Design Days slated for May 11 to 14

Western Today staff

May 11, 2015

The Western Washington University Department of Design will host its annual Design Days Monday, May 11, through Thursday, May 14, in various locations on campus, including Communications Facility, Miller Hall, Red Square and Vendor’s Row.  

All activities are free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker, Toby Grubb, will speak at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 in Miller Hall 138. Grubbis a veteran of the Burton Corporation design team, and is now the creative lead of the team at Instrument, a design company based out of Portland that services Nike brands.

The featured documentary, “Design & Thinking,” will be shown at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 in Academic West 204.  The film details problem-solving strategies that emerge from the discipline of design, and how these methods can create better outcomes across a broad spectrum of applications.

Past Design Days have included speakers such as Michael Vanderbyl and former AIGA presidents Debbie Millman and Doug Powell, award-winning design exhibits like Volume, Inc. and documentary films like “Typeface.”

A complete schedule of events and locations is available online. After 4:30 p.m., free parking is available in the gravel “C” lots on South Campus adjacent to Academic West. For more information contact Chris Casquilho, manager of Marketing and Special Events for the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western at (360) 650-2829 or