Team

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.

2021 Organizing Team

Organizing Team

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Danielle Barnes

  • ADW Co-Founder & Lead Organizer, Communications
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Candice Digby

  • ADW Co-Founder & Lead Organizer, Programming & Partnerships
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Nicole Umphress

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Kati Presley

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Grayson Rosato

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Emily Thomas

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Susannah Waite

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Maddie Huey

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Chris Tyre

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Lauren Salguero

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Eva Dunn

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David Siejka

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Jennifer (Houli) Houlihan

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Britney Jo Styer

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Kelsey Hayenga

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Brian McMullen

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Leslie Ann Barrientos

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Kathleen See

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Alexis Simon

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Lyric Metroplos

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Michelle Kao