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 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Restorative Design: The Confluence Bird Blind by Maya Lin

Consider evolving land ethic and one’s role in a sustainable future

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

Indigo Vat Basics

Lets talk about the magic of indigo from plant to dye vat.

R A W Textiles

Afternoon

April 7, 2019 / 12:00pm3:00pm / Festival Event

Lents: Creative Design Solutions for Southeast Foster (An Action-Oriented Community Conversation)

A community conversation and design charrette with and within Lents

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment Portland

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 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

HOT NEW NEXT

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

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

Accessible Design: Empathy in a World with No Averages

An interactive exploration of accessible design

Phase2
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

The Cooler: Ask A Recruiter

Attendees can submit questions to our creative recruiters.

The Creative Party
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Storytelling & Production: Insight into Oregon’s Media Production Industry

Leaders speak on the state of advertising, tv, film, animation, interactive

Oregon Media Production Association
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Creative Design Solutions for Community, Infrastructure and Environment: An Evening with Michael Singer and Friends

Lightning talks about the role of designers as creative agents for change

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment Portland and Michael Singer 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 / 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 / 6:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

The 1% Project: A Collaboration to End Homelessness

Please join us for an evening of empowerment, education, and hope.

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
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
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

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 / 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 / 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 / 12:30pm1:30pm / Festival Event

The Necessary Evils of Designing for Good

What’s the best way to ask for a buck?

Pivot Group
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

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 / 5:30pm8:00pm / 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
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

Design Thinking in Art and Hospitality

Cultural Producers Discuss Curating Art in Hospitality to Evoke Place

Canopy Hotel Portland Pearl with Elizabeth Leach
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Whole House Remodel Workshop

Learn and be inspired about whole house remodels.

ARCIFORM
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Reimagining Reclaimed

Reclaimed, but not rustic. It’s the never ending quest to make a 2x4 sexy.

Salvage Works
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

The Interdependent Ecosystem of Housing

An interdisciplinary panel of industry experts explores equitable housing.

Ankrom Moisan Architects
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

The Tale of the High West Whiskey Run

Storytelling with Manifold

Manifold
April 9, 2019 / 7:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Social Impact Design Workshop

What happens design is unleashed on the city?

Social Impact Lab
April 9, 2019 / 7:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

Wednesday April 10

Afternoon

April 10, 2019 / 12:00pm2:00pm / Festival Event

Design the Unseen

Go beyond the visual to design our built environment.

University of Oregon Institute for Health in the Built Environment
April 10, 2019 / 2:00pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Design Narratives

Panel discussions encompassing the presentation of design concepts

Works Progress Architecture

Evening

April 10, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

What’s the Future of O’Bryant Square?

Designing Portland's Public Squares: Past, Present, & One that Needs Fixing

Hennebery Eddy Architects with Portland Parks Foundation
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 / 6:00pm9:30pm / Festival Event

Evolution of the Napkin Sketch

How to turn your ideas into impactful wall graphics, displays and decor.

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

International Design Meets Local Style

KEX and HAY celebrate local + international design.

KEX Portland
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:30pm / Festival Event

Make Love Not Ads

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

NORTH
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 / 6:00pm9:00pm / 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 / 6:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Big Sis, Lil’ Sis

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

No One
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / 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 / 6:30pm9:00pm / 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

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 / 8:30am10:00am / Festival Event

Technology and Livability: Designing Cities for the Future

An exploration of how technology will impact the future of our cities.

Urban Land Institute
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
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

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 / 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

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

G(AI)ME TIME

A new sport, invented by AI, proven by humans. Played for the first time.

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

Leveraging the past: Transformation of the former Freeman Factory

Explore Redfox Commons, a new adaptive reuse project in Northwest Portland

Langley Investment Partners and LEVER Architecture
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 / 7:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Matthias Kemeny Design Lecture Series presents Silas Munro

Silas Munro: A Proclamation in Type and Image Form

Portland State Graphic Design

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 / 9:00am7:00pm / Festival Event

Pretty with Purpose: How to be real, be strong, and make an impact.

Six short but sweet, dynamic keynotes and breakouts to get your purpose on.

HUB Collective Ltd.

Afternoon

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 / 4:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Post Modern Home: The Remix

Post Modern Home: The Remix

Cielo Home

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
April 12, 2019 / 8:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show.

The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show. A talk show that's good for you.

Adam R Garcia

Saturday April 13

All Day

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

Morning

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

An Anti-Patriarchy Approach to Design Practice

Integrating the inner feminine into design practice & process

The Felt Hat
April 13, 2019 / 10:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

Building an ADU from Idea to Occupancy

Understanding ADU financing, permitting, design & the construction process.

Aforma

Afternoon

April 13, 2019 / 12:30pm2:00pm / Festival Event

Introducing Hope: Utopianism as a Design Tool in Landscape Architecture

A lecture by Tim Waterman with food catered by Victory Project PDX.

2.ink Studio
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 / 3:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Design in One Contemporary Photographer's Work

Contemporary Design in Visual Art

Larry Cwik Photographic Fine Art

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