DETROIT DESIGN NETWORK

Are you a designer or design firm? Join Detroit’s collaborative membership network of interdisciplinary designers. The Detroit Design Network operates as a design trade association, providing members—with exclusive business development opportunities, educational workshops, promotion and much more.

Members in our network include: graphic designers, web developers, architects, interior designers, product designers, photographers, videographers and much more!

The Network provides meaningful support to each skill level and stage of the business journey, with an emphasis on growth services for emerging designers to experienced design firms.

Membership fees include access to the Network’s workshops, events, private members-only forum, members discounts and benefits, and other business opportunities.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

BASIC

$60/YEAR

$5 PER MONTH
  • For any designer or design-based business who needs help establishing their business model or are seeking an entry-point into Detroit’s design scene.
  • Applicants are reviewed by Design Core staff and required to be a design-based business

 

SIGN UP TODAY

BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Subscription to exclusive Design Network communications
  • Free admission and drink tickets at select Design Core events
  • VIP experience at select Drinks x Design events
  • Access to design skills and business skills education workshops to help you grow your business
  • Access to limited one-on-one business assistance and office hours with Design Core staff
  • Eligible to be featured at Design Core and City of Design events, Design Core storytelling, and international UNESCO exhibitions
  • Access to exclusive business matchmaking events

PLUS

$300/YEAR

$25 PER MONTH
  • For design-based businesses who can demonstrate excellence in their craft and business operation
  • Applicants are reviewed by a board of their peers, and require a minimum of three years in market, three portfolio examples and three professional references.

 

APPLY TODAY

BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Subscription to exclusive Design Network communications
  • Free admission and drink tickets at select Design Core events
  • VIP experience at select Drinks x Design events
  • Access to design skills and business skills education workshops to help you grow your business
  • Access to limited one-on-one business assistance and office hours with Design Core staff
  • Eligible to be featured at Design Core and City of Design events, Design Core storytelling, and international UNESCO exhibitions
  • Access to exclusive business matchmaking events
  • Direct promotion of business services, including introductions to vetted buyers
  • Access to exclusive networking opportunities with other established designers, representatives from the UNESCO Creative Cities network and a global network of designers
  • Eligible to lead workshops and share best practices as an experienced designer
  • Access to RFPs and design work with a budget greater than $5,000

PREMIER

$1500/YEAR

$125 PER MONTH
  • For established design firms and companies seeking premium exposure in the local and international design community
  • Applicants are reviewed by a board of their peers, and require a minimum of three years in market, three portfolio examples and three professional references.
APPLY TODAY

BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Subscription to exclusive Design Network communications
  • Free admission and drink tickets at select Design Core events
  • VIP experience at select Drinks x Design events
  • Access to design skills and business skills education workshops to help you grow your business
  • Access to limited one-on-one business assistance and office hours with Design Core staff
  • Eligible to be featured at Design Core and City of Design events, Design Core storytelling, and international UNESCO exhibitions
  • Access to exclusive business matchmaking events
  • Direct promotion of business services, including introductions to vetted buyers
  • Access to exclusive networking opportunities with other established designers, representatives from the UNESCO Creative Cities network and a global network of designers
  • Eligible to lead workshops and share best practices as an experienced designer
  • Access to RFPs and design work with a budget greater than $5,000
  • Find and hire emerging talent through matchmaking with designers
  • Eligible for site visits with visiting designers from a global design network
  • Premium exposure within the local and international design community