Our Vision

About Design Madison


Our History

The origins of Design Madison are shrouded in the midst 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.


Our Mission

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 creative professionals.