In 2012, Jon started 5518 Designs in Butte. Through client work and side projects, he began to develop a unique style of graphics for 5518 that emerged out of his love of traveling, adventure, and the inspiration gained from time spent exploring.
In 2016, 5518 Designs expanded into a retail location at 27 N. Main Street in the heart of uptown Butte, offering their own brand of outdoor and recreation-inspired apparel, custom merchandising packages, and creative business solutions. In a short time, the business has taken off and is a popular destination for both locals and visitors.
The summer of 2021 saw the expansion of 5518 to a second location in Anaconda. In Spring of 2022, their sister store Dig City Supply opened just down the street to showcase Montana Tech and Butte inspired apparel and gifts.
In addition to running the business, Jon and Cassie Wick are very active in the community and have hosted and sponsored many causes and fundraisers for those in need. Jon has spent time as the Executive Director of Mariah’s Challenge, a presenter at the Innovate Montana Symposium, and a board member of the St. James Foundation and the Butte Parks and Trails Foundation.
2013 Butte-Silver Bow Moving Mountains Award
2015 Distinguished Alumni of Montana Tech
2016 BLDC Young Professional of the Year award
2018 Montana Standard 20 under 40 recipient
2021 Jon and Cassie were awarded the Montana Entrepreneurs of the year from the Montana Ambassador program.
Dig City Supply is a vintage-inspired retail store located in the heart of Butte’s historic Uptown business district. What is now the Dig City brand, started as a small section of Montana Tech apparel inside of the 5518 Designs store, where each piece is designed, then produced locally.
Emerging from the pandemic, in early 2022, our owners at 5518 recognized the value of this section to both the store and community, and decided to expand the line of Tech apparel. In an attempt to distinguish these items from their 5518 Designs brand, the apparel line found a new home and the new Dig City Supply brand was established.
We love our community. 5518 Designs would not be here today without their love and support. For that reason, we want to involve our community in every way possible. Here are a few of the ways we want to give back and collaborate with you. Contact us to find out how to get involved, let’s do something good together!
5518 Designs’ Round-Up at the Register program is an easy way for shoppers to donate to local individuals in need and organizations that are making our community a better place. All donations through this program go directly to the individual or organization. Every cent counts.
Here at 5518 Designs, local art is our jam. We’re working with local artists to make custom merchandise that represent both us and the talented creatives of the area. Proceeds from their merchandise go to the artist.
If you’re interested in collaborating with us and being the next 5518 Featured Artist, shoot us a message. Long live the little guys!
Here at 5518 Designs we’re committed to supporting our community. We’d love to support your cause or event however we can.
We’re a small brick-and-mortar store with limited supply, so we’re asking each organization to please download and fill out the Donation Form in order to be considered for donations.