Seattle Design Festival

Design in Public’s flagship program, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) was founded in 2011 to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle, and to nurture relationships among designers, citizens, city leaders, and future-thinking business innovators.

Now in its 8th year, SDF is the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest, gathering 120+ partners and over 30,000 attendees to 80+ citywide events each September. Past Festival themes include: Beneath the Surface (SDF 2011), Design in Motion (SDF 2014), Design for Equity (SDF 2015), and POWER (SDF 2017). 


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