Phoenix Design Week is a week-long celebration of design that unites the local design community and provides a forum for sharing best practices, showcasing outstanding work, and gaining inspiration.
Method + Madness is the main event during Phoenix Design Week. It’s a two day grassroots conference organized by community volunteers for fellow designers, illustrators, writers, and UX professionals. Method + Madness brings together world-class speakers and local experts for two full days of actionable insights, hands-on education, and fire-fueling inspiration.
HOW IT BEGAN
Phoenix Design Week was a grassroots effort created in 2009 by designer Mark Dudlik. His passionate open letter to the community gained immediate interest and support, which led to the first large-scale effort showcasing all the visual design disciplines in one local event.
For five years, Phoenix Design Week was run by Lost Creature with assistance from AIGA Arizona. In 2014, AIGA AZ assumed responsibility for organizing the event, with AIGA AZ and Lost Creature board members providing support and advice.