About Design ShakerDesignPhiladelphia demonstrates, supports, and promotes the ability that design has to generate innovation, solve problems, enhance daily life and influence both the perception and economics of the region.
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DesignPhiladelphia is one of the most important design festivals in the country, uniting and highlighting all design disciplines to promote a unique and innovative Philadelphia.
Philadelphia was once known as "The Workshop of the World." The city's identity as a hub for creative activity has never vanished - instead it's been transformed.
Design Philadelphia sends a strong signal that this city has a vital creative economy and is an innovation hub. It builds the Philadelphia brand on the inside of the city and radiates it outside to the world.Alina Wheeler, branding expert and author of Designing Brand Identity and the Brand Atlas
DesignPhiladelphia raises awareness of Philly as a great destination for creative professionals. The more we raise awareness — let people know how much great stuff is going on here -- the better we'll be at recruiting great people.
DesignPhiladelphia has built a strong community that cares about their city and its design.Susan Szenasy, editor in chief, Metropolis magazine
DesignPhiladelphia is a model for how cities can leverage their local assets and create a compelling urban brand, one that attracts visitors and new residents alike.Jason Schupbach, director of design for the National Endowment for the Arts
A city has four natural advantages: variety, convenience, discovery, and opportunity. Everything should be done to protect these advantages. Everything.
DesignPhiladelphia is crucial to ensuring that our various design disciplines — whether they are graphic design, fashion, furniture or architecture — have a convening force.Diana Lind, editor in chief, Next City