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.




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.


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.


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.


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

Being Vocal / Tré Seals

October 24 / Afternoon

Debbie Millman / Debbie Millman

October 24 / Afternoon

Infinite Death Labyrinths / Peter Burr

October 24 / Afternoon

Peace by Design / Deanna Van Buren

October 24 / Afternoon

Designing With Disability / Liz Jackson

October 24 / Afternoon

Trying, Failing, Evolving / Martin Venezky

October 24 / Morning

Our Crisis of Unhelpfulness / Joel Pilger

October 24 / Morning

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


Whoa! What a lineup for this year's @BendDesignCon! Will you be there?

BND DSGN 2019 Keynote Speaker || @JBellaGraphics
Founder& Principle GRIDS: Grassroots Information Design Studio, International speaker, motion designer, & Adobe Creative Resident Alumni.⠀

I can’t wait! https://t.co/esDJj3qulv

Exciting news coming soon!