One week, many voices. The heart and soul of Design Week Portland is in these events, conceived and hosted by the creative community of an entire city.

28 Events



Event Types

Sunday April 7


April 7, 2019 / 6:00pm7:30pm / Festival Event

wonderful, really

An exploration of identity, agency, and self-expression in the digital age


Monday April 8


April 8, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

Accessible Design: Empathy in a World with No Averages

An interactive exploration of accessible design

April 8, 2019 / 5:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Skip the Prototype: Using Agile Design Driven Development in Modern Applications

An Agile process to connect design to development for your next project.

Alchemy Code Lab
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Women + The Future

Immersive experience in AR and VR led by a panel of amazing ladies

Ladies' Night PDX & 52 Limited
April 8, 2019 / 7:00pm8:30pm / Festival Event

Designing for Everyone: Accessibility and the Web

Incorporating empathy in design & the best practices for accessibility.

ThinkShout, Inc

Tuesday April 9


April 9, 2019 / 8:00am10:00am / Festival Event

Next UI: Understanding the Business Case for Augmented Reality

Executive fireside chat with Amy LaMeyer on the opportunities of AR.

April 9, 2019 / 11:00am2:00pm / Festival Event

Leveraging Disruptive Content for Your Brand

Discussion about how to best connect with your ideal audience online.

XPND Interactive


April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Designing with Purpose: Using design as a force for change

A panel for those who dare to stand for something greater than business.

April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

X Marks the Spot

ART Party: An evening of art, music, and collaboration

XPND Interactive

Wednesday April 10


April 10, 2019 / 10:30am1:00pm / Festival Event

1,000 Little Tweaks: Prototyping Early to Create Great Digital Products

1,000 Little Tweaks: Prototyping Early to Create Great Digital Products

Work & Co


April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Inclusive Content, Ethical Design, and All of Us

Sara Wachter-Boettcher speaks on what we can do about non inclusive tech.

EY Design Studio (Formerly Citizen)
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Humans, AI & The Future of Transportation

Design leaders explore how AI is transforming transportation as we know it.

Particle Design
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:30pm / Festival Event

Make Love Not Ads

Thoughtfully crafting the path to brand love, from discovery to loyalty.

April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Spatial Computing for the Future of Digital Creation

Wacom and the future of spatial computing, bringing joy back to your work

April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Big Sis, Lil’ Sis

A conversation on friendship + mentoring with PDX women creatives of color.

No One

Thursday April 11


April 11, 2019 / 9:00am10:30am / Festival Event

Public Speaking for Designers

Learn how to design a talk and tips for feeling confident while speaking

Women Talk Design
April 11, 2019 / 11:00am12:30pm / Festival Event

Exploring What's Possible: Designing for Digitally Printed Packaging

Discover how to engage consumers with digitally printed packaging.

The BoxMaker


April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

Beacon Quarterly Presents: No. 08 Nail Biter

Explore inspired creativity through a curated experience

Crib Design House
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm11:00pm / Festival Event

Census 2020: Creatives For the Count Workshop

Calling all creatives to strengthen democracy:Make content for 2020 Census!

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Census Open Innovation Labs, collective of local and national census outreach organizations
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Evolving design landscape - Designing for inclusivity

Evolving design landscape - Designing for inclusivity

R/GA Portland
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Frames In Motion

An epic exquisite corpse collaboration

April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Designing Across Senses

Multimodal design: speech, touch, haptic, gestural, and VR

UX Book Club PDX
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

Amplifier: A multi-sensory tasting experiment at The Jupiter Next Hotel

A multisensory experiment featuring a distilled spirit. 21+ event.

AIGA Portland

Friday April 12


April 12, 2019 / 2:00pm3:00pm / Festival Event

Avoiding Design Debt in a Constantly Evolving Digital Landscape

Avoiding Design Debt in a Constantly Evolving Digital Landscape

Emerge Interactive


April 12, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Design with Accessibility in Mind

NWEA will educate and inspire to design with accessibility in mind.

April 12, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event


A multi-designer installation celebrating diversity in Portland.

Claws Out

Saturday April 13


April 13, 2019 / 1:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Wacom + Vectornator Design Challenge

Wacom + Vectornator design challenge