You've Been Accepted

Thank you for your application. We're happy to let you know that you have been accepted for this year's event! 
What to do next:

  • Review your team and nonprofit’s info in the acceptance email you received. Say Hello! Reach out to your team and your nonprofit to introduce yourselves!
  • Mark your calendars for the Pre-Planning Event, Wednesday, October 25, 2017. There will also be a guest speaker prior to the Pre-Planning Meeting for those that are able to attend.
  • Read the important dates and information below.

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Pre-planning Event

Wednesday, October 25
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hoffman York

200 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The purpose of the Pre-Planning Event is for each team to meet for the first time, discuss their project, and to come up with a strategy to complete the project within the 12 hour span of the DesignMil event.


Pre-Planning Event Schedule

5:30 PM | Keynote Speakers
Cory Savage and Mark Hungsberg

Join us at Hoffman York for our keynote speakers, Cory Savage and Mark Hungsberg. Cory Savage is the President and Founder of Savage Solutions, and Mark Hungsberg is the Studio Director at Savage Solutions, a Milwaukee-based marketing agency that specializes in brand, digital, and social identities for their clients. Savage Solutions worked to help brand our sponsor Nonprofit, Bublr Bikes. Cory and Mark will share their experience working as Creatives to benefit a nonprofit and their mission. 

This meeting is optional, but highly suggested

6:30 PM | Pre-planning Meeting
Hors D'oeuvres and Meet & Greet

DesignMil organizers will give a short presentation, and then provide hors d’oeuvres. Afterwards, you'll meet your team for the first time. Creative teams will meet with their nonprofit to determine tactics to be completed the day of DesignMil.

No work is completed at the pre-planning meeting. This meeting is mandatory for all participants and Nonprofit representatives.

Attendance is mandatory. If you are not able to be in attendance, please email us at

Preparing for the Pre-Planning Event


1. Prioritize your item(s)
Even though we’ve provided options for pre-determined packages, you may find out while talking with your team that they can take on more than you originally requested, or you may find that you need to reduce the amount of work into something more manageable for the 12 hour period. If you have a list of priorities, write them down and share them with your designers so they can start at the top and work their way down.
2. Have your content ready
Make sure to have your text written, images gathered, and any other content ready to hand over to your design team. 
3. Strategize Final File Sharing
We have outlined in our schedule a time slot that your designers can send/share their files with you. Discuss your preference to receive your files. We highly recommend creating a shared Google Drive folder or Dropbox folder. 

4. Keep an open mind
Your design team is made up of very talented, creative people with lots of ideas. All we ask is that you hear them out.


1. Be sure to bring the following if you need it:

  • Computer with all necessary software
  • Computer charger
  • USB drive or other means to share files quickly
  • Pencils, pens, anything else you need to sketch ideas
  • Computer mouse or drawing tablet
  • A water bottle to stay hydrated!

2. We'll hook you up with a few things, so feel free to leave these at home:

  • Electrical Outlets
  • Internet connection
  • Coffee, lots and lots of coffee

3. Challenge yourself
The design day can be long and tiresome, but it’s all worth in the end. Take this day as a personal challenge to better yourself professionally and work in a different environment than you normally would. 

4. Have fun!!

Saturday, November 4
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Stamm Technnologies

1207 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Meals, snacks and coffee will be available throughout the day and invite your friends, family or coworkers to the final presentation at the end of the night!

For the schedule for Saturdays events, please refer to our schedule page.





Thank you so much for your interest and support in DesignMil

We’re excited to see you soon!
Questions, Comments or Concerns? Please feel free to reach out to us.

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