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.

Ode to NYC - 2020

New York City is making its mark as one of the most influential design capitals of the world. Housing the largest concentration of creative talent, design studios and firms than any other metropolitan area in the world, the city’s renowned cultural, arts and design scene continues to set the tone for the global creative community. New York City’s design landscape encompasses over 60,000 designers, nearly 8,000 design firms and over 1,000 museums, galleries, and worldrenowned institutions. The city also boasts 10 of the nation’s best design and architecture schools, graduating twice as many design and architecture students as anywhere else in the country.

The Tough New Yorker, The Tough Apple /
By Vincent Lin
New York Style /
By Dr. Carol Bentel
By Marie Burgos
Our apple /
By Rodolfo Agrella
New York: In Full Color /
Lori Weitzner
The Black Heart Thrives /
By Leyden Lewis Design Studio
New York Forever /
By Giona Maiarelli
Home Is Where the Heart Is / By Sara Bengur with Veronique Gambler
The Shade Store Loves NYC / The Shade Store
By Timothy Corrigan
The Face of the Female Design Council / By Lora Appleton
American Optimism /
By 2x4
By Harry Allen
By Manuel Miranda
By Alison Ros
By Milton De Paul
By Kelly Marshall
By Suzanne Tick
By Jon Santos

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