By investing in design, we invest in our future. Hands-on instruction from experts, friends and community alumni help to skill up designers and design businesses owners so they can flourish and thrive.

Upcoming Programs

Providence Design Catalyst Showcase Event

Celebrating the 2021 Design Catalyst cohort! Ten Providence-based design businesses took part in this five month accelerator program ~ creating sustainable plans, investing in their team, adding new products, finding ways to market to the world.

Providence Design Catalyst grants help small, local designers launch the next phase of their businesses with capital, confidence, and a few more people on their side.
DESIGN FORWARD RI invests in the future of Rhode Island’s design community through workshops and programs for everyone: from helping young people explore an interest in design through emerging and mid-career professionals looking to level up.

The Design Catalyst program has, in five months, completely changed my perspective on what my business can achieve.” 

Alaina Mahoney, A.M. Design & Fabrication LLC, a 2020 alum


No one gets where they are going alone. Mentorship is an important way DxRI connects this community of talent. If you’re ready to give back, we’ve got some amazingly talented designers ready to learn from you. If you’re looking for some extra guidance, let us know!