Posts By: Dawn Zidonis

June is Pride Month: All in This Together

This years PrideSF theme is “All in This Together”. While the Official Pride Parade will not take place this year due to the pandemic, PrideSF has many other events throughout the month! Below is a quick run-through or visit the Official SF Pride Website for details. #SFPRIDE51 PRIDE MOVIE NIGHTS Join for the first-ever SF

Indigenous Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that this design festival is taking place throughout the unceded territory of California home to nearly 200 tribal nations. As we begin this event, we acknowledge and honor the original inhabitants of our various regions. On these lands colonizers committed genocide, ethnic cleansing, stole land, and forced the removal of the original inhabitants.

Remembering August de los Reyes: Visionary and Inclusive Design Pioneer

“When I see good design, I see a love story” The Bay Area and International Design community mourn the loss of visionary and inclusive design pioneer, August de los Reyes who passed away December 21st, 2020 at the age of 50 due to complications from Covid. He was a champion for design that is meaningful,

SF Design Week is coming but it is NOT business as usual

San Francisco Design Week stands with our Black colleagues and community who are facing and overcoming challenges during this time. Collectively, we need to do better and take action to help our fellow citizens who face social injustice. While we don’t have the answers, we realize we have an opportunity: at its core, San Francisco

Celebrating 50 Years of Gay Pride: Art on Market Street Poster Series

Art on Market Street Poster Series Highlights and Explore Queer Culture for San Francisco’s 50th Anniversary of Gay Pride Installed on Market Street, SF | June–August, 2020 | By Win Mixter VIEW ENTIRE GALLERY OF POSTERS Win Mixter Continues the San Francisco Arts Commission’s ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Gay Pride’ themed Art on Market Street

Imagination Space: Virtual Experience by Roblox

Imagine a place where designers from all over the world can come together to meet, collaborate, and connect. The Roblox Design team has partnered with SF Design Week to create an immersive experience specifically for San Francisco Design Week. This virtual environment is a destination where attendees can come together, celebrate and discuss the newest

Handshake: A way to connect with humans around the world

We asked for submissions from the community for projects that fill the void of what we’ll be missing most this year during San Francisco Design Week: Human connection. Swissnex SF answered the call by sharing with us their project: HANDSHAKE Shake hands with us and share some digital intimacy through this unique online experience. As VR Tours

ReVision, created by, is a multi-user immersive design visualization system for designers to produce a compelling visual representation of their designs that can be experienced by multiple users in person or remotely, using a Desktop or a Virtual Reality headset. be showcasing VR experiences during SFDW created by the Bay Area community including

Virtual Studio Crawls: Schedule at a Glance

With the pandemic and shelter in place cramping our collective need to hop from one studio to the next this year, we’ve had to get a little creative. The Studio Crawls will take place in a livestreaming format with each studio having 30 minutes to give attendees a little reprieve from all the daytime panel

Our New Culture of Sharing during SF Design Week: Braindate

During San Francisco Design Week you want to meet interesting people, learn about new things and exchange ideas. But how do you spark those meaningful conversations? It all starts with a braindate. Virtual braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you can browse and book with others on the Braindate platform. Whether one-on-one or in small groups,

Announcing SF Design Week 2020: Virtual Festival

San Francisco Design Week will take place June 15th-25th, 2020 as the worlds first city and region to announce transitioning to an entirely Virtual Design Week. These are challenging times and designers in the Bay Area are rising to the challenge, after all this is the birthplace of the future. With the challenges we all

SF Design Week 2020 Dates Announced

Save the date! The 14th Edition of San Francisco Design Week will take place June 16th–25th, 2020. SFDW is an essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future. Now a global phenomenon, San Francisco’s international success is born

2019 Design Hub Installations, Exhibits and Opening Night!

SF Design Week kicks off this Thursday and we have amazing installations, exhibits and an Opening Night Party on the Waterfront at Pier 27! Attend Opening Night Party on the Waterfront Thursday June 20 Join thousands of designers and creatives to celebrate, have a drink AND see the installations as we converge on the pier

San Francisco Design Week Welcomes Dezeen as a 2019 Media Partner

San Francisco Design Week (SF Design Week) is excited to announce its media partnership with Dezeen, the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, with an audience of 2.5 million unique visitors each month. Every day, Dezeen’s award-winning editorial team publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors and design projects

Get PUMPED. Official Calendar Launch Weds. May 15!!!

We’ll be publishing our Full Calendar of Events on May 15th, 2016 and we couldn’t be more excited about this years offerings!!! Mark your calendars, set your alerts, ask Siri to remind you because the most popular events are sure to sell out within hours of the launch! Check out the video below to get

Opening Night Early Bird Tickets Released!

While we’re still lining up entertainment, artists, vendors and exhibitors, so we’re offering Early Bird Registration for a limited time. As we start adding our highlights and line-up ticket prices will go up for this fundraiser so don’t wait, get your access to the largest design party in the Bay Area! Kick-off of SF Design

Call for Proposals are now closed: 2019

Call for 2019 Proposals has officially closed! We’re finalizing the calendar and notifying applicants of their acceptance as we turn the corner to focus on preparations for Opening Night and the week long festival of all things design! We received a record number of proposals this year, so we’re still in the process of notifying

International Design Weeks: September Edition

This month things are kicking into gear with a few of our favorite international design weeks! If you are traveling around the globe in one of these regions (for work or for pleasure), be sure to pop in and check out a few events. Dawn Zidonis, Executive Director of San Francisco Design Week and Vice

Going from Working Freelance to In-House

It’s been a wild ride, right? Living the super-casual freelance lifestyle, doing everything on your own terms, making your own hours and working in your own pajamas – no commitment or real obligations to a company except for delivering the goods on time. It’s kind of like dating until finding the right person to settle

Opening Night Reception: Early early bird tickets now on sale!

Get in now while the price is such a steal. Prices go up in a few weeks as we announce music performances and special exhibits. We’re taking over the entire cruise terminal including both floors for the most epic kick-off night yet! SF Design week kicks off with the opening night reception on June 14th.

Italian Day of Design: March 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Italy’s Foreign Office and the Triennale Design Museum of Milan Celebrate “Italian Design Day” on March 2, 2017 San Francisco, February 22 – A worldwide celebration of Italian design will virtually connect one hundred cities with a major initiative conceived by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Triennale Design Museum entitled

Dutch Design Week 2016: The making of

Dutch Design Week takes place October 22–30th, 2016. You’re invited to join our friends in the Netherlands to experience the making of what lies ahead. Let’s celebrate design at its best: marvel at the very latest, discover how it’s made and join the people that make a difference. Upon its 15th anniversary Dutch Design Week

SFDW Community Proposals COVID Update

Community Hosts who have already been accepted or are awaiting approval, we’ve put together a quick FAQ below! We’ve recently made the decision to pivot due to the current circumstances around COVID19 and take the festival online as the world’s first city and region hosting a Virtual Design Week. This is an opportunity to come