Open Doors

Celebrate Austin design through a week of free workshops, talks, studio tours and events this November as the city celebrates its creative community in the third annual Austin Design Week.

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The Austin Design Week 2018 Schedule is LIVE!

November 5th is just around the corner, and we could not be more excited to announce the schedule for the third annual Austin Design Week.

Thank you to the amazing effort of this community, we have *100 FREE EVENTS* this year. Tour a design studio and learn about their process, or stop by the ADW Hub for a round table. Take a workshop on conducting international research and designing for social change, or sit in on a panel or morning talk. Participate in the second annual Design-A-Thon and join us for an evening event.

There are countless opportunities to learn, collaborate, and talk shop with other designers and enthusiasts. We welcome design veterans and anyone new to design -- architects and service designers, Austin residents and visitors. Help us #OpenDoors at #ADW18.

Registration is live. So browse the schedule, and start RSVPing for your favorites.

Featured Events

The New Color

Join Color Evolution to build color competencies and sharpen your visual literacy by exploring the 21st century color field, where we navigate dense networks of color codes every day of our lives.

  • Capital Factory
  • 701 Brazos St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

Pocket Patio Tour

This presentation is about tactical urbanism, pedestrian friendly design and collaboration amongst designers, city officials and property owners to improve the experience on Congress Avenue.

  • The Refinery
  • 612 Brazos St
  • Austin, TX 78701

Real Talk: Conversations About Mental Health Among Designers

Join us as we engage in real talk with conversations surrounding mental health among a panel of designers and creative entrepreneurs hearing real stories and tips from a local therapist on how to overcome these challenges.

  • Capital Factory

  • 701 Brazos St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

Sponsors

For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact info@austindesignweek.org.

Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

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Community Partners:

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Latest News

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If you’re anything like me, you probably hyped yourself up about Austin Design Week, only to remember that you also have a job, and boss that expects you there when all of the ADW fun’s going down.

We get it: Bosses care about things like outputs and deadlines, and we might distract you from that for a little bit. But we believe ADW is time well-invested, not wasted. Read on to see what you can take back to work...

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When we asked for proposals that centered around the theme “Open Doors,” we emphasized that designers take as broad of an interpretation as they see fit. We had no clue what would come to us from the other side of that submission portal.

One reason for this: Part of learning new things is discovering new things to learn. Asking designers to conform their proposals to our motivations behind “Open Doors” would’ve not only contradicted...

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Jane Hervey, founder of #bossbabesatx, headed a show-stopping event during last year’s Austin Design Week.

Working alongside &Feminist, #bossbabesatx organized a panel and art installation that explored the place where our personal/political narratives intersect with our social/built environment. Hosted at Lewis Carnegie Design Studio, the...

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SAVE THE DATE: November 5-9, 2018