The Core Design studio has evolved from humble beginnings in Dave’s basement, to a small office space in downtown Downers Grove, IL. After outgrowing their first office, Core Design moved into their new studio located in the western suburbs of Chicago in 2007. This open studio layout promotes collaboration while providing entertaining views of the neighboring forest preserve.

Core Design was founded in June 2001 by David Linderman and Rob Higgs. They began with the idea of providing their clients with a reliable, confidential and client focused creative experience. From day one, Dave & Rob provided their clients with a trade show exhibit & corporate environment design service that operated like a professional design agency. By providing direct access to creative talent with an attention to detail, and a dedication to customer service, word got around. Dave’s basement provided an ideal space for their creative energy (& more than a few late nights) where it’s physically and financially “low overhead”, provided a practical yet affordable beginning to this creative team.