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.

Behind the Design: What’s in your hand?

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Join us for a conversation & live demo with Creative Director Alexander-John featured on HBO Max "The Hype," join us for a conversation & live demo with Creative Director Alexander-John whose credits include SAKS, Puma, Roc Nation, WWE, Netflix & more.

Design the life you want: Risk, reward, and reinvention

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Join us for a candid and transformative evening with Karleen Roy, creator and Founder of The Vanity Group, as we close out NYCxDESIGN Festival, New York City’s official celebration of design. This intimate affair will include a fireside chat with Roy and art curator and writer Kimberly Drew as they unlock the tools to become the main character of your life by exploring the themes of risk, reward, and reinvention.

Music by DJ PeeWee.