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At IDEO.org, we marry deep design craft, a belief that people hold the answers to big challenges, and a burning desire to improve lives. We believe that empathy, creativity, exploration, and play are the best ways to get to new answers and big impact.

We are always looking to connect with talented designers, and encourage you to take a look at the five core design roles for which we frequently hire. While we might not currently have an opening for these roles, we encourage you to join our community of design candidates to be notified about future opportunities. All active openings can be found under "Open Positions" below.

Business Designer 
Communications Designer
Design Lead 
Industrial Designer
Interaction Designer 

We’re committed to building a diverse team that represents many perpectives, skills, and experiences. Incorporating creative problem solvers from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds enriches our ability to deliver human-centered solutions for the communities we serve. 


Open Positions

Accounts Payable Specialist

San Francisco

Senior Communications Designer

San Francisco

Design Lead

San Francisco

Industrial Designer

San Francisco

Partnerships Lead

San Francisco

Graphic Design Intern

San Francisco

Senior Design Lead

New York City

Senior Communications Designer

New York City

Business Designer

Nairobi

Design Lead

Nairobi

Design Researcher

Nairobi

How We Do It

We see constraints as opportunities and believe in a world full of possibilities. We know that no problem is insurmountable, and find hope in human stories.

Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do. The challenges we’re facing are too big to solve alone, and we believe we are more powerful together than we ever could be on our own.

We’re people people—one hundred percent committed to the success of our partners and the communities they serve. We’re also dedicated to supporting each other.

When tackling big, intractable challenges, we aren’t afraid to get a little messy. We rarely have all the answers, but we’re confident we can uncover them.

At IDEO.org, ownership is about commitment. Our mission is to bring design to challenges of poverty, and we put our hearts into it every day.

Bold solutions often come from humble beginnings. We take mistakes in stride and aren’t afraid to try again, armed with better questions and new insights.

On our quest to uncover fresh solutions, we roll up our sleeves and get out there, leveraging craft and diverse talents to make our ideas tangible every step of the way.

Our People