Phoenix Design Week 2018 Kickoff Party

2018 marks the 10th annual Phoenix Design Week and that calls for a BIG celebration of Arizona's creative community! Please join AIGA Arizona and our title sponsor Prisma as they open the doors to their innovative facility for tours, live demonstrations, a paper fair, plenty of food, drinks, music, friends, and fun.

Poster Slam
Get those creative juices flowing and participate in a Poster Slam contest between Prisma, AIGA Arizona and AAF Phoenix. Every designer who submits will receive 10 freshly printed 11 x 17" copies of their posters (must be present at the event), and the winner will receive 250 posters and a press check at Prisma. Live voting and the winner announcement will take place during the party! Register and submit your design at by September 24.

Paint a Mural
Grab a brush and help us bring one of Prisma's fleet vehicles to life with an interactive mural. 

Listen to Some Cool Tunes
Groove to the smooth desert-alt-soul sound of local favorites The Copper States throughout the evening, sponsored by AAF Phoenix and AIGA Arizona.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Munch on tasty snacks from five different food trucks, raise a toast and network with hundreds of friends at what is shaping up to be the creative and marketing event of the year!

4:00 – 6:00pm
Tour Prisma's impressive plant and discover how their state-of-the-art machinery, technology, and innovative solutions have changed the way commercial printing is done. Plant tours are free with RSVP. If you are also interested in attending the party, please be sure to check the box on ticket registration.

6:00 – 10:00pm 
6:30pm Welcome and Announcements
7:15pm Poster Slam Winners Announced
7:30pm Music, Mural Painting, Photobooth


  • Included with PHXDW Beyond Design two-day conference ticket*
  • Complimentary for Prisma VIP Guests*
  • $20 AIGA and AAF Phoenix Members**
  • $25 Affiliate Members of other PMACC organizations (AMA, AZIMA, BMA, PRSA)**
  • $35 General Admission / At the Door**

Party admission includes food and drink ticket(s) and all activities. Additional cash bar available.
*RSVP or **paid ticket strictly required. IMPORTANT: EVERY GUEST MUST BE REGISTERED AND HAVE A TICKET IN THEIR OWN NAME FOR ADMITTANCE. Multiple tickets with the same name will be disallowed and cancelled.

Valet and self-parking will be available.

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About The Copper States

Founded in 2015, The Copper States provide an energetic and powerful live performance. With a mixture of originals and covers, this Blues-Rock ensemble awakens any crowd with the sounds of The Black Keys, Cake, Weezer, The Darkness, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Jet, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and many more. Visit to learn more!


Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the events for promotional and educational purposes in connection with Phoenix Design Week and AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master AIGA Arizona mailing list. You may opt out at any time.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to all conference activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Phoenix Design Week / The Beyond Design conference is a non-profit event founded by Lost Creature in 2009 and now wholly owned and presented by AIGA Arizona, a 501(c)(3) organization. This event would not be possible without our sponsors and volunteers who lend their time and effort.

Interested in being an AIGA | Phoenix Design Week sponsor? Contact us for more information.

When & Where
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM MST
2937 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040