Design Directory

Where do I input my information for the Design Directory?

All members who have joined at the DesignShed Builder and Shaker levels will be contacted no later than November 15, 2020 to a dedicated member's area and complete their profile. If you haven't heard from us by then, please email us at

What categories do you include?

Because we have an expansive idea of what design is, our list of categories is long! If you don't see your area of expertise, send us a note at and let us know what you'd like to see included. 3D Design Account Management Advertising Architecture Art & Craft Art Direction Branding Business Carpentry Coaching Communications Community Design Construction Management Creative Direction Culinary Data & Analytics Digital Design Digital Fabrication Education Entrepreneurship Equity Design Event Production Fashion & Apparel Film / Video Furniture Design Graphic Design Illustration Inclusive Design Industrial Design Interaction / UX Design Interface Design Interior Design Healthcare Design Landscape Design Leadership Manufacturing Marketing Motion Design Music Operations Photography Placemaking / Placekeeping Production Public Health Resilience Design Service Design Social Media Sound Design Structural Engineering Strategy Sustainability Talent / People / Recruiting Technology / Engineering Type Design Urban Design Usability Writing

What's the difference between a regular listing and a featured listing?

Regular listings are featured in our public Design Directory online, a searchable database by design category, name and whether they're for hire or for available to mentor others. Individual listings include a short bio, links to website and a wide variety of social media handles. Featured listings give members a more immersive experience, allowing them to collaborate and connect with others who are either looking to share their need, or offer their talent. Featured listings also experience additional exposure in our Directory gallery.


What are the benefits of membership?

All current membership options can be found at our Become a Member page. We depend on the generosity of dedicated and involved members like you to continue our building our community's creative capacities, year-round. DesignShed programs that do so much to enrich your life and stimulate your mind are made possible largely because of financial help from our members. Your generosity will help to ensure our efforts to remain an oasis of creativity and positive change in our community.


I no longer want to be a member. How do I get a refund?

Membership payments are nonrefundable and will automatically renew until you cancel your membership, which you may do at any time through your account preferences.

Why Join

I’m not from Montclair. Can I still be a member?

Yes! With year-round events that attract larger and larger audiences in person and on our brand-new media platform, Radio Free Montclair, membership benefits go far. In the near future, we'll be adding more member benefits that allow members to collaborate, mentor and network.

I'm not a designer. Why should I become a member?

At DesignShed, we think everyone is a designer. Design isn't always what something looks like, it's also how things work. Your home or office is designed, but so is the commute that takes you from point to point. Your child's school is designed, but so is the learning model that teachers deploy. Your public park is designed, but so are the attitudes about how people congregate. That puts a lot of us in the position of consuming other people's decisions. DesignShed is a place to unite our creative capacities and mobilize them into real action. Discover your inner designer - become a member today.

Together, we make an unstoppably creative community.

DesignShed membership is an entry point for connection. A place to explore your inner designer. A pulse on our community's creative capacity. We celebrate you and mobilize you with tools for change – you inspire us and help build our shed.

You are the dreamers, designers and innovators, the artists and makers, the craftspeople, storytellers, and the curious. Together, we comprise a powerhouse of creatives.

DesignShed sustains this shared community by bringing together diverse backgrounds, inspiring events, and outside-the-box capacity-building efforts. Become a founding member and discover the community you've always dreamed of.