October 23 – 26, 2019

Sparking new conversations and collaborations, Bend Design 2019 explores how creative thinking can shape our shared future. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you in the loop. Our new lineup features talks, interactive workshops, discussions, performances, hands-on exhibits, films, and more in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

 


 

Wednesday

Join us for a screening of Obey Giant: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey. Meet & mingle with the local Bend community in this free event, co-presented by BendFilm.

Thursday

Thought-provoking, in-depth talks from Debbie Millman, Martin Venezky, Tré Seals, Liz Jackson, Peter Burr, and more—a full slate of creative luminaries and visionaries. At the Tower Theatre, all day, with emcee Jason Graham/MOWO.

Friday

Break out for workshops, meet-ups, film screenings, and collaborations in venues around downtown Bend. New public art funding models? Making zines? Changing real people’s real lives through the built environment? Crash course in type design? It’s all here.

Saturday

Design for Good in this special session. In our Design Equity Tournament Workshop, Bend Design participants bring their branding and design chops to help a Central Oregon nonprofit serving historically marginalized communities.

Obey Giant

October 23 / 7:30 pm

Trying, Failing, Evolving / Martin Venezky

October 24 / Morning

Our Crisis of Unhelpfulness / Joel Pilger

October 24 / Morning
Liz Jackson headshot

Designing With Disability / Liz Jackson

October 24 / Morning

Lunch

October 24 / 12:00

Debbie Millman / Debbie Millman

October 24 / Afternoon

Infinite Death Labyrinths / Peter Burr

October 24 / Afternoon

Being Vocal / Tré Seals

October 24 / Afternoon

Peace by Design / Deanna Van Buren

October 24 / Afternoon

The Gamer’s Way / Aaron LeMay

October 25 / 8:30 am

Film: Kusama – Infinity

October 25 / 8:30 am

The Architecture of Light / Stacey Stemach

October 25 / 8:30 am

Film: Flying Monks Temple

October 25 / 10:30 am

Meet-Up: Working with Influencers

October 25 / 10:30 am

Film: Kusama – Infinity

October 25 / 1:30 pm

Meet-Up: Mindset & Confidence

October 25 / 1:30 pm

A Closer Look / Martin Venezky

October 25 / 3:30 pm

Film: Flying Monks Temple

October 25 / 3:30 pm

Meet-Up: Shine Theory

October 25 / 3:30 pm

Wrap Party

October 25 / 5:00pm 7:00pm

Design Equity Tournament | Apply Now

On Bend Design’s third day, we’re partnering with Visible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing equitable access to the work of the creative industry. In a tournament format with judges, workshop participants will provide new branding to an organization that serves an underrepresented community.  In 2018, Bend Design created a logo for the Latino Community Association. Organization interested in applying, click here

@BendDesignCon

Early bird tickets end August 1st. Register today! https://t.co/8bYueuK1xJ

BND DSGN 2019 is thrilled to screen “Kusama:Infinity” !
“She "converts the energy of life into dots of the universe".
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage.”
#BendDesign2019

BND DSGN 2019 || Workshop Highlight

UNLOCKING ARCHETYPES OF CREATIVITY w/ Jay Clarke

Can character types from mythology, literature, & art aid creative lives? We’ll take a look at ways to tap into deep, hidden resources to find new ways around creative challenges. @instrument

#BendDesign : Speakers, workshops, films & optimism
October 23—26 in Bend, Oregon. Lineup at https://t.co/ddxgY0s8Fo
Early bird prices thru 8/1

Happy to have designed this year's poster & advertising campaign for @BendDesignCon 2019.

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