The third annual Hopscotch Design Festival returns to downtown Raleigh on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9, 2016.

Hopscotch Design Festival started with the mission of establishing an ongoing event where attendees can discover the people designing the future. The two-day inaugural festival drew over 800 attendees, including Sarah Lawrence of Paste, who said, “The speakers were educational and fascinating. The festival showed Raleigh’s ability to draw some of the best designers in the country.”

The success of Hopscotch Design created a palpable energy amongst Raleigh’s design community. This year, organizers expect to build off that initial success. “We’re ensuring attendees can network more broadly and come away with inspiration and ideas to use in their own work,” says Matthew Muñoz, festival co-founder and chief design officer at New Kind.

Hopscotch founder and Music Festival Director Greg Lowenhagen agrees, “The addition of the design festival to Hopscotch Music Fest weekend was a success, and we’re excited to continue showcasing Raleigh as a creative center in the South.”

Tickets to Hopscotch Design Festival 2016 will be on sale soon. Please continue to visit [http://hopscotchdesignfest.com](http://hopscotchdesignfest.com), or follow Hopscotch Design Festival on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for all updates.

### About Hopscotch

Hopscotch Design Festival—a partnership between New Kind and Hopscotch Music Festival—gathers prominent thinkers, makers, and storytellers to share ideas and foster conversations about how design is shaping the future. It features national and local presenters who work across graphic design, urban planning, user experience design, technology, architecture, music, food, film, and more. Hopscotch Design is a two-day festival of interactive sessions, workshops, and parties, taking place in multiple venues across downtown Raleigh.

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