What we're about

Are you a maker, artist, designer or curious explorer looking to expand your creative community? Would you like to share your skills with others or take a workshop to learn something new? Interested in furthering your career in Philly's design world? Welcome, this group is for you!

Philly M.A.D.E. is a new community group hosted by The Philadelphia Design Center (PDC), a nonprofit coworking space committed to supporting our region's diverse design talent by providing affordable access to resources and space. This group is open to all interests and skill levels within our region's design and creative communities.


Who are we?

Lighting Designers. Graphic Designers. Video Directors. Costume Designers. Photo Editors. Small Business Owners. Fashion Students. Set Designers. Craft Enthusiasts. Web Designers... And You!

Philly M.A.D.E. (Makers. Artists. Designers. Explorers.) is a diverse group of professionals and hobbyists who are committed to our crafts and working together to build a welcoming interdisciplinary space for us to share our talents, learn new skills, support each others' work and have fun!


What we do?

We offer a wide variety of free and low-cost workshops, classes, networking events and more all related to developing skills and building connections throughout Philly's design communities.

An example of some upcoming and past events include:

• Design Community Socials and Happy Hours

• Fundamentals to Photoshop workshops

• Vectorworks User Group Meetings

• Intro to Selling on Etsy

• Theatrical Director and Designers Workshop

• BYOB Craft Nights


Overall, we are committed to playing a role in the continued democratization and diversification of the design industry - and building a supportive community while we do it!

Interested in joining us? Become a member of our MeetUp group and join us at our next event!

Questions and/or suggestions? Contact Loretta Gary at lgary@phillydesigncenter.org for more information.

The Philadelphia Design Center is currently accepting new members to our nonprofit coworking space! Learn more and schedule a tour at: http://www.phillydesigncenter.org

Past events (13)

Creative Community Dinner: Potluck Style!

The Philadelphia Design Center

Creative Community Dinner: Potluck Style!

The Philadelphia Design Center

Design with Protection: A Legal Workshop for Creatives

The Philadelphia Design Center

Creative Community Dinner: Potluck Style!

The Philadelphia Design Center

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