Optimistic Design Studio

EQUITY-CENTERED Research & Strategy

Designing Equitable, Impactful Products and Services for All

We form strategic partnerships across the education and social impact landscape to build transformative strategies and innovative digital products and services.

Our focus

Our equity-centered approach to design and research aims to help our partners by centering and co-creating with equity-deserving groups.

Our Clients


Equity & EdTech Go Hand in Hand—Here’s Why

We explore the power of equity-centered design in EdTech. Prioritizing equity fosters inclusive learning for diverse students. Discover four key benefits of centering equity in product creation from start to finish.

Design Conversations


The Optimistic Design Podcast is a practical, positive look at the future of design, ethical innovation, and technology. We host creatives, makers, and thinkers to talk about what it means to design with hope for our ever-changing world.

Recent Episodes

Let’s Design the Future of Learning, Together