Design Week 2019: Stress Addiction

“I work best under pressure.” “No worries—I’ll get it to you ASAP.” “It’s fine, I can handle it.” Sound familiar? It did for designer Taylor Cashdan as well, until he woke up one morning with the intent for a normal day. And instead, found himself in the cardiac wing of his local hospital for a short stay that included a lot of “we’re not sure why this is happening.”

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.’ 

Meet The Speaker

Taylor Cashdan
Principal, UX Design, Fidelity Investments

Taylor is a North Carolina-based multidisciplinary creative and community builder that’s passionate about people, design, and all the intersections in between. He brings to the table a burning desire to collaborate with others to create exceptional work for people who give a shit.


CO-BALT Workspace is located in the historic church building on 36th St (The Avenue) in Hampden. Free and paid parking is available on the streets. 


AIGA Member Price: $8
Non-Member Price: $12


Credit/debit cards only — no cash or checks will be accepted.

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


Co-Balt sponsors Baltimore Design Week 2019

If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by Friday, October 4, 2019 at:

Code of Conduct
AIGA Baltimore expects that all attendees treat each other with respect, openness, and in adherence to the guidelines specified in AIGA’s Code of Conduct, which can be found here: Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at:

About Baltimore Design Week:
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, October 21-27, 2019.

From Monday through Sunday, enjoy a series of presentations, workshops, and social events, all curated to inspire, strengthen, and showcase the Baltimore design community. BDW is 100% volunteer-powered, and we welcome all to get involved. Interested in volunteering to help make it all possible? Contact us at

When & Where
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
CO-BALT Workspace
1014 West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211