Oppression has been systematically designed into the world around us throughout history. But we do the power to disrupt it, one step at a time.
We're on a mission to enable changemakers to harness their power to design for positive change.
Our courses, tools and frameworks are not shortcuts to social change. They are designed to be modular and fit within a larger journey of change that extends far beyond this platform.
We encourage you to see them as guideposts and aids in your journey toward equity, inclusion and justice.
Actions speak louder than words. That's why we have intentionally designed equity, inclusion and accessibility into this platform.
As this platform is self-funded and operated by a team of one, we commit to an ongoing journey of improvement in line with our resourcing.
We break down barriers to access through multiple price points and equitable discounts ranging from 25% to 100%. We regularly offer free insights, resources and learning in our Design Changemakers Digest and Library.
We provide ALT text, visual descriptions, closed captions, transcripts and audio-only versions of video content. We limit our use of jargon and complex language and are mindful of color contrast. We accomodate further accessibility requests to the best of our ability.
We use community agreements (with repercussions when not respected), content moderation and thoughtful facilitation practices to ensure you feel seen, heard, safe and respected in your learning experiences.
We draw visuals, examples, stories and data from a variety of contexts and geographies. While our content is currently in English, we hope to make translations available in the future. We aim to bring in more instructors and lived experienced experts, with a focus on centering marginalized voices, over time as our resourcing capabilities grow.
Design Changemakers was founded by Sandra Camacho (She/Her), an independent inclusive & equitable design strategist, advisor and educator based in Paris, France. After 8 years at Google, she took on the alias Sandra By Design in 2018 to help organizations design for social impact.
She's spent the past 5+ years working with organizations around the world to evolve culture, practices and processes for more inclusive and equitable outcomes. She's our lead instructor and also the founder and lead at the Inclusive Design Jam community.