The Design Bank is a three-dimensional space dedicated to transforming a community through entrepreneurship, people centered innovation, and design.
Our expertise in design technology, entrepreneurship and education make the Design Bank a center where like minded professionals, community, residents and guests can come together in hopes to bettering themselves and transforming the future.
The Design Bank wants to help shift the traditional design entrepreneur ideology. It aims to inspire a new process of thinking that builds skills through digital exchange and workshop training. Design Bank offers prototyping tools, design workshops, entrepreneur programs, and social impact initiatives.
We support professionals, students, and hobbyists by helping them retool or advance their design thinking, fabrication, or market impact.
Design Bank was established in December 2014, and officially open its location at 3636 E. 38th Street in February 2015.
Design Bank offers various day, multi-week, weekend, and holiday break workshops to various age groups and organizations. The workshops can support a variety of customized topics, although the general theme aids to the creative thinking, technology, rapid prototyping and business development.
Design Bank offers opportunities for individuals or organizations to print their own 3D file. Upload your file to 3D Hubs to get a quick quote. We offer design consultation for difficult files or concepts that may need some hours figuring out. Our hourly rate for this service is $50/hr.
If your idea needs to be discussed in the privacy of our vault, please come by 3636 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis 46218 and meet with our design representative.
Regardless of quantities, orders ranging from singular prototype to mass quantities can be placed.
Design Bank is an accessible center for students and adults looking for resources in design process, creation, and research. No matter the creative process, Design Bank is here to provide insights from concept to fabrication. Anything from prototyping new forms to research data analyst, Design Bank can help provide the resources and support.
Design Bank Marketplace Program offers guidance to individuals seeking to start or sustain their own business or creative endeavors. It provides insights to the entrepreneurship start-up process, formal laws and regulations of business entities, and administrative resources. Design Banks welcomes all entrepreneurship question and works to aid the client in successfully jump starting or sustaining their business.
The online and in studio Design Bank Marketplace highlights products developed by or in collaboration with participants in our programming and client services as well as items developed by area residents. Proceeds are reinvested into the community through youth job creation, program scholarships, community sponsorships and general economic development.
Design Bank would not be what it is today without the help of its friends and collaborators. We play well with others. Special thanks to the following: