Featured Speakers

design leaders  •  design thinkers  •  design makers

Art, Fashion & Celebrity Culture with Designer Leah Benjamin

  • Newport Art Museum
  • 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

The Newport Art Museum and DESIGNxRI invite you to join us in a collaborative design event, “Art, Fashion & Celebrity Culture with Designer Leah Benjamin.” Admire the stunning architecture of...

Ryan Lesser: Unpacking Game Design

  • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903

Unpacking Game Design: A tour of this fast-paced, high-stakes industry On the heels of HASCON, game designer, artist, musician and long-time Providence resident, Ryan Lesser, unpacks the game design industry...

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Pannozzo

  • RISD
  • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
  • 20 N Main Street, Providence, RI

Joining us as the 4th annual DESIGN WEEK RI Keynote Speaker is Anthony Pannozzo, Executive Creative Director of frog design and the Customer Experience Design global practice lead. He will...

Designing Our Cities

  • 8:30 am — 10:00 am
  • 82 Smith Street #208, Providence, RI 02903

Join us for a breakfast panel at the Rhode Island State House Library exploring the role design plays in designing our cities, within healthcare, infrastructure, education, and city services. These...

Marathon Clambake

  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • 276 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903

Part of the DESIGN WEEK RI Speaker Series is Marathon Clambake, featuring presentations from four RI designers. Clambake is DESIGNxRI’s monthly gathering for design in Rhode Island. While there...