About


DC and Design have a lot in common. We have more depth than the surface suggests. We’re working nonstop to ensure that every workshop, panel, studio tour, lecture and lunch event is curated to enhance community, connectivity, and diversity.

Together with AIGA and our dedicated partners, we’re challenging ourselves and we’re challenging the world to see design—and the city in which we create it—differently.

‘17 DCDW Committee
  • Dan Rader DCDW Executive Director
  • Liz Rose Chmela Programming Director
  • Mike O'Brien DCDW Marketing Director
  • Jenn Low Programming Coordinator
  • Chris Montwill Program Lead
  • Freeman Robinson Program Lead
  • Raksa Yin Creative Lunches Lead
  • Jelena Schulz Volunteer & Membership Lead
  • TJ Cichecki Development Director
  • Kim Stockley Social Media Lead
  • Justin Mccarthy Copy Writer
  • Bic Vu Photo & Video Lead
‘17 DCDW Creative Team
  • Daniel Crane Motion Designer Instagram / Dribbble

    Motion designer from New England specializing in 2D and 3D motion graphics. Has worked with several production companies around DC since moving to Adams Morgan in 2015.

  • Jen Doyle Designer Instagram / Twitter

    Jen Doyle is a designer based in Washington DC. She is originally from New Jersey but has also lived across the pond. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

  • JD Deardourff Illustrator Instagram / Twitter

    John David Deardourff is an artist, designer and silkscreen printer. His deconstructions of comic book imagery + cityscapes help capture the vibe of unearthing design culture in DC.

  • Marcus Relacion Developer Instagram / Twitter

    Designer and developer from DC, currently a Junior UI Designer at Clarabridge.