- Design Core
- Detroit City of Design
- Month of Design
- Design Network
We are making necessary adjustments to our programming in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Our offices are now closed, but our team will be working remotely. Read more.
It is at the core of business, our economy and Detroit’s revitalization. It is a methodology for solving business problems and addressing human needs.
Design leads to the creation of great products or services through a deeper understanding of people and their needs. Professional designers are trained to solve every day challenges, improve the bottom line and enhance customer experiences.
“Strong design can be at the heart of both disruptive and sustained commercial success in physical, service, and digital settings.”
You can access design expertise through our Detroit Design Network, a collaborative group of interdisciplinary designers and agencies with varying degrees of experience. Specialities include:
Architecture and Interiors
Storefronts and signage
Marketing Content (photo, video, copy, etc.)
Fashion, furniture and fixtures
Processes and systems
Experiences and events
You will want to manage your selection process through clear communication about your project. Requests for Proposals (RFP) or Scopes of Work (SOW) are standard practice in creative industries and help facilitate a successful relationship with your designer. Please email your SOW OR RFP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t have an RFP or SOW, we have you covered! All you have to do is fill out this form and we’ll work with you to share your project with our vetted network of designers.
Each month, before doors to open to the public for our famously popular Drinks X Design event, we host a private networking session with our Detroit Design Network and decision makers who want to build relationships with local firms for upcoming projects.
Businesses, institutions, nonprofits, municipalities and other organizations are invited to come meet the best in regional design talent.
Join us for a live game show style event twice a year. In each round of the game, a potential buyer of design will ask members of Detroit’s Design Network challenging questions about how their services can help solve market and manufacturing problems. 2019 events:
February 27, 2019
September 5, 2019