Welcome to the Chicago Design Archive

Submit Your Work to the Archive

The CDA is seeking design work that has received special recognition (in competitions or media coverage), is Chicago-related, or is innovative and contributes to Chicago's impact as a center for art and design. 

The Chicago Design Archive is an exclusive and permanent online record featuring Chicago-related experiential, graphic, and product design created from the 1920s to the present. The CDA provides a means for Chicago design firms and clients to showcase their creative effort to a worldwide audience.

The Archive is not merely a static collection of historically important design, but also a living, growing record of the vibrant Chicago design scene.

The mission of the CDA is To share the best of Chicago design.