Austin Design Week

Founded in 2016, Austin Design Week’s (ADW) mission is to build an inclusive community that is a source of empowerment and inspiration for Austin’s creative problem solvers. Every year, ADW invites designers, organizations, agencies, and companies to host free workshops, studio tours, panels, talks, installations, and interactive events centered around a theme that challenges us to consider the role of design in improving our communities and ourselves. From graphic design to architecture, digital design to fashion, and more, ADW brings together creatives across disciplines and across Austin to share their talents, projects, ideas, and workspaces while inviting in the larger community (in Austin and beyond).

Our community is important to us. Read Austin Design Week's Code of Conduct.

Advisory Board


Amber Atkins

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Alisha Moore

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Calvin Mays

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Chris McCray

  • Co-Founder and Principal, McCray and Co.
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Christian Helms

  • Founder and Creative Director, Helms Workshop
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Elizabeth Gibson


Erin Pitts

  • Advisory Board's Design and Brand Liaison, Austin Design Week; Co-Founder/Creative Partner, The Label Collective
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Gerardo Gandy

  • Architectural Brand Experience Designer, Gensler
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Joie Chung

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Julie Schell

  • Assistant Dean of Instructional Continuity and Innovation in the College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
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Kristin Waddington

  • Advisory Board's Design and Brand Liaison, Austin Design Week; Co-Founder/Creative Partner The Label Collective
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Michael Hsu

  • Founder and Principal of Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
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Michele L. Van Hyfte

  • Vice President, Urban Design, Downtown Austin Alliance
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