Fuel creativity.
Fuel creativity.
Find community.
Find community.
See the world.
See the world.

Design Exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for senior designers from the world’s leading companies to experience a new city through the lens of design.

Sydney, Copenhagen, and beyond:
Where will design take you?

Fuel creativity.
Fuel creativity.
Find community.
Find community.
See the world.
See the world.

Design Exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for senior designers from the world’s leading companies to experience a new city through the lens of design.

Sydney, Copenhagen, and beyond:
Where will design take you?

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Travel with top
Travel with top
designers from the
designers from the
world’s most
world’s most
forward-thinking
forward-thinking
companies
companies

Travel with top designers
Travel with top designers
from the world’s most
from the world’s most
forward-thinking companies
forward-thinking companies

Get away from
Get away from
your desk and
your desk and
close to your heart
close to your heart

Nothing refreshes the spirit and renews inspiration like travel. Design Exchange empowers designers to get out of the office and discover the world anew. Get perspective beyond the pixel and expand your craft with the delights and empathy cultivated through new experiences.

Experience the
Experience the
trip of a lifetime
trip of a lifetime

A walking typography tour of Munich, a freeform collaborative painting extravaganza, workshops taught by global leaders, access to the studios of the most design-forward companies in the world. These are the types of unique opportunities available only to Design Exchange travelers.

Make close
Make close
connections
connections
far from home
far from home

Travel makes the world feel smaller and its people more connected. Design Exchange invites leading designers to step outside their comfort zones to learn from, challenge, and inspire each other. After a transformative week spent growing and connecting, bonds are formed that will last a lifetime.

Where will
Where will
design take
design take
you?
you?

Where will
Where will
design take
design take
you?
you?

Design
Design
Exchange
Exchange
Alumni
Alumni

Here’s what travelers
are saying.

Kim Williams

Senior Director Design Platform,
Technology, & Operations

Indeed

“It is so essential to get out of your day to day and walk a mile in other creatives’ shoes and learn, in practical ways, the tools others are using to tell their stories, to get buy-in, to influence, to build networks, to inspire.“

Laura Martini

Senior Interaction Designer

Google

“Design Exchange has given me a better appreciation of my work and how it fits into the world. I’ve had a chance to see, globally, the impact that Google has on the design ecosystem.“

Benjamin Evans

Inclusive Design Lead

AirBnB

“Design Exchange is one of the rare, unique opportunities I don’t believe exists anywhere else in design, and it’s something that you should grab with both hands.“

Ashley vonClausburg

Marketing Designer

Automattic

“There’s something about being surrounded by the best designers from the best companies solving the most interesting problems. I feel completely renewed and motivated and so excited to dive back into my work and apply all the things I’ve learned.“

Lindsay Norman

Lead Product Designer

Pinterest

“Design Exchange made me feel proud to be a designer. Throughout the week, I was reminded of how lucky we are to do work that makes other people’s lives easier.“

Dawn Ahukanna

Design Principal and Front-End Architect

IBM

“I was riding the inspiration wave for weeks after Design Exchange. This is one of those unique opportunities that I cannot recommend enough.“

Design
Design
Exchange
Exchange
Alumni
Alumni

Here’s what travelers
are saying.

Kim Williams

Senior Director Design Platform,
Technology, & Operations

Indeed

“It is so essential to get out of your day to day and walk a mile in other creatives’ shoes and learn, in practical ways, the tools others are using to tell their stories, to get buy-in, to influence, to build networks, to inspire.“

Laura Martini

Senior Interaction Designer

Google

“Design Exchange has given me a better appreciation of my work and how it fits into the world. I’ve had a chance to see, globally, the impact that Google has on the design ecosystem.“

Benjamin Evans

Inclusive Design Lead

AirBnB

“Design Exchange is one of the rare, unique opportunities I don’t believe exists anywhere else in design, and it’s something that you should grab with both hands.“

Ashley vonClausburg

Marketing Designer

Automattic

“There’s something about being surrounded by the best designers from the best companies solving the most interesting problems. I feel completely renewed and motivated and so excited to dive back into my work and apply all the things I’ve learned.“

Lindsay Norman

Lead Product Designer

Pinterest

“Design Exchange made me feel proud to be a designer. Throughout the week, I was reminded of how lucky we are to do work that makes other people’s lives easier.“

Dawn Ahukanna

Design Principal and Front-End Architect

IBM

“I was riding the inspiration wave for weeks after Design Exchange. This is one of those unique opportunities that I cannot recommend enough.“

Explore
Explore
with us
with us

Develop connections
around the world.

Want to get involved when we come to your city?

Winter 2018

Munich

Germany

Spring 2019

Sydney

Australia

Summer 2019

Copenhagen

Denmark

Where will design take us next?

Explore
Explore
with us
with us

Develop connections
around the world.

Want to get involved when we come to your city?

Winter 2018

Munich

Germany

Spring 2019

Sydney

Australia

Summer 2019

Copenhagen

Denmark

Where will design take us next?