COMMONMADE is a collective of designers working to make the world a better place.


We founded COMMONMADE in 2013 to create a platform for designers to address societal issues, whether they be social, environmental, educational, civic or health-related. We work as a design consulting firm and apply the principles and processes of Human Centered Design and Design Thinking to create human-driven innovations that will shape a new future. We want to create an impact.

We work with NGOs, Foundations, Schools, Businesses, Governments... pretty much anyone who is motivated to make the world better. We will tackle any design challenge you throw at us that can have a positive impact and is shareable so others can learn from it. We want our collective efforts to be leveraged beyond any one project.

Who are we?

We are (mostly) IDEO alumni, but definitely don't discriminate. We founded COMMONMADE so that we could work 100% of the time addressing social issues. In order to keep our overhead low, we work as a collective of independent designers who coalesce to work on projects that match our experience, expertise and passions.

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We do work in the following areas: