what is designing the we?

designing the WE is a for-benefit design studio positioned within the fields of social innovation and community driven social, cultural and economic development. dtW facilitates collaborative processes to redefine how big picture systemic challenges are approached, identify opportunities for action, and co-design more holistic and resilient strategies centered on positive transformation.

WE are unlikely collaborators. Our diverse backgrounds are matched by our shared passion for positive change. Bridging differences in professional and personal experience  makes us a strong “we” capable of grappling with complex problems from multiple perspectives.

This is what we mean by designing the WE.

dtW Team

Braden Crooks

Sabrina Dorsainvil
Visual Design + Strategy

April De Simone

                        Charles Chawalko                           Project Manager

Gregory Jost
Bronx WElab

Advisory Board



Dr. Mindy Fulllilove 

Health and Urbanism

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Lauren Burnhill

Social Impact Investment




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Jay Llorenz

Law and Advocacy


Open Positions

We are currently seeking volunteer fellows to work with WElab projects with skills in architecture, business management, digital and social impact design. If you are interested, please get in touch with us to learn more.