Design Week HNL

Design Week HNL

Design Week HNL is an inspirational weeklong event showcasing, advancing and celebrating the professional practice and value of design statewide. The event will spotlight Hawai‘i’s design community in Our Kaka‘ako for six days, culminating in an awards show onboard the historic Battleship Missouri.

See schedule below.


Individual Event Tickets

  • $30 for non-members via Eventbrite or $35 at the door (unless otherwise noted below) 
  • $15 for members* via Eventbrite or $20 at the door (unless otherwise noted below)

Design Week Passes (must be purchased by October 20, 2013 via EventBrite)
Good for all paid Design Week Events from Monday, October 21 - Friday, October 25. Excludes the Hawaii's 5-O Design Award Show.

  • $90 for non-members
  • $45 for members*

*Members, please check your inboxes for your access codes for your special rates. Click on "Enter Promotional Code" above to purchase your tickets.

Become a member to take advantage of lower member prices. 

For more information, please visit the AIGA Honolulu Chapter website.

Design Week Schedule:

MONDAY, 10/21 

Adobe Workshop: The Creative Cloud - $15 for members, $30 for non-members
5:30–7:30pm, Refreshments at 5:00pm
DWHNL Headquarters  (445 Cooke Street)

Learn what’s new in your favorite design apps, how to streamline your workflow and how to bring your designs to new life with Adobe Creative Cloud.

TUESDAY, 10/22

Design Symposium - $15 for members, $30 for non-members
3:00–5:00pm (5-10 min presentations, 15 min break, Q+A)
DWHNL Headquarters

Five local creatives in a series of Pecha Kucha-style presentations based on the theme of “Hawai‘i Design” followed by a Q+A panel discussion.


Studio Open House - Free
5:30pm start
At various design studios across town

Design studios will open their doors for an opportunity to see their creative environments, learn about their work, get insider info on their design processes and network with their professional staff.



Hawaii Design Showcase - $15 for members, $30 for non-members
DWHNL Headquarters

Get the first-ever sneak peek of all the entries for this year’s “Hawaii’s 5-O” Design Competition prior to the winners being announced at the award show.



Designer Dialogue with Joseph Duffy (Duffy & Partners, Minneapolis) - $15 for members, $30 for non-members
DWHNL Headquarters

2013 “Hawaii’s 5-O” Design Competition Judge Joseph Duffy, of the award-winning Duffy & Partners in Minneapolis, will lead an inspirational presentation showcasing his work, lessons learned and some tricks of the trade.


FRIDAY, 10/25 

“BYOBook” Mixer - Free
R/D (691 Auahi Street)

Pick a book from your shelf to use as a conversation starter among fellow design enthusiasts in a mixer event and participate in the Shutterstock Napkin Sketch Contest for a chance to win a prize package from Shutterstock valued at $350.



2013 "Hawaii’s 5-O" Design Award Show
Battleship Missouri Memorial (63 Cowpens Street)

Join the state’s design community and related professions in celebration of good design in Hawai‘i. This event is historically AIGA Honolulu Chapter’s biggest and longest-running design event. Tickets must be purchased by 10/11 to attend. 

For tickets to this event, visit

When & Where
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 - Fri, Oct 25, 2013 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM HST
DWHNL Headquarters in Our Kaka‘ako
445 Cooke St
Honolulu, HI 96813