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Nicholas Chan


New York

I believe in the power that design has to restore equity and build community capacity. By starting with human needs, I translate insights into thoughtful design. On the ground, I support our teams and clients with creative leadership and thought partnership, towards building new perspectives and capabilities.

Before joining Doblin, I worked as an experience designer across health care, behavioral health, and social service sectors. Before entering the world of design, I worked as a chef, co-founded a bamboo bicycle company, and managed a dance festival in China.

I'm inspired by street food, dewy forests, babbling rivers, and the perfect road trip playlist.


MFA in Design for Social Innovation – School of Visual Arts; BA in Business Management Economics – UC Santa Cruz; BA in Art – UC Santa Cruz

What Inspires Me

Street food, biking through cities, cookbooks, graphic novels, social science frameworks, the top of that peak