DD is a collection of thinkers, designers, and doers. We are using design to tackle big challenges with collaborators around the world. Connect with us to learn more.

"The great photographer Robert Capa, who shot some of the most iconic photos of the Second World War, put it this way: ‘If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.’ If you want to have a deep impact on what matters to you, don’t do things at remove. Invest yourself fully. Get close. Now, what does that even mean? First, getting close means moving beyond approaching an issue through the screen on your laptop or phone, or the filter of someone else’s interpretation, and instead finding a way to get to know the individuals whose lives are impacted."

Samantha Power, United States ambassador to the United Nations, 2016 Yale University Commencement Speech

Work at Dalberg Design

DD is an interdisciplinary team of designers, strategists, researchers, technologists, and makers. We believe in the power of human-centered design tools and methods to empower individuals and inspire innovative, results-oriented approaches.

Our work is spread across cultures and contexts, and our teams and collaborators live and work out of studios in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

We currently do not have any immediate openings in any of our studios, but we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Please reach out if you’d like to be considered when openings come up. We regret that we are not able to reply individually to all career inquiries and application submissions.

Work with DD

We partner with clients and collaborators on impactful work all over the world. We approach our engagements as creatively as our work and are comfortable in a variety of roles –– from consultant to advisor to facilitator to founding partner to investor. We also write, speak, and teach widely. Our work has appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, MIT Press, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Huffington Post, Fast Company, CGAP, and more. We’re open to opportunities to meaningfully deepen the dialogue about the role of design to tackle complex challenges in the social sector.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with collaboration or business inquiries, or to start a conversation with our team.