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.

Evocation x Design

Graphic Design
NYCxDESIGN Keynote on Graphic Design
Partnered with The One Club and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
→ Talk
→ May 18th, 5pm-6pm
→ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY
Inspired by Jenny Holzer: Light Line, on view at the Guggenheim Museum, NYCxDESIGN and the One Club have partnered to present Evocation x Design, featuring opening remarks by Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator, Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and two individual Keynote presentations by Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Design Army, and Nicholas Law, Chair, Accenture Song.
Design for Impact and Action, presented by Pum Lefebure
How will you use your creative abilities to foster impact and change? It’s a question worth pondering as we navigate through our interconnected society.
Join Pum Lefebure as she explores designers’ profound power to unite, communicate, and inspire action. Discover how every creative endeavor, from small projects to large campaigns, has the potential to leave a lasting impact on your community. 
Embark on a journey with Pum as she shares her own experiences showcasing how creative initiatives can rally support for local arts programs, challenge cultural norms, and pave the way for positive change no matter where you are.
Deep Simplicity, presented by Nicholas Law
Over the past 20 years, the average person has faced a growing complexity tax; their daily interactions with the world have grown more confusing.
While the internet has created infinite opportunities, it has also created chaos as people attempt to understand complex systems hiding behind opaque interfaces. What started as a promise of giving people more control has turned into a self-service environment that is baffling, time consuming, and particularly burdensome for disadvantaged communities.
How can design translate the potential of these systems into healthy human interactions. To help people understand and benefit from technology. To create possibility with simplicity.
Nicholas Law, Chair, Accenture Song
Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Design Army

Guggenheim Museum

Art x Design
→ Talk
→ May 16th, 4pm-6pm
→ Museum of Art and Design
Technology x Design
→ Talk
→ May 20th, 5pm-7:30pm
→ SVA Theatre
Product and Industrial Design
→ Talk
→ May 17th, 6pm-7pm
→ The Celeste Bartos Theater at the MoMA Cullman Education Building
Interior Design
→ Talk
→ May 22nd, 5pm-8pm
→ Samsung 83
Architecture x Design
→ Talk
→ May 21st, 5pm-7pm
→ The National September 11th Memorial Museum