Foreword by Z. Bryant



01. Designing Hope

02. Refining Intent

03. Impacting Humanity

04. Tooling Curiosity

05. Translating Integrity

06. Honoring Engagement

08. Building Community



About the Author



About the Book

Designing Hope is a book that explores creating compassionate work for humans. It defines a design framework that creates hope by practicing in an ecosystem, honoring that community with its solutions, and sharing in the responsibility of its outcomes. It’s equal parts manifesto and practical guide. It strives to rise above technical theory, seeking out practical compassion. In short, if you create things for others (you do), this book is for you.


This book seeks to reflect the community it serves and thrives on feedback. I’d be honored if you reviewed the book (on Goodreads), or feel free to reach out with your thoughts.

Here’s some incredibly kind words from readers:

“Empathetic, practical, and of course, profoundly hopeful: An accessible manual for designers who want to swim upstream against the tide of cynicism.”   ― Abby

“I really connected with the spirit of this little book - looking at our platforms and fields of work as chances to practice and display servanthood, stewardship, humility, and integrity.”   ― Karl

“An incredibly thoughtful and inspiring book about design and the role designers play in the larger context of technology and society as a whole.”   ― Jon

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This book seeks to minimize environmental impact and offer content in accessible formats both on and offline.

•  PDF format (4.1 MB)
•  EPUB format (1.7 MB)

There’s only a handful of printed copies circulating in communites, and that’s on purpose. This book was created to be shared.

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Speaking & Teaching

One of my favorite things to do is to speak to organizations about how hopeful design can impact their community.

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