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Design in Community The Seattle Design Festival tells a story. This story culminates in an annual celebration of our design community each summer, but the connections we forge within that community, and the stories they have to share, last throughout the year. Follow along with Design in Community, as we highlight some of the design…2021 Seattle Design Festival Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Uncategorized Comments Off on 2021 Seattle Design Festival 2021 Best of the Fest! Monday, March 8, 2021 in Uncategorized Comments Off on 2021 Best of the Fest!
Not sure what to propose for the 2021 Seattle Design Festival? Check out these examples of effective Built Installations from previous years, plus precedents of this year’s new offering — Pop-up Experiences! This is by no means an exhaustive list of things that have worked — it’s merely a sampling. We invite problem solvers, innovators,…Join Us for the 2021 Seattle Design Festival: EMERGE Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Uncategorized Comments Off on Join Us for the 2021 Seattle Design Festival: EMERGE #GivingTuesday 2020 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Blog, Uncategorized Comments Off on #GivingTuesday 2020
Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday! We are thrilled to be participating again in #GivingTuesday – a global day of generosity on Tuesday, December 1. Your gift is an investment in encouraging a greater understanding and appreciation for the ways that design can improve our lives. Design is for everyone and inclusive co-design practices are essential to shaping…We need YOU to make the 2021 SDF a success! Monday, November 23, 2020 in Blog, Uncategorized Comments Off on We need YOU to make the 2021 SDF a success!
We are looking forward to safely gathering with you all in August and want to ensure that we deliver the 2021 Seattle Design Festival that our community needs. The Seattle Design Festival is centered around YOU — your voice, your perspective, and your experiences with the Seattle design community. Join the SDF Core…Ceremonies and Creativity by John S. Couch Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Blog, Uncategorized Comments Off on Ceremonies and Creativity by John S. Couch
John S. Couch is the author of “The Art of Creative Rebellion: How to champion creativity, change culture, and save your soul” and Vice President, Product Design for Hulu. Make sure to join TEALEAVES for their moderated conversation in this year’s festival: Creative Rituals: Designing for the New Normal on August 16, 10-11:30am. A creative…Design In Public is participating in this year’s Give BIG event! Friday, May 1, 2020 in Uncategorized Comments Off on Design In Public is participating in this year’s Give BIG event!
We are thrilled to announce that Design In Public is participating in this year’s GiveBIG event! Through GiveBIG, individuals, businesses, and organizations come together to invest in healing our communities. Support nonprofits providing food, shelter, health, and social services; fighting for a more just world; expanding our horizons through art and learning; and many more…Catalyzing Community & Collaboration in Changing Times Friday, March 20, 2020 in Blog, Uncategorized Comments Off on Catalyzing Community & Collaboration in Changing Times
2020 now marks a turning point that we had not imagined. As the Seattle Design Festival prepares for its tenth year, the landscape has changed. This year’s theme, About Time, sought to ponder past, present, and future at a unique moment of transition for the city, the region and the world. Instead, it presently confronts the…Seattle Design Festival 2020 Dates Announced Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comment
Seattle Design Festival 2020 Dates Announced: August 15-23 SDF will be celebrating our 10th year as the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest! Be on the lookout for more information about this year’s theme, to be announced mid-December. Propose an Event or Installation for SDF 2020 Our Call for Proposals will be released…Design in Public Welcomes Incoming 2019-20 Board Members Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
The Design in Public Board Nominating Committee is pleased to announce our incoming slate of accomplished design leaders who were elected to fill seats on our Board of Directors beginning September 1, 2019. The nominating committee solicited board nominations from a diverse pool of designers committed to our mission. Please join us in welcoming our…SDF2017: POWER Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comment
Seattle Design Festival: Sept 9 – Sept 22 The world around us has changed. As we step back and reflect on our values, as individuals and as a community, we must reassert our commitment to civic responsibility. We have entered a climate of uncertainty and don’t yet know how the ongoing shifts will unfold. Will there…SDF2017: Call for Proposals Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comment
2017 is the year of POWER. From September 9 – 22, the Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the POWER of design in our changing world. SDF is the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest gathering 30,000 attendees, 103 Festival events and installations hosted by 130+ partners in 2016. We invite…Seattle Design Festival – 2016 Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Uncategorized 3 Comments
Every September, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, and city officials to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Since 2011, the Seattle Design Festival has been presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle in collaboration with dozens of partner organizations. Every year…#SDF2016 In Review Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comment
Every September, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, and city officials to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Since 2011, the Seattle Design Festival has been presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle in collaboration with dozens of partner organizations. Every year…Interview With Christian Petersen – Digital Artist Friday, August 12, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
Christian Petersen is a graphic designer, photographer, artist, journalist and curator. His multidisciplinary company I Want You Studio is best known for its innovative and unique approach to design and branding. Petersen recently became the Creative Director of the Seattle fashion store Baby & Co. Other clients include Mamnoon, Shabazz Palaces, Electric Lady Bicycles, The…Interview with Makoto Hamamoto Eyre – “Mega-Hive”-minded Creator Friday, July 15, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
Makoto Hamamoto Eyre is an associate at SkB Architects, a Seattle-based architecture firm dedicated to enhancing the human experience of urban spaces through redefining prevalent typologies. He is also one of the founding members of UnityHaus, a small activist group/think-tank of young architects aimed at the issue of homelessness in Seattle, and a graduate of…Interview with Aletheia Wittman – Curator for Inclusion Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
Aletheia Wittman cofounded and coordinates The Incluseum, a project that advances new ways of being a museum through community building and collaborative practice related to social justice in museums. Wittman is also Exhibit and Public Programs Manager at the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) and collaborates with SAF volunteers and community partners to develop programs that…Interview with David Conrad – Morning Person Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
David Conrad is a founding partner and Design Director at Design Commission, a user experience design studio in Seattle WA. His responsibility is to ensure strategic design thinking is applied throughout the business and facilitate successful projects. He’s passionate about connecting business, design and technology with a natural ability to identify potential and solve problems….Interview with Khatsini Simani – Community Innovator Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
Khatsini is a Seattleite passionate about youth empowerment, healthy foods and futures, economic mobility, financial literacy, biking, dancing, photography and making things. She’s studied the arts, 3-D modeling, and hand drafting in college, and is currently pursuing a business degree at the University of Washington. Khatsini is most excited about the intersections of imagination, innovation, and resourcefulness. These were ever-present…Interview with AV Goodsell – Designer for the people Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
AV Goodsell is a designer and project manager with Reformd, a web design and development studio in Seattle. She specializes in project management and designing sustainable organizational practices & systems. Prior to Reformd, AV served as AIA Seattle’s Program Manager, helping envision and implement its educational programs. She has extensive experience working in the nonprofit…Interview with Zackery Belanger – Cutting Edge Acoustician Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comment
Zackery Belanger is a designer, consultant, and researcher whose work is centered on the integration of acoustics into architectural design. He holds a B.S. degree in Physics, and M.S. degrees in Physics and Architectural Sciences. From 2002 – 2010 he worked for Chicago-based acousticians Kirkegaard Associates, consulting and developing acoustic materials and geometries for projects…Interview with Trevor Dykstra – Certified Seattle Design Nerd Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized No Comment
Trevor is a licensed architect and certified Seattle Design Nerd. In addition to his extensive design build experience and many competition awards, he was once a steel fabricator in Montana, a design app developer, and has recently been instrumental in designing, organizing and constructing the Seattle Design Festival’s outdoor installations & programming from 2011 to…