Phoenix Design Week 2020: FUSE

Phoenix Design Week (PHXDW) is a week-long celebration of design organized by AIGA Arizona to unite our state's creative community and provide a forum for sharing best practices, showcasing exceptional work, and gaining inspiration.

Design is what happens when the left and right brains fuse. It’s being able to pivot and develop creative solutions during times of change. It’s the intangible melding of technical skill and emotional resonance, building creative that’s ripe with polarity, nuance, and depth. It’s the balancing act of subscribing to methodic reason, yet having the ability to throw it all out the window based on a gut feeling. It’s knowing that technology can take our creations to new heights, but that our instincts are what will truly make it stick.

For PHXDW 2020, join us in sharing stories of success and struggle as we emerge stronger and watch our community fuse back together.

While we're not holding the signature PHXDW conference this year, we’re still bringing you a week of inspiring PHXDW events starting on Friday, October 2 through Friday, October 9, 2020, consisting of virtual meetups, workshops, talks, studio tours and self-guided, socially distanced outings held by individual artists, creative companies, and organizations that serve the community.

This year’s Fuse events will offer the chance to learn from local professionals and design leaders, explore ways to make a difference, pay attention to your mental health, and see first­hand what’s coming next in the industry.

Get your PHXDW All-Access Pass now!

Snag yourself an all-access pass which will allow you to register for every event, all week long*. Don’t think you’ll be able to make all of the events? No worries, you’ll have access to the recordings for all events you register for, even if you don’t attend them at the scheduled time.

  • $39 AIGA Member/Affiliate Members
  • $49 Full Price General Admission
  • $29 Students & Educators (with valid student ID or .edu email address)
  • $25 per person for groups of 5 or more


So how will this All-Access Pass work?

Your pass allows you access to register for every qualifying PHXDW event all week long. Purchase your pass here and you’ll receive a unique access code and instructions on individual event registration, via email, 2 days before the schedule of events launches on September 4th.

Please be sure to register as soon as the events are announced, as some events will have an attendee cap (don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder email for all registered events). Be sure to keep your eye on the @phxdw social channels for event updates.

*All events hosted by AIGA Arizona and participating community partners will be included in the all-access pass and listed accordingly on the official PHXDW event schedule, HOWEVER, because some events may have attendance limits according to the preference of the host(s), you may not be able to register for the live presentation of every PHXDW event. If any listed all-access event becomes unavailable to attend live, you may be able to access the event recordings at a future date at the host’s discretion, or we may organize additional sessions. Other PHXDW events not included in the listed All-Access schedule may require an additional fee by event hosts and therefore will not be included in the all-access pass. These events are subject to the host's platform preference, may not take place on Crowdcast, and will require separate registration.

And what about that sweet PHXDW Swag?

PHXDW 2020 might be digital, but we’ve still got that sweet physical swag our attendees have come to expect! With the help of our partners and vendors, we've assembled a Keepsake FUSE Swag Pack, as well as individual items such as t-shirts, tumblers, posters, and buttons now available at the official PHXDW Brand Store. Choose your items and have them shipped to your door, or pick them up locally at BrandX/Alphagraphics in Tempe. In addition, everyone who purchases an All-Access Pass by September 25 will receive some free pre-event goodies in the mail—so be sure to give us your current mailing address on the order form! (All-Access passes purchased from 9/26-10/4 will also receive goodies in a post-event mailing.)


Become an AIGA member

AIGA members receive special discounted pricing on PHXDW and AIGA events all year long. For as little as $50 per year at the Contributor level, you could immediately save on your PHXDW 2020 All-Access Pass. Learn more about membership and join here, then enter your new AIGA member number when checking out to qualify for member pricing.

Group Discounts

Five or more qualified attendees from the same organization are eligible to receive a discounted ticket rate of $25 per person when registered together in the same transaction. Choose the Group ticket option at checkout.

Other Discount Opportunities

  • Members of our industry-related organizations (AAF PHX, AZIMA, AMA, ANA, and PRSA) are eligible for discounted AIGA member-level tickets.
  • Students and Educators with valid student ID and/or .edu email address get 40% off full ticket price.

Become a Sponsor and get FREE tickets

Year after year, we have been honored that dedicated companies and individuals who want to demonstrate their commitment to Arizona's design community come forward to stand behind Phoenix Design Week. Sponsorship levels are available to suit any budget — from sponsoring a student ticket to sponsoring an event. Visit to learn more.


Substitutions and Cancellations

There are no refunds on all-access passes. You may transfer any ticket registration to another person by notifying us no later than Friday, September 25, 2020. Your request must include your name and e-mail address as well as that of the person who will be attending in your place. If you have purchased an AIGA member ticket, your substitute attendee must also be an AIGA member; additional higher prices may apply for non-members.

Those who are currently holding ticket credits from previous years may either choose to (a) hold the entire credit for a future year when we return with a full conference, or (b) apply a portion of your credit dollar-for-dollar toward any PHXDW 2020 ticket, with the remainder held in credit toward any future Phoenix Design Week Conference.

Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change. Notice of event cancellation or changes will be sent to the email address you provided when registering through Eventbrite. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY FOR PHXDW NOTIFICATIONS.

Permission and Conduct

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 places you on the master Phoenix Design Week mailing list. You may opt-out at any time.

The views and opinions expressed by event hosts belong solely to event hosts. They do not reflect the official policy or position of AIGA Arizona, its board of directors or the PHXDW team.. Any views or opinions expressed by event hosts are their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to all activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance (or give you the virtual boot) for violations of this Code or other unlawful, harrassing, disrespectful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president. Phoenix Design Week is a non-profit event 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.

When & Where
Fri, Oct 2, 2020 - Fri, Oct 9, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM MST