Meagan Durlak

Design Lead

As a Design Lead, Meagan constantly thinks about how to transform the design process to best meet the needs of those in poor and vulnerable communities. When she’s not obsessing over frameworks in her notebooks, she’s focused on crafting unique experiences to inspire her design team or crafting visual systems for our partner organizations.

Trained as a communications designer, Meagan veered from the traditional path to explore her creative sensibilities in a range of unique settings, including an innovation center, a museum, and the Canadian government. Prior to IDEO.org, Meagan led multi-disciplinary teams at design shops like Doblin and Veryday. She holds a master’s degree in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons The New School for Design, and a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University.

Meagan adamantly believes that all problems are best solved with a taco in hand, but if she had to implement a Plan B, it would be in the form of poutine from Belle de Provence (with a dash of ketchup). Throw a tent and some mountains around her, and you’re guaranteed to see Meagan at her happiest.

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