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.

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Sunday April 7

Morning

April 7, 2019 / 11:00am2:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sneaker Scientists

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon

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

Evening

April 7, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

The Next Dig

Form and material studies by Portland designers.

Union

Monday April 8

Morning

April 8, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

The 4 Macro Trends you need to know

Staying relevant in the age of acceleration.

Daniela Caine - Creative Director and Creative* Leadership Coach

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 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sneaker Jam

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 8, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

HOT NEW NEXT

GRAY's HOT NEW NEXT competition is Shark Tank for the design community!

GRAY magazine
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

New Tools for Interior Designers: Reimagining the Handmade Rug

Exhibition featuring new rugs with talk by Lapchi design-consultants.

Lapchi Rug Design Studio
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Changing Course : Short Stories From Designers + Creatives

Who redefined their intent to include the unexpected

LWD - League of Women Designers
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm7:30pm / Festival Event

The Power of Color in Design

How to use color to capture your consumer and nail your design.

Living Room Realty
April 8, 2019 / 7:30pm11:00pm / Festival Event

After Party: Meet Me in the Bathroom + Singing in the Shower

GRAY's Hot New Next After Party

GRAY Magazine

Tuesday April 9

Morning

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.

Torch
April 9, 2019 / 9:00am11:00am / Festival Event

The Future of Waste: How Portland Can Lead

Translate global insights into local actions in this low-waste workshop.

MADO x SuperDeep Studio
April 9, 2019 / 9:30am11:30am / Festival Event

Are We Ready for Robots?

Hands on Workshop combining Design Thinking and Change Management

Changeship and Kristin Burnett
April 9, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Designing for Fun and Functionality: 99 Ways to Make a Pipe

Designing for Fun and Functionality

Overcup Press

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
April 9, 2019 / 4:30pm6:00pm / Festival Event

Building an (Even) Better Blanket

Revamping an entire brand using only 100% post-consumer recycled materials

Rumpl

Evening

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

Unparalleled Product Design: Biomechanics

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

DESIGN DISRUPTORS Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Watch the InVision documentary and hear from local product design leaders

Cvent & InVision
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design

Commercial Design pros demystify their innovative field

Kush Rugs
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Women Creating Paradise: Redesigning Cannabis in a Man's World

Join Ladies of Paradise and explore how women, weed, and design interact.

Ladies of Paradise
April 9, 2019 / 7:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Social Impact Design Workshop

What happens design is unleashed on the city?

Social Impact Lab

Wednesday April 10

Morning

April 10, 2019 / 9:30am12:00pm / Festival Event

Leadership Skills for a Feedback Rich Creative Culture

Improv-based workshop for building skills for a feedback-rich culture.

Oyster

Afternoon

April 10, 2019 / 2:00pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Design Narratives

Panel discussions encompassing the presentation of design concepts

Works Progress Architecture
April 10, 2019 / 4:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

The Native Perspective Missing from Design

So much Native imagery in design. Where are all the Native designers?

OPB's State of Wonder, in conjunction with the PSU Native American Student and Community Center
April 10, 2019 / 4:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

The Otherworldly Goddess Tote: Customize your tote with NDA Leather, Barrow PDX, and Holy Voids

The Otherworldly Goddess Tote: Block Printing, Leather work, and more!

Holy Voids, NDA Leather, and Barrow PDX

Evening

April 10, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sport, Meet Fashion

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 10, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Industry Panel: Creating a Circular Fashion System

Panel dialog on innovative strategies to create a circular fashion system.

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

Inclusion by Design

Explore how we can reshape our approach to design to be inclusive for all.

Gensler and The Joinery
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 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

International Design Meets Local Style

KEX and HAY celebrate local + international design.

KEX Portland

Thursday April 11

Morning

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 / 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 / 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

Afternoon

April 11, 2019 / 1:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

Wildcraft Studio School @ adidas Maker Lab: Leatherworking 101

Learn the basics of leather working and hand-stitching

adidas Maker Lab and Wildcraft

Evening

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

Unparalleled Product Design: JavHack

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Textiles in the Marketplace: Panel Discussion + Textile PopUp Event

Panel Discussion + Textile Pop Up, hosted by The Hoxton

Stockpiler
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Sound + Style: The Influential Role of Music in Design

Join us to discuss the connection between music and design

Schoolhouse
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

UNBLOCKED

An investigation into modern techniques for recognizing and unblocking

Tender Loving Empire

Friday April 12

Evening

April 12, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sports Product Trivia

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 12, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

A Nod to Mod: Moto-Inspired Fashion

Timeless Italian scooters inspire a performance art fashion show

Portland Apparel Lab & Vespa Portland

Saturday April 13

Morning

April 13, 2019 / 10:00am12:30pm / Festival Event

Learn to Sew: The Portsmith Waxed Canvas and Leather Tote

Make a waxed canvas & leather tote in a few hours! No experience necessary!

Klum House

Afternoon

April 13, 2019 / 1:00pm3:00pm / Festival Event

User Experience in XR

Join Instrument to explore the fundamentals of UX for immersive media.

Instrument
April 13, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Learn to Make: Waxed Canvas & Leather Dopp Kit

Make a waxed canvas & leather dopp kit in a few hours!

Klum House

Evening

April 13, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Extreme T-Shirt

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon