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September Design Events

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LeadXDesign

  • Fri, Oct 2
  • Mel Rainsberger

Rhode Island is a unique place. Starting the week of October 2nd, 2020, designers will be tasked to create a design highlighting a place, thing, concept, or even a person in...

Kick Off Event!

  • Fri, Oct 2
  • 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

​Kicking It Off! Join us at this live virtual event to Kick Off the 7th Annual DESIGN WEEK RI! Special Guests join as we dig into the 2020 calendar, announce the...

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Community Builder on Bikes!

  • Sat, Oct 3
  • 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
  • 93 Cranston Street, Providence, RI

Celebrate DownCity Design’s community design studios with a live bicycle tour of their past public projects! DCD will offer a safe, socially distanced tour experience featuring projects in the...

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Build Your Own Box Workshop

  • Mon, Oct 5
  • Taylor Box Company
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Attendees who participate in this event will learn about designing award-winning paperboard packaging, then follow along with our Design Engineers to construct their own rigid box with the Taylor Box ...

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Stories of the Bay: How Art and Design Can Affect the Health of Our Waters

  • Mon, Oct 5
  • PVDFest Ideas Talk, Dept of Art, Culture + Tourism, KITE Architects
  • 3:30 pm — 5:00 pm

Design can make the invisible visible! Join this panel discussion hosted by KITE Architects and PVDFest Ideas to hear how Rhode Island practitioners are using design thinking, ancestral knowledge, and...

Design in Crisis: How the COVID-19 Crisis illustrates Social Impact Design

  • Mon, Oct 5
  • DESIGNxRI
  • 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm

​When COVID-19 hit the U.S., design visualizations helped us understand “flatten the curve”. When it rapidly progressed, makers of all backgrounds answered the call to supply masks while designers...

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Out of Office: Building a flexible design studio wherever you are

  • Tue, Oct 6
  • Studio Den Den
  • 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Having grown tired of life in established firms and city life, designers George Coffin and Jillian R. Wiedenmayer ditched their Brooklyn digs in favor of the road less traveled -...

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Marathon Clambake

  • Tue, Oct 6
  • DESIGNxRI
  • 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of...

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Communicating During Collaboration

  • Wed, Oct 7
  • IIDA New England
  • 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Good communication skills are essential in today’s workplace. Whether it’s communication with tact and diplomacy, managing up, dealing with difficult people, understanding people’s communication styles, using emotional...

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Designing the Bodhi Spa Experience

  • Wed, Oct 7
  • KITE Architects
  • 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm

Join KITE Architects’ Christine West, AIA, and Brigida Capicatto for a sneak peak of the highly anticipated Bodhi Spa in Providence. This zoom experience will include a virtual tour of...

Job Searching In Times of Uncertainty with Sacsha Flowers

Job Searching In Times of Uncertainty with Sacsha Flowers

  • Thu, Oct 8
  • Sacsha Flowers
  • 10:00 am — 11:30 am

Does planning for your next career move in the middle of a pandemic have you feeling blue? Sacsha Flowers of Nu Phase Creative Consultancy is here to guide creatives towards...

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Keynote Review ~ A Conversation with DWRI Past Keynote Speakers

  • Thu, Oct 8
  • DESIGNxRI
  • 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm

Join us and our inspired speakers of the past as we explore “What now?”. Since 2014, the DESIGN WEEK RI Keynote Speakers have brought context, spirit, provocative thought and reflective inspiration....

Media and Design Allies in Action

Media and Design Allies in Action

  • Fri, Oct 9
  • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Leslie Mac leads attendees through tools, resources and techniques to support marginalized communities through media & communications with a focus on effectiveness and immediate practical field application. #AlliesInAction This workshop...

Designing For Customer Experience with Kiran Uppuluri  - It’s all about YOUR customer!

Designing For Customer Experience with Kiran Uppuluri - It’s all about YOUR customer!

  • Wed, Oct 21
  • Kiran Uppuluri
  • 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

Gain new insight about your design business through a deeper understanding of your Customer Experience in this three-session workshop As a designer, you excel at your craft - but do...

Social Media Marketing for Designers with Luann Edwards

Social Media Marketing for Designers with Luann Edwards

  • Thu, Oct 22
  • Luann Edwards
  • 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm

Sharpen your marketing strategy and social media skills with this two session workshop with Luann Edwards. You create amazing products and offer valuable services - but do your potential customers...

Designing For Customer Experience with Kiran Uppuluri  - It’s all about YOUR customer!

Designing For Customer Experience with Kiran Uppuluri - It’s all about YOUR customer!

  • Mon, Oct 26
  • Kiran Uppuluri
  • 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

Gain new insight about your design business through a deeper understanding of your Customer Experience in this three-session workshop As a designer, you excel at your craft - but do...

Designing For Customer Experience with Kiran Uppuluri  - It’s all about YOUR customer!

Designing For Customer Experience with Kiran Uppuluri - It’s all about YOUR customer!

  • Wed, Oct 28
  • Kiran Uppuluri
  • 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

Gain new insight about your design business through a deeper understanding of your Customer Experience in this three-session workshop As a designer, you excel at your craft - but do...

Social Media Marketing for Designers with Luann Edwards

Social Media Marketing for Designers with Luann Edwards

  • Thu, Oct 29
  • Luann Edwards
  • 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm

Sharpen your marketing strategy and social media skills with this two session workshop with Luann Edwards. You create amazing products and offer valuable services - but do your potential customers...