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NASHVILLE, TN December 1, 2019 – Friends, welcome to Nashville Design Pup!  We’re proud to be the premier open-source, free website for connecting the Nashville Design Community, offering a wide array of online tools. Our mission is to make it easy for members of our community to find and participate in conversations about the impact of design in our everyday lives.  Let’s go off leash for a quick run around the features of our new site:

Nashville Design Pup

Events Calendar

Nashville Design Pup is centered on our thorough and robust calendar of design events. We proudly promote and share design events from any and all approved individuals and organizations.  No fees, no membership, just a calendar of events open and accessible to all.

Weekly Newsletter

Every Sunday evening, we send an email to our subscribers with information about the week ahead, including:

  • A list of events coming up in the week ahead
  • A short note from yours truly about whatever’s going on in the design world
  • Ongoing event and exhibit details
  • Current volunteer opportunities
  • Current job opportunities

Occasionally, we’ll send a special email mid-week, as well.  We’ll never send more than two emails per week.  Interested?  Click here to subscribe!

Event Submission

We’re good at what we do, but tracking every design event in Nashville can be a daunting, if not impossible task.  If you want to make sure your event gets listed, submit it to us directly!  We’ve made it easy for you to submit, and easy for us to approve and publish!  It’s the most reliable way to make sure your event is included on the calendar.

Event listings are always free, and get your event(s) included on our website and in our emails.  For an additional $25, we will “boost” your event – add it to our homepage, feature it in the sidebars and footers of our website, highlight it on social media, and highlight it in our weekly email the Sunday prior to the event.  Whether free or boosted, you have the option to choose before submitting the form.  Sponsor packages are also available.  Email us for additional information on custom options.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for opportunities to get more involved with organizations in the Nashville community?  Our Volunteer page has a running list of upcoming and current volunteer opportunities.  Dig in!

If you’re an organization looking to advertise your volunteer opportunities, we have a form just for you to do so!  Send it our way, and we’ll share it with the world.  (Mostly Nashville, but technically the world.)

Community Resources

Every Nashville design organization, all in one place.  Particularly helpful for newcomers to Music City!

Jobs Board

Whether you’re looking for your first job, a career change, or looking to take that next step in your career, our Jobs Board is here for you.  We’re working to build a robust list of current job opportunities that you can rely on when it’s time for change.

Employers – We reach thousands of Nashville designers each month through our website, email list, and social media channels.  With an audience comprised of almost exclusively of your target market, combined with our affordable job posting packages, we’re an excellent resource for listing your next opportunity.  Get in touch with us to learn more!


Occasionally organizations have press releases that we like to share.  Or we have Design Pup original articles that we’d like to share.  Things that don’t quite fit anywhere else.  They live on our blog.

Thanks for being part of our litter.  We’re proud to have you here.  Take a look around, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or feedback.


John M. Maternoski
Founder, Nashville Design Pup

COVID-19: Due to the impact of Coronavirus on in-person events, we will not be updating this site for the duration of the pandemic. We are continuing to send weekly newsletters, however, with links to upcoming online events.Subscribe!