Design Week Sacramento


Design Week Sacramento: Your Thursday Itinerary

Design Week is next week! Hooray! We’re here to help you navigate our jam-packed schedule. We are sharing the itinerary for each day so you can make the most of your week. We’ll also share other cool things happening around Sacramento during Design Week, and some of our favorite local spots.

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12 PM: Food Styling Workshop @ The Prickly Pear

Did you get your tickets for the food styling workshop? It’s sold out, but you can still join the waitlist!

Join us at the gorgeous Prickly Pear for this fun food styling workshop! Erin Alderson from Grove Haus will show us how to style our food like a pro! Grove Haus is a California based studio that captures the story of our food and farms through photography and videography. Erin Alderson, the owner of Grove Haus, has spent the past decade focusing on sharing the beauty and deliciousness of food through photography and recipes. Erin's work has been featured in numerous national publications, books, and on a range of food and lifestyle websites.

Thank you Erin for your generous donation towards this event so we could keep it free!

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3 PM: The Federalist Story @ Federalist Public House

Join Marvin Maldonado at Federalist Public House and hear about how this Sacramento hotspot came to be! Hear Marvin Maldonado, Architect, Interior Designer and Owner/Operator of Federalist and the new Neighborhood Pizzeria, share his story and the story Federalist. While researching event venues, our founder came across this Comstock's article about Marvin, and created this event after reading his story.

Thank you to Marvin Maldonado and the Federalist crew for getting on board and hosting us for this event!


5 PM: Bite of Design @ Canon

Hear from the chef, owner, and interior designers of Canon and learn about the complexities of designing a local food destination! Hear from the chef/owner/developer/interior designer of a restaurant and learn about the complexities of designing a food destination, as well as an opportunity to try some of the food. The event starts off with small bites, followed by a presentation and tour. Meet our speakers!

  • Clay Nutting, Owner, Canon

  • Ashley Rodseth, Creative Director, Honey

  • Emily Wilder and Kaila Niles, WOOL

Thank you to AIA Central Valley for sharing this event with us!

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6 PM: Design with Beer in Mind @ Yolo Brewing Co.

Love beer? Love design? Interested in designing for beer? This panel is for you! A panel with local designers exploring the different methods of designing with beer in mind. Hear from five local designers, Peter Work - General Manager at Yolo Brewing Co., and Chase Daley, Creative Director at Lucky Clover Packaging.

The event will start with a pop-up exhibit and we will have our special edition Design Week Sacramento crowlers, designed by our co-host for this event, Kilian McMann, and packaged by Lucky Clover Packaging!

Learn more about the speakers!

Kilian McMann, Great Raven Design Co: Kilian McMann (@kilianmcmanndesign) is the founder & creative director of @greatravendesignco, a one man creative studio specializing in edgy illustrations and hand crafted logos, primarily for the craft beer industry. When he's not designing, Kilian enjoys setting routes at his local climbing gym, playing DnD, and dressing up as a Viking for renaissance festivals. You can find more examples of his work at

Lily Therens, Graphic Designer, Lionakis: Lily is a designer, illustrator and independent maker based in midtown Sacramento. A UC Davis graduate who grew up in northern California without electricity, she now spends most days creating on a computer with her pug Stanley at her side. From mural design to creating enamel pins, Lily deems humor, hard work & humility central to her creative approach.

Emilee Rudd, Freelance Creative: Emilee Rudd is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative who believes that inspiration lies at the confluence of art and design. Whether it's branding, lettering, packaging, illustration, murals, or more—she’s excited for whatever creative challenge comes next! She's had the pleasure of working with a range of clients, events, and projects from hometown favorites like Sactown Magazine and Downtown Sacramento Partnership, to national and international collaborations with wonderful folks like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sunset Magazine, and Papyrus. In her free time, catch her sketching by the American River and feeling incredibly grateful for the good people, opportunities, and coffee that life has thrown her.

Hans Bennewitz, Art Director, VSP Global: Hans Bennewitz is a designer, occasional adjunct professor, doodler, Sac State alumni and wannabe musician. In between caffeine refills he expresses his affinity for intricate identity systems, rock&roll, rad illustrations, vintage type, comic books (ahem, graphic novels), Batman and Spider-man toy collectibles (ahem, action figures). He's had work recognized in HOW and Print magazine as well as multiple Logo Lounge publications and has done work for companies like Google, House of Blues, Ghirardelli, Asics, and CBS Sports. He’s also constantly trying to find a cure for sleep. You may think a fully grown man having the same hobbies as a teenage boy is a bit odd, but… well… it kind of is.

Moderated by:

Chase Daley, Art Director, Lucky Clover Packaging: Chase Daley is the Art Director at Lucky Clover Packaging, a materials supplier to the craft beverage industry. There, he’s helped establish an in-house art department, that works closely with international, national and local brands to ensure beverage labels are designed and approved in a way that stands out on retail shelves. Previously, Chase worked as a Production Artist for Custom Ink, an e-commerce retail company offering custom-designed t-shirts and marketing materials. He graduated from the College of Liberal Arts at University of Nevada, Reno with a dual degree in Digital Media and Advertising.

Chase Daley has spent nearly a decade in and out of the restaurant world, working as a chef and Sommelier, lending him extensive knowledge of beer, wine, and craft cocktails. With his partner Abbie, Chase started a new venture, Bar Baby Co., bringing their love of craft libations to the Sacramento scene. Bar Baby Co. provides a carefully curated craft beverage experience for public and private events, often sourcing local ingredients to better represent a regional/seasonal focus. They’ve converted an old, rusty horse trailer into a stunning mobile bar, rolling around all of Northern California slinging drinks.

Check them out on most social media platforms @barbabyco or their website at

Thank you to our Sponsors!


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4 PM: R Street Studio Tour

Join us for a peek into some of Sacramento's best and brightest design firms during our Studio Tours! Meet us to tour design firms along the R Street Corridor, then join us for special Design Week Sac libations at Bottle and Barlow!

Studio Information:

  • Lionakis

  • Williams + Paddon

  • HGA

  • Arthouse on R

  • Arch Nexus

5:30 PM: Creativity + Showcase at WAL

After the tour is over, pop into the Creativity+ Photographer Showcase! Creativity + Sacramento is hosting their second iteration of their showcase series, and this time they're featuring Sacramento area photographers! Our friend Wes Davis will take part in the showcase, along with other amazing photographers: Emily Abdinor, Ed Asmus, Francisco Chavira, Doug Cupid, Kevin Fiscus, Gordon Lazzarone, Tina Marie, Calvina Nuyhen, Raoul Ortega, Danielle Weast.

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While you’re scooting around downtown, check out our local murals! We partnered with Art of the Day Sac to offer a self-guided mural tour, so be sure to download a copy and take it with you!

Stay tuned for our final itinerary tomorrow! Have something to add? Send us an e-mail! Missed Wednesday’s itinerary? Have no fear - you can check it out here!

Amanda Sanchez