Our Mission

NYCxDESIGN is a not-for-profit organization committed to empowering and promoting the city’s diverse creative community. NYCxDESIGN started as a City-led initiative in 2013 and through grassroots efforts evolved into an influential entity, unifying New York’s creative capital under one umbrella and drawing significant exposure and opportunities to the City’s design disciplines, people, events, and related industries. NYCxDESIGN organizes exceptional year-round programming, including its annual international festival. Diversity, purpose, cultural placemaking, economic opportunity, and creativity are core to the not-for-profit’s values.


Elissa Black, Executive Director Valerie Hoffman, Program Director




What opportunities does NYCxDESIGN offer New York-based designers?

What is the role of the Steering Committee?

What is the history of NYCxDESIGN?

What is the NYCxDESIGN Festival?

Can I host an event for the Festival?

Is the NYCxDESIGN Festival free for visitors to attend?

Where can I find NYCxDESIGN's Form 990?

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