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5th Annual • SEPTEMBER 24TH-28TH, 2018

Join Us!

Wichita Design Week is intended to inform, inspire and connect designers, businesses and our community through the power of design.


Mon., Sept. 24:

Pecha Kucha

Join us for a lively, rapid fire series of presentations (20 slides x 20 seconds) on "Evolving Design" from the perspectives of interior, exhibit, and graphic designers, architects, videographers, and animators.

Time: 5:30pm, presentations at 6:00pm
Cost: FREE Admittance, Cash Bar
Location: Barleycorn's,
608 E. Douglas

Tues., Sept. 25:

Product Runway

A design challenge with a twist! Product Runway puts teams of design professionals from multiple disciplines in a fashion design competition to design and create a garment or accessory out of standard architectural finish materials.

Location: Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas Ave.
Participant Check-in 5:00pm
Challenge Begins: 5:00pm
Doors Open (Cocktails & Appetizers Provided) 7:00pm
Runway show 7:30pm
Participant costs varies: $15-$75
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Wed., Sept. 26:

History of Wichita Architecture Panel

In conjunction with AIA Wichita, SMPS Wichita is hosting a History of Wichita Architecture Panel. Please join us to hear from some of our local experts about the architecture that shaped Wichita into the beautiful city it is today!

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Building Controls and Services event venue,
1730 East Douglas
Cost: $15-$35
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AIGA EMERGE 5 Rounds Panel Discussion

Wed., Sept. 26:

EMERGE: 5 Rounds

Join us for a powerhouse panel discussion with four emerging designers on the ins and outs of working for an agency, studio, in-house or freelance career. Ringmaster and Emcee, Adrian Ornelas will take them through 5-Rounds of tough questioning to knock out the differences in career paths, how design is evolving, and what they are doing to evolve as designers. This event is part of Wichita Design Week 2018 and a national EMERGE week with multiple AIGA chapters participating. AIGA EMERGE: Tailored Experiences to Empower Emerging Designers.

Time: 6:00-8:30pm,
Location: Peerless Bar, Rm 210
Cost: FREE Admittance

Dustin Joyce Creative Director,Periscope talk title The Experience Ago of Creative Advertising

Thurs., Sept. 27:

Dustin Joyce
Creative Director, Periscope

Tomorrow’s marketing playbook is already written and the next generation of creators are already in the game. It’s time to stop blaming budgets, dreaming of fewer deliverables and idolizing traditional advertising. Instead, we must once again stare ideas in the face, accept social media as the game-changing opportunity it is, and make now, ask questions later.

Location & Event Sponsor:
Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU
Time: 6:30pm, Cost: $10, Get Tickets

Fri., Sept. 22:

Designer Lunch Series
Lunch Topics to come

Back by popular demand "Designer Lunches". These range from presentations to more informal discussions around a specific topic. Last year they all sold out. We expect another great response this year.

Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Cost: $5
(Includes Box lunch), Get Tickets