DESIGN WEEK RI 2019 Kickoff Party

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Join us to kick off the 6th annual DESIGN WEEK RI with a party at our new space in the Design + Innovation District! We’ll have creative cocktails and wine by Little Bitte, beer from Revival Brewing Company, delicious Walrus & Carpenter Oysters provided by Taylor Box Company, with DJ Chuckwho and friends playing music live. Plus, a live mural painting from The Mural Collab!

Tickets: $15 / $5 students / $25 full day bundle

Don’t miss these other Kick Off Day happenings: Workshop with LOFT / Bose and the DBVW 25th Anniversary Happy Hour.

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Erin Kayvedo

Co-Founder, Chasing Brunch

Erin Kayvedo is a designer and letterer from Waipahu, Hawaii living in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a co-founder of Chasing Brunch, a creative studio that provides graphic design and market-facing assets including websites, branding, packaging, murals, and more for innovative companies where authenticity matters.

Maret Bondorew

Founder, Ladies Drawing Night

Maret Bondorew is a Providence-based illustrator and lettering artist. Since 2014, she has been the illustrator and designer for Frog & Toad Press, whose greeting cards, patches, and prints can be found in hundreds of stores around the country. In 2017, Maret founded Ladies Drawing Night, a monthly gathering where female-identifying artists build community over a glass of wine and a shared passion for art-making. Between client work and personal projects, you’ll find Maret eating her way through Providence, mountain biking, or exploring the outdoors with her husband and dog, Finn.

Eloise Narrigan

Freelance Illustrator

Eloise Narrigan is a freelance illustrator inspired by animals, food, handmade things, and the jobs that make up a neighborhood. She is especially passionate about designing for kids, introducing her audience to lesser-know species, and reintroducing her audience to often-maligned but actually wonderful animals. Her illustrations and patterns have been turned into apparel, bags and accessories, wall art, stationery, enamel pins, and toys. She considers herself a source for fascinating nature facts but makes no promises about their veracity. Eloise draws and drinks coffee in Providence, Rhode Island.

Katy Dika

Surface designer, illustrator & product designer

Katy Dika is a surface designer, illustrator and product designer with a passion for insects, birds, and all things nature. Her work has been featured on products from womens’ and children’s clothing to housewares, rugs, and bags. She works out of her Providence, RI studio.

Lauren Fisher

Illustrator & surface designer

Lauren is an illustrator and surface designer who brings concepts to life through cheerful colors, descriptive rendering and a subtle sense of humor. She is available for freelance projects, especially if they concern unusual plants or delicious vegetarian dishes.

When she’s not filling her sketchbook with drawings she likes to knit cowls and sweaters; bake cookies and bread; bike her way around the local potholes; and experiment in her vegetable garden. She has called Providence home for 11 years.

Jessica McGuirl

Illustrator & lettering artist

Jessica is a Rhode Island based illustrator and lettering artist. Her work often features food, maps, quirky lettering and bright color palettes. She is also a co-founder of There Will Be Cake, a stationery company, which she runs with her husband, Robin. On the weekend you’ll find her knitting, gardening and chasing after her toddler.