Week IS BACK!

This October, Baltimore’s annual Design Week returns for the 8th year! Join AIGA for another week-­long celebration of design and designers in Baltimore.

From Monday through Sunday, 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 check back daily for updates as we get closer to the big week. Share your excitement online with the hashtag #BmoreDW19 on your favorite social media feeds. We can’t wait to see you there!

Thank you to our 2019 Baltimore Design Week Sponsors!

Branding Sponsor
Design B&B

Print Sponsors
Indigo Ink & Moo

Venue Sponsors
Baltimore Artists Union, iNovex, Co-Balt Workspace, Pixilated, Jubilee Arts & Morgan State University

Event Sponsors
SHAG & Mohawk

Studio Sponsors
idfive, Gilah Press, Jellyfish, & Mission Media

Friday, October 11, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Topside (The Garden Room) | Mount Vernon, Baltimore

Design & Dine returns for a special lunch edition at Topside in Mount Vernon! Join us for a casual discussion led by the wonderful Debbie Millman, in which we’ll explore how we portray our lives on social media.

Monday, October 21, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Jubilee Arts

Have you ever wanted to play around with neon glow-in-the-dark paint or graffiti markers? Are you tired of hiding behind a computer screen day in and day out? Yearning to get a little messy? Join AIGA Baltimore and Jubilee Arts on Monday, October 21 for a prop-making workshop to help us glam up our Fashion Show Closing Party at the end of Design Week 2019.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Co-Balt Workspace | Hampden, Baltimore

Join AIGA Baltimore and Raleigh, NC. native Taylor Cashdan on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Co-Balt Workspace to discuss the dangers of ignoring stress, the toxicity of the ‘hustle mentality’ and burnout culture, and their overall contributions to living ‘the creative life.’

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Pixilated | Morrell Park, Baltimore

Creativity. Collaboration. Community. Join us on October 24th at Pixilated to learn how to find your community AND make the most of it, with Illiah Manger of C&V and Rachel Davis of Your True Tribes. Register now for this free Design Week event!

Friday, October 25, 2019
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Multiple Venues, Baltimore

Join us on Friday, October 25th for an exciting day of tours through three of Baltimore’s innovative design and advertising agencies: Gilah Press, idfive, Jellyfish, and Mission Media!

Saturday, October 26, 2019
6:00 – 10:00 PM

Baltimore Artists Union (formerly Creative Labs)

The creative process is full of ups and downs. Often, only the final piece is revealed. Join us for a fashion show and panel discussion in which the designers will reveal their processes and the struggles they overcame along the way. Afterwards, break out your dancing shoes and close out Design Week with local food and beverage vendors, music, and more!

Sunday, October 27, 2019
12:30 – 4:00 PM

iNovex | Columbia, MD

Join us on Sunday, October 27th at iNovex’s brand new offices in Columbia for a Design Thinking workshop that digs deep into “Step 0: Problem Framing.”

Monday, November 4, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Morgan State University

What is the city of the future like? What should it look like? And who is it for? Come join SHAG, AIGA, and Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning for a talk and workshop about how we might make space in the future.

Become a Partner or Sponsor of Design Week

Interested in becoming a Baltimore Design Week 2019 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 2019 sponsorship benefits may include:

  • link/logo placement on Design Week 2019 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 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 to learn more.

Want to help plan Design Week 2019? 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.