Phoenix Design Week


Phoenix Design Week is a week-long series of events that bookend a 2-day conference with a rotating theme.  The conference is organized by community volunteers for fellow designers, illustrators, writers and UX professionals. It brings together world-class speakers and local experts for two full days of actionable insights, hands-on education and fire-fueling inspiration.  The conference and weekly events are important opportunities for our community to unite under a common passion for all things design. Design week events range in topic and size. They consist of meetups, workshops, talks and social gatherings held by individual artists, creative companies and organizations that serve the design community in some way.

PHXDW started as a grassroots effort created in 2009 by designer, Mark Dudlik. His passionate open letter to the community gained immediate interest and support, which led to the first large-scale effort showcasing all the visual design disciplines in one local event. For five years, Phoenix Design Week was run by Lost Creature with assistance from AIGA Arizona. In 2014, AIGA AZ assumed responsibility for organizing the event, with AIGA AZ and Lost Creature board members providing support and advice.

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