Other Design Week Events

AIGA Alaska is excited to host several events during Design Week this year. See below for descriptions, dates and times. Get tickets for Design Week events at anchoragedesignweek.org. Artwork by Anchorage Museum.

Emerging Designer Showcase

Monday-Sunday, Sept. 10-16 // 9am – 6 pm
Anchorage Museum // 625 C Street
FREE, included with admission

Open to all experience levels and design disciplines, this temporary showcase highlights sixteen local designers work produced early in their careers. The Emerging Designer Showcase is a collaborative project between AIGA Alaska, Alaska Design Forum and the Anchorage Museum as part of Anchorage Design Week 2018.

AIGA Women Lead Talk

Friday, September 14, 2018 // 4 – 6 pm
Anchorage Museum // 625 C Street
FREE, open to the public

Join us for a series of TED-style talks celebrating the success of female design leaders in Anchorage. Each short but powerful presentation will focus on addressing the gender disparity and vital discourse facing professional women—while empowering and celebrating our local community. Hosted by AIGA Alaska and part of the AIGA Women Lead initiative.

Confirmed presenters:

Monica Lowman // President, AIGA Alaska
Erin Hamilton // Creative Director, Erin Hamilton Design
Kir Moore // Creative Director, Kir Moore Design
Löki Gale Tobin // Annual Giving Manager, Anchorage Museum
Maeve Nevins-Lavtar // Senior Park Planner, Anchorage Parks & Recreation
Julie Decker // Museum Director and CEO, Anchorage Museum
Jenna Foreman // Geophysicist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Hollis Mickey // Director of Learning and Engagement, Anchorage Museum
Tiffany Tutiakoff // President and CEO, Northwest Strategies

DIY Design Workshop: Ski Graphics

Saturday, September 15, 2018 // 10 m – 1 pm
Anchorage Museum // 625 C Street
$50, open to the public

Learn the history of ski design from local ski enthusiasts and the basics of graphic design from industry professionals, then use your newfound knowledge to apply DIY ski graphics on a set you keep as art. Presenters include Alex France, AIGA Alaska; Gemma Amorelli, Triangle Shirts Alaska; Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, Municipality of Anchorage and former competitive freeskier; and Karen Larsen, Creative Space. Hosted by AIGA Alaska. $50, registration required. Materials and instruction provided.

Appropriation vs. Appreciation Roundtable

Sunday, September 16, 2018 // 3:30 – 5 pm
Anchorage Museum // 625 C Street
FREE, open to the public

How do we maintain the integrity of Alaska Native art in a design ecosystem that frequently requires non-Native designers to produce Alaska Native design elements? AIGA and the Anchorage Museum host an open roundtable to discuss design equity and inclusion, challenge expectations of diversity, and advance conversations about cultural resilience in our community.


Holly Nordlum // Artist and Graphic Designer, Naniq Design
Allison Warden // Artist, Rapper, Traditional Practitioner
Aaron Leggett // Curator of Alaska History and Culture, Anchorage Museum
Tiffany Tutiakoff // President and CEO, Northwest Strategies
Thomas Chung // Assistant Professor of Art, University of Alaska Anchorage

When & Where
Mon, Sep 10, 2018 - Sun, Sep 16, 2018 12:59 AM - 12:00 AM
Anchorage Museum
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501