MON. 9/28

Design Hunt Kickoff

Design Week kicks off with a weeklong scavenger hunt that will play out on Instagram.

Every day this week, we’ll provide new instructions for design-related things to look for and photograph around Hawai‘i. The more you participate the better your chance of winning a pretty sweet prize. 

Be sure to tag your posts with: #designhuntHNL #aigaHNL #dwHNL



New instructions announced daily, but play all week!


Winners announced Monday, October 5.


TUE. 9/29

It Takes Deux to Design

In a match made in Heaven, local designers will team up with their clients to talk about a design project in a fast-paced slideshow presentation. This unique format provides a peek-behind-the-curtain at the designer/client partnerships that gave rise to some of Hawai‘i’s most interesting design solutions. A Q&A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Chris Magpoc of Dfi Design and former AIGA Honolulu president.


Kaka‘ako Agora 441 Cooke St.




Members - $5
Non-Members - $10
Door - $10 / $15

Refreshments and light pupus will be served.

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THU. 10/1

Speaker Series: 5-O Judges

AIGA Honolulu is honored to have three nationally recognized designers join us for a morning to share their favorite work and talk about their design process, designer/client relationships and work/life balance.


Cupola Theater, Honolulu Design Center 1250 Kapi‘olani Blvd.


9:30am check-in (morning session)
11:45am check-in (lunch session)


Morning Speakers - $25 / $35
*Final Speaker - $35 / $45
Entire Event - $45 / $60

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jay fletcher 

"Don’t Make Design So Difficult."

Based out of Charleston, SC Jay Fletcher’s worked with businesses worldwide, including the NFL Foundation, Eames, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to name just a few.

( morning speaker )

kelli anderson

"The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things"

Originally hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Kelli Anderson now resides in Brooklyn where she works for herself as an accomplished designer and illustrator.

( morning speaker )

Peter Markatos

"21st Century Clients"

As the cofounder of MM Studios in San Francisco, Peter Markatos works as the business’ creative director, where he oversees an array of brand strategy and interactive design projects.

*( final speaker )


SAT. 10/3


The Hawai‘i’s 5-O Awards Competition and Show is the AIGA Honolulu Chapter’s biggest and longest-running design event. The state’s design community along with partner industries come together every other year to celebrate great design in Hawai‘i. All 50 winners will be announced, including the Top 5 which will be presented by judges Peter Markatos, Kelli Anderson, and Jay Fletcher. Winning projects will be on display at the conclusion of the program. Don’t miss this semi-formal event, held this year at the beautiful Pacific Club.


Pacific Club 1451 Queen Emma St


5:00pm (Cocktails)
7:00pm (Winners Revealed)


Members - $60
Non-Members - $90
Students - $30

Refreshments and heavy pupus will be served.

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