Upstate Design Week is a week-long celebration of the transformative power of design, and the world-class work and industry leadership happening right here in Upstate New York.
Designers make what is today and what will be tomorrow. Stronger connections between design and our cultural, educational and business communities mean a stronger future for our region.
We bring together designers and connect our communities, from Buffalo to the Capital District, Hudson Valley to the Adirondacks, with fun, educational events that inspire.
This year’s festivities will feature Aaron Draplin, the first ever Upstate Marketplace featuring products designed and made in the region, a design educator symposium, and a wide variety of educational talks and workshops with something for everyone: sign painting, skateboard design, responsive web design, emerging technologies, and more.
More details and schedule will be announced soon. For more information or to get involved, contact Michelle Bersani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Syracuse
Hailing from the mighty Pacific Northwest, Aaron Draplin is one of the most unique and outspoken designers working today. Expect an evening of Field Notes™, wry humor, tall tales and inspiration.
Aaron has spoken at the AIGA National Conference, TEDxPortland, How Design Conference and just about every AIGA chapter across the country—including ours. He’s back Upstate again to make our Design Week bigger, better and taller than ever.
The Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories. The DDC motto is simple: "Work hard. Do good work. For good people."
Friday, September 25, 2015 / Syracuse
Get a look Behind The Scenes Of DDC. Aaron will share his process, a sneak peek of open jobs, and insider tips and tricks. Once Aaron has shared his insight, he'd like to hear from you!