This fall, Baltimore’s 6th Annual Design Week is back! Join us in October for another week-long celebration of design and designers in Baltimore.
From Monday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, 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 #BmoreDW17 on your favorite social media feeds. We can’t wait to see you there!
Aesthetic, function and particularity of spatial experiences are crucial to evoke emotional and intellectual responses, as opposed to hyper-connected subjectivity or arrested sociality of rising spectacles. Join us for Design Week, where Udit discusses the role of UX in multi-functional spaces, where new materials, technologies, and media come together to create encounters, build connections, shape behaviors and explore relationships over hours, days and years
Join Natasha Jen of Pentagram and six local creatives as they explore the when, why, and how of the rebranding process.
Natasha Jen kicks off the event, sharing insights from her work at Pentagram such as the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream rebrand and the Border City project. She will be joined by David Ashton of Ashton Design, Illiah Manger of C&V Creative Studio, Amber Schleuning and Melissa Chapman of the VA Center for Innovation, and Paul Bianco and Dustin Fritz of ORANGEHAT.
Join us for a sneak peek at Jack Kirby Unbound! at the Spur Gallery before it opens to the public. Exhibit will feature original art, comics, posters, and enlarged reproductions that celebrate the 100th birthday of the King of Comics! Includes a gallery talk by illustrator, designer, and Kirby enthusiast David Plunkert.
Join AIGA Baltimore and Bowie State University for as they host ex-Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers, Emory Douglass who will discuss the intersection of Design and Activism.
Emory Douglas became politically involved at the age of 24 as Revolutionary Artist and then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party. Mr. Douglass powerful images portrayed through the partys newspapers, posters and pamphlets spoke to social injustices experienced by black and other oppressed people in the U.S. and around the world. While his works often address issues of race, it also exudes empowerment in the face of poverty, discrimination, and imperialism.
Come join us at Indigo Ink to wrap up Design Week with a demonstration by our print sponsor, Indigo Ink! Indigo Ink will be taking us on a studio tour, as well as demonstrating white ink printing. There will be takeaways! Every attendee will receive one free drink ticket to our Design on Tap at Hysteria Brewery, which starts just afterward.
AIGA Baltimore thanks our Design Week 2017 sponsors for their support!
Interested in becoming a Baltimore Design Week 2017 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 2017 sponsorship benefits may include:
link/logo placement on Design Week 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to learn more.