Design Like Mad 2017

April 8th

Reasons for designers & developers to apply

Give back by supporting your local nonprofits. You’re helping your community thrive while you work. Try something new! Be a team leader or gain experience in a new skill set. Get real world experience while still a student—working directly with a client, being part of a team, building your portfolio, networking. Make lasting friendships within the Madison design community! Most of all—have fun!

Reasons for non-profits to apply

Image is a crucial part of marketing. Your brand, your website, your printed materials all express who you are. A well-designed brand image will highlight your professionalism, increase your reach, and more. If you’ve always been curious what benefits come from working with professional designers and developers, take that first step with Design Like Mad. We’re here to connect you with the best and the brightest talent in our community.


All applicants will need to be available for the entire day Saturday, April 8, 2017 and at the Pre-Planning Event (5:30-8pm, Tuesday, March 28, 2017) If you are unable to commit to this for any reason, please note that in your application so we can work to accommodate you.


Looking to display your creativity and release some design magic? Then put the pen tool to use and apply to be a designer in the marathon today!


Collaborate with others and develop a vision to help non-profit organizations grow within your community. You’ll help bring your project to life.


You have a big picture in mind for your non-profit organization. Let the best talent in the community help you make that big picture become reality.