2015 DC Design Week
Full Schedule of Events


Sun, Oct 18, 2014 – Sat, Oct 24, 2015


Various locations in and around Washington, DC

DC Design Week 2015 packs a full schedule of events in and around the city. From Sunday, October 18th through Saturday, October 24th, get to know your design community at creative lunches, a typography walking tour, a chat with the DMV’s top product designers, and more. Save the date because you don’t want to miss this!

Event details and updates will be posted regularly, so check this page frequently or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Use the #DCDW hashtag to stay involved.


Join the Hunt!

DC Type Hunt
How it works:

Each day during Design Week 2015 we challenge you to hunt for a specific type style to photograph for inclusion in our DCDW Type Hunt. Our goal is to highlight the diverse typography in the DC Metro Area (that includes you Virginia and Maryland!) by showcasing type throughout the regions that make up our chapter!

Full list of events:

Sunday, October 18

DC from A to Z: A Typography Walking Tour (Sold out)

Monday, October 19

Creative Lunch: Sapient
“Drink & Draw” Happy Hour (Sold out)

Tuesday, October 20

Creative Lunch: CHIEF (Sold out)
Creative Lunch: Discovery Channel (Sold out)
Leadership Roundtables: Real Talk. Real Solutions.

Wednesday, October 21

Creative Lunch: Maga Design Group
Make It Real: Design Prototyping with InVision

Thursday, October 22

Creative Lunch: Fleishman Hillard (Sold out)
Creative Lunch: Workhorse (Sold out)
Handmade: Poster Printing with Pyramid Atlantic (Sold out)
Diversity and Inclusion: A Conversation (Sold out)

Friday, October 23

Creative Lunch: Gannett
Creative Lunch: Brookings Institution (Sold out)
Commercial Type: 2015 North American Tour

Saturday, October 24

Closing Party featuring Illustrator Julia Rothman (Sold out)


Member registration will open Wednesday, October 7 at 12pm. Non-member registration will open Friday, October 9 at 12pm.

Grab a spot at the beginning of the registration line, and sign up to become a member today!

DC Design Week Chair and contact: Kimberly Arias

Are you interested in blogging, photographing, or welcoming guests for DCDW events? Contact Cass Hanlon.

What is DCDW?

From October 18th to 24th, we are celebrating DC Design Week (DCDW), a week-long series of events that highlight the impact of design and designers in the DC metro area. DCDW recognizes the efforts and contributions of emerging and established local designers, developers, artists, architects, illustrators, photographers, thinkers, makers, doers and others in Washington DC’s creative community. AIGA DC coordinates it with various partners and sponsors, but we count on you to attend and participate.

Did you know that you can join AIGA for as low as $50?

Join in time for DCDW to enjoy discounted rates on events throughout the week, and even get the exclusive, members-only perk of early registration for in-demand events guaranteed to sell out! For more details, go to www.aiga.org/join.

A portion of the proceeds goes to the next generation of designers through AIGA DC’s Design Continuum Fund scholarship.


Thank you to this year’s DC Design Week Sponsors

Presenting: Capital One

DCDW creative: Greg Fisk

If you are interested in supporting your local design community, contact Katherine Warminski.

When & Where
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 - Sat, Oct 24, 2015