- Design Core
- Detroit City of Design
- Month of Design
- For Designers
- For Businesses and Community
We create connections. Whether you want to meet new people, learn new skills or find a business opportunity, Detroit Design Network connects you with like-minded designers and businesses who share our belief that good design matters. Together, we can strengthen the design community in meaningful ways.
We welcome designers and design businesses from all industries, specialties and career stages to join the network. We’ll support you with the tools, resources and services you need to thrive.
Don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of the ways we’ve successfully worked with designers and network members.
Our Design in the City program builds awareness of emerging fashion and accessory designers by showcasing their work.
In response to COVID-19, Folk received a Commerce Design Refresh Grant to accommodate critical and permanent changes to their business model.
Design Core paired them with a design team made of up entirely of women architects, graphic designers, branding and general contracting services. The team transformed the Folk business from a restaurant to a neighborhood market and cafe.
In November 2020, we invited AECOM, a Premier member, to join us to present their work around Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities at a multi-state community and economic development conference for civic leaders and policy makers.