• 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.

2017 Schedule

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

November 5, 2017 12pm - 3pm

Join us as we bring together leaders and influencers of East Austin to articulate ways we can work together over a ticketed chef prepared brunch with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.

  • 7CO
  • 1501 E 7th St.
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 6, 2017 8:30am - 10am

Hear leaders in the design field talk about how they make child care and design work hand-in-hand, plus, add your own ideas when we quickly turn it around to the audience.

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

November 6, 2017 8:30am - 10am

Join CreativeMornings for a unique workshop, hosted by a local creative community leader.

  • Vuka
  • 411 W Monroe St.

  • Austin, TX 78704

November 6, 2017 8:30am - 10am

Learn how designers of different disciplines creating moodboards and why they are important. Create your own moodboard to take home.

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

November 6, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

Learn how to help analyze, map, and design service ecologies for service-oriented projects.

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

November 6, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

Using watercolor, you'll walk away with a deeper sense of engaging and connecting to the present and the spaces we all inhabit.

  • Wisteria Courtyard
  • 516 Navasota St.
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 6, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

No matter the stage in your career, better understand your individual and team member attributes and how those attributes can be utilized on your teams to get to great outcomes.

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

November 6, 2017 2pm - 4pm

Metalwork Austin focuses on architectural details, furniture & metal art. Visit their studio to learn about the design and fabrication process, and see a demonstration.

  • Metalwork Austin
  • 2000 S. 7th. St.
  • Austin, TX 78704

November 6, 2017 2pm - 4pm

In this interactive tour, explore the future of digital experiences without traditional user interfaces and how ordinary objects can be brought to life through technology.

  • argodesign
  • 2901 S 1st St., Suite 200
  • Austin, TX 78704

November 6, 2017 2pm - 4pm

Check out the Fireseed Clay Arts space, view works from 18+ artists, and contribute to the collaborative mural in the S"graffiti"-o workshop!

  • Fireseed Clay Arts
  • 2309 Thornton Rd, Studio "O"
  • Austin, TX 78704

November 6, 2017 4pm - 6pm

Ion Art is a locally owned and locally grown design and build studio who do a wide range of custom fabrication projects across the country.

  • Ion Art Studio
  • 407 Radam Lane, Suite A-100
  • Austin, TX 78758

November 6, 2017 4pm - 6pm

Get a peek inside a small design and branding studio and a meet and greet with the people who work here. Learn about the process they underwent in finding their place, designing it and building it.

  • Canales & Co.
  • 32 Reese Dr.
  • Austin, TX 78745

November 6, 2017 4pm - 7pm

Gather a team and compete in Austin Design Week's first ever Design-A-Thon. Tackle some of the cities biggest design challenges and winning the big prize.

  • frog design
  • 101 W 6th St
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 6, 2017 4pm - 6pm

Join us for a digital installation that leads you on two simultaneous journeys - one an exploration of the city, the other an interactive literary adventure.

  • New Central Library, 2nd Street entrance
  • 710 W Cesar Chavez St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 6, 2017 6pm - 9pm

Visit, explore, and activate this historic building. Join us for a kickoff with Mayor Adler.

  • Seaholm Intake Building
  • 100 West Avenue
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 7, 2017 8:30am - 10am

Learn about how you can improve your neighborhoods, travel routes, and parks through Tactical Urbanism, using everyday tools and small, diy improvements to spark change in your urban experience.

  • Handsome
  • 1000 E 6th St.
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 7, 2017 8:30am - 10am

Explore the what good citizenship looks like in a digitally disrupted society, and learn new design research methods you can use to engage your community.

  • IBM
  • 11501 Burnet Road, Bldg 903
  • Austin, TX 78758

November 7, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm

Start exploring and joining the rich design community of Austin. Learn about local design/designer-friendly groups to get involved in, online design+creative communities, and how to create space for design in seemingly unexpected places.

  • The ADW Hub
  • 310 E 3rd St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

    November 7, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

    Create rapid prototypes that can help address some of our world biggest issues.

    • Impact Hub (Vuka)
    • 411 W Monroe St
    • Austin, TX 78704

    November 7, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

    When it comes to interviewing our users, many times a designer's creativity goes untapped. In this workshop, learn how to foster an emotional connection and meaningful exchange with your users.

    • IBM Design Studio
    • 11501 Burnet Road, Bdg 903
    • Austin, TX 78758

    November 7, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Come tour the first-of-its-kind Design Institute embedded in the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas Austin.

    • Design Institute for Health
    • Health Discovery Building, Room 8.800
    • 1701 Trinity Street
    • Austin, TX 78712

    November 7, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Join Michael Hsu Office of Architecture for a studio tour to peek behind the scenes, talk with their team and engage in a discussion of process, philosophy and upcoming work.

    • Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
    • 4910 Burnet Road
    • Austin, TX 78756

    November 7, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    As a digital agency, T3 helps brands create value for consumers first, then builds messaging around that value. Check out their studio tour featuring interactive VR and mobile AR experiences.

    • T3
    • 1801 N. Lamar Blvd.
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 7, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Asterisk Group Design spent the last year working on a huge corporate art and graphics collection — essentially a love story about Austin. Visit their studio and learn more about their process and partnership for this endeavor.

    • Asterisk Group Design
    • 210 West 38th Street, Unit A
    • Austin, TX 78705

    November 7, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Come experience how members of the Techshop community prototype, test, and manufacture physical products in an environment full of creative designers, artists, and makers.

    • TechShop
    • 120 Sundance Parkway, Suite 350
    • Round Rock, TX 78681

    November 7, 2017 6pm - 9pm

    This panel will explore the stories of four multidisciplinary individuals, reshaping narratives through community, architectural and social design.

    • Lewis Carnegie
    • 1312 E Cesar Chavez St.
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 8, 2017 8:30am - 10am

    Go through a visual journey of the hottest fashion of the ‘60’s and its relationship to the social and cultural happenings of the era. Then, practice your own new silhouettes and styles.

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

    November 8, 2017 8:30am - 10am

    Join fellow creative thinkers and learn how to apply the design process to guide decision-making in your personal and professional life.

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

    November 8, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

    Explore the nuances of digital collaboration—how to maintain positive relationships in remote working environments and the ways in which our digital behaviors must be modified to meet our social needs in online, creative teams.

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

    November 8, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

    In this workshop, we’ll try to find parallels to government, medicine, engineering, and literature in hopes of crafting a code of ethics that strikes the right balance of utility and artistry for digital design at scale.

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

    November 8, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Discover the transformation of ACC at Highland ATX, an academic campus that will become the center of a new urban redevelopment district, facilitated by BGK Architects.

    • ACC at Highland ATX
    • 6101 Airport Blvd
    • Austin, TX 78752

    November 8, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Come check out the world’s largest independently-owned design studio, Pentagram Design. Their tour will feature designer testimonials, project case studies and collectible swag.

    • Pentagram Design
    • 1508 W 5th St., Ste 100
    • Austin, TX 78703

    November 8, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Check out HA Architecture's residential, commercial and public work, including a sneak peek of this year’s CREEKSHOW Entry. Stick around for their #coffeesketch set to a soundtrack in a multimedia event format.

    • HA Architecture
    • 2401 E. 6th Street., Suite 2019
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 8, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Step into our "hive" and get a behind the scenes look (and smell) into our busy life. These hand-crafted candles are designed to bring out the natural beauty and healthy burning properties of the 100% pure beeswax, from Texas bees.

    • The Beeswax Co.
    • 120 Frog Pond Lane, Bldg. A-100
    • Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    November 8, 2016 4pm - 6pm

    Curious about Commercial and Residential Design? Visit Mark Odom Studio’s office, a public gallery space that allows visitors to see our process from schematic design through construction.

    • Mark Odom Studio
    • 1009 West 6th Street, suite 50
    • Austin TX, 78703

    November 8, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    lookthinkmake is a place where brands—and places—are born. Visit their studio for a nine-year design retrospective, showcasing some of the work they've created for clients across the Central Texas area.

    • lookthinkmake
    • 4704-A E. Cesar Chavez St
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 8, 2017 6:30pm - November 8, 2017 8:30pm

    Experience virtual tours of concepts for future dwelling that have been developed during the 20th and 21st centuries. Hear from leaders in thought and technology that are propelling the rapid changes to home life occurring today.

    • Umlauf Sculpture Garden
    • 605 Robert E Lee Rd.
    • Austin, TX 78704

    November 9, 2017 8:30am - 10am

    Travel through time and explore the origins of street painting, discuss the state of public art today, and glimpse into our vision for the chalk art of the future. Also, learn the tools and techniques of street painting.

    • Cherry Cola Dog

    • 3409 E 5th St,

    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 9, 2017 8:30am - 10am

    Come learn best practices for launching a global creative practice in art and media, hear successes from international and local new media artists, and discover how you might partner with the City of Austin to aid in your success.

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

    November 9, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Gain feedback on your design practice, insight for developing resources and capabilities, new ideas for innovation, and opportunities for networking/collaboration with others.

    • The ADW Hub
    • 310 E 3rd St.
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 9, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

    In this workshop, you'll explore the relationship of technology, design, and society. Develop ideas and perspectives on the role design should take in an environment of increasingly powerful technology.

    • Atlassian Office Austin
    • 303 Colorado St #1600
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 9, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

    Where is my place in this word? In this workshop, use design thinking to uncover personal or professional needs and wants, and identify new and exciting solutions to meet those needs.

    • Kammok
    • 1401 E 7th St
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 9, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Come see the way USAA design teams are creating our new bank and FASG products for our military families.

    • USAA Design Studio
    • 201 W 5th Street
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 9, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Discover a collection of dwg. projects that explore the importance of landscape urbanism and its influence on social and environmental change.

    • dwg. studio
    • 912B Congress Avenue
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 9, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    thirteen23 is an interactive product studio driven by the desire to create products people love. In this studio tour, learn how their tight-knit, multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers works together.

    • thirteen23
    • 506 Congress Avenue, Suite 200
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 9, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Experience Fjord Austin (formerly Chaotic Moon), home to a diverse and divergent team of creatives focused on designing, developing and delivering extraordinary digital products and unforgettable user experiences.

    • Fjord Austin
    • 319 Congress Avenue, Suite #200
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 9, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    A multidisciplined design studio and gallery in East Austin.

    • LewisCarnegie
    • 1312 East Cesar Chavez St.
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 9, 2017 5pm - 9pm

    In this design town hall, you're invited to come and voice your opinions on how we can better support the “fresh” population of the Designers and Design enthusiasts in Austin. Followed by the fresh2design monthly Happy Hour!

    • Cheer Up Charlies
    • 900 Red River St,
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 10, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Watch the Design-A-Thon teams present their design solutions to some of the city's biggest challenges.

    • frog design
    • 101 W 6th St.
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 10, 2016 8:30am - 10am

    Learn the history of lettering stencils, and leave with lettering designs you create with the innovative and playful Lettermaker Stencil.

    • Risograph Lab at St. Edward's University
    • Fine Arts Building, Room 110A
    • 3001 South Congress Ave
    • Austin, TX 78704

    November 10, 2017 8:30am - 10am

    Join the City of Austin's Senior Advisor for Design and Technology, Ben Guhin, for a conversation about how user-centered research, design standards, and technology strategy can make services more useful, usable, and accessible for all of us.

    • WeWork
    • 600 Congress Ave., 15th fl.
    • Austin TX, 78701

    November 10, 2017 10am - 12pm

    Experience Austin through the lens of a pedestrian as you connect with both people and place, while learning more about the story of Austin through its unique sights and sounds.

    • The ADW Hub
    • 310 E 3rd St.
    • Austin, TX 78701

    November 10, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

    In this workshop, learn about how to create a concept map, how to use semantic and temporal zoom as ideation tools and how to present these maps.

    • Austin Center for Design
    • 1309 Chestnut Ave
    • Austin, TX, 78702

    November 10, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

    In this workshop, gain an understanding of how conversational interfaces work, and how to implement a design strategy for building great experiences.

    • WeWork
    • 600 Congress Ave., 15th fl.
    • Austin TX, 78704

    November 10, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    Learn how the city of Austin's Design, Technology, & Innovation Fellows are coaching city of Austin authors to use people-oriented language to connect residents and services.

    • African American Cultural & Heritage Facility
    • 912 E 11th St.

    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 10, 2017 2pm - 4pm

    MAKO Design + Invent is a one-stop-shop for helping clients with early stage products go from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Tour their Austin studio and meet some of the talented industrial designers and engineers that make the magic happen.

    • MAKO Design + Invent Austin Office
    • 2501 East 9th Street
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 10, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Visit East Side Collective's coworking studio space and see how designers, builders, developers, engineers, and artists help lead Austin into thoughtful, innovative design, while offering an authentic piece of Austin's creative culture.

    • East Side Collective
    • 2400 E Cesar Chavez St.
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 10, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Art + Artisans believes in the power art has to create meaningful spaces. Learn about how they help clients representing corporate campuses, Class A office developments, luxury multi-family, higher education, and hospitality express their story through art.

    • Art Plus Artisans Consulting
    • 2401 E 6th St, Suite 2018
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 10, 2017 4pm - 6pm

    Come by fd2s and learn how the firm creates wayfinding programs, donor recognition exhibits, and experiential graphics that change the way people experience the world around them.

    • fd2s
    • 1634 E. César Chávez St.
    • Austin, TX 78702

    November 10, 2017 6pm - 7pm

    Join this panel discussion from individuals that have made giving back a part of their everyday lives. Come to be inspired and join the community in building a movement for change.

    • Funsize
    • 916 Springdale Rd; Bldg 4 Suite 101
    • Austin, TX 78702

    This exhibition features the 'chair' as object, sculpture, and furniture as conceived through the eyes of central Texas artists, designers, and makers.

    • The ADW Hub
    • 310 E 3rd St.
    • Austin, TX 78701

    Experience a chronicle of “forgotten places & places never found” that is meant to capture the views of these massive feats of engineering and challenge notions of place, while questioning what is the “highest and best use” in this context.

    • The ADW Hub
    • 310 E 3rd St.
    • Austin, TX 78701

    SAVE THE DATE: November 5-9, 2018