One program in the heart of Chicago
The original DESIGNATION location, this is where the program all started. Launched April 2014, Chicago leverages two key partnerships to give students access to high quality client work and portfolio building opportunities. The first is with 1871, a shared tech work space home to over 200 startups and digital tech companies. The second is Founder Institute, the largest tech accelerator in the world. Located in 1871, on the 12th floor of the historic Merchandise Mart, the Chicago campus puts us in the heart of downtown, and is convenient to both Metra and all major El lines.
DESIGNATION Labs, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654
Coming in 2016, we're extremely excited to add a St. Louis campus to our program offerings. Located in the shared tech workspace T-REx, students get access to an incredible array of amenities, and networking with 100+ startups. During the project phase of the curriculum, students collaborate with companies undergoing the program hosted by Capital Innovators to build amazing products and start an exciting new career in design.