The Seattle Design Nerds are an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to design in the public realm. We focus on making exciting things for the public that can be experienced in unexpected locations & ways.


The Seattle Design Nerds was established in 2014 as a chapter of the international Design Nerds Society and incorporated as a non-profit in 2015 in Washington State.  

We're like minded designers who join forces to work on public interest projects which are funded via grant or donation.  No topic or medium is off-limits our only goal is to make Seattle a little more awesome. 

Joining the Seattle Design Nerds is free and easy. There are no dues, all we want is your passion for great design and a willingness to improve your city.  Add yourself to our membership list below and we'll let you know how you can help. Design sessions are open to all and are listed on our website if you'd ever like to dive in. 

Meeting Times

The Design Nerds meet a few times a month, typically on Thursday evenings however when we're in the midst of a large project we may meet more often including on Tuesdays or Saturdays. 

New dates are added weekly so check back often.   More details can be found on our meetup page.


The best way to get involved with us is to simply attend any of our meetups, however, if you’re interested in following along we do send out a newsletter sporadically.