DESIGN:BIG

See the design behind us. Beneath us. Surrounding us. And ahead of us. See DFW DESIGN:BIG.

Willie Baronet’s intro. award video.

Jimmy Squires award intro. video

DB:Talks 2014 Recap.

BIG:Thanks!

Hey friends!

I want to take this chance to thank all of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, board members and volunteers for participating and fueling the inspiration behind Design:Big Week. We’ve already gotten some great feedback from those of you who were inspired by our speakers (our #1 goal!), and we want to continue to provide programming that does that and more.

Please email me at frances (at) aigadfw.org, with feedback, suggestions and ideas.

Best -
Frances Yllana
AIGA DFW Design:Big Week Chair
AIGA DFW / President

Check out our app! Save the web app to your homescreen or bookmark it in your browser! It works across all platforms.
Thanks to Octopoda Interactive for all the hard work on making this work!

Check out our app! Save the web app to your homescreen or bookmark it in your browser! It works across all platforms.

Thanks to Octopoda Interactive for all the hard work on making this work!

Monday-Friday6pm Reception/7:15pm Talks / 2625 Main St. Dallas TX
Each evening of Design:Big Week, we’ve asked 4 speakers to talk about their respective project or organization. At the end of the 4 talks, we ask each of the speakers to participate in a panel to show the correlations between each of their goals and missions. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how design, whether by practice, process or advocacy, can positively affect our communities and DFW as a whole.
Click here for more details.

Monday-Friday
6pm Reception/7:15pm Talks / 2625 Main St. Dallas TX

Each evening of Design:Big Week, we’ve asked 4 speakers to talk about their respective project or organization. At the end of the 4 talks, we ask each of the speakers to participate in a panel to show the correlations between each of their goals and missions. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how design, whether by practice, process or advocacy, can positively affect our communities and DFW as a whole.

Click here for more details.

We invite members, students, community and business leaders to come see where — and how — the magic happens. Each afternoon of Design:Big Week, two studios will open their doors, show their space and give a brief talk about the importance of design and their design process.
Participating companies/organizations include:
70kft
Switch Creative
Caliber Creative
Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Group 1200 (Funimation)
RBMM
Balcom Agency
MasonBaronet
The Starr Conspiracy
Schaefer Adverstising
Tours start promptly at 3pm. Attendance is free. But you must register to attend. Stay tuned for more information about tour options and locations.

We invite members, students, community and business leaders to come see where — and how — the magic happens. Each afternoon of Design:Big Week, two studios will open their doors, show their space and give a brief talk about the importance of design and their design process.

Participating companies/organizations include:

  • 70kft
  • Switch Creative
  • Caliber Creative
  • Dallas Entrepreneur Center
  • Group 1200 (Funimation)
  • RBMM
  • Balcom Agency
  • MasonBaronet
  • The Starr Conspiracy
  • Schaefer Adverstising

Tours start promptly at 3pm. Attendance is free. But you must register to attend. Stay tuned for more information about tour options and locations.

Thanks to our friends from Adobe for providing us with three great opportunities for learning:
Tuesday / September 24 / 2PM - 5PMCreative Cloud WorkshopWednesday / September 25 / 9AM - 11:30AMMuse WorkshopThursday / September 26 / 9AM - 11:30AMDPS SE Workshop
At each workshop, we’ll be giving away one 3 month Creative Cloud membership.
Location: 2625 Main St. Dallas TX
Click here to register. To register for individual workshops, click on the day the workshop will be held, and select the ticket for the workshop.

Thanks to our friends from Adobe for providing us with three great opportunities for learning:

Tuesday / September 24 / 2PM - 5PM
Creative Cloud Workshop

Wednesday / September 25 / 9AM - 11:30AM
Muse Workshop

Thursday / September 26 / 9AM - 11:30AM
DPS SE Workshop

At each workshop, we’ll be giving away one 3 month Creative Cloud membership.

Location: 2625 Main St. Dallas TX

Click here to register. To register for individual workshops, click on the day the workshop will be held, and select the ticket for the workshop.

It’s a party in our new digs. Mix and mingle with new and old friends at Common Desk in Deep Ellum. Stay tuned for more details.

It’s a party in our new digs. Mix and mingle with new and old friends at Common Desk in Deep Ellum. Stay tuned for more details.

AIGA DFW is looking for volunteers and committee members to help us put on an amazing week. Throw your head, heart and hands into the ring. Contact whitney [at] aigadfw.org to help out.

AIGA DFW is looking for volunteers and committee members to help us put on an amazing week. Throw your head, heart and hands into the ring. Contact whitney [at] aigadfw.org to help out.

The Fellow Award is the highest honor an AIGA chapter may bestow upon one of its members. This year, we are honored to present the Fellow Award to Willie Baronet and Jimmy Squires during the Fellow Award Celebration at the Charles & Dee Wyly Theater on October 5, 2013.
The AIGA Fellow Award honors senior-level members who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community, as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership, and reputation, as well as the practice of design, have equal consideration in measuring significant contribution.Buy your tickets here.

The Fellow Award is the highest honor an AIGA chapter may bestow upon one of its members. This year, we are honored to present the Fellow Award to Willie Baronet and Jimmy Squires during the Fellow Award Celebration at the Charles & Dee Wyly Theater on October 5, 2013.

The AIGA Fellow Award honors senior-level members who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community, as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership, and reputation, as well as the practice of design, have equal consideration in measuring significant contribution.

Buy your tickets here.

Brandon CastilloFounder Deep Ellum Outdoor Market & Deep Ellum P&G
Brandon Castillo creates events with the specific intention of connecting people. After starting the Deep Ellum Market, he learned that people naturally want to be around other people, and with his Deep Ellum Market and grocery, they’re interacting with each other in a public space, on the streets.
Brandon’s mission in life is to share his experiences around the world with his hometown. Growing up in Dallas, he was never satisfied with North Texas and thought that other places knew what they were doing. The Europhile in Brandon forced him to Spain, where he learned the life of an outdoor culture, whose weather is not unlike ours here in Dallas.


Brandon’s passion is to build a pedestrian friendly, walkable community comes from living in a country with multiple sidewalk cafes, public spaces, and community markets. All of which he’s determined to see in the place he grew up.

Brandon Castillo
Founder Deep Ellum Outdoor Market & Deep Ellum P&G

Brandon Castillo creates events with the specific intention of connecting people. After starting the Deep Ellum Market, he learned that people naturally want to be around other people, and with his Deep Ellum Market and grocery, they’re interacting with each other in a public space, on the streets.

Brandon’s mission in life is to share his experiences around the world with his hometown. Growing up in Dallas, he was never satisfied with North Texas and thought that other places knew what they were doing. The Europhile in Brandon forced him to Spain, where he learned the life of an outdoor culture, whose weather is not unlike ours here in Dallas.



Brandon’s passion is to build a pedestrian friendly, walkable community comes from living in a country with multiple sidewalk cafes, public spaces, and community markets. All of which he’s determined to see in the place he grew up.