Design for Agency
We ignite agency through design


No matter the industry or space, people want to be heard. We use methods and tools to help diverse groups collaborate to create new ideas, and to share their experiences and desires.

Photo by Nora Gala

Photo by Nora Gala


Taylor Kuhn

Taylor founded Design for Agency with the belief we can design more agency in our lives, and help others do so too.

She has a MFA in transdisciplinary design from Parsons, The New School, and a BFA in communication and packaging design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is passionate about contributing to the awareness and practice of the commons as a resource for community resilience and public ownership, and using co-design as a tool to bring people together around these shared civic goals. She is the director of Building Blocks, a program that leads participatory design projects that enhance ownership and connection to our shared public spaces.

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Katie Edmonds

Katie holds graduate degrees in media and design from Parsons. Her background is in social advocacy and new media projects, including documentary, games and an interactive graphic novel. Her practice is founded on a commitment to human centered design.

She’s a trained qualitative researcher, visual ethnographer, and is currently working on projects at the intersection of experience design, urban landscapes and civic life. Find her work at

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