We design something new every day, all year long, here at Designsensory. For one week, we’re able to join the larger creative class of students and professionals to celebrate design on a collective level. The AIGA Knoxville Design Week gives our team an opportunity to broaden conversations, share inspirations, educate students and recognize design leaders in our community.

Here are some highlights of the week that celebrated 100 years of AIGA and design, with workshops, studio tours, awards and parties. 

"AIGA Knoxville Gives Back" Art Opening

AIGA Knoxville collected art from local elementary school students and displayed it within Remedy Coffee, marking each piece for sale. Money raised went to a local underprivileged school for art supplies. A website dedicated to raising funds was also developed.

President’s Award Ceremony

The AIGA President’s Award was given to legendary Knoxville designer David Gilbert, program coordinator for communication graphics technology at Pellissippi State Community College.

Trivia Night

Quiz Night—open to design students from all Knoxville colleges and universities, Maryville College and Carson Newman—was insightful and entertaining.

Studio Tours

Studio tours gave graphic design students a firsthand look at day-to-day operations of design studios, agencies and printers.

Meredith Bullock Hand Lettering Workshop

Meredith Bullock, renowned artist from Nashville, shared instruction on hand lettering and the transformation of analog art skills into digital art. 

Views Of Creating: Powered by PechaKucha 20x20

A multitude of speakers shared creative endeavors, using the PechaKucha format of 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. Speakers included Holly Hambright, Nick Hollensbe, 47 Media, William Mahaffey, Bruce Cole, Paul Seylor, Sara Pattison, Studio 4, and more.

Celebrating 25 Years of Robin Easter Design

The AIGA Knoxville Design Week concluded by celebrating 25 years of Robin Easter Design with a street party.