Who We Are.

Our studio, our people.

#DFAmily

/dˈfam(ə)lē/

Noun: 1. a group of people united in making an impact on the world around them

OUR VALUES


Empathy, Impact, and Innovation

We are a group of people united by a common set of values that define our work. We look back at our projects remembering how we worked together, in addition to what we worked on.

STRATEGY



Vision

Design for America is a nationwide network of student-led organizations that aims to create products and solutions that solve real world problems. Design for America at University of Illinois is one of the most inclusive clubs on campus, boasting students from dozens of majors, as well as one of the top performing DFA studios in the nation.



Process

Tackling complex social challenges can be tricky. The Design for America design process is here to help! We form teams composed of all backgrounds and majors to design products and solutions that solve real world problems. These projects all follow a guided DFA process with the ultimate goal of implementing the solution into the market.


FACILITIES


Where we work


National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Our members have access to state of the art facilities at the NCSA building on campus. Within the building, we also have our own room for relaxing, studying, meeting, brainstorming, building, and more.


Armory Innovation Space

Members have access to the cutting-edge resources offered in the Innovation Space. Centrally located on campus, the space provides a meeting space for individual teams as well as a gathering location for developmental events as a Studio.

STRUCTURE


Executive Board

Meet our team.


Lucas O'Bryan

President


Kirtan Patel

Vice President of Operations


Jane Chun

Vice President of Marketing


Forest Lam

Vice President of Professional Outreach


Angela Chan

Managing Director


Aayushi Patel

Vice President of Marketing

NETWORK


Our Partners

Some of the most passionate people you'll meet.


Allie Ofisher

Pixo
User Experience Designer


Olena Kindratenko

NCSA
Education Coordinator


Ujjval Patel

Emerging Technology Center at Synchrony
Vice President



Our Sponsors

Leveraging human-centered design in business.

NCSA

Synchrony

Microsoft

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

The Product Manufactory

Pixo

3M

NATIONAL NETWORK


We're National

Our national network was founded at Northwestern in 2009. Explore more at designforamerica.com


DFA National Office