OCTOBER 2–8, 2023

Week of Events Statewide


OCTOBER 7–8, 2023

PHXDW Conference

Phoenix Art Museum

2023 marks the momentous 15th anniversary of Phoenix Design Week, bringing together a mosaic of creatives from across the 15 counties of Arizona and beyond to UNITE in their shared passion for design. With the vibrant and welcoming vibe for which we’re known, PHXDW showcases the power of creativity, fosters collaboration, and inspires us to create something greater together.


Phoenix Design Week (PHXDW) is a week-long celebration of design organized by AIGA Arizona to unite our state’s design community and provide a forum for sharing best practices, gaining fresh inspiration, and showcasing exceptional work.


2023 Event Schedule


This year’s Phoenix Design Week runs from October 2-8, 2023. The week will launch with community-presented events statewide (listed below) leading up to a pre-conference welcome at Phoenix Art Museum for conference ticketholders on the evening of Friday, October 6, followed by the main event — the two-day PHXDW UNITE Conference on Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8.

Monday 10/2

Designing for Profit with Matt Adams Register

Calligraphy Boot Camp: Part 1 with Alison King at Grand Canyon University, includes two sessions on 10/2 and 10/9 Register

Drink & Draw: West Side hosted by Charith Denson at Easy Tiger

Tuesday 10/3

Get the Gig Hiring Panel
Hosted at LAVIDGE Register

Letterpress Workshop hosted by Nancy Hill at Hazel & Violet Register

Coptic Bookbinding hosted by Diana Calderon at Megaphone PHX Register

Wednesday 10/4

Creative Sips In-House Happy Hour at SALT Tacos y Tequila, Glendale Register

Figma 101: The Fundamentals
Day one of a two-part workshop with Soundharya Muthukrishnan at ASU Polytechnic Campus (Mesa) Register

Downtown Doodles Tucson at Borderlands Brewing Register

Thursday 10/5

Tiny Tips, Tricks and Tools with Erica Brooks, Virtual Register

Figma Advanced: Mastering Figma
Day 2 of a two-part workshop at ASU Polytechnic Campus (Mesa) Register

Design & Fine Art Unite with Julie Bonner at The Tucson Gallery Register

Flagstaff Creative Mixer at Mother Road Brewing Company Register

Letterpress Workshop with Nancy Hill at Hazel & Violet Register

Relief Printmaking hosted by Diana Calderon at Megaphone PHX Register

Unflubbify Your Advertising with Sara Rosinsky at Highnoon Register

Life is a Design Project with Lindsay Kinkade & Casey Francis Register

Friday 10/6

Creative Mornings Phoenix with Stacy Fischer on the global topic "Endurance" Register

Coffee with Creatives with Ashley LaRae Sampson Register

PHXDW Pre-Conference Reception & Downtown Doodles First Friday Urban Sketch Walk Register

(Re)Telling Tucson's Story with The Soapbox and Creative Mornings Tucson Register

Saturday 10/7

PHXDW Unite Conference:
Day One

Phoenix Art Museum
Tickets & Info

Sunday 10/8

PHXDW Unite Conference:
Day Two
Phoenix Art Museum
Tickets & Info

Monday 10/9

Calligraphy Boot Camp: Part 2 with Alison King at Grand Canyon University Register

Indigenous People's Day
Phoenix Fest
Learn More


Conference Speakers


Just a few of the dozens of speakers you'll hear from at the PHXDW Conference — check out all the bios and session descriptions now!

Nakita Pope


Chief Chick & Principal Brand Strategist

Branding Chicks

Scott Biersacj


Designer, Lettering Artist, Type Designer

You Bring Fire

Safwat Saleem


Graphic Designer, Multidisciplinary Artist


Amy Robinson


Boss Fox & Founder

Tiny Fox Creative



Content Strategist & Author


Mack Garrison Photo


Co-Founder & Director of Content


Roberta Hall Photo


Artist, Activist & Hell-Raiser

Happy Impulse

Carissa Potter Photo


Visual Artist



PHXDW 2022 Highlights


Some highlights of PHXDW 2022 to help get you pumped! See more from past years

Montage of images from PHXDW 2022
Montage of photos from PHXDW 2022


AIGA Arizona and the community are committed to helping you start your career and PHXDW is no better place! In addition to a 50% discount on tickets, select students may be eligible for sponsorship from a generous supporter.

Submit a Community Event

So much more than the 2-day conference, PHXDW is a weeklong canvas for the entire creative community throughout Arizona. Already hosting or developing a creative-focused event during October 2-8? Get it on our calendar!

Convince Your Boss

Hoping that your company will help you attend PHXDW? We've got you! Our Convince Your Boss Kit gives you the tools to make your case and get your boss on board with this worthwhile investment in your creative talents.

Become a Sponsor

Bottom line: an event of this caliber at such reasonable ticket prices simply would not happen without the generous monetary and in-kind contributions of our sponsors and partners. Year after year, we've been incredibly honored that dedicated companies and individuals who want to demonstrate their commitment to Arizona's design community come forward to stand behind Phoenix Design Week. Sponsor tiers are available to suit any budget, starting at $150 all the way up to the prestigious Title Sponsor. Interested in having your name, products or services highlighted to our audience? We'd love to partner with you.