About Design Madison
Design Madison lives to amplify the impact that design has on our society. But get right down to it, and we're about bringing together Madison's brightest creative thinkers. It's simple, really. We are where talent meets inspiration.
It provides the metrics for all of our actions, time and energy. Each time we act to accomplish something, we must ask ourselves “is this true to our mission?” If the answer is no, then the action should be brought into question.
THE PURPOSE OF DESIGN MADISON IS TO AMPLIFY THE IMPACT THAT DESIGN PLAYS IN THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIETY AND BUSINESS.
DESIGN MADISON WILL CONTINUALLY INITIATE INNOVATIVE WAYS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A BROAD COMMUNITY OF DESIGNERS.
The origins of Design Madison are shrouded in the mists of 20th-century history, but unconfirmed reports tell of a flourishing DM back in the late 80s & early 90s. Somewhere along the line, industry changes and board member burnout forced the club into dormancy. But Design Madison wasn’t dead, only sleeping. It awoke in 2000, prodded into consciousness by a few hardy designers filled with new-millennial zeal. After testing the waters as a “pay-as-you-go” club, DM met with enough interest to return to its member-driven roots. Membership dues enabled the club to schedule more and better speakers, and to expand its calendar to match the academic year.
At the start of its fifth season, the second generation of Design Madison continues to enjoy phenomenal member support and club momentum. The 21st Century rocks.
It’s no secret, Design Madison survives through the efforts of our volunteers. We are run completely by the participation of people just like you. We currently are looking for volunteers to help us promote and improve the group. All volunteers of Design Madison are eligible for substantially discounted or free membership equal to the term of service. Click here to volunteer.