Wichita Design Week

September 24 -29, 2018

Locations and times vary

Peka Kucha

Monday, September 24, 2018

Barleycorn's - 608 E. Douglas Avenue

5:30 pm - Presentations at 6:00 pm

Free admittance, Cash bar

Rapid fire presentation os 20 slides x 20 seconds on "Evolving Design" from the perspectives of interior, exhibit, and graphic designers, architects, videographers, and animators.


Product Runway

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas Avenue

Participant Check-in 5:00 pm - Cocktails & Appetizers - Runway 7:30 pm

Admittance varies $15 - $75 Get tickets

A design challenge with a twist! Product Runway puts teams of design professionals from multiple disciplines in a fashion design competition to design and create a garment or accessory out of standard architectural finish materials.


History of Wichita Architecture Panel

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Building Controls and Services, 1730 E Douglas Avenue

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Admittance $15 - $35 Get tickets

In conjunction with AIA Wichita, SMPS Wichita is hosting a History of Wichita Architecture Panel. Please join us to hear from some of our local experts about the architecture that shaped Wichita into the beautiful city it is today!


Emerge: 5 Rounds

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Peerless Bar, 919 E. Douglas Avenue

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free Admittance

Join us for a powerhouse panel discussion with four emerging designers on the ins and outs of working for an agency, studio, in-house or freelance career. Ringmaster and Emcee, Adrian Ornelas will take them through 5-Rounds of tough questioning to knock out the differences in career paths, how design is evolving, and what they are doing to evolve as designers. This event is part of Wichita Design Week 2018 and a national EMERGE week with multiple AIGA chapters participating. AIGA EMERGE: Tailored Experiences to Empower Emerging Designers.


The Experience Age of Creative Advertising

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU

6:30 pm

Admittance $10 Get tickets

Tomorrow’s marketing playbook is already written and the next generation of creators are already in the game. It’s time to stop blaming budgets, dreaming of fewer deliverables and idolizing traditional advertising. Instead, we must once again stare ideas in the face, accept social media as the game-changing opportunity it is, and make now, ask questions later.