Our Vision

We support the change-makers.


DesignMil is a one day collaborative event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that connects nonprofits with creatives to design work that elevates their identity, branding or otherwise visual needs. 

According to HOW Magazine, there are 1,600 designers working in Milwaukee, and Spectrum Nonprofit Services affirms that Milwaukee has nearly the same number of nonprofits. Bringing the two groups together is an opportunity to create change that serves the greater good of our community. In the Fall of 2018, Milwaukee’s creative professionals will have 12 hours to use their talent in a meaningful way.

Anthony Lauer
Executive Director, Mentor


We aim to create a stronger creative community by connecting local creatives with nonprofits to collaborate for something that gives back and promotes social change.

Everyone involved with DesignMil shares common goals for the event: providing an opportunity for creatives to give back and gain valuable experience and for local, deserving organizations to gain a service they may not be able to afford otherwise; it’s a positive way to connect the community.