Design Organizations in the United States

  1. DMI


    The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to heighten awareness of design as an essential part of business strategy. Founded in 1975, DMI has become the leading resource and international authority on design management. DMI has earned a reputation worldwide as a multifaceted resource, providing invaluable know-how, tools and training through its conferences, seminars, membership program, and publications.

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  2. Design Trust for Public Space

    Design Trust for Public Space

    The Design Trust for Public Space is dedicated to improving New York City's parks, plazas, streets, and public buildings. Design Trust projects enrich the urban experience for all New Yorkers by turning good design intentions into reality. By forging public/private partnerships between neighborhoods, city agencies, and design professionals, the Design Trust creates powerful working relationships that overcome political and logistical hurdles.

  3. Be Original Americas

    Be Original Americas

    Be Original Americas is a non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and individuals on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design while preserving and investing in its future.

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    Institute for Human Centered Design

    The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), founded in Boston in 1978 as Adaptive Environments, is an international non-governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design

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    Project H Design

    Project H Design connects the power of design to the people who need it most, and the places where it can make a real and lasting difference. We are a team of designers and builders engaging locally to improve the quality of life for the socially overlooked.

  6. Freelancers Union

    Freelancers Union

    Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services. The organization gives independent workers a powerful voice through political action, research, and thought leadership.

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    American Design Club

    The American Design Club (AmDC), founded 2008, aims to bring together designers working under the American Flag. The AmDC seeks to heighten awareness for emerging designers, further promote a sense of community among one another, and to provide sales and exhibition opportunities.

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    Designs for Dignity

    Designs for Dignity was initiated in the belief that human beings are entitled to, and nurtured by, living and working within creative environments. Recognizing that constrained budgets of many non-profit organizations often preclude a comfortable and supportive physical environment, we intend to transform existing non-profit spaces through pro bono design services and in-kind donations.

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    Design Onscreen

    Design Onscreen is a non-profit foundation dedicated to producing, promoting and preserving high-quality films on architecture and design.

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    Design Impact

    Design Impact is a non-profit organization that partners professional designers with community organizations. These designers work on-site with innovative organizations and the communities they serve to design and implement life-improving solutions.

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    Evansville Design Group

    The Evansville Design Group is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote education, networking, and enrichment within and among the local design community. Through round table discussions, studio tours and presentations, guest lectures, and community involvement, the group and its members are committed to promoting design excellence amongst themselves and in the community at-large.