#DFAintheBay: Designing for Change and Doing Good

March 7, 2017Alumni, Fun, Ideas, Meetup, Opportunities

How can we design in the face of change and uncertainty? On February 22nd, four talented innovators lent their perspectives on designing for change to 118 DFAlumni, students, and like-minded professionals, uniting the spirit of the DFA network. The first-of-its-kind event focused on the topic of navigating ambiguity in one’s career and personal life. Guests … Read More

Welcome DFA Pitt!

January 24, 2017Fun, Health, Leadership, New Studio, Process

Design for America would like to welcome our newest studio, DFA Pitt, to the DFAmily! Inspired by his step-brother Zach, DFA U Maryland Co-founder, Pitt sophomore Raanan Gurewitsch rallied a group of students from all across the university to start a DFA studio. Housed within the Innovation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, DFA Pitt … Read More

Midwest Meetup 2016

January 9, 2017Fun, Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Meetup, Studios

In mid-November of 2016, DFA students from Case Western, Michigan State, Purdue, UIUC, and WashU gathered with DFA National staff for the third year in a row for Midwest Meetup 2016 – this year at DFA U Cincinnati! DFA U Cincinnati was inspired to host this year’s meetup after a great experience attending last year … Read More

#DFALS16: 5 Days of Building Community, Learning Design, and Creating Impact

August 24, 2016Fun, Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Northwestern, Studios, Testing, Uncategorized

On August 11-15th, over 110 DFA students with 50+ majors representing 33 campuses across the country gathered with expert guests, community members, DFA Alumni, and more for the sixth annual DFA National Leadership Studio! Held each year at Northwestern University, DFA Leadership Studio brings together student leaders from across the DFA network to learn and practice … Read More

Midwest Meetup 2015

December 2, 2015Fun, Leadership, Studios

Midwest Meetup is an annual, student-organized event that brings together various DFA studios in the midwest. This year, Midwest Meetup 2015 was hosted by Michigan State University and invited 6 schools to come together for a weekend of workshops and events that empower student leaders to make social impact. We at DFA National were amazed … Read More

DFA Collab Ver.1 Is Now Live!

June 17, 2015Fun, Leadership

  The DFA Collaborative website is now live! DFA Alum have been working hard to build a website and community to support DFA students, alum and like-minded professionals in their endeavors to make this world a better place through design and social impact leadership. The DFA Collaborative is an extension of the DFA experience into … Read More

Introducing: New DFA Fellows!

July 28, 2014DFA Behind the Scenes, Fun, Profiles

DFA is excited to introduce our three new national Fellows! Throughout the year they will be mentoring studios to build student leadership and help implement projects as well as working on organizational projects to grow our community and improve DFA inside and out!

DFA Creators’ Exchange!

December 2, 2013DFA Behind the Scenes, Fun, Presentation

Hello from the Design for America Alumni Network! Last week, we partnered with incubator + co-working space PARISOMA to host the first-ever Creators’ Exchange! DFA teams from UC Davis and UC Berkeley, along with alumni and professionals/mentors, congregated in the heart of San Francisco for a day of idea exchanging, collaboration, and conversation.

Extreme by Design

May 12, 2013DFA Behind the Scenes, Fun, Learning, Miscellaneous, Profiles

We had the pleasure of interviewing Ralph King, the inspiring and talented filmmaker of Extreme by Design, a documentary film. Design for America has had the exclusive opportunity to pre-screen the film at its studios around the country. The film itself focuses on a team of college students from the Stanford design school and their … Read More