✨ 2020 Festival Applications are now open. Apply to host an event or open house!
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.
Lets talk about the magic of indigo from plant to dye vat.
Consider evolving land ethic and one’s role in a sustainable future
A community conversation and design charrette with and within Lents
Staying relevant in the age of acceleration.
An Agile process to connect design to development for your next project.
An interactive exploration of accessible design
GRAY's HOT NEW NEXT competition is Shark Tank for the design community!
Exhibition featuring new rugs with talk by Lapchi design-consultants.
Leaders speak on the state of advertising, tv, film, animation, interactive
How to use color to capture your consumer and nail your design.
Attendees can submit questions to our creative recruiters.
Who redefined their intent to include the unexpected
Lightning talks about the role of designers as creative agents for change
Please join us for an evening of empowerment, education, and hope.
Global movement where stories of failed ideas + projects are celebrated
Incorporating empathy in design & the best practices for accessibility.
Executive fireside chat with Amy LaMeyer on the opportunities of AR.
Discussion about how to best connect with your ideal audience online.
Use storytelling and accessibility to create meaningful social VR/AR.
What’s the best way to ask for a buck?
Revamping an entire brand using only 100% post-consumer recycled materials
Nationally-recognized audio storytellers discuss podcasting for designers.
Moderated panel discussion about Design Thinking in Art and Hospitality
A presentation on the design for the final three bond projects at the zoo.
Learn and be inspired about whole house remodels.
Reclaimed, but not rustic. It’s the never ending quest to make a 2x4 sexy.
An interdisciplinary panel of industry experts explores equitable housing.
Commercial Design pros demystify their innovative field
Storytelling with Manifold
The modern creative process with Shawna X featuring local musicians +
What happens design is unleashed on the city?
Go beyond the visual to design our built environment.
Panel discussions encompassing the presentation of design concepts
Designing Portland's Public Squares: Past, Present, & One that Needs Fixing
Panel dialog on innovative strategies to create a circular fashion system.
Wacom and the future of spatial computing, bringing joy back to your work
Thoughtfully crafting the path to brand love, from discovery to loyalty.
KEX and HAY celebrate local + international design.
Sara Wachter-Boettcher speaks on what we can do about non inclusive tech.
A conversation and exhibit highlighting Portland’s diverse artist community
A conversation on friendship + mentoring with PDX women creatives of color.
Virgin Hyperloop One and Google's Waymo talk the future of transportation
How to turn your ideas into impactful wall graphics, displays and decor.
Find out what happens when we measure what we design
An exploration of how technology will impact the future of our cities.
Learn ways to incorporate design into real life — starting with yours.
Discover how to engage consumers with digitally printed packaging.
Conference • Exhibition • Experience
A discussion with visionary creative leaders whose work intersects culture
Getting Published - Claudia Brown, Publisher of Portrait Magazine
A new sport, invented by AI, proven by humans. Played for the first time.
Evolving design landscape - Designing for inclusivity
Explore Redfox Commons, a new adaptive reuse project in Northwest Portland
An epic exquisite corpse collaboration
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS -- debunking the intimidation around business finance
Multimodal design: speech, touch, haptic, gestural, and VR
Challenges with production in the Outdoor Industry : Future of e-com
Silas Munro: A Proclamation in Type and Image Form
Six short but sweet, dynamic keynotes and breakouts to get your purpose on.
Avoiding Design Debt in a Constantly Evolving Digital Landscape
NWEA will educate and inspire to design with accessibility in mind.
Post Modern Home: The Remix
A talk featuring women's fashion paired with financial facts of the decades
The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show. A talk show that's good for you.
Integrating the inner feminine into design practice & process
Understanding ADU financing, permitting, design & the construction process.
A lecture by Tim Waterman with food catered by Victory Project PDX.
Join us to explore the fundamentals of UX for immersive media.
Contemporary Design in Visual Art
Tender Table: Stories about food, family, identity