SXSW Partners With Austin Design Week In Celebration of Austin’s Creative Community

Austin Design Week

SXSW has always been a place for designers, developers, and business leaders to come together to learn, share, and discuss what innovative thinkers are doing all over the world. From SXSW Eco's Place By Design to the SXSW Interactive Festival, every year we see the power of design to shape how we interact with our world.

That is why we’re excited to be the official media partner for the first Austin Design Week. Austin Design Week brings together local designers for a city-wide celebration of the innovative designers, artists, and entrepreneurs who contribute to Austin’s role as a hub for creativity and innovation.

From November 7–11, all of Austin is invited to explore the latest work from the many design firms and programs, from inspiring architecture and innovative interiors to collaborations among top visual and interactive designers and artists. Each day will explore the contributions and intersections of different design disciplines including interactive, visual, architecture, furniture, product, fashion, urban design, and more. Hosted at venues throughout the city, Austin Design Week will include five days of programming with events including talks, open studios, and evening parties.

Call for entries to this year’s Austin Design Week are being accepted through Thursday, September 15. To apply, visit

Design is an integral part of what drives Austin’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Austin Design Week provides a great opportunity to highlight the cutting-edge work being done in our creative sector. It’s time we connect more closely with the amazing designers in this city and take an opportunity to learn and engage with one another.

Photo courtesy of Austin Design Week

By Jordan Roberts