Design Days

The Design Department invites you to join us for a week-long celebration of design.




Justin Kemerling

Justin Kemerling

Justin Kemerling focuses on collaborative projects from his office in Omaha, Nebraska. Kemerling works with startups, non-profits, activists, designers, artists and changemakers on a variety of projects. His expertise includes brand partnerships, websites, as well as integrated /multi-channel campaigns. In addition to AIGA awards and recognition by Communication Arts, he's been featured on Change Observer, interviewed on The Reflex Blue Show and was recent recipient of the Milo Mumgaard Emerging Leader Award for utilizing design to inspire social change.


Every year we set aside a week to celebrate the field of design with compelling speakers, exciting events, and excellent design. Hosted by Western Washington University, Design Days has included speakers like Michael Vanderbyl and former AIGA Presidents Debbie Millman and Doug Powell, award winning design exhibits like Volume, Inc, and documentary films like Typeface.

This year we are pleased to welcome Justin Kemerling of Justin Kemerling Design Co as our keynote speaker, in addition to exhibits, events, student-led presentations, and some lovingly hand-made goodies.