Human-Centered Design Fellow

Create& is looking for a human-centered design fellow, located near the Washington D.C. metro area (remote is possible).

When Create& clients need to launch big ideas, they come to us to solidify their business strategy, utilize principles of human-centered design, and raise capital through impact investing. We’re a small boutique firm that is passionate about using design strategy to help the overlooked and undervalued ventures do the impossible and make a meaningful impact. We’re also deeply committed to increasing diversity in the design field, because solving wicked problems is hard enough when you only reference one way of thinking.   

The most important characteristic of our team is that we care about making an impact. We love working with people who feel the same way, and who understand the importance of using human-centered design to solve difficult problems.

A human-centered design fellow not only embodies these values, but they’re also deeply curious about finding out what makes people tick; have a list of ideas they want to pitch on Shark Tank; know how to play on a team; are comfortable being uncomfortable; and have the confidence and the guts to figure out how to do things impeccably - even if they don’t know what they’re doing.

​You’re good at:

  • Creative problem-solving

  • Empathizing and listening

  • Sketching out your ideas online or on paper

  • Completing tasks on time

  • Being a self-starter

  • Getting around the DC Metro area

  • Asking a million questions

  • Being flexible about working odd, but reasonable hours


Brownie points:

  • Design thinking and design sprint experience

  • Knowledgeable about Agile methodologies in product development

  • Copywriting and graphic design experience

  • Being obsessed with all things design

  • You like the New Orleans Saints (yeah we’re located in DC, but we’re proud members of Who Dat Nation)


If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for?!  Apply today!

We accept rolling applications, but note that we follow the college schedule for the Summer, Fall, Winter/Spring Fellowship Program. College students are strongly encouraged to apply, and can use their time with us for school credit.

How long is the Fellowship Program?

Email us your resume, a portfolio or sample of work, and a cover letter. If you don’t fit the bill, but know someone who does, please send them this link. Thanks!