Design Core

Detroit Demo Day

April 9, 2019

From hundreds of applicants, 15 entrepreneurs will be selected to pitch their company live at Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day! Apply today. Deadline: April 23, 2019

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The Sustainable Brands Innovation Expo

April 9, 2019

The Sustainable Brands Innovation Expo brings together global leaders shaping the future of mission-driven business. Discover brands that are innovating for good, join networking receptions, access cutting-edge content, and collaborate through design-thinking workshops to ignite new ideas. Save 20% with code “DesignCore”! June 3-6, 2019 RSVP

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CO.STARTERS Design

March 11, 2019
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CO.STARTERS DESIGN is a nine-week business development program helping design entrepreneurs put ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business. This course is for anyone planning to launch a design related business, like architecture, landscape or interior design, illustration or graphic art, photography or videography, website development or UX/UIX, storytelling, product design,…

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DDN Member: Featherstone Moments

February 7, 2019

With just a snapshot, an entire narrative begins to unravel. Meet our Detroit Design Netowork member, Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez founder and owner of Featherstone Moments, an immigrant-owned marketing agency seeking equity for minority communities. He taps into empathy, leveraging his skillset to share the unique stories and perspectives of those he works with, like Hamissi…

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The Design Core team is growing and evolving!

February 7, 2019

We are proud to announce the following additions, promotions and changes to our organization: Melinda Anderson, formerly the Creative Director of Detroit Month of Design, has transitioned to Senior Event Producer, a new part time role. Design Core is proud of Melinda’s leadership over the past nine years. Kiana Wenzell promoted from Project Manager to…

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We’re hiring Production Assistants and Project Managers!

January 11, 2019
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Design Core Detroit is looking for experienced and motivated people to join our team as production assistants and project managers for Detroit Month of Design. If you are interested email your resume to info@designcore.org and type either Production or Project Manager in the subject line.

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How Detroit organizations and individuals are fighting for mobility equity

December 12, 2018
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PATRICK DUNN | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2018 Growing up in the city of Detroit and the metro Detroit area, Shavon Edwards had the privilege of always having access to at least one family car. But the experiences of her relatives on the city’s East side showed her from a young age that getting around the city wasn’t…

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Support us on #GivingTuesday

November 26, 2018
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Do you love Drinks x Design as much as we do? We need your help to keep this event series free and open to the public! Today, on #GivingTuesday, we’re hoping to raise $5,000 which will fully fund one Drinks x Design event in 2019. With your help, we can do it! Donate and show your…

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TEN DETROIT BUSINESSES WIN INAUGURAL COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

October 26, 2018
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Winners demonstrate that design supports all type of businesses in their competitiveness DETROIT, Mich. (October 26, 2018) – Design Core Detroit, a non-profit that offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses to Detroit, and AIA Detroit announced last night the 10 winning projects of the inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit awards. Commerce Design: Detroit…

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Road to Readiness Applications Open

August 28, 2018
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Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness.  Classes are every Monday morning in October from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon.  Topics covered are as follows: October 1 – Capital readiness, break even points, and basic projections October 8 – Record keeping, financial statements, and taxes October…

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