Design, Collaborate, Give Back.

Bringing student and professional designers together for 12 hours to work on projects for non-profit organizations.

What is Design Like Mad?

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Design Like Mad is an organization that hosts 12-hour "design marathons" in different cities throughout the country. These events bring together student and professional designers for 12 hours to provide pro-bono, design work for deserving, local non-profit organizations.

The first Design Like Mad event took place on December, 7th 2013 at the Madison Central Library. We had 60 graphic designers, 6 architects, 5 interior designers, and 14 developers representing 20 non-profit organizations assembled in the Madison Public Library ready to get going.

These teams worked on projects such as logo design, business cards, letterheads, website development, marketing and promotional materials, interior design, and architecture. The work they produced over 12 hours was truly astonishing and can be seen at All food and necessary supplies were provided by donations from 14 local sponsors.

Milwaukee, WI

Spring, 2017

Madison, WI

April 8th, 2017

Austin, TX

Spring, 2017

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