Design Week Sacramento


Design Week Sacramento: Your Wednesday 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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9:30 AM:  Full Circle Press Open Studio
We're taking a field trip to Grass Valley to tour Full Circle Press, a family-run letterpress shop! Join us at Full Circle Press for a private tour of the shop and see the presses in action! Learn more about the history of letterpress and all the work that goes into the beautiful, timeless pieces that are truly a work of art. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Lunch hour

12 PM:  Prototyping your Designs at Sacramento Central Library
Overview of technology and hardware available at library branches for prototyping. Hands-on workshop on CAD and 3d printing. Design your print jobs at the library and queue them to the printers for pickup on a later date!


12 PM: Making your Print Interactive at The Urban Hive
Explore how to include interactive elements in your printed work, using InterApp’s technology. William Brown is a native of Sacramento and graduate of Sheldon High school. As captain of his wrestling team and an active wrestling coach, he has developed leadership and communication skills that helped win two championship league titles.

In the business world he has taken those same skills and applied them to building a dynamic and effective team that has helped numerous businesses across the region brand and market themselves by utilizing the products and services that his printing business, Full Color Business Cards & Flyers , can provide.

Bring your phone, laptop, a printed piece of your work and your imagination!


5 PM: Open House at Honey
Join us for an Open House and special Design Week Sacramento edition of Honey’s Wine Wednesday! Honey is opening their doors to connect, share experiences, and celebrate with the design community in Sacramento. Get to know the Honey team and join us for a Design Week happy hour at the Honey office where they’ll be pouring local wines and serving snacks. Doors open at 5:00 pm - bring your friends, your latest favorite thing to drink, your stories - or bring nothing at all.

The Student Experience

12 PM: What’s Next: Exploring your Future in Design @ Sacramento City College
Listen to a panel of educators and professionals discuss the different paths for design! Join us in the theatre at Sacramento City College for a panel that is geared towards high school students and anyone considering a path in design. Hear from faculty at Sacramento City College, Sierra College, Sacramento State and more! Stick around for a preview of the student show at Sacramento City College.

Meet the speakers!

  • John Forrest, Sacramento State

  • Marcy Wacker, Sierra College

  • Don Button, Sacramento City College

  • Craig Martinez, American River College

  • Christopher Terrazas, Director of Creative Services, 3fold Communications

  • Marielle Ednalino, Founder, Davis Girls Who Code Chapter, htm.elle

Moderated by Lauren Kelly Sheridan, Design & Development Technologist

6 PM: High School Student Exhibit & Mixer
Join Uptown Studios for an Open House and High School Student Exhibit! Start your night off with an Open House at Uptown Studios. They will also host a High School Student Exhibit and Mixer. Bar Baby Co. will serve hand-crafted non-alcoholic beverages. Local high schools, such as New Tech High School, will be exhibiting their design work. See what the future of design looks like.

Other events happening that night

POST-THINK: A fun event organized by AAF Sacramento Ad Cub! A post FREEThink event to get together with other industry professionals, relax, have some food and alcoholic beverages and play a few games. There will be random design challenges, team challenges, trivia and more - all with a non-profit theme. Get tickets!

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

Amanda Sanchez