Design Week

Mark your calendar for AIGA Wichita's first annual Design Week Oct 3rd - 11th.

Inspire. Learn. Socialize.
Design inspires us. It affects the way we learn, do business, and live within our city. Design brings people together in ways that can have an impact on our community long term. AIGA Wichita has organized Wichita Design Week as a way to reach out to our creative community as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public, and more. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the impact that all design has in the Wichita area.

Whether you come from the worlds of advertising, architecture, illustration, manufacturing or beyond, we invite you to join us October 3rd-11th. 


FRIDAY, OCT 3, 2014   |   5:30pm


Why hammers? When we restarted AIGA Wichita in 2010 we had a goal of building a creative community, and have had every speaker who has visited us since sign and/or design a hammer.

Come see all the hammers created by local creatives, have a drink and support our creative community on Friday, October 3rd. All hammers will be auctioned off to support the AIGA Wichita Design for Good programs.

Oeno Wine Bar  |  5:30-8:30pm


SATURDAY, OCT 4, 2014   |   11:00am

PAYTON KELLY | Creative Director, Boulevard Brewing Company

Payton Kelly from Boulevard will be sharing Boulevard’s design history and past product stories.

A beer tasting of 4 Boulevard beers will also be available.  The tasting will include; Boulevard Wheat, Boulevard Pale Ale, Tank 7, and Dark Truth.

The Hill Bar & Grill  |  11:00am


MONDAY, OCT 6, 2014   |   12pm


Join other creatives for lunch and discuss one of the three topics below. There are only 7 spots available for each topic. To register, click on the topic below to reserve your spot.

How can design impact our community?
This group will be meeting at Wine Dive at 12pm

How to turn a hobby into a business?
This group will be meeting at Public at 12pm

How to stay inspired?
This group will be meeting at Taste and See at 12pm

TICKETS:  Free Event  (Your lunch tab will be your responsibility.)


TUESDAY, OCT 7, 2014   |   6:30pm

CreativeRush 1st TUE Talk

Don't Be An Asshole a 1st TUE Talk
There’s a good chance that you've probably been an asshole at some point, everyone has... This 1st TUE Talk is all about the aspects of being a good client as well as being a good company, having clear communication or the repercussions of not, handling criticism and the tact or not, and stories of creative process.

Hear from featured panelists:
Bill Gardner (design), Richard Crowson (cartoonist), Hannah Scott (artist), & Kevin Wildt (artist).  |  Learn More

Open to the Public - Doors Open at 6:30p
Bob Schwan Studios LLC -- 111 Ellis St

FIREFLY - Vegan/Gluten Free food tastings will be available

TICKETS: Free Event


WEDNESDAY, OCT 8, 2014  |  12pm

PANEL PRESENTATION | The Impact of Design on Business and Culture.

Join us for lunch as our group of panelists discuss questions about the impact of design on business and culture.

Panelists Include:
Sonia Greteman  |  Greteman Group
Nicole Howerton  |  Howerton + White
Terri McCool  |  Koch Creative Group
Gina Loomis  |  SPANGENBERG PHILLIPS TICE Architecture

Eaton Venue  |  517 E Douglas Ave  |  Map



THURSDAY, OCT 9, 2014   |   6pm

MATT WEGERER | Whiskey Design

Matt Wegerer is the owner and creative director of Whiskey Design, a company that specializes in creating handcrafted, award-winning brands. Over the past five years, Whiskey’s client roster has included Alterra Bank, Boulevard Beer, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Fresh Air Farm, Pizza Hut and Twang Beer Salt.

Matt has won multiple National ADDY awards and received numerous judges' citations and “Best Of” awards from AIGA and ADDY throughout his career. His work has also been featured in PRINT, Communication Arts, HOW, Creativity Magazine, Design Work Life and Graphic Exchange.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas.

When not working — which isn't very often —  you will find Matt being yelled at by his two Husky dogs or annoying people with "Top Gun" trivia.

Garvey Center  |  250 W Douglas  |  Map

TICKETS:  Free for AIGA & AIA Members  |  $15 Non-Members


SATURDAY, OCT 11, 2014  |  10am


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SATURDAY, OCT 11, 2014  |  2pm

OBJECTIFIED | a Gary Hustwit film

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When & Where
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 - Sat, Oct 11, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Various Locations Around Wichita
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