NYCxDESIGN is driven by core values deeply rooted in community and creativity, always mindful of inclusivity, equality, diversity, sustainability, and regenerative design for the greater good of humanity.

Beyond its annual Festival, NYCxDESIGN’s year-round programming serves as a robust platform for the diverse spectrum of design talent found in New York City. 

Whether showcasing students, emerging designers, or highly decorated professionals across various design disciplines, our programs foster an environment for sharing, educating, learning, and uniting. The overarching aim is to address the pressing needs of our world with attention and care, inspiring the next generation to embrace design as a tool for solving problems and contributing positively to tomorrow’s challenges.

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Design and Careers: Leveling up in the Design Industry

May 23, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join IDSA NYC for an inspiring evening of design career advancement featuring speakers from various career levels. From those just starting to those who have been in the game for years, our panelists will share experiences, challenges, and tips for leveling up your skills and achieving success in the field.

Experience an electrifying fusion of talent and inspiration at City Tech’s Voorhees Theater! From rising design stars to seasoned senior designers and managers, we bring you an unforgettable evening featuring a powerhouse panel of NYC’s design community. Discover firsthand how these trailblazers have ascended in their careers, and immerse yourself in a dynamic generational dialogue.

On May 23rd at City Tech, join a panel featuring Adam Wrigley, Director at Athlon; Akinyemi Fapohunda, Senior Industrial Designer at Crestron Electronics; Sirisa Gauchan, Industrial Designer at BARK; Devon Covert, Junior Industrial Designer at Built NYC; and Twisha Shah, recent Parsons Graduate Student. These professionals will discuss their backgrounds and challenges they’ve faced while building their careers and share tips for skill improvement and success in the design field. Tati Ferrucio, Senior Industrial Designer at LIXIL Global Design, will moderate the conversation.

Doors open at 6 PM for refreshments, and the panel begins at 6:30 PM, followed by Q&A and continued networking.

Our partner, City Tech, is the designated college of technology within the City University of New York (CUNY), a national model for industry-aligned education and an engine of economic mobility, located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Founded in 1946, today City Tech offers 58 cutting-edge associate and baccalaureate degree programs spanning the technologies of art and design, architecture, biomedical informatics, business, teacher education, computer systems, engineering, entertainment, health care, hospitality, human services, legal studies, and the liberal arts and sciences. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American/Native American Pacific Island Serving Institution (AANAPISI), City Tech is committed to providing broad access to high-quality technological and professional education for a diverse urban population. To learn more, visit


May 23
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:




Brooklyn - DUMBO
Business Name
Industrial and Product Design


Voorhees Theater City Tech
186 Jay Street
Brooklyn, United States
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