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Austin Design Week

Austin Design Week was an annual festival that happened every November from 2016-2021 to celebrate Austin's creative community. While it has been discontinued, we encourage you to check out this website to learn more about the incredible effort of this community.

On the Blog

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Dear ADW community,

Last year, we announced that we were putting Austin Design Week on hold as we sought out an institution that could take on this budding nonprofit to make sure it could sustain and grow long into the future.

We spent the past year having in-depth conversations with universities, non-profit funders, the City of Austin, and other private...

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To our ADW community,

We want to thank all of you for your incredible support and excitement in building, participating in, shaping, and growing Austin Design Week. The last six years have been transformative for us, for the city, for the many disciplines of design, and for everyone who built relationships in this community along the way. In case you’re missing the magic of ADW already,...


When I first moved to Austin and asked a UX designer about the design community, I was surprised by his response: “There isn't really a community.” There are a lot of talented designers, and some great organizations, but not one community.

Design can be found in our living rooms, at the office, in our cities, and in our pockets; Innovation in design has radically changed the world we know. With this has come a shift in what...


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