Seattle Design Pup is the premier open-source, free website for connecting the Seattle Design Community, offering a wide array of resources and online tools.  Our mission is to make it easy for members of our community to find and participate in conversations about the impact of design in our everyday lives.

The Pup is perhaps best known for our master calendar, posting and actively sharing events for dozens of local organizations and individuals through our website, weekly email digests, and social media channels.

Our online tools include a page of current volunteer activities, a resources page of Seattle design organizations and blogs, a jobs board, and more.  All centered around YOU, the tools you need to do your best, and how to build a better, stronger, community.

Go ahead and explore.  You’re off leash around here, so run around, have some fun, and enjoy finding new things.  If you need any help along the way, just reach out.  We’re here, and we’re very obedient when it comes to helping you through any ruff patches you might come across.

Portland Design Pup

Meet the Pack

John Maternoski


Founder + Manager

John Maternoski, Architect, CSI, NCARB is the Founder of Design Pup. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he earned a Master of Architecture degree in 2014.

Always passionate to serve the architecture community, John has worked extensively with the American Institute of Architects, Habitat for Humanity, and the Construction Specifications Institute. He was awarded a Genuinely Enthusiastic Member (GEM) award in 2010 and 2012 from the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of CSI for his efforts in creating a student chapter of the organization at the University of Minnesota.

John has served as Secretary on Portland’s Center for Architecture Board of Directors, and has co-chaired the AIA Portland Emerging Professionals Committee. He is an enthusiastic member of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon, Design Museum Portland, and Restore Oregon.

Over the years, John’s community service work has led to his creation of Design Pup, for which he earned a 2017 Newsmaker Award from the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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COVID-19: Due to the impact of Coronavirus on in-person events, we will not be updating this site for the duration of the pandemic. Thank you for your understanding, and we can’t wait to be back soon!!