Max Pratt

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Marathon Clambake

September 28 at 6:00pm




Enjoy all of the events of Design Week Rhode Island September 24 - October 1


Join us in-person or digitally for Marathon Clambake!


This year, DESIGNxRI’s speaker line up has been curated in partnership with both Boston Design Week and Nashville Design Week! This inter-regional inter-disciplinary group of four speakers will blow you away. Each will present on their passion and practice, followed by a panel discussion with YOU! Come join us for an evening of design and community.


For the uninitiated: Clambake is a monthly gathering for designers, creatives, and people who like design and want to know more. Presenters from different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A. For Marathon Clambake at DESIGN WEEK RI, there will be four speakers with a 30 minute panel discussion to follow.




Max Pratt


Max Pratt is the founder and fabricator at bicycle company Pratt Frameworks. He co-manages a professional women, trans, & femme cycling team with a focus on equity and inclusion in the bicycle industry, and also teaches courses in the Industrial Design Department at RISD. His work focuses on high-end metal manufacturing and the bicycle as a tool for social change. About his company, Max writes, "The world of bicycle racing is flooded with carbon fiber frames in stock sizes, and we want to change this. Each frame that leaves our shop is designed specifically for its rider.  Through continuous prototyping and race testing we have determined our favorite geometries and details to make the best frames we can."

David Jon Walker

David Jon Walker is a Graphic Designer and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is principal of Rhealistic Design, a design consultancy that works with national political candidates, PACs, non-profits, governmental entities, and businesses.  Winner of numerous awards, he has also begun to participate in exhibitions featuring his hand-lettered and typographic works. A member of several Boards and Task Forces, including the AIGA Design For Democracy Taskforce, he is a  graduate of Tennessee State University, and received his Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis, and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with an emphasis in Typography and Letterforms from the Yale School of Art.

Other speakers to be announced.

David Jon Walker