SCADstyle 2023 to feature top design leaders | All events open to the public

Updated April 11, 2023 at 4:16 p.m.

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is bringing top design stars to the Hostess City again this week. SCAD is presenting the 17th edition of SCADstyle, a three-day event in Savannah and Atlanta that features conversations with leaders in fashion, beauty, interior design, architecture, graphic design, advertising and more. 

Savannah programming will be on April 11 and 12. All events are free and open to the public (and SCAD students) 

SCADstyle 2023 guests include designer Anna Sui, Vogue Mexico and Latin America head of editorial content Karla Martinez de Salas, founder and creative director of LUAR Raul Lopez, global vice president of design for Coca-Cola Rapha Abreu, creative leader Jean Batthany, and head of digital content at SSENSE Steff Yotka. 

Other industry leaders including Stephan Rabimov, Dexter King, Anna Ayers, Barbara Sallick, Dror Benshetrit, Adam Rolston and Drew Stuart will be hosting panel discussions and conversations with guests. 

Standout SCAD alumni will also be featured at SCADstyle, giving Savannah locals a glimpse into some of the work graduates are doing and providing students with an opportunity to learn about different post-grad careers. Graduates include Hannah Harris, Meghan Preiss, and Feifei Sun, discussing their respective creative careers with Brown Girl Hands, Summer Fridays, Delta Air Lines, and McKinsey & Company. 

“SCADstyle draws the world’s most brilliant creative pros and entrepreneurs, from designer Anna Sui to Studio Dror founder Dror Benshetrit,” SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace said. “Every SCAD student finds something to love about SCADstyle. Future UX pros and product inventors? Emerging designers of jewelry, fashion, furniture, and interiors? Bring it! Only at SCADstyle do future creative leaders enjoy access to so many influential dreamers and makers at once!”

Below is an overview of local SCADstyle 2023 events. All events are free and open to the public. Savannah events will take place at the SCAD Museum of Art theater at 601 Turner Blvd., unless noted. 

Tuesday, April 11

9 a.m. Creative Executive: Empowering Women Leaders with Faten Alshazly and Jean Batthany

11 a.m. Essential Interiors: Creating the Optimal Environment with Barbara Sallick

2 p.m. Hive Mind: SCAD Grads Creating Buzz with Hannah Harris, Meghan Preiss, and Feifei Sun

5 p.m. World of LUAR: The Constant Curiosity of Tomorrow with Raul Lopez and Karla Martínez de Salas 


Wednesday, April 12

11 a.m. Restyling the Scroll: Content Strategies for Fashion Feeds with Stephan Rabimov and Steff Yotka 

2 p.m. Beyond Sustainability: Designing with Nature to Reimagine the Future of Cities with Adam Rolston, Drew Stuart, and Dror Benshetrit

5 p.m. Beauty Ambassadors: Strategies for Global Success with Dexter King and Anna Ayers

7 p.m. Cultural Arcana: The Artistry of Anna Sui (This event will be held at Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St.)


For more information on SCADstyle 2023 and to view Atlanta programming, visit Follow along on social media @scaddotedu and #SCADstyle. 

Published April 10, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.


Lauren Wolverton

Lauren Wolverton is self-described storyteller, fashion addict and lover of lattes. At Connect Savannah, she is a journalist and a strategic marketing consultant. Wolverton grew up between Georgia and Mississippi, then went on to graduate from Mississippi State University. A job as a news producer at a local television...
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