DesignWisconsin 2024

It's back! We are proud to announce the 3rd annual DesignWisconsin - hosted by Milwaukee Tool!
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Save the Date for May 18, 2024!

May 18, 2024 | 9am - 5pm
Milwaukee Tool Headquarters: 551 N 5th St., Milwaukee, WI 53203

UW Stout Industrial Design and School of Art & Design are sponsoring the third annual DesignWisconsin event showcasing the impacts of Industrial Design on the State of Wisconsin's Culture, Commerce, Community and Brand- Past, Present, and Future.

It is a little known secret that Wisconsin is a hub for product innovation - our mission with this event is to showcase and celebrate prominent Wisconsin-based Industrial Design teams and their work. We hope this format will inspire participants and strengthen connections within our Industrial Design community, as well as cultivate new ones!

The event includes an open house of major Wisconsin Design/Manufacture groups.  In the past these have included TREK, Milwaukee Tool, Kohler, Mercury Marine, Polaris, Fiskars, Oshkosh and many more. There will be a keynote address by Milwaukee Tool and potentially other visiting dignitaries.  The event also features the Milwaukee Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America presenting 2024 Student Merit Awards and student work.

The show is a FREE event on May 18, 2024, from 9am-5pm at the Milwaukee Tool Company's downtown headquarters in Milwaukee, WI.

Registration Coming Soon!

Although this is a free event we request that attendees sign up ahead of time.


9:00AM: Doors open

9:00AM-1:00PM: Student portfolio reviews (registration required)

1:00PM: Welcome message from UW-Stout Industrial Design department & Milwaukee Tool

1:30PM: Design Talks (speakers TBD)

5:00PM: The end!

Participating Organizations

The real stars of the show will be the Wisconsin-based Industrial Design teams in attendance to display their works and talk shop! Check out the companies who have previously displayed their latest and greatest works in a mini-tradeshow format.

Logos of participating organizations