Celebrating all Design Disciplines

Indy Design Week is a week-long, city-wide festival with independently and collaboratively organized events celebrating and exploring the practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to strengthen our network and increase awareness and appreciation of design and its potential impact on business, culture, society, and people. Through a celebration of local and regional talent, we are connecting the Indianapolis Design community.

Your festival ticket gains you access to our full week of events including the opening party, partner events, Friday's conference, and closing party. Workshops and some partner events are an additional fee, so be sure to reserve your spots!

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Festival Schedule


May 13th 2019
@Tubefactory artspace
Dribbble Meetup

Help us kickoff Indy Design Week by exploring design, igniting relationships, and push boundaries of a more creative Indy.


All Indianapolis area creatives are welcome!

On the docket:

  • Tour of the Bauhaus Exhibit
  • Meet the Chickens!
  • Outdoor Games
  • Good Old Fashioned Networking
  • Swagggg

Plenty of parking is available around the space.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bauhaus Opening Party

Join us in celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Bauhaus AND kicking off Indy Design Week 2019. Hosted by Big Car Collaborative and the Tubefactory artspace. Supported in part by the Indiana Industrial Designers of America (IDSA).

  • Peruse the exhibit halls
  • Meet fellow rad designers
  • Meet the Big Car chickens
  • Play outdoor games
  • Grab a bite to eat from the food trucks
  • Enjoy a playlist of all local musicians

“Bauhaus Imaginista” is a major international project that marks the German art school’s 100th anniversary. Operational from 1919 to 1933, Bauhaus is famous for the approach to design that combined high art and industry. This exhibition rethinks the school from a global perspective, and reads its entanglements against a century of geopolitical change.


May 14th, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
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*free but registration required
OMG! Font Design Within Illustrator Workshop

Fontself is a plug-in that lets you design fonts right in Illustrator. This workshop will feature some analog type-design exercises along with hands-on time to work with Fontself. You will design a font during the workshop, or get a good start on one.

Led by Gautam Rao

  • 3pm - 5pm  
    • Department of Art, Butler University, Room 105
      Jordan College Annex 
      5144 Boulevard Place
      Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • Limited to 16 slots
  • This workshop is free, but registration is required due to limited space register here ->
Agile Marketing Indy: An Evening with Trello's Anna Saraceno

Our May 2019 meetup is gonna be a real treat, as we'll be joined by Trello Senior Product Designer, Anna Saraceno. Join us Tuesday, May 14th to learn how people inside of Trello use Trello boards for agile processes, professional development, cultural growth, and more.

This event will sell out quickly, so RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

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5:30pm - 7:00pm
Circle City Industrial Complex
Showing & Discussion of "Inclusive: The Film"

Join us at Centerpoint Brewing in the Circle City Industrial Complex to watch the film, Inclusive. 5:30pm -7:00pm.

Hosted by Experience Makers, the Indianapolis Interaction Design Association (IxDA) & the Service Design Network. 

Inclusive: The film is a view into how Microsoft designs for human motivations and needs, expanding interactions to become more inclusive and seeing diversity differently: as a dynamic inspiration for creatives.

Afterwards, we can walk over to RUCKUS' new space for the maker market.

6:00 - 8:00pm
Circle City Industrial Complex
RUCKUS Maker Market

As a part of the Riley Foundation, RUCKUS supports many types of makers, food, physical, community, and more. 

Come to a display of their many talented folks, try different samples of food, interact with large installations, and tour their space.

RUCKUS is part of a national "Maker" movement toward entrepreneurship, technology, and start-up manufacturing.  Local can now be global.  Access to affordable, high-tech equipment, such as 3D printers, CNC machines, DTG Printers, and laser cutters are accelerating the prototyping and fabrication of an incredible range of new locally-developed products.


6:30pm - 8:00pm
@SquareCat Vinyl
Discussion: Indianapolis' Hostile Architecture

Learn about Hostile Architecture and provide your feedback to the greater Indianapolis community of action with this discussion facilitated by Jordan Ryan in part with Strong Indy 



May 15th, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
*additional ticket required
Obsessed with Podcasting Workshop

The secrets to launching your own designer podcast, from Obsessed Show host, Josh Miles 

  • Don't launch a podcast... yet. What to do WAY before launching your show
  • Podcast processes: The essential steps to landing interviews, and launching a podcast with staying power
  • Beyond the audio: Harnessing the powers of Libsyn, Audition, and Squarespace to expand your reach

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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cathead Press Studio Tour

Visit Cathead's Printmaking Design and Artist's studio in Englewood. Learn about the studio's custom printmaking services and offerings.

In the first hour, we have a live demo of screenprinting a limited run of #indydesignweek posters!

You'll also get a chance to ask questions, learn about their workshops, and explore the studio space.

6:00pm - 7:30pm
AIGA Indianapolis Freelance & Small Biz Exchange

This will be an opportunity for Freelancers and Small Business Owners to talk with each other and hear from a fireside chat about the challenges of running their business while making creative output.

6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Tubefactory artspace
The Women of Bauhaus Discussion

Hosted by Big Car Collaborative & Tubefactory artspace. Full event details here.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus art school, join curator Shelley Selim and learn more about the trailblazing women of this famously influential academy. While often overshadowed by their male counterparts, recent renewed interest has brought to light the female students and teachers of the Bauhaus and their incredible contributions to the Modernist movement.

Shelley Selim is Associate Curator of Design and Decorative Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. She provides curatorial oversight of the museum’s design and decorative art collections, as well as its two historic homes—the Lilly House and the Miller House and Garden. Her recent projects include Meadow, an interactive installation by artists Studio Drift now on display at the IMA’s Efroymson Entrance Pavillion, and a reinstallation of the IMA’s Design Gallery—the largest permanent collection gallery devoted to modern and contemporary design of any museum in the country.

Project partners:
Goethe-Institut, Bauhaus Kooperation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Funded by:
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Auswärtiges Amt, Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

On the occasion of 100 Jahre bauhaus (100 Years of Bauhaus).

6:00pm - 8:00pm
High Alpha
World Product Day Indy: How to Navigate Organizational Dynamics

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Navigating organizational dynamics is a critical skill to master to achieve product success and impact in your organization. Join the meet-up to hear three personal case studies of what these leaders have learned in their career and join a discussion about skills to evolve to improve your product and career success in the future.

This will be Indy Product Tank's contribution to World Product Day - a global day of product meet-ups running around the world on Wednesday, May 15th. Find out more here: http://worldproductday.com/

Location Note: The doors for the building will be locked, so please plan to arrive by 6:25 p.m. to ensure someone is there to let you in.

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May 16th, 2019
9:00am - 1:30pm
SEP Product Design Studio
*additional ticket required
Design Leadership Intensive

Are you invested in Indianapolis' long term future for design opportunities and community? Join us in understanding the present and imagining the future of how our different disciplines can support one another in growing design's presence in Indianapolis. Tickets available here.

This workshop is an opportunity to bring together leaders in design across disciplines around the city to outline and understand where Indianapolis sits in terms of Design Maturity, understand the benefits and negatives of where we are, imagine what the next levels would be, and plan towards achieving those futures. What types of design opportunities exist? What opportunities do we wish there were more of? What do individuals, teams, organizations, administrators, educators, and the public need to support our journey as a city, as a discipline? We'll be working through these questions together and building a support network for our Design Leaders in the process.

2:30pm - 4:30pm
*additional tickets required
Building an Opportunity Backlog Workshop

Learn how to build and use an opportunity backlog rather than a product roadmap to validate design concepts and fuel the product backlog led by Scott Kiekbusch

  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm @ DeveloperTown
  • How is an Opportunity Backlog different/better than a product roadmap
  • Identifying and Defining problem statements
  • Articulating design challenges & design workshop techniques
  • Creating measurable hypotheses
  • Prototyping MVPs & testing techniques

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1:30pm - 4:00pm
*additional tickets required
Inclusive User Research Workshop

UX Research should be a team sport. In this workshop, we'll explore activities that could start you in the biggest design project of all; getting buy-in with your organizational partnerships. Best for researchers, designers, or design partners in larger embedded teams, but anyone with an interest is welcome.

Led by Liz Mikolaj, Lead User Researcher LBrands

1:30pm - 4:00pm SEP Training Room 

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2:00pm - 5:00pm
*additional tickets required
Product Storymapping Workshop

Product and User Storymapping helps to outline the key tasks and supporting details in a manner that easily translates into an Agile product development  process. Learn the ins and outs of this useful technique.

Led by Chris Shinkle, Director of Innovation, SEP

2:00pm - 5:00pm SEP Product Design Studio

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2:00pm - 4:00pm
*additional tickets required
Sketchnoting Workshop

Learn the ins and outs of sketchnoting. Translate complex and dense information into a visually rich rapid representation.

Led by Teddy Lu , Visiting Professor and Founder of Sketch Squad

2:00pm - 4:00pm Borshoff

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6:00pm - 8:00pm
6219 Guilford Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220
*additional ticket required
Broad Ripple Scavenger Hunt: Exploring Neighborhood Inclusion

Explore Broad Ripple, connect with others, and dive into an immersive research experiment, also known as … a scavenger hunt. Participants will break into teams and receive challenge cards that will explore key topics of inclusive design — accessibility, diversity, and cultural history. As we consider whether or not Broad Ripple was designed with inclusivity in mind, the challenges will encourage participants to think beyond typical research tactics.  Get tickets here

Example tasks on the challenge may include:

  • Find someone who has worked in Broad Ripple for 20 years; ask them how the village has evolved.
  • Find a free parking spot and take a picture that captures the condition of the space.
  • Take the #26 bus from Brothers to the College Parking Garage.
  • Take a picture of a local storefront welcome sign.

Teams will be given 1 hours to complete the hunt. Each task will be worth a certain amount of points and the team will the most points accumulated will be showered with congratulatory cheers. After the scavenger hunt, we’ll gather for light conversation, takeaways, and good eats.

About SmallBox:  We are a creative agency focused on building cohesive brand experiences for mission-driven organizations. Our human-centered approach and passion for community impact helps us create relevant solutions for you and those you serve.

Creative Mornings Cocktail Hour

We love our mornings together, but let's be honest 8:30am is EARLY. So every once and a while we gather in the evening for a special cocktail hour get together as a part of Indy Design Week. 

CreativeMornings was started by SwissMiss with the concept of a monthly free event with coffee and a talk. To Learn more about our chapter, visit.

free to the public
Indiana Landmarks hosts-- Mid-Century Modern Talk: A Celebration of Midwest Modernism

On May 16, Indiana Landmarks’ Indiana Modern affinity group hosts an illustrated talk by Lee Bey, “A Celebration of Midwest Modernism,” at Newfields’ Toby Theater in Indianapolis. A Chicago native, Bey served as architecture critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1996 to 2001 and is currently a lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing on buildings and communities and the forces that shape the built environment. His highly anticipated book, Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side, is due out this fall.

RSVP here.

Thanks to support from the Cornelius O’Brien Lecture Series Concerning Historic Preservation, the talk is free and open to the public with an online reservation.

450 W Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46220
Breakfast & Networking Sponsored by Design on Tap

Join us for coffee, breakfast, and networking as we get ready to start the day. 

Breakfast sponsored in part by Design on Tap.

Design on Tap collaborates with B2B SaaS product teams to deliver customer insights and help teams focus and launch product experiences that charm buyers and users. Learn more about them here.

9:00am - 12:00pm
Indiana Historical Society
Morning Talks

View Friday's Full Schedule ->

  • 9:10am -Josh Miles - "Secrets of the Obsessed: Lessons from the most creative people in the world."
  • 9:45amErika Biga Lee "What we should be teaching our kids about design."
  • 10:00 amRandy Fisher "If you can only choose one design tool..."
  • 10:35amEvan Tank "UI v UX v Product"
  • 10:45am - Scott Soltys-Curry "Design Systems: What and How and Why and When"
  • 11:05 am - Raman Ohri "Are you a leader, then you're a designer"
  • 11:20am - Bob Ewing "Share your toys
  • 11:45am - Graham Brown "Ludology and Design"
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Indiana Historical Society
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Indiana Historical Society
Afternoon Talks

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  • 1:00pm Lourenzo Giple "D.I.E. and Who has the right to own space?"
  • 1:20pm Jordan Ryan "Indianapolis' Hostile Architecture"
  • 1:40pm Andrea Haydon "Service Design in the Architectural Practice"
  • 2:00pm Jordan Bahler "Thinking Differently: Designing with Emotion"
  • 2:20 pm Ryan Hunley "Tension."
  • 2:55pm Amanda Brinkman "Is it bad behavior or a problem to solve?
  • 3:15pm Robert Negron "Dear Artist, Dear Community Leader."
  • 3:30 pm Teresa Sabatine "Your Stuff Impacts Your Designs: Why Inclusive Storytelling Begins with You."
Speaker Dinners

We will have limited seats available for various fireside chats with select speakers from the conference. RSVP here ->

Arrive to restaurants at 4:30pm

  • Vida 
    • Scott Kiekbusch
    • Raman Ohri
    • Teresa Sabatine
    • Andrea Haydon
  • Livery
    • Lourenzo Giple
    • Jordan Ryan
    • Robert Negron
  • Union 50
    • Amanda Brinkman
    • Gautam Rao
    • Erika Lee
    • Liz Mikolaj
  • Mesh (IDW PINK)
    • Joel Smith
    • Randy Fisher
    • Scott Soltys-Curry
  • Mesh (IDW TEAL)
    • Teddy Lu
    • Ryan Hunley
    • Graham Brown
6:30pm - 11:00pm
235 North Delaware St.
Closing Party with Double Negative Design

Let's celebrate the week of festivities with our closing party. We'll have art on display, projection mapping light displays, and a live DJ to be announced.



May 18th, 2019
9:00am - 11:45pm
*additional ticket required
Protospiel Game Design Conference

Protospiel is a casual event where amateur and established game designers get together to test their tabletop game prototypes in a supportive, cooperative environment. It's a great way to find where your game breaks and how to make it even better.

Send Protospiel your Indy Design Week receipt for 40% off any badge! Get yours->

Don't worry about the appearance of your game: it isn't as important as the functionality. Some prototypes will be polished, others will be pencil scrawls on note cards. Either way, we'll help you make your game great!

The general principle is for designers to reciprocate other designers' time and feedback by playing each other's games. For example, if you need three play testers for your game, you should try to play three other designer's games before the event ends. This is not a hard and fast rule, but the event works best when people try to follow it. If you are looking to promote a complete game and not play anyone else's prototypes, Protospiel is NOT the event for that.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Rising Tide Logo
*additional ticket required
Designing Equitable Social Systems Around Artistic Engagement and the Built Environment
In The Near West new initiatives like "A Rising Tide" are leveraging relationships with community partners to create programs that take a holistic approach to community challenges.
A panel of residents will share examples of the committees, arts events, and initiatives they have intentionally designed keep residents and current resident culture at the helm of revitalization efforts in the Near West.
@ 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ Indy Convergence
Been hearing a lot about Near West lately?
So have the residents and businesses that live and operate here.  The question for any community undergoing rapid change is, how do we dilute the effects of unwanted outside pressures while also recognizing and raising the efficacy of collaborative initiatives being offered by trustworthy community partners?
7:30pm - 10pm
*additional ticket required
Godawful TED Talks

Remember that great business you thought you wanted to start? Or that patent you thought you should apply for? We want to hear about it! Attendees get to vote on the worst idea, participants get ten minutes and 5 slides to share their worst idea. Limited to six presenters.

Email [email protected] to pitch your most terrible idea. Presenters will be notified one week before the event.

Support Indy Convergence's longest running artist program by sharing your worst business and design ideas for a horrible prize.

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All ticket sales will support Indy Convergence's annual artist residency where our participants work on really great ideas with their peers for two weeks.
Learn more indyconvergence.org/residency

1:00 - 6:00pm
*additional ticket required
Back to the Future Home Tour 2019

The annual Back to the Future tour presents five Mid-Century Modern homes in Columbus, dating from the 1950s and 1960s, with cars of the same vintage at each home. The houses exhibit signature mid-century features—use of natural materials and large expanses of glass to merge with the outdoors, massive stone fireplace walls, and built-in conveniences. This year, there is an additional sixth site: the Dan Kiley-designed garden of the Hamilton House.

Visit Indiana Landmarks for more information and tickets.



May 19th, 2019
11:45am - 2:30pm
Downtown, Indianapolis
*additional ticket required
Blueprints, Buildings, & Brews Tour

This BBB tour - Facelifts & Facades - looks at urban revitalization changes to downtown post UNIGOV. Learn more about Indy's changing skyline, skyscrapers, sports stadiums, parks and more.

Hosted by Jordan Ryan, and the Indiana Historical Society. 

Tour leaves promptly from Pickled Pedaler at noon.  Arrive 15 minutes early.

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Friday Speakers

Josh Miles

CMO, SMPS • CMO, Codelicious • Podcast Host, Obsessed Show

Josh Miles is a brand-obsessed // strategist // speaker // author // podcaster // vlogger // marketer // and caffeine addict. 

Teresa Sabatine

Community Leader | Professional Coach | Indianapolis Film Commissioner

A Certified Professional Coach, Creative Strategist, Women’s Advocate and Writer. Nothing is more important to her than making the world a better place through the collective impact of powerful, creative individuals.

Lourenzo Giple

Architectural Designer | Rottmann Collier Architects

Dad, policy-enlightened, socially conscious urban designer, developer, + aspiring architect.

Bob Ewing

Sr. Designer, Element Three • Founder, Inch X Inch

Christian + Father + Husband + Letterer + Designer + Illustrator + Indianapolis

Randy Fisher

Design Partner, DeveloperTown

Randy Fisher is aProduct & UX Designer by trade. A design nerd at heart. Why does he love design? Simply put, the world is constantly competing for our attention, making simple difficult to design. 

Evan Tank

Sr. Product Design Partner, Innovatemap

Always asking ​‘why’ before asking ​‘how,’ Evan translates high-level visions into products that speak to a user’s needs, wants, and goals. He helps companies with concept designs, UX renovations, and UX strategy, and gets excited by taking a complex problem and turning it into a simple solution.

Scott Soltys-Curry

Competency Manager UI/UX, Fusion Alliance • Founder, Indianapolis Coffee Guide

Scott Soltys-Curry is somewhat of a Scott of All Trades in the digital space -- including UX/UI design, product design, front-end development, business strategy, and marketing. (See what we mean?) He’s a Tennessee native transplanted in Indianapolis, where he lives with his husband and their two four-legged children. 

Ryan Hunley

Owner & Art Direcor, Second Street Creative

Ryan Hunley is owner and art director at Second Street Creative, an Indianapolis-based creative boutique, specializing in web and brand development. While he has collaborated with clients from all over the world, Ryan takes special pride in his work focused in Indianapolis.

Graham Brown

Owner/Founder, United States of Indiana

Graham Brown is the founder and co-owner of United State of Indiana, a purposefully small clothing and screenprinting company in Indianapolis. At that job, he's shipped thousands of t-shirts and gifts to Hoosiers living around the world. He tries to be an advocate for the benefits of small, local commerce and the transformative effect it can have in a messed-up world. Although his job is cool, Graham would much rather be a member of Metallica or a successful video game developer. If you have leads on either of those positions, please let him know.

Erika Lee

Lecturer at IU School of Informatics

Erika Lee is a Lecturer in Informatics at the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering where she teaches programming, visual design and web development. She has a special interest in journalism and storytelling.

Andrea Haydon

Design Strategist, RATIO Architects • Co-leader, Indianapolis Service Design Network

As an industry-leading Design Strategist, Andrea leverages her graphic + service design background and public engagement experience to uncover powerful insights that shape end-user experiences and generate opportunities for design innovation. Andrea’s expertise in research and human-centered design empowers RATIO to make informed decisions that focus on the holistic user experience of our clients.

Amanda Brinkman

Product Designer, Salesforce

Her passion for creative problem-solving stems from her previous experience as a graphic designer and her 7 years of experience as a mother. In her role at Salesforce, she leads design research and UX activities for tools that support internal sales teams across the organization. Amanda’s passion for teaching kids about technology shines in her time outside of work as a volunteer for Techpoint Foundation for Youth, Junior Achievement, and her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.

Jordan Bahler

Sr. Industrial Designer, Delta Faucet Company

Jordan was drawn to design as a way to blend the logic of problem solving with the empathy of art. In addition to designing Delta® and Brizo® products, Jordan currently serves on the Design Arts Society Board at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and on the national board of directors for the Industrial Design Society of America. She resides in a 1900s farmhouse in the heart of Indiana with her husband, three children and barn cat.

Robert Negron

Architectural Archivist

Robert Negron, Artistic Director of Indy Convergence, will examine some common problems in the ‘artist as community builder’ model and share examples of a more intentional approach to engagement strategy and in designing community focused arts programing.

Time and intentional design need to be our new watchwords as artists working in community. 

Jordan Ryan

Architectural Archivist

Jordan Ryan serves as the architectural archivist and coordinator of the Indianapolis bicentennial project for the Indiana Historical Society Library & Archives. She has a master's degree in Public History from IUPUI and a bachelor's degree in Art History from Herron School of Art & Design. In her free time, she enjoys restoring her 1867 Fountain Square workers cottage.

Raman Ohri

SEP, President and CEO

Raman Ohri, President and CEO, has been leading the software product design and development company since becoming President in 2015. Throughout his tenure at SEP, Ohri led the firm’s recruiting and training efforts as well as championed the development of SEP’s Career Path, a system that guides the firm’s staff through technical growth and career advancement.


Gautam Rao

Gautam Rao is an artist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He recently exhibited his work at the Art Director’s Club in New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The South Bend Art Museum, The Swope Art Museum, in Typeforce 5 in Chicago and in Art from the Heartland at the Indianapolis Art Center, curated by Sarah Urist Green.

Workshop: OMG! Font Design Within Illustrator

Liz Mikolaj

Coming to UX Research by way of Aerospace Engineering, Liz has worked in numerous fields ranging from unmanned aircraft to interactive fashion. Currently, she works as the Senior UX Researcher for L Brands and is using her experiences to lead efforts in the UX Research department. Liz's unique perspective for research blends her systems thinking with a strong focus on empathetic investigation.

Workshop: Organizationally Inclusive User Research

Teddy Lu

With 5+ years of experience in design and innovation my dedication and passion for design drives me to learn, grow and add value on a daily basis. My background in design innovation consulting allows me to think strategically when solving problems and my understanding in human behavior gives me the edge to produce solutions with the end user in mind. I've worked with a range of clients from startups to fortune 100 companies such as Samsung, Pepsico, and Target.

Workshop: Sketchnoting 

Josh Miles

Josh Miles is a caffeine and Twitter addict and Chief Marketing Officer at SMPS. Josh previously co-founded MilesHerndon, an Indianapolis-based branding firm specializing in brand strategy, corporate identity, website, and user interface design. His expertise is highly sought after by professional service firms including architecture firms, legal practices, engineering offices and software companies. Josh is also involved in several other start-up tech companies based in Indianapolis.

Workshop: Obsessed With Podcasting: The secrets to launching your own designer podcast, from Obsessed Show host

Scott Keikbusch

Scott Kiekbusch is an interactive product designer and digital strategist who specializes in designing user-friendly, forward-thinking technology solutions for some of the world's most well-known brands.

Workshop: Build and use an opportunity backlog rather than a Product Roadmap

Joel Smith

Joel has 12 years of leading and designing web and mobile experiences for businesses and running a startup called ShoutNow. His clients have included Delivra, DyKnow, JCPenney, Klipsch, LocalMind, and Neustar. At Design On Tap, he leads our website and application UX projects, creating and implementing design and research processes.

Workshop: Design Leadership Intensive

S. Poppe

Poppe works as a Sr. Interaction Designer for SEP helping clients path their way through swampy software and product waters. Co-founding Indy Design Week, and leading the charge as our Director, she's passionate about building the Indianapolis Design community through strengthening our network of support for practitioners through IDW and IxDA Indy.

Workshop: Design Leadership Intensive

Chris Shinkle

Chris is a practitioner and maker. He is a thought leader and continually initiates new ideas and continuous improvement at SEP. His experience comes from building products with many large clients in a variety of industries: aerospace, medical, healthcare, finance, etc. He introduced and guided SEPʼs adoption of Agile software development practices in 2004 followed by Lean and Kanban in 2007.

As SEPʼs Director of Innovation, Chris leverages many community ideas helping SEP engineers and clients delivery better products. Chris speaks at conferences across the United States promoting Agile, Lean/Kanban, Product Management, and Design Thinking. Chris was an inaugural members of Indiana's Techpoint Tech 25.

Workshop: User Story Mapping



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