San Francisco Design Week 2021 'POWER' Awards

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San Francisco Design Week 2021 ‘POWER’ Awards

June 7, 2021 - June 13, 2021


The 15th edition annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which typically attracts 60,000 visitors yearly from around the world, kicks-off its all-online program June 7-13, celebrating the dynamic theme ‘Power’. Power is everywhere. It’s local and global, personal and public, selfish and selfless. There is power in the food we eat, the music we make, and the ideas we share. Power is ‘a seat at the table’, a movement, a path forward, and a new beginning.

SFDW invites the design community to reconsider the way we think about power — and how, by questioning existing institutions, we can use our collective abilities to help distribute and delegate power with equitable intentions.

Discussions about societal change, and the role of designers in leading the charge, will be at the forefront of many SFDW events. Highlights include talks, webinars, web-conferences, and virtual tours with leading designers in multi-disciplines, from user experience, interactive design, VR Experiences and Virtual Art to branding, architecture, interior design and fashion.

Most events require an All-Access Pass, $39.99, unless otherwise stated:

SFDW Design Awards


The 2021 Innovation Design Awards are juried by top industry professionals.

“This year, we as designers and design leaders are revisiting and adapting our mission to better reflect the world around us,” says SFDW Executive Director Dawn Zidonis. “By sharing resources, amplifying marginalized voices, and celebrating our differences, we’re reinventing and redistributing the power we hold, giving access to ideas born here in the Bay Area region. We stand with solidarity against white supremacy, racism, police brutality, and injustice. We are designers, masters of communication and meaning, and can use our voices to create change. With great power comes great possibility.”

The SFDW 2021 Design Awards esteemed jury:

Anisha Jian, Product Design Director, CRUISE

Mauro Rego, Design Lead, Google AI, GOOGLE

Sean Mclean-Bergel, Interior Designer, MCCLEAN BERGEL

Andre Pennycooke, Director of Product Design, VARO

Janet Tam, Co-Founder and Principal, NOLL&TAM

Mengyuan Tu, Product, RUN THE WORLD

Heather Bybee, Director of Packaging, AMMUNITION

Hugo Eccles, Creative Director, Industrial Designer, SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICE

Awards identity designed by Mucho.

The 2021 winners’ entries will be displayed prominently and permanently online at San Francisco Design Week.


June 7, 2021
June 13, 2021
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