DFWD Advance works with mid-level career designers by offering strategic design
skills and adding know-how and new strategies to already successful design careers. In this four-month skills advancement program, designers increase capabilities in leading dialogue and thinking, improve facilitation and user-experience design, and explore design thinking for innovation strategies.
DFWD Emerge is for recent design graduates launching their design careers – and their Rhode Island employers. The DESIGN FORWARD RI Emerge Cohort program supports the growth and development of fresh design talent through workshops and peer-to-peer networking.
The Explore Design program is an exciting summer session for RI youth ages 14 to 18. Introductions to graphic design, industrial design and architecture are the focus of this six-week summer camp. Offered in partnership with Downcity Design.