Designing Solutions For Global Challenges


Founder and CEO Durell Coleman established this unique firm -- part consultancy, part educational --  to solve ambitiously big problems in the world.  We are a mission-driven for-profit company that works collaboratively with marginalized communities and private, public, and non-profit sectors to affect change.

It started at Stanford University, Durell's alma mater.   In a mechanical engineering class, he was handed a hefty assignment: list 100 problems in the world.  At number 67, his answers changed from simple personal problems to bigger societal challenges like


human health,

access to opportunity, 

and environmental degradation.

To address problems like these, Durell started DC Design in 2012.  Product design has always been a core part of our company DNA and our first line of business revolved around laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC machining solutions.  Since then we’ve taken these product design skills and infused them into our work with global nonprofits, Fortune 100 companies, and the world’s best educational institutions to create products and services that are changing the world.