Design for America

Design innovation for social good.


About Us

Design for America is a student-led organization focused on building a community of practice for human-centered design (HCD) principles at Carey Business School. We run workshops, information sessions, and full-scale design projects throughout the school year, both independently and in partnership with other student orgs and departments. Whether you're new to human-centered design or a seasoned pro, we would love to see you at one of our events this year!

Fill out our General Interest Membership Form to stay in the loop!










    Spring Project Opportunities NOW OPEN
    DFA is actively recruiting team members for Baltimore-based community projects.
    If interested, fill out the application below.
    Deadline Dec. 16 @ 11:59pm ET 
    Spring Semester Project Team Member Application


    Interested in Working with DFA for your student org?
    Fill out the form below!
    Internal Student Organization Interest Form

    Working With Us

    Stretch your design-thinking skills in a variety of ways.

    Join an Event

    Design sprints, workshops, and information sessions to learn more about HCD and practice the design process. You can also join Studio Hours as an observer to see more about our current projects!

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    Join a Project

    We host 2-5 projects per semester. Each project has an application and will work through the design process with a team. Typically these teams meet biweekly with monthly DFA Studio Hours.

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    Join the Leadership Team

    Reserved for members of the MA/MBA Design Leadership program or those with extensive design-thinking experience. The leadership team meets weekly and oversees or leads all DFA projects.

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    Our Team

    Bren Forester Profile

    Bren Forester

    Subhasree Jain Lakshmi Chand Profile

    Subhasree Jain Lakshmi Chand

    Rachel Binstock Profile

    Rachel Binstock

    Zain Islam-Hashmi Profile

    Zain Islam-Hashmi


    Design for America

    3400 N. Charles St
    Baltimore MD 21218
    United States