Design Week Fort Wayne


Join us at Wunderkammer Company for the second annual Design Week Fort Wayne!

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MONDAY Graphic Design/Advertising

Learn how the visual arts, expert graphic design, and new marketing strategies converge
to inform how we consume media and advertising today.
All events at Wunderkammer company

1-1:45 p.m. | Monday, May 8
Talks: Brett Bloom, Co-Founder, Half Letter Press
2–2:45 p.m. | Monday, May 8
Talks: Angela Hicks,
Senior Inbound Professor at Hubspot
3–3:45 p.m. | Monday, May 8
Talks: Brian French,
Owner of French Paper Company
4–4:45 p.m. | Monday, May 8
Designer Showcase
5–5:45 p.m. | Monday, May 8
Talks: Stephanie Carpenter, Assistant Director at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
6–7 p.m. | Monday, May 8
Keynote: Stefan Sagmeister, designer and art director at Sagmeister & Walsh
7:30–10 p.m. | Monday, May 8
Networking: Artlink Drawn Together

TUESDAY R&D/Innovation

Find out what’s happening in the world of forward–thinking design-meets-tech, and how the
changing face of the industry is altering how we interact with reality—virtual,
augmented, and otherwise.
All events at Wunderkammer company

1–1:45 p.m. | Tuesday, May 9
Talks: Alisyn Malek,
Head of Innovation Pipeline at General Motors
2–2:45 p.m. | Tuesday, May 9
Talks: Michael E. Wever, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg
3–3:45 p.m. | Tuesday, May 9
Talks: Sue Ehinger, Chief Experience Officer, Parkview Health

4–4:45 p.m. | Tuesday, May 9
Talks: Heather Schoegler, President of Augustus Advisors, Inc.
5–5:45 p.m. | Tuesday, May 9
Investor Panel:
Cross Street Partners
Grant Schultz, North River Capital
Moderator: Hannah Stork, NEIRP
6–7 p.m. | Tuesday, May 9
Keynote: Nicholas Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine
7:30–10 p.m. | Tuesday, May 9
Networking: Start Fort Wayne

WEDNESDAY City Design/Urbanism

Discover what’s now and what’s next for our city and our communities, and what’s on the
horizon for the cities of the future.
All events at Wunderkammer company

1-1:45 p.m. | Wednesday, May 10
City Executive Panel:
Mayor James Brainard, Mayor of Carmel
Other panelists TBA
2–2:45 p.m. | Wednesday, May 10
Philanthropic Impact Panel:
Brian Payne, Central Indiana Community Foundation
Patti Hays, AWS Foundation
Deb Washler, Lincoln Foundation
Other panelists TBA
Moderator: Alison Gerardot,
Fort Wayne Community Foundation
4–4:45 p.m. | Wednesday, May 10
Talks: Melvin Henley, Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)
5-5:45 p.m. | Wednesday, May 10
Impact of Investment Panel:

Josh McManus, COO of Rock Ventures
Pete Eshelman, Joseph Decuis
Other panelists TBA

6–7 p.m. | Wednesday, May 10
Keynote: Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer of SXSW Interactive Conference
7:30–10 p.m. | Wednesday, May 10
Networking: CNU

THURSDAY Architecture/Interior Design

Join us as we hear from the top minds in the business and uncover the most current
concepts being used to design the spaces where we live and work.
All events at Wunderkammer company

1-1:45 p.m. | Thursday, May 11
Talks: Josh Mercer, Architecture and Design Manager at Knoll
4-4:45 p.m. | Thursday, May 11
Talks: Kimberly Smith, Senior Director Workplace Strategy at Knoll
5–5:45 p.m. | Thursday, May 11
Panel/Exhibit Columbus:
Panelists TBA
Moderators: Ball State Professors Janice Shimizu and Josh Coggeshall
6–7 p.m. | Thursday, May 11
Keynote: Margaret Cavenagh, Interiors Architect and Designer at Studio Gang
7:30–10 p.m. | Thursday, May 11

FRIDAY Style (Fashion/Beauty)

Polish your style savvy to a shine with lectures, tours, and informative programming
focused on the design process as it applies to fashion and beauty.
All events at Wunderkammer company

1–1:45 p.m. | Friday, May 12
Midwest Design Panel:
Panelists TBA
2–2:45 p.m. | Friday, May 12
Talks: Katie Driscoll, Founder and President of Changing the Face of Beauty
3–3:45 p.m. | Friday, May 12
Talks: Mark Tevis, Publisher, Daily Front Row
4–4:45 p.m. | Friday, May 12
Hoosier Ex-Pat Panel:
Emma Meyer, Dorothy Combs Models
Brett Golliff
Other panelists TBA
5–5:45 p.m. | Friday, May 12
Talks: Jessica Quirk, Blogger, “What I Wore”
6–7 p.m. | Friday, May 12
Keynote:  Kathleen Rowold, Professor and Director, The Sage Collection
7 p.m.–12 a.m. | Friday, May 12
Closing Party