The NEPA Design Collective was founded to build and support a community of North East Pennsylvania-based designers, creatives, makers and applied artists. Through monthly meetings, events and group shows, the NDC encourages its members to get out of their studios and be an active part of the design community.
The Three Pillars of the NDC:
- Positive Energy and Member Support – The cornerstone of the NDC is to build a fun and thriving design community. This means a safe place for designers (of varying experience and disciplines) to ask for advice, WIP feedback, and encouragement
- Active participation – Members are encouraged to contribute to and attend at least one event per month (e.g. meeting, group show or design outing.)
- Community Service – At least twice a year, the NDC will be asked to collaborate on some kind of NEPA-based outreach. This can range from putting together a PSA campaign to volunteering and/or supporting local non-profits.