Design Festivals & Events Happening in October 2018

Design Festivals & Events Happening in October 2018

Creativity is infinite, devoid of a starting and an ending point. So are the creative design festivals and workshops. In this coming month of October, gear up for some crazy design intake, set your mind free, let creativity sink in and shape your design thoughts into valuable wonders.

October 3-6
Mumbai, India

Design of Signage Systems

Signages are vital in informing, guiding and directing the public. With technology developing, new techniques are being used to make the signages aesthetically appealing and also economically viable. Attend this workshop, Design of Signage Systems and gain holistic information about signage design, manufacturing and fabrication and be a part of lectures and discussions on the same.

Venue: IDC, IIT Bombay

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October 4-6
Bangalore, India

International Conference on User Experience Design

A not-for profit venture, UXINDIA is built by, built for, and sustained by its growing community of designers, enthusiasts, influencers from business, education, and governance. UXINDIA is presenting an opportunity for 3 days of inspiration, education and skills development for user experience designers, UX leaders, visual designers, user researchers, front end designers, program managers, start-up founders and design students at the International conference taking place in Bangalore. Hear out the top global leaders of the industry and get some hands-on experience through workshops.

Venue: ITC Gardenia, Bangalore

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October 6-14

Life of Changpa Nomads Photography Tour

Ladakh: Life of Changpa Nomads Photography Tour is a unique photography experience that is crafted and led by the triad of a local expert who is a part of the nomad community and two of the finest travel photographers in India. Enjoy the beauty of nature by staying in camps alongside the locals amidst the serene landscapes of the Himalayas and breathing in fresh and pure air. Capture the life on the mountains through your lens taking memories back home to be cherished as treasure down the years.

To Join Contact: Arun at 9880006460
Or Email at

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October 7
Maharashtra, India

Workshop on Dot Painted Jewellery

Join the Dot Painted jewellery workshop to learn the meditative and therapeutic Australian aboriginal art form and paint your own handmade jewellery for this Navratri. Create pendants, earrings and bracelets, take them home and deck yourself up for the festive attire.

Venue: Kalakar Bhavis Art Studio, Shani Mandir Rd, Godrej Hill, Khadakpada, Kalyan, Maharashtra

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October 13
Jalandhar, India

October 21
Chandigarh, India

Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy

Get ready to be swamped in with the secrets of professional calligraphy. Register yourself for the Pointed Pen Calligraphy workshop and know the tips and tricks that professional calligraphers use to make their work look smooth, balanced and consistent- all while sipping some delicious drinks and filling your tummy with sumptuous food. Get ready for a day of fun, meeting new people, making friends and learning the calligraphy skills.

Venue for Oct. 13: Chatterbox, 803 Model Town Road, New Jawahar Nagar, Jalandhar

Venue for Oct. 21: The Back Room, SCO 165-167, Sector- 34A, Chandigarh

More details for Oct. 13 here

More details for Oct. 21 here

October 18-27

Iceland Photography Tour – Landscapes & Northern Lights

Iceland Photography Tour is a specially designed tour to cover the best of everything that Iceland has to offer. Experience the joy of watching and photographing the dazzling night skies that glow with the northern lights by joining this tour group. Mentored by well-known travel and landscape photographers, grab this opportunity to polish your photography skills while capturing some of the most beautiful views of the world and.

To Join Contact: Arun/ Shreeram at 9880006460/ 97400 83260
Or Email at

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October 23-27
Ahmedabad, India

ALPAVIRAMA: Asian Short & Documentary Film Festival

Aplavirama is a five-day film festival organised by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad  providing a platform for the exhibition of short films – especially those given life by the under-30 youth, in these disparate yet uniquely alike lands of Asia. Alpavirama 2018, in its fourth edition is looking forward to celebrate the vibrant Asian spirit and the diverse yet converging flavours of Asian Cinema in all its short form glory.

Venue: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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October 4-7

Istanbul Design Week

A week dedicated to design with mutual benefits for designers to project their designs and for companies or buyers to be exposed to the best before setting up and developing their business, Istanbul Design Week is open to be visited from the 4th to the 7th of October, 2018. Visit some of the best design exhibits, be a part of the conferences, hear eminent speakers' thoughts and take on the design world of today and enjoy the parties at various design events.

Venue: Old Hat Factory, Istanbul

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October 5-7

Bangkok International Typographic Symposium 2018 (BITS 8)

BITS 8, the only Typographic & Type Design Festival in South East Asia is now happening on the beach. Block your dates from 5th to 7th October, pack your sunglasses, sunscreen, shorts and tees and gear up for a fun and design-filled  beachy weekend. Meet some of the coolest graphic designers and up your game of graphic designing!

Venue: Inter Continental Hua Hin Resort, Thailand

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October 7-15

Venice Design Week

With the goal of enriching the relationship between design, arts and crafts, Venice Design Week is now in its 8th year of successful operations feeding both, the locals' and the tourists' architectural and design appetite. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to take part in exhibitions, competitions, and special events.

Venue: Venice, Italy

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October 10-13

Salone del Mobile

Maintaining a relationship and ongoing dialogue with its own public, Salone del Mobile.Milano is back with its 14th edition to the capital city of Moscow showcasing home furnishings, lighting systems, kitchens, offices, accessories, bathrooms and textiles. With an increasingly keen interest in quality products portrayed by the Russian market, the festival this year has 280 companies exhibiting and more than 30,000 visitors expected.

Venue: Crocus Expo-2, Moscow

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October 10-14
Mexico City

Design Week Mexico

Providing a common platform to professionals from the cultural, educational, commercial and institutional spheres of the country to Mexico to gather and participate under one roof, this year the tenth edition of Design Week Mexico is representing Mexico City as the World Capital of Design under the theme of Socially Responsible Design. Merging in architecture and design with urbanism, the design week aims at introducing the public to the concept of city development through design envisioning a sustainable future while also exhibiting various proposals for home decor, lifestyle and fashion.

Venue:Mexico City

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October 15-17

Adobe MAX

Let free the design spirit in you for Adobe Max is back to LA on from the 15th to 17th October with labs, workshops, events and talks, all set in place for the design-hungry community. Get your ticket now for this is your chance to meet your kind of people, be inspired and informed about the latest in global design and get a chance to sharpen your skills by learning from your own design heroes!

Venue: Los Angeles, California

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October 15-18

Night Time in The City

Nature is the biggest playground for artists. With the sun at its setting time and the lights beginning to glow, with people getting into a party spirit and the sky being lit by the stars, Paul Jackson invites all you people out there to join him to explore the Miami nights in water colours over a period of 4 days.

Venue: Miami Watercolor Society, Miami, Florida

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October 17-18

A@W Rome

ARCHITECT @ WORK returns to Rome with its third edition on October 17th and 18th 2018 bringing together designers and companies in a professional and informal context. Experience crazy innovations and products, sensationalize your sense of vision with some photographic projects and be a part of the latest digital platforms in the field of design. Relax in the lounge bar, grab a coffee, enjoy free catering, get some good reading content and satisfy your design soul!

Venue: Rome

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October 19-20


WeMake is a local, non-profit that helps to foster art and design in Portland, Oregon's creative community through hands-on experiences, creative dialogue, and design-in-action initiatives, with a focus on the process of making and the spirit of community. This year, WeMake invites you all to DISRUPT, their fourth annual design conference in an attempt to understand how disruption in art and design affects the process and work.

Venue: Portland, Oregon

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October 20-28

Dutch Design Week

9 days of activities spread across 110 locations and distributed in about 400 different events, the Dutch Design Week welcomes more than 2600 designers to showcase their vision through a combination of art, design and technology. Get your tickets, experience the beauty of design while engaging in conversations with designers over food and drinks and not to forget, 9 days of party atmosphere with some amazing music.

Venue: Eindhoven, Netherlands

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October 25
New York

Core 77 Conference

Want to focus on starting and running a design business, or launch your own product line? Buy your tickets now for the Core 77 conference and walk away with tangible skills and toolkits to help produce, finance and promote your products, services, and even yourself. Gain a network of connections to move forward and then you are all set for your big day!

Venue: Brooklyn, New York

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