For designers

Your Talent. Our Connections. One 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.

  • Membership Includes:
  • Access to Workshops & Programs
  • VIP Experience & Free Admission to Select Events
  • Subscription to Exclusive Communications
  • Networking
  • Access to Projects & Design Work
  • Marketing Promotion
  • & more!

Success Stories

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of the ways we’ve successfully worked with designers and network members.


Design in the City

Our Design in the City program builds awareness of emerging fashion and accessory designers by showcasing their work.


Commercial Spaces

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.


Community Real Estate Development

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.