Schedule

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.

48 Events

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Sunday April 7

All Day

April 7, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm / Festival Event

All The Feels

Playful art installation wants to play with you.

Vania Vananina Studio

Morning

April 7, 2019 / 10:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

Cannabis Floral Arrangements & Color Theory with Make & Mary™ and Jill Mason of Starflower

Arranging using the season colors and cannabis as our muse

Make & Mary™
April 7, 2019 / 10:00am11:30am / Festival Event

Dance Church™

Dance Church™

Bone Velvet Arts Formation
April 7, 2019 / 11:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

2022 Gait Augmentation Seminar: an exercise in things taken too far

A satirical workout about privacy and disguising your walk.

Institute For Comedic Inquiry

Afternoon

April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Bio-inspired Design for a Sustainable World - 1

Learn from a pinecone and discover bio-inspired design for sustainability.

Green Crane Innovation + Minneapolis College of Art and Design
April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Make a Chocolate Sculpture

Learn about chocolate techniques, craft elements to create a sculpture.

Chocolate Craft Studio
April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

The Sound of the Genuine

A concertshop on embodied listening amidst the cacophony of our times

Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships

Evening

April 7, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

Create for a Cause

Create compelling, cause-driven multimedia stories. Win fame and glory.

WE Communications

Monday April 8

All Day

April 8, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm / Festival Event

All The Feels

Playful art installation wants to play with you.

Vania Vananina Studio

Afternoon

April 8, 2019 / 3:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

PDX Main St. Design Initiative

Evening

April 8, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

The Art of Footwear: Last Patternmaking

Learn the first step in making properly fitted, functioning shoes.

University of Oregon-Sports Product Management Program
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

The Cooler: Ask A Recruiter

Attendees can submit questions to our creative recruiters.

The Creative Party
April 8, 2019 / 7:00pm8:30pm / Festival Event

FuckUp Nights: Failure by Design

Global movement where stories of failed ideas + projects are celebrated

MFA Collaborative Design + MA Design Systems + BFA in Graphic Design + Illustration at PNCA

Tuesday April 9

All Day

April 9, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm / Festival Event

All The Feels

Playful art installation wants to play with you.

Vania Vananina Studio

Morning

April 9, 2019 / 11:30am1:00pm / Festival Event

Designing your Story in AR/VR for Maximum Impact and Engagement with Frank Spillers

Use storytelling and accessibility to create meaningful social VR/AR.

Interaction Design Foundation

Afternoon

April 9, 2019 / 3:30pm6:00pm / Festival Event

Bio-inspired Design for a Sustainable World - 2

Learn from a pinecone and discover bio-inspired design for sustainability.

Green Crane Innovation + Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Evening

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

Designing for the Ear: The Best of Podcasts and Audio Storytelling

Nationally-recognized audio storytellers discuss podcasting for designers.

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland
April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Building Brands Through Experiences

Brand design through music, food & beverage and crafting activation

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Walk on the Wild Side: The Final Three Oregon Zoo Bond Projects

A presentation on the design for the final three bond projects at the zoo.

Portland CSI

Wednesday April 10

All Day

April 10, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm / Festival Event

All The Feels

Playful art installation wants to play with you.

Vania Vananina Studio

Morning

April 10, 2019 / 9:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Designing an Irresistible Workplace

Organizational culture "bootcamps" to inspire your team's best performance

The PEAK Fleet

Evening

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

Redesigning the Narrative

A conversation and exhibit highlighting Portland’s diverse artist community

Portland in Color
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

Wacom
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
April 10, 2019 / 6:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Making Design Matter: A panel discussion on measuring what we design

Find out what happens when we measure what we design

b:ask collective

Thursday April 11

All Day

April 11, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm / Festival Event

All The Feels

Playful art installation wants to play with you.

Vania Vananina Studio

Morning

April 11, 2019 / 6:00am9:00am / Festival Event

Momentum Mornings: PDX

A morning dose of inspiration to build momentum for the things that matter.

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

The Art & Science of Visual Recording

Delight your clients and take your communication to new visual heights!

XPLANE & OMSI
April 11, 2019 / 9:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Designing an Irresistible Workplace

Organizational culture workshop to inspire your team's best performance

The PEAK Fleet
April 11, 2019 / 9:30am1:30pm / Festival Event

WHY? Brand Foundations for Small Business

A series of guided brand exercises geared towards growing your business.

OK Studio
April 11, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Wayfinding Workshop: An Introduction to Design for (Real) Life

Learn ways to incorporate design into real life — starting with yours.

Spark Expedition

Afternoon

April 11, 2019 / 4:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

The Revolution Will Be Brought to You By...

Why are brands taking personal stands on social issues?

Watson Creative

Evening

April 11, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

What is Technology? (Day 1 of 3)

Conference, Exhibition, and Experience

University of Oregon Portland
April 11, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

Energy Trust Net Zero Emerging Leaders

Meet the new faces of net-zero building design

Energy Trust of Oregon
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

From Obstacles to Inspiration:

Why creative careers are out of reach for many in marginalized groups.

We Are HERE
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

From 'oh, fuck', to 'fuck ya!' -- a creative's guide to running a profitable business

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS -- debunking the intimidation around business finance

Homeroom

Friday April 12

All Day

April 12, 2019 / 8:30am6:00pm / Festival Event

What is Technology? (Day 2 of 3)

Conference, Exhibition, and Experience

University of Oregon Portland
April 12, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm / Festival Event

All The Feels

Playful art installation wants to play with you.

Vania Vananina Studio

Morning

April 12, 2019 / 9:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Drawing in 3D: A Beginners Introduction to SketchUp (WinOS)

Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.

SketchUp

Afternoon

April 12, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Drawing in 3D: A Beginners Introduction to SketchUp (MacOS)

Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.

SketchUp

Evening

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

Design with Accessibility in Mind

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

NWEA
April 12, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Finance, Fashion and Feminism

A talk featuring women's fashion paired with financial facts of the decades

Northwestern Mutual- Quaresma Group LLC

Saturday April 13

All Day

April 13, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm / Festival Event

All The Feels

Playful art installation wants to play with you.

Vania Vananina Studio
April 13, 2019 / 9:00am7:00pm / Festival Event

What is Technology? (Day 3 of 3 + OMSI)

Conference, Exhibition, and Experience

University of Oregon Portland and OMSI

Afternoon

April 13, 2019 / 1:30pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Destructive Idealism: Empowering Local Community

A workshop on rethinking resilience and empowering local action.

University of Oregon Ecological Design Center

Evening

April 13, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Tender Table: Stories about food, family, identity

Tender Table: Stories about food, family, identity

Tender Table
April 13, 2019 / 6:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Wash Care: An Avant-Garde Fashion Installation About the Environmental Effects of Fashion

A thought-provoking, avant-garde fashion installation

The Sustainable Fashion Forum