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Why Partner?

The Seattle Design Festival is a platform that serves to spotlight our community’s design conversations, and to deepen those conversations through community engagement. It is through partnership with our community that we are able to bring these conversations forward to the public, to inspire everyone to consider the questions being asked, and their role in helping to design potential solutions that will lead us to more equitable and thriving communities.

By becoming an SDF Partner you help to advance this work — BUT you also get so much from the experience! Check out some of the benefits shared with us from former Festival Partners:

 Leadership Opportunities + Professional Development

It’s a chance for professionals in the early stage of their career to stretch their design imagination and build leadership skills as they learn how to manage a small project.

 Team Building + Connection

We immediately recognize the opportunities available to us in connecting to new supporters and providing our own staff with an opportunity to volunteer and give back to their community.

For our firm, the festival is a chance to connect across our Portland and Seattle office.

 Spark Imaginative Thinking

It’s blurred the boundaries between design professions and community to support imagination, vision and participation in the creation of a place we all want to live.

 Reach New Audiences + Showcase Your Work

The organization has fostered ongoing relationships between designers, community leaders, and the people of Seattle to celebrate the ways design engages the city around us and empowers our communities to know design is for everyone.

Participation has allowed us to reach new audiences and provide architecture and design programming to youth and adults.

Participating in the Seattle Design Festival is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase our talents and make a meaningful impact on the community.

As a reminder, all SDF Sponsors are eligible to submit a proposal FREE OF CHARGE as a benefit of your support. Roughly 45% of SDF’s budget is funded by our amazing sponsors. Boost your visibility, invest in your team, and show care for your community by sponsoring the Festival! To learn more about the additional benefits of becoming a sponsor, or to complete a pledge form, please review the 2024 SDF Sponsorship Opportunities.