Design Career Fair

This year, Cooper Hewitt is pleased to host the Design Career Fair for students enrolled at the High School of Art and Design in New York City. This annual event welcomes students to speak with National Design Award winners, guest designers, and colleges on the many pathways toward creative careers. Designers from every discipline, including fashion, architecture, product design, graphic design, UX, and more, will be available to discuss everything from mentorship and education to the future of the field.

While this year’s program is limited to students enrolled at the High School of Art and Design, we encourage you to browse the resources below to explore career opportunities in design and more.

About National Design Week

National Design Week celebrates the power of design in our everyday world. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held in conjunction with the National Design Awards. From October 17–23, 2022, Cooper Hewitt’s galleries will be free to enter, and programs will welcome all to engage with design. Visit for a complete listing of programs. Your support helps connect students and lifelong learners everywhere with today’s foremost designers, during National Design Week and throughout the year. Show your support today!  

Special Thanks

The National Design Awards are made possible with major support from

Major support is also provided by Helen and Edward Hintz and Shelby and Frederick Gans. Generous support is provided by Alexandra and Paul Herzan, Crystal and Chris Sacca, and Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer. 

Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund, Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Esme Usdan and James Snyder, Jon C. Iwata, Keith Yamashita, Kim and Mac Schuessler, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon, and Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.

Design Career Fair is made possible with major support from

Generous support is provided by The Hirsch Family Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation.