Festival registration is open! Design Week 2020 runs April 18–25.
A selection of festival events related to digital and interactive design, and user experience. Events include a wide range of topics and technologies such as placemaking, sound design, AR/VR/XR, animation, ethics, and inclusivity.
A curated list of festival events related to graphic design and illustration. A wide variety of experiences including panel talks, art and poster shows, workshops, locally made games, a podcast recording, and opportunities to design for good.
A selection of festival events related to architecture and urban design. Programs cover the past, present, and future of our built environment and run the gamut from inclusivity to sustainability to technology.
Week-long festival includes hundreds of events and open houses, conceived and hosted by the creative community of Portland.
Industry, an independent global agency hosted an illuminating conversation during Design Week Portland with four boundary-breaking artists: Alan V. Favero, Mariana Garcia, Alonso Murillo, and Ricardo Gonzalez.
Celebrating the scooter community and mod-inspired fashion, A Nod to Mod was a fast hit during Design Week Portland 2019.
Run by father-son team, Melvin and Nick, Studio Signs Co. is tethered to Portland’s history. Founded in 1963 by Dean G. Stanley and taken over by Melvin in 1984, the shop has experienced waves of the industry’s changes throughout the decades, yet has always managed to stick to its artistic promise: made by hand.
Abibat Durosimi is the President and Creative Director of Tabiba Styles, an agency in Portland specializing in makeup, hair extensions, and natural hairstyling. Her newest venture, BLOOM Beauty Collective, is lifting up fellow creatives while giving back to the community. We learn more about Abibat’s process and her plans for BLOOM’s big runway show at Design Week Portland this April.
Placemaking has the power to improve the quality of life for future generations. The team at EYELEVEL asked how can we use our businesses, brands, and institutions as catalysts for positive change? How do we design spaces that allow us to gain efficiencies, work on what we love, make purchasing decisions, and all of the in-between?
Meet Luise Gnizak, our 2020 DWP Design Fellow. This German native and Portland transplant is a graphic designer and art director, whose studio, Studio Werken, has done work for art and cultural institutions worldwide. We asked about how her European roots influence her work and what she’s most looking forward to tackling for the festival.
Known especially for custom orders, as well as revitalizing vintage clothing, Marcela Dyer is a fashion designer devoted to the feel of fabric. Her upcoming collection, Wild Woman, a collaboration with textile artist Laura Renée Maier, is focused on a message rather than solely the event that inspired it: the 2017 Women’s March.
Ready to wear. Made to measure. Adam Arnold is a local fashion designer who makes garments known for their impeccable fit. Part tailor, part designer, fully custom—Adam does everything analog, and for the past 20 years, he’s been in business for himself, dressing clients and guiding them through the intricacies of the made-by-hand process.