Indy Design Week 2018!

What is Indy Design Week?

Having evolved from last year’s Indiana Design and Innovation Week, Indy Design Week is the first of its kind for the city of Indianapolis. Organizations and designers from all over the city are coming together to host events promoting and showcasing the multifarious and interconnected forms of design. Each event will give people the chance to meet local designers, learn from each other, and promote collaboration to drive the city forward.

Is AIGA Indy hosting Indy Design Week?

Not exactly. The week’s events are one giant collaborative effort, hosted by multiple organizations belonging to AIGA Indy’s Creative Community Network. In addition to our local AIGA chapter, groups hosting events throughout the week include the Indianapolis chapter of Interaction Design Association, Service Design Network, Newfields, Indiana Historical Society, and the Indiana State Museum among others.

Are the week’s events just for designers?

Absolutely not. While the events throughout the week will focus heavily on design, Indy Design Week is for everyone. Whether you’re a designer or simply someone interested in helping Indianapolis thrive, you’re welcome to attend events and learn how you can apply your skills and knowledge to help build a better creative community.


Check out the full schedule of events below!

Wed, Oct 3

5:30 – 6:30 pm | Artist Talk with Celeste Neuhaus
@ Herron School of Art & Design (IUPUI)

6:00 pm | Indy Design Week / Dribbble Meatup
@ Lodge Design

Thurs, Oct 4

6:00 – 8:30 pm | WTF is Service Design?

7:00 – 10:00 pm | Film Screening of Columbus (2017)
@ Public House Cinema

Design Thinking Everyday Workshop
@ Collabo Creative

Fri, Oct 5

6:00 – 9:00 pm | Exhibition on City Planning
@ Harrison Center

Sat, Oct 6

9:00 – 11:00 am | Intro to Sketch Workshop
@ Innovatemap

11:30 am – 2:30 pm | The Space Between: People, Design, & Technology
@ Kenzie Academy

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Mid-Century Modern Design Month Show-and-Tell
@ William H. Smith Memorial Library

2:30 – 5:00 pm | Lilly Digital Health Happy Hour
@ Vision Loft

6:30 – 8:30 pm | Light-Art Show Behind-the-Scenes Tour
@ The Athenaeum

Sun, Oct 7

2:00 – 3:00 pm | Indy Codepen Meetup
@ Provider Coffee & Long Drinks

Happening All Week

Design Gallery Opening
@ Newfields

The Art of the Brick: Original LEGO Sculptures
@ Indiana State Museum

By aigaindy
Published October 3, 2018