Design Like Mad, Madison's annual 12hour design marathon, is taking place Saturday, September 27th at the Madison Public Library: Central Library. Design Like Mad pairs graphic and web designers, architects, interior designers, and developers with local nonprofits to provide pro-bono design work in a 1 day marathon. The event was created to help deserving Madison area nonprofit organizations with design projects that they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources to complete, to create a stronger community of designers, to encourage students to work professionally and develop their design skills, and to assist the local Madison community in a creative way.
This is the second year Design Like Mad will take place. Last year Design Like Mad paired 60 designers and developers with 21 nonprofits.
“I realized shortly after I graduated in 2011 that many design communities around the US are very fragmented. Unlike developers and entrepreneurs, designers have very few opportunities to collaborate and learn from one another," said Abby Larner, founder of Design Like Mad, “I thought Design Like Mad would be the perfect chance for local designers to work together to make a positive difference in the Madison community.”
The application for nonprofits to participate in the event must be completed by midnight, this Friday the 25th. Visit the Design Like Mad website to apply and to find out more.