celebrating all design disciplines
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Bringing together designers from across the disciplinary spectrum for the opportunity to build community, facilitate conversations and exchange ideas. As a village we lift each other up.

7
Community
Events
22
Workshops
55
Thought
Leaders

some of our awesome
featured speakers

Rick
Valicenti

Master Designer
Valicenti is an American graphic designer based in Chicago, IL. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). In 2004 he was an AIGA Fellow and in 2006 he was a Medalist. He was a recipient of a Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant in 2009, the National Design Award in Communication Design at the Cooper Hewitt in 2011, and the Print Magazine Design Award in 2012. Recently, he left his founding agency, Thirst to lecture, teach, and practice independently under his own name.

Cara
Weber

Partner / Co-founder of Delv Design
Cara Weber is a co-founder of the award winning architecture and design studio, Delv. She is known for asking tough questions, thinking big-picture, and always going deeper into motivations behind design decisions. Efficiency + beauty + meaning = good design.

Denisha Ferguson

Fashion designer, Director
Denisha “Dlang” Ferguson is the creator and executive director of Indiana Fashion Week and the Co-Author of the Amazon Bestseller, "You Can". Denisha-Dlang began her career in fashion as a sewist in her early teens. At the age of 15, she produced her first fashion show as a way to provide a platform for creators to showcase their work and hasn't stopped. Her heart for fashion and for people has aided her in garnering over 22 years of expertise in research, project management, and product and event development and execution. She aligns with partners and cultivates resources that provide education and development opportunities for those who aspire to excel in creative fields. Who do you know that she should connect with?

Scott
Kiekbusch

Manager, Digital Product Design at Allegion
Scott Kiekbusch is a digital product strategist and designer with nearly 20 years of industry experience. Scott has participated in the design and delivery of websites & applications enjoyed by millions of users and is co-author of the book, The Designer's Guide to Product Vision.

mon, may 4

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  • Kick-off with IxDA & Experience Makers
    11AM
  • Homeworks: Social Cohesion
    1pm
  • AIGA & IndyDW Dribbble Illustration Throwdown
    4:30 pm
  • The New Bauhaus Streaming
    6:30pm
  • Post-Doc Commentary
    8PM

Tues, may 5

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  • Designing Businesses: A Panel with High Alpha
    9AM
  • RATIO presents: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the Human-Made Environment
    10:45am
  • Homeworks: Health in the Public Realm
    1PM
  • Weaving with WazUaz
    3PM
  • Out in Tech: Indy |
    Queer x Design w/ Andy Campbell
    5:30pm

Wed, may 6

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  • Open Morning Coffee
    8:30am
  • Two lines of workshops
    9am-7pm

thurs, may 7

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  • Open Morning Coffee
    8:30AM
  • Two Lines of Workshops
    9AM - 6pm
  • Virtual Happy Hour with Hotel Tango & Young & Laramore
    6-8:30pm

fri, may 8

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