Oh hey there

We're a group of students and faculty from Stanford's Design Program who are creating a new way for you to work with us this summer. Here's the scoop:

For Companies & Organizations.

Design Summer is where you can share your most sticky, hairy, complex challenges and give students up to 12 weeks to help you make progress. Once you post a project, you'll be able to connect with and vet the student(s) who best fit the challenge. There’s no cost to you except to compensate the students for their time (hourly, stipend, etc) and the rate is up to you.

Our undergraduate and graduate students have not only been studying design in all its forms, but they’re also part of a new pilot program focused on strengthening their abilities in storytelling, self-awareness, career navigation, and community building.

It takes less than 2 minutes to post a summer project and you can post as many you'd like.

Post a Project

For Students.

Summer can be tricky. What should you do? Where should you go? How do you meet with the right people? And how should you prepare? If you have any of these questions, you're in the right place.

Design Summer is a new 1-quarter class focused on helping you prepare for a summer full of intentional work alongside great people and companies. Throughout this class, you'll learn:

+ How to build a personal brand

+ How to build (or rebuild) your portfolio

+ How to scope & pitch for projects

+ How to interview well

You'll also be part of sessions with alumni and industry partners who are interested in working with you this summer, and access to an exclusive project portal with specific summer jobs/opportunities for Design Summer students.

Design Summer has 3 mandatory class sessions. Dates are: Saturday OCT 5th 9am-2pm (Class Launch), Tuesday NOV 5th: 6:30-8pm, Thursday, DEC 5th: 6:30-8pm.

Apply for Fall session by October 4th