Mission Statement

"To inspire, bestow and advance design as a professional craft.

The mission of the Yampa Valley Design Guild is to bring together creative professionals for the purpose of community contributions, member education, ethical practices; and to create a support group in which we can exchange ideas and inspire creativity."

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Steamboat Design Summit 2014


What is Steamboat Design Summit?
It’s a camp for designers that want to use their creativity to benefit a Steamboat non-profit organization.
Coordinated by the Yampa Valley Design Guild, Steamboat Design Summit will be an intense collaborative design experience--from initial meetings to energetic brainstorming...design iterations to the final launch party. It will also be a chance to get inspired, and see firsthand how the designs you do can bring positive change in the very communities we all work and live in.


Click here for Camp application. Please submit your application by May 24, 2014.

Click here for Non-Profit RFP application. Please submit your application by July 12, 2014.


What will YOU get out of the camp?

> a solid portfolio piece
> possible internship credit
> a new resume callout
> client relationship experience
> project management experience
> great networking and relationship-building opportunities
> giving back to the community
> plus, it’s not a bad place to call home for five days, either!


At the end of the summit, not only will the non-profit have some sweet new design, everyone involved will have a renewed understanding of how the power of design can add value to daily life. Not to mention, you’ll come away with a great group of new friends!


Where is Steamboat Design Summit?
Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We’ll provide the lodge for the designers. You’ll live and work together, finding inspiration in the surrounding Rocky Mountain wilderness. You’ll also meet some creative folks that call Steamboat home, and explore all downtown Steamboat has to offer.


How much does Steamboat Design Summit cost?
Steamboat Design Summit will cost $500 total. A $250 fully refundable deposit will be due upon selection into the camp. Note: AIGA members get %10 off


What is included in the cost?
Cost includes communal lodging, breakfasts, lunches, and some activities. Designers will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Steamboat Springs.