Fort Wayne is proud to host the second year of Design Week Fort Wayne May 8-12, 2017! Check again soon for additional details!
Brought to you by Wunderkammer Company
Exuberant. Diverse. Creative. This is Fort Wayne. We are a city that celebrates talent and inspires unique design. Through a weeklong showcase of fashion, architecture, urban planning, interior design, and graphic design, we recognize these industries as drivers behind our continued economic growth and cultural vibrancy. This is your exclusive opportunity to hear from regional and international experts, tour local design studios, and meet and greet at social mixers.
2016 keynote speakers
5:30–6:30 p.m. Indiana Tech Academic Center
1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Monday: Philip Fimmano
Director of the New York–based creative studio Edelkoort Inc., providing concept, color, and strategic consulting to companies in North and South America
Tuesday: Erin Loechner
A former Los Angeles art director and stylist, now renowned design speaker and founder of lifestyle blog Design for Mankind
Wednesday: Blaine Merker
Urban designer and landscape architect, head of team at Gehl Studio, and partner and co-founder of Rebar Art and Design Studio
Thursday: Barbara Bradley Baekgaard
Chief creative officer and co-founder of Vera Bradley, Fort Wayne’s own fashion and design phenomenon
Friday: Katherine Loflin, Ph.D.
A leading voice in placemaking and author of Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong