Indy Design Week is August 22-27
In-Person Distributed Conference on Aug 27
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Why Join in?

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From marketing & graphic design to architecture & product design… we have something for everyone! All week long we’ll have workshops, where you can learn & make something brand new, talks, where you can hear directly from inspiring local leaders, a job fair to connect you with hiring companies & other designers, and a volunteer opportunity for you to get involved and give back to our community.

AffoRdable

Our mission is to everyone which is why we offer a variety of ticket price tiers along with discounted ticket options for groups like students. But none of this would be possible without the generosity & support of our sponsors & partners. Without them, this event would not be possible.

YouR local DeSign community

The best part? At every single event, you’ll get the opportunity to meet, collaborate, and hang out with other Indy-based designers & creators. This design community is so special because of people like you. Our favorite part of this event is hearing all the stories of connections being made, jobs being found, and new ideas coming together. We can’t wait to see what emerges this year!
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THe WeeK's EVeNTs

August 22nd-27th

Monday 22nd

Opening Night!

EmeRGENT cONNEcTIONs

Opening Night in-person Job Fair. Sponsored by TriAD CTV. Hosted at Union Campus

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Tuesday 23rd

Workshop: Legal Basics for Freelancers

Presented by: Justin Barbour

Steps to take when starting your own business, ways to generate growth, and contract tools to protect business owners and their businesses

4-5pm

Text LinkWhere: Studio Science
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seRvice DesiGn foR PRoduct DesiGneRs

In-person event. Limit 50 attendees.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Wednesday 24th

Workshop: Elevating Your Brand to a Strategic Plan

Presented by: M. Kim Saxton

Explore what a personal brand is - Understand how to create one - Identify how to turn that brand into a career plan

12-12:45pm

Text LinkWhere: Market Tower
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Workshop: Comic Books & Calls-to-Action

Presented by: Matt Vincent

How to use sequential art to tell a business's story and provide an opportunity to engage with potential clients in a unique and meaningful way.

1pm-2pm

Text LinkWhere: Market Tower
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Design Moms Lunch

Open to all

Time is TBD

Text LinkWhere: Market Tower
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cRAFT BREW DOODLE cREW

In-person event hosted at Market Tower in downtown Indy. Join us and the Craft Brew Doodle Crew for an evening of fun and doodles. Limit 50 attendees.

6 PM - 8 PM

Text LinkWhere: Market Tower
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ThuRsday 25th

Workshop: Making the Career Shift to User Experience Design

Presented by: Derek Adams

I will help guide you to create clear actionable steps you can take to get the UX career of your dreams.

1pm-2pm

Text LinkWhere: DeveloperTown
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DeveloperTown Breakfast & Tour

DeveloperTown would like to invite all attendees of Indy Design Week for breakfast and a tour of the DeveloperTown space

8am - 10am

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FRiday 26th

VolunteeR EVENT

cULTURAL TRAIL cLEAN-UP

In-person event sponsored by Salesforce. Limit 40 attendees

9 AM - Noon

RSVP to this eventWhere: Studio Science
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High Alpha Happy Hour

Open to all

4-6:30pm

RSVP to this eventWhere: Studio Science
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SatuRday 27th

SatuRday 27th

In-Person Conference

HOsted at sEP

A chance to meet up with friends made after a week of events as well as networking with other industry professionals. Space is limited to 50 people but will also be live streamed on Twitch.

9:30am - 3:00pm
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About us

Who We ARE

Indy Design Week is a week-long, city-wide festival with independently and collaboratively organized events celebrating and exploring the practice of design across all disciplines and industries.

ouR mission

Our mission is to celebrate and strengthen the Indianapolis design community, while increasing awareness and building appreciation for design and the impact it has on business, culture, society, and people.

How we achieve This

We have created an annual event that not only celebrates design of all disciplines, but also aims to bring designers & design enthusiasts together for a week of collaboration, learning, making, and overall celebration. By highlighting our local and regional talent, we strive to connect, inspire, and uplift the Indianapolis Design community through workshops.
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What is Indy Design Week? Our purpose is to elevate and expose human-centered design in Indianapolis by providing a network of partners, educational outlets, thought leaders, and businesses that support the Indianapolis design community. We are more than our disciplines: we are more than designers, architects, planners, and doers. We are a community of individuals striving to learn from each other.

We are collaborators - pushing to elevate ourselves and our communities, and we want to take YOU with us!
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