Partner With Ust


Connect with our audience of creative industry professionals, design savvy public audiences, and students (particularly those in the creative industries). For questions on any of the partnering opportunities below, please contact Erike De Veyra at



Join us and 100+ other design organizations in hosting an event during our 10-day festival. Let us be your megaphone and bring the public to your space. Pair your creativity, your brilliance, your stories with our marketing muscle and wide reaching connections to make your event a success. With several levels of partnership to choose from, you decide what kind of promotion is right for your event. To see the partner levels and plan your strategy, download our Event Partner packet.

Learn some helpful tips and instructions before you submit your event with our How To guide. If you have any issues with the Event Partner Submission form, please email Liz Paul, Communications Director, at



Sponsoring the DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party or individual programs is an excellent opportunity to gain brand exposure and recognition within Philadelphia’s design world. Join the community of contributors who have supported DesignPhiladelphia in the past and connect with thousands of people here in Philadelphia.



Advertising on the DesignPhiladelphia website shows you value the design/maker community here in Philadelphia while putting your brand in front of thousands of design industry professionals daily. For $1,500, your ad with a clickable hyperlink to the web page of your choosing, will be on the DesignPhiladelphia website for a total of four months from September through the end of December.

Ad Specifications:

  • 200 pixels wide by 260 pixels high with a resolution of not less than 72 dpi.
  • Ads rotate on the ciick with up to four ads in one spot.
  • Ads are run of site.



We need your help to make the festival a success! DesignPhiladelphia volunteers help distribute marketing materials, get the word out about the festival using social media, support event hosts during the festival, and collect demographic information from participants during the festival. Stay tuned for the volunteer sign-up link coming soon!