Design Core Detroit

Economic Development Organization

Design Core Detroit

Design Core Detroit offers direct and strategic business and technical guidance, mentorship, and connections to new market opportunities for design businesses, including those in visual, communications, digital, and product sectors. Through one-on-one consultations, emerging and established designers get help starting, operating, and growing their businesses and their teams. Design Core also supports businesses across all industries by connecting them to available talent in digital design, the built environment, and product development. Design companies and potential design buyers should visit or email Cydney Camp at [email protected].



  • Ellen Schneider
    Interim Executive Director, Design Core Detroit
  • Olga Stella
    Executive Director, Design Core Detroit
  • Bonnie Fahoome
    Director of Business Programs , Design Core Detroit

Company Stages Served

  • Growth/Expansion

Industry Sectors Served

  • Business Services
  • Media
  • Other

Types of Programs Offered

  • Business Acceleration
  • Business Retention/Expansion/Attraction

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