Design Week Sacramento


Design Week Sacramento: Your Tuesday 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.

Staying in Sacramento

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Lunch hour

11 AM:  Creativity, Cannabis and CBD at Fitsom Studios
Curious about the benefits the cannabis industry plays on designers? Check out this panel discussion on Creativity, Cannabis and CBD. Five local designers and creatives will share the benefits that the cannabis industry has on their lives, both on personal and professional levels. Stick around after the panel for a pop-up shop!

Moderated by Amanda Sebastiani

Thank you to Carol Heard and Fitsom Studios for partnering with us on this event!


12 PM: Designing for Vulnerable Communities @ Verge Center of the Arts
Join graphic designer, illustrator and activist, Adriana Arriaga, in exploring different ways to design for vulnerable communities. Adriana Arriaga is an activist, artist, and designer whose work reflects her culture, community, and personal experiences. Arriaga shares her work in different environments such as art shows, the public, and online. Arriaga’s work is mostly colorful vector illustrations that are based off of photographs she takes herself or personal drawings. She studied Design and Mexican-American Studies at San Jose State University and is finishing her Master of Fine Arts in Design at the University of California, Davis. After graduating she hopes to create a space where Creators of Color can come together and create for social good in their communities.

Thank you to Adriana Arriaga and Verge Center for the Arts for partnering with us on this event!


4 PM: Downtown Studio Tour
Join us for a peek into some of Sacramento's best and brightest design firms during our Studio Tours! Meet us at Position Interactive for a guided tour of their brand new space! Your group will then take a short walk over to tour the EMRL offices.

Thank you to Position Interactive and EMRL for opening up their studios for this event!

6 PM: California Groundbreakers Pop-Up Panel: How Civic Tech & Design Make Government Policy More Appealing
A “Policy and a Pint” discussion on design and technology, and how government agencies can better use them to craft messages that grab citizens’ eyeballs and gets their full civic engagement. From civic-tech apps and user interface to social media and marketing messages, we’ll talk to designers and government officials about how these two groups can work together to get the word out in visually-appealing ways.

This discussion is a good one for designers looking to work with public-sector clients, and for government officials in charge of communicating important messages to their constituents, but it’s open to everyone who’s interested in how California government is (and should be) using civic tech and design to reach out to us with their news, announcements and messages.

* Kara Primm, graphic designer at Uptown Studios in Sacramento
* Zach Quaintance, staff writer for Government Technology
* Jon Robinson, deputy city manager for West Sacramento
* Jesse Taggert, director of research and design at Truss in San Francisco, and former director of design at California Child Welfare Digital Services
* Amy Williams, president-elect of the California Association of Public Information Officials, and chief of staff for Sacramento’s City Manager

Thank you to California Groundbreakers for sharing this event with us, and thank you to Position Interactive for hosting us!

While you’re downtown, be sure to check our friends at Shelf - they have an awesome curated collection of local goods!

And you can also stop at Bailarin’s new tasting room and Rushstaller for a tasty beverage before the tour or the pop-up panel!

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

Amanda Sanchez