For Businesses & Community

Why Design Matters

Design is about understanding what people need. With good design, you can expect better products, services and systems.

We leverage the Detroit Design Network to help businesses and community organizations attract, engage, and connect with qualified designers quickly, easily and efficiently.

Design is Everywhere

It’s in every industry, and spans various disciplines, from brand strategy and photography to architecture and product development. Design means something different to everyone.

No matter who you are, or what industry you work in, one thing remains true: with the right talent, design can help solve your business challenge or realize an opportunity.


Create Efficiency

Reduce Expenses

Generate Revenue

Build Culture

Attract Top Talent

Motivate People

Develop Resiliency

Adapt to Crises

Build Business & Community Durability

Enhance Innovation

Improve Processes

Create New & Better Products

We Create Access to Design

Consider us your strategic partner. We understand your challenges, help define how design can solve them, and match you with the talent needed to get the job done.

Just tell us about your project, and get bids from experienced and reliable designers in one place. It’s one of the easiest, quickest ways to meet local designers and firms.



Success Stories

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of the ways we’ve successfully connected organizations with design talent.


Commercial Spaces

In response to COVID-19, Folk received a Commerce Design Refresh Grant from Design Core to accommodate critical and permanent changes to their business model and their physical space.

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.


Detroit Sign Project

We helped Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) commission a designer for the new Detroit Sign Project.