We Are The Ones
We've Been Waiting For

The Design Corps is an inclusive community of changemakers that is open to any human who identifies as an under represented practitioner in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Design. If you identify as a LatinX, Black, LGBTQIA+, Indigenous, Filipino, Indian, Asian, Women, Disabled, Aging or Veteran creator, maker or inventor who dares to design a better future today, We Want You!

Discover The Possbilities
In Public Services Design, Civic Media and Tech

About The Design Corps

In 2018, Designed By Us started a conversation with business, consumer, academia and government stakeholders across the world about establishing S.T.E.A.M.D. apprenticeships in the form of community, city, state and global service programs—a design corps, a conservation corps, a security corps, a climate corps, an infrastructure corps—that will provide a living wage, professional certification and union membership upon completion of service. Doing this powers a new generation of global citizens creators and designers to advance careers in an increasingly green economy. 

There is ample precedent for these initiatives. The Peace Corps, VISTA, and AmeriCorps have proved invaluable in encouraging public service and providing opportunities for people to learn new skills, which have helped them find career paths and employment. Unions, local governments, universities, community colleges, and trade schools will play an important role in partnering with the various service corps in preparing the new green, S.T.E.A.M.D. workforce of the twenty-first century.

The Designed By Us Global Design Corps strives to create positive change in underserved, under invested in LatinX, Black, LGBTQIA+, Indigenous, Filipino, Indian, Women, Disabled, Aging and Veterans communities by using design, creativity, technology, advocacy and education to help people shape and reinvent their environment and address social, economic, and environmental challenges.

The Design Corps is a non-partisan, participatory issue-based design practice that places emphasis on the “triple bottom line” of sustainable design that includes ecological, economic, and social challenges across the world. The Design Corps seeks to broaden access the benefits of design to all of the humans on earth. By connecting the design process to global issues, The Design Corps helps further establish the public value of design to a broader audience and provides designers with a larger platform to affirm the value of all the creative and design disciplines.

The Design Corps

Enlist Today: Design Corps Application
Design Corps Leadership
Designer's Code Of Ethics
*Distinguished Designer Program
*Design Apprentice Program
*Studio Curriculum
*The Design Union
Studio Programs
*Build A Studio

We Don't Run From The World's Biggest Problems, We Run Towards Them.

Explore The Studio Programs That Dare To Design The Future Today.
100M Mask Mayday Design Brief
TruthBot Brigade
Bots For Good
Studio Harlem
BreatheStat Cloud
Civic Media
Studio Kakuma
Studio Design
Project Li
Designing Democracy
Audio and video series
Audio and Video Series
Project ConSensual
Social Sex
Earth Speaks
Climate Corps
Bot & Studio Masterclass

This bot & voice design masterclass takes you through the 101 of Bot & Voice Design to accelerates your ability to create bot applications and voice skills on multiple platforms like Facebook Messenger, SMS, Web and Amazon's Alexa.

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When you make a donation, you are supporting the Studio Programs, Scholarships and The Design Corps, a diverse community of changemakers who deliver design, engineering & creative solutions that make the world work for 100% of humanity. 

Design Corps Network
Enlist In The Design Corps
Designer's Code Of Ethics
*Distinguished Designer Program
*Design Apprentice Program
*Open Source Curriculum
*The Design Union

+ Women Who Design
Blacks Who Design 
+ LatinXs Who Design
+ LGBTQ+ Who Design
Filipinos Who Design
Indians Who Design
+ Decolonizing Design
+ Design Justice
+ Critical Craft Forum

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*Community Capital Program
*Community Benefit Platform

*This site is in a beta period until August 2020. An astrics grey text represents pages that are works in progress.
Please check back for updates in 2020. 

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