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.

Our Crisis of Unhelpfulness / Joel Pilger

October 24 / 9:00 am

Peace by Design / Deanna Van Buren

October 24 / 1:30 pm

Pattern Language / Peter Burr

October 24 / 1:30 pm

Being Vocal / Tré Seals

October 24 / 1:30 pm

Why We Brand, Why We Buy / Debbie Millman

October 24 / 1:30 pm

Making Brands Heroic / Heidi Hackemer

October 25 / 8:30 am

The Gamer’s Way / Aaron LeMay

October 25 / 8:30 am

The Architecture of Light / Stacey Stemach

October 25 / 8:30 am

Making Brands Heroic / Heidi Hackemer

October 25 / 10:30 am

A Closer Look / Martin Venezky

October 25 / 3:30 pm
Liz Jackson headshot

Designing to Reach Disabled People / Liz Jackson

October 26 / Noon - 2:00pm

Design Equity Tournament

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. 

We’re thrilled to announce our Design Equity Design nonprofit, OUT Central Oregon, whose mission is to promote advocacy, education, and visibility for LGBTQ+ people by enabling and fostering community engagement. For more information click here.

@BendDesignCon

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Our friends at @benddesigncon are ramping up for this weekend’s big event! Sparking new conversations and collaborations, Bend Design 2019 explores how creative thinking can shape our shared future- featuring talks,… https://t.co/6EYYY1JEbl

New to BND DSGN OBEY GIANT: THE ART OF SHEPARD FAIREY

10/23 7:00 pm

Obey Giant is a documentary that takes us deep into the underground world of street art, profiling the rise of artist Shepard Fairey

❗️Pass holders must sign up to guarantee your seat
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BND DSGN 2019 kicks off tomorrow!!! Are you ready for sparking new conversations and collaborations, as we explore how creative thinking can shape our shared future?

Questions? Check the FAQ page or just shoot us a note at hello@benddesign.com
See you soon!