Bringing the creative community together with an annual week-long series of events since 2009.

PHXDW is the largest event for creative professionals in Arizona, built for creative professionals and hosted by the nonprofit organization, AIGA Arizona. Each year, hundreds of designers, writers, photographers, makers, and other creative professionals gather to share their skills and rub shoulders with leaders in the industry. It’ll also leave you with a heavy dose of inspiration to re-energize your work.

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Why Attend?

The fun, inspiration, and learning doesn’t stop with PHXDW events consisting of meetups, workshops, talks, held by individual artists, creative companies, and organizations that serve the community.

This year’s events will offer the chance to learn from local professionals and design leaders, explore ways to make a difference, pay attention to your mental health, and see firsthand what’s coming next in the industry.


It’s time. Time to ditch the virtual backgrounds and muted mics and just Keep it REAL.

It’s time to tell it like it is. Let’s have those REAL conversations, celebrate what we create with our hands and our hearts and be authentic.

Face to face — IRL.

After nearly 3 years apart, we know this much is true: it’s the things we can touch and the connections we share that we cherish most.

Our Story

Phoenix Design Week was a grassroots effort created by designer Mark Dudlik in 2009. His passionate open letter to the community gained immediate interest and support, which led to the first large-scale effort in Arizona showcasing all the visual design disciplines in one local event.

Since then, Phoenix Design Week has grown to become the premier annual event presented by AIGA Arizona for our state’s creative community. See the story.

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