Design + Diversity Fellowship

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The Design + Diversity Fellowship program identifies and supports emerging under-represented designers with a passion for making positive change within their communities as well as the creative industry. It is a year-long program with the goal of providing mentorship, professional development and access into organizations across the country. The culmination of the fellowship is a self-directed local Design + Diversity micro-event.

Selected D+D Fellows will receive:

  • Free admission into the D+D Conference, inclusive of airfare and hotel
  • Admission to the Fellow-Only programming
  • Hands-on mentorship from Design Leaders across multiple industries
  • One (1) year subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • One (1) year of free web-hosting through Adobe Business Catalyst for their portfolio website
  • So much more!

Selected D+D Fellows are required to:

  • Attend monthly video calls.
  • Actively engage with cohort via Slack, in-person, etc.
  • Develop, coordinate and execute a Design + Diversity micro-event.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Currently, reside in the United States—you do not have to be a U.S. citizen.
  • Identify with/be a member of an under-represented group as it relates to race/ethnicity, gender identity, ability status, socioeconomic class, a first-generation college student and/or veteran status.
  • Be currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior at 4-year accredited college/university within the U.S.
  • Have completed a Certification Program (i.e. General Assembly), graduated from a 2-year Institution (i.e. Community College) or 4-year
  • College/University between June 15, 2017, and June 15, 2020, with a major in a creative field of study.
  • Clearly communicate your passion for the creative industry, diversity and your community (as you define it). 

Here’s a link to the essay questions we ask during the application process. 

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