San Diego County Design Events

Hey everyone-
I wanted to give a shout to anyone in the San Diego area that is an industrial designer to come meet up the last wednesday of each month for drinks. The group was started on linkedin in july of 2010 and since then we’ve had great turn outs all over the SD area. So, if your not on linkedin, get on it, join, and come meet the rest of the SD area industrial deisgners for a drink!!! link below

It is a super rad group. I have attended all the happy hours and always fun. It is a great way to meet others outside your product industry.

IDSD meeting tonight at Stone Brewery in Escondido. Come out and meet local designers while enjoying great beer! starts around 5:30pm, see you there!

Hey guys,

Arnette eyewear just moved their HQ to downtown Encinitas. They are having an open house this Thursday night. I’m going to pop down as a bit of research for our new space.

Which coincides with the Encinitas 3rd Thursday car shows.

Dwell San Diego Home Torurs:

Join Dwell magazine for what promises to be one night and two days full of interesting architecture and people during the Dwell Home Tour. A portion of the Home Tour ticket proceeds will go to our non-profit partner, Architecture for Humanity.


Meet the Architects: November 9
Home Tours: November 10 & 11

$25 Meet the Architects Cocktail Reception
$75 Single-Day Pass
$150 Weekend Pass (Includes invitation to Meet the Architects night—a $25 value)


November 9 | Meet the Architects Cocktail Reception
On the eve of the San Diego Home Tours, meet the architects behind the best modern residential design and hear them talk about their work in an exclusive setting at Hold It Contemporary Home.

November 10 | (5) North County Homes to Self-Tour | 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

November 11 | (5) Central San Diego Homes to Self-Tour | 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Wow! Looks like I live in the wrong county. That tour looks amazing.

SoCal modernism… it is pretty awesome.

This coming Sunday the 26th LeucadiARTwalk. The SeaweedandGravel parking lot will be filled with artists, photographers and music. Come take a stroll down 101.

If you haven’t been to Seaweed and Gravel, it is basically vintage motorcycles, surfboards, clothing and bonsai trees…

looks like its time to move south

c’mon down! :wink:

DuckyWaddles also participates in the art walk. Ducky’s has had multiple Shepard Fairey one man shows and has a pretty awesome selection of prints and art and architecture books:

There is a pretty active IDSD (Industrial Design San Diego) group on LinkedIn as well.

They host happy hours every month or so:

IDSD happy hour #22 At BJ’s Brewhouse in Carlsbad (Wed August 29th @5:30pm)
Hope everyone can make it to our last Wednesday of the month event. It’s next week at BJ’s. Come blow off some steam, relax, and talk design with your peers. I’ll get there a little earlier and try to secure a table in the bar or even on the patio, weather permitting. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

BJ’s Brewhouse
5613 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA

I hope they move most of the meetings up in North County (where the majority of SD designers are from anyways).

They seem pretty flexible. The last couple been to have been in Oceanside and Del Mar respectively. glad to see it is pretty active down here!

reminder, IDSD tonight:

BJ’s Brewhouse
5613 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA

Said Space opening tonight in Encinitas

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Free for members; $5 non-members
Bring a guest, get 2-for-1 admission!
Open to the public, 21 & over

Lux@Night this coming Wednesday is one of your last chances to view the work of sculptor Susan Graham before her show closes on October 27. With 2-for-1 admission, bring a friend and experience in person the exquisite detail of Susan’s finished Lux residency project, Toile Wallpaper Landscape!

San Diego band Evervess will be performing live, accompanied by projections of early abstractions by avant-garde filmmaker/artist Harry Smith. Dig into deliciousness from the Culinary Asylum foodtruck and then check out the artist residence, which will be open for viewing. Don’t forget to browse the Lux store and pick up some fun, handmade items from Contraposto Home Decor by Brian Goeltzenleuchter.
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Neville Page


Saturday, January 5
2:00 -4:00 p.m. - Artists @ Work
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Closing Reception

Neville Page is internationally recognized for his character and creature design in numerous films such as James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) and J.J. Abram’s Star Trek (2009). His ability to create mythical anatomy, believable surface detail and personality through his drawings allows the audience to identify with the character and immerse itself in an alternate reality. The Beauty in the Beastpresents original designs from blockbuster films he has worked on such as Prometheus(2012), Super 8 (2011), Green Lantern (2011) and Tron (2010), among others. These works showcase Page’s use of traditional media as well as digital tools such as Photoshop and Zbrush to create fantastic creatures and exotic characters. Featuring early pencil sketches to final digital concepts and 3D models, this exhibition explore Page’s complex developmental design process.

Experience Page’s character design process, from concept to completion, during Artists @ Work on Saturday, January 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Page will give a private tour of the exhibition and provide an educational demonstration exploring his creative process. Tickets, including admission to the Closing Reception, are $15 for OMA members and $20 for nonmenbers. Seating is limited for this event, reservations are required by calling (760) 435-3721.

Join us for the Closing Reception of The Beauty in the Beast on January 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The reception is complimentary for OMA members and Art Center College of Design students and alumni, $10 for nonmembers.

704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Industrial Designer get together at BJ’s Brewhouse this Wednesday night:

IDSD Happy Hour at BJ’s Brewhouse (Wednesday Jan 30th @ 5:30pm)
Hi Everyone - Hope you had a fantastic holiday and your new year is off to a great start. We will continue our IDSD happy hour meet-ups on the last Wednesday of every month. I’ve posted the first 5 locations of 2013 below. Next week we’re meeting at BJ’s Brewhouse.

For those of you who have not been to one yet, it’s simply a very casual get together of like-minded (not always though, HA!) San Diego Industrial Designers. The goal is to bring the local design community together and strengthen relationships that will benefit each of us personally and professionally. There are now 90 people in this group and most of them are in San Diego. Did you know there were 90+ id’ers in SD?!?! I didn’t either before starting IDSD two years ago AND that’s the reason I did. If you haven’t been to an IDSD happy hour yet, make it one of your 2013 resolutions.

Who’s in this month?

Best - Chris

January 30th (5:30pm) - IDSD Happy Hour
BJ’s Brewhouse
5613 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA

February 27th (5:30pm) - IDSD Happy Hour
Solace & the moonlight lounge (upstairs)
25 East E Street
Encinitas CA, 92024

March 27th (5:30pm) - IDSD Happy Hour
Arterra at Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real San Diego
San Diego, CA 92130

make it one of your new April 24th (5:30pm) - IDSD Happy Hour
Burlap Restaurant (Del Mar Highlands Mall)
12995 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA 92130

May 29th (5:30pm) - IDSD Happy Hour
The Landings Restaurant @ the Carlsbad Airport
Palomar Airport Road #100
Carlsbad, CA 9008

June 26th (5:30pm) - IDSD Happy Hour

A documentary about modern architecture on the West Coast. It is my dream to live in a house like this someday:

Coming to Encinitas La Paloma theater for 1 night only, Thursday, February 21
Get tickets here:


Reminder, this is tonight: Coast Modern at La Paloma Theatre
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PST)
Encinitas, United States