Oro Design Conference 2024 shines light on Northern Mindanao once again

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES — Major design conferences and gatherings have been centered and mostly celebrated in Metro Manila for the longest time. This time, Mindanao will have its turn to shine brightly with the Oro Design Conference.

Returning after a three-year hiatus, Oro Design Conference is returning for its fourth glorious run on May 25 at the Little Theater at Xavier University. 

Halted by a global pandemic, ODC24 aims to bring a glow up to the design scene in Northern Mindanao with a lineup of distinguished speakers from Manila, Bukidnon, with local Cagayan de Oro flavors, aiming to bring stories of branding, illustration, lettering, and design for social good.


This year’s roster of speakers includes Dapat Studio from Manila, famed for designing for social good. Another designer from Manila is Kookie Santos, lead designer at Canva, who will showcase her unique style featuring funky and spontaneous forms in the world of lettering, typography, and illustrations.

Third on the roster is Mild Side Studio (formerly Artifact Studio), headed by the Cura brothers. They are known for works like El Union and Del Union Coffee, and they will share their expertise in branding. 

We go to the locals with Story Machine PH, based in the home court Cagayan de Oro, with traces of Cebu, who will share their commercial and personal projects with their vivid and dynamic illustrations.

Last would be the organizing team, Uncurated Studio, headed by Karl Aguero, based in both CDO and Bukidnon. The brainchild of ODC, Karl, will be sharing stories about brand, design, and type and perhaps a tinge of stories from studying design abroad.

Vismin folks need not fly to Manila to learn design from great designers; they can head to ODC this May.

Early bird tickets for students and professionals are available until March 30. Prices start at PHP600 for students and PHP700 for professionals. The regular rates will be PHP750 for students and PHP850 for professionals.

This event is led by the Oro Design Collective and generously supported by Xavier University, Chingkeetea, and Yellow Paint Studios.

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