San Francisco Design Week is organized by the local chapters of the IDSA, AIGA, IxDA, AIA, & SEGD and features a full week of events highlighting the diversity and enthusiasm of the design community around the Bay. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the impact that all design—product, graphic, interior, fashion, architecture, advertising, and more—has in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The week will be full of fun events, lectures, workshops, parties, and open studios. All events are open to the public and have separate registrations. Some require purchased tickets, while others just need a free RSVP. The Open Studios do not require anything, just show up. Find out more here: sfdesignweek.org.
SFDW11 Opening Reception at 111 Minna Gallery (6pm)
Foot in the Door (12noon) panel discussion for young designers on how to get into the industry
TechShop Lecture: DIY & Re-Purposing (6:30pm)
Open Studio “Crawl” at Gensler (6pm), Idea Couture (6pm), Fuse Project (6pm), Cooper (6pm), Adaptive Path (7pm), 8 Inc (7pm), New Deal Design (7pm), Landor (8pm), and Ammunition (8pm)
D. Talks: the Future of Experience (12noon)
Ponoko & TechShop Mixer (5pm)
Open Studio “Crawl” at CMG (6pm), Sand Studios (6pm), Mark Horton (6pm), Public Bikes (6pm), Frog Design (7pm), Chrome SF (7pm), Smart Design (7pm), Astro (8pm), and Lunar (8pm)
Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences (6pm)
SEDG lecture with Bennett Peji: Strategic Brand Positioning (6pm)
The GreenerMind Summit (all weekend)
SFDW11 Closing Party and Sketchbook Project Tour at Madrone Studios (6:30pm)
MANY MORE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES visit sfdesignweek.org