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Nicholas Chan


New York

I believe good design is rooted in human stories and experience. As a design strategist and researcher, I leverage human centered design techniques as my tool to advocate community needs to key stakeholders.

Beyond business opportunities, I am designing for community impact. I am passionate about holistically improving services and experiences for communities in need. Before joining Doblin, I worked as a service and strategic designer across health care, behavioral health, and social service sectors. I currently hold a Masters in Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts, a Bachelors in Business Management Economics (UC Santa Cruz), and a Bachelors in Art (UC Santa Cruz).

Before entering the world of design, I work as a chef, co-founded a bamboo bicycle company, and managed a dance festival in China.

Outside the office, you’re bound to find me cooking, traveling, running, illustrating, writing a cookbook, or dreaming up a future restaurant.


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