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.




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 / Obey Giant

October 23 / 7:30 pm

Trying, Failing, Evolving / Martin Venezky

October 24 / Morning

Our Crisis of Unhelpfulness / Joel Pilger

October 24 / Morning

Why We Brand, Why We Buy / Debbie Millman

October 24 / Afternoon

Pattern Language / Peter Burr

October 24 / Afternoon

Being Vocal / Tré Seals

October 24 / Afternoon

Peace by Design / Deanna Van Buren

October 24 / Afternoon

Dinner Conversations

October 24 / 7:00 – 9:00pm

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


October 25 / Noon – 1:30pm

A Closer Look / Martin Venezky

October 25 / 3:30 pm

Wrap Party

October 25 / 5:00 – 7:00pm

Design Equity Tournament

October 26 / 9:00am – 2:00pm

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


We are 6 short weeks away from the 5th BND DSGN and we’re looking forward to seeing you! Make sure to sign up for your workshops! They are filling up fast!

BND DSGN 2019 Panelist and MC @MOsleyWOtta speaks with the Bend Bulletin about his first year as BND, OR Creative Laureate.


“Living a Big Brave Life” advice from 2019 BND DSGN workshop leader @uberblond on her channel @sowehunt

BND DSGN Is thrilled to partner w/ @BendFilm kicking off the 2019 conference w/a free screening of the documentary Obey Giant!
Oct 23 / 7:30 pm
Tower Theater

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