January 29, 2018 / The Work Department

Our Yearbook

Learn more about us and our work here.

October 13, 2017 / Meg Heeres

Detroit 48202

The Work Department took on the role of creating assets; a map of Detroit and Wendell’s postal route map that helps to locate viewers in the city, as well as type treatments for the film. Danny brought everything to life by illustrating and animating it all. The result: an inspiring group of collaborators working to create out a compelling and dynamic story.
October 4, 2017 / Denise McGeen / Libby Bogner

Looking Forward at the Detroit City of Design Summit

The Work Department played two roles in the Detroit Design Summit - both related to the future of our City and working towards a shared vision for a sustainable and equitable Detroit.
September 15, 2017 / Libby Bogner

Establishing Principles for Good Food, Good Jobs

We’re proud to share how we’re helping local food businesses put their triple-bottom-line values into practice to grow a more equitable city. This past spring we helped FoodLab Detroit push their vision “to cultivate the skills and wisdom to deepen the quality and accelerate the pace of progress toward a future in which good food, good business and good jobs are the norm.”
July 21, 2017 / Libby Bogner / Meg Heeres

People in Education Rebrand

Our team is passionate about working with organizations to grow innovation — especially education models. We’re proud to share our collaborative design to rebrand Detroit Future Schools as People in Education, or PIE!

July 13, 2017 / Meg Heeres / Libby Bogner

19th Annual Allied Media Conference

The 19th Annual Allied Media Conference (AMC) in Detroit was held from June 15 -18 this year. As the conference is nearing its 20th anniversary, we were over the moon to see the conference’s astonishing growth

June 19, 2017 / Nina Bianchi / Meg Heeres

Communication is at the Heart of Collaboration

Creating a shared language (set of values or principles) is a critical part of the process to establish the group’s top three priorities. It sets the stage for more effective partnership with the City of Detroit’s Office of Sustainability.

March 23, 2017 / Fatema Boxwala / Meg Heeres

Facilitating Detroit's Sustainability Agenda

We're six months into our 23 month engagement with the Detroit Environmental Agenda (DEA), a leadership team that advances environmental justice in the City. It’s made up of over 15 local non-profits whose missions are driven in whole or in part by environmental concerns.

March 17, 2017 / Libby Cole and Nina Bianchi

Could Detroit Show Us the Way to a New Future of Work?

Metropolis magazine interviewed us! Learn more about how we're boosting Detroit City of Design efforts as a leading social innovation firm who's managing Detroit-based partnerships to produce truly innovative projects.

February 23, 2017 / Nina Bianchi and Libby Cole

We're Hiring a Project Manager

We are growing and hiring a project manager!

January 15, 2017 / Fatema Boxwala

Process, Process! New work with Dynamic IT

We’re working with Dynamic Computer Corporation, a minority and women owned information technology business, based in Michigan since 1979
November 1, 2016 / Carlie Quezada, Libby Cole and Nina Bianchi

Public Design Trust: Footwork

We're co-leading the production of an exhibition at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017. The exhibition Footwork examines the future of network-based working models through the metaphor of dance and its relationship to systems planning and the interconnected movements between people, objects and place.