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Design Core Detroit


Design Core Detroit champions design-driven businesses and their role in strengthening Detroit’s economy. It offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses, increases market demand for design services, and tells Detroit’s design story locally and globally. Design Core is a department within College for Creative Studies.

Design Core serves design-driven industries that specialize in design or utilize design as a central discipline of their business strategy. As the steward of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation, Design Core serves as the convener and backbone organization for the Detroit City of Design initiative.

Designer Dating Game and Afterglow

4:00 – 6:30 pm Designer Dating Game: Content
6:30 – 8:30 pm Month of Design After Glow

Kick off Detroit Month of Design with us at the Designer Dating Game followed by neighborhood after glow at the Alger Theater!

The event will start with some retro game show fun. Think panel discussion with pizzaz.

In each of 2 rounds of the game, our neighborhood small business contestants will ask members of Detroit’s Design Network challenging questions about how content design services help brick and mortar businesses establish a brand identify, attract and grow a targeted audience and engage with customers to increase sales.

Our two contestants are small businesses located on the E. Warren corridor on Detroit’s east side:
Jamie Williams, owner of Be: HER, a women’s boutique
Jeanie Hughes, owner of The J Spot Bar, a restaurant and bar

Afterwards, we’ll kickoff Detroit Month of Design with a rooftop celebration, where light refreshments will be served. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Sponsored by Downtown Detroit Partnership and Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect



Thursday, Sep. 5th


4:00 am – 8:30 pm


The Alger Theater

16451 E Warren Ave Detroit, MI 48224

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