Stepwell is a collective of researchers and designers working to maximize human potential.

We bring together collaborators to take on projects that make an impact. We are an open studio focused on solving problems, building products, and telling stories that have the power to change lives and shape the future of our world. 

In 2017, we’re exploring how design can unlock human potential through a curated set of projects.

Our projects are spread across a range of topics, including women’s empowerment, access to education, speculative futures, and sustainable livelihoods.



Designing for humans.

We create impact using human-centered design, systems-level thinking, and business model innovation. We start by going where our work takes us, deeply immersing in context to understand the challenges we aim to solve. Then, we work with people on the ground to build and launch solutions that are inclusive and uniquely relevant.