Our Mission


What if companies could more clearly see and communicate with the people they served -- employees and customers alike?

That's our goal at Dexign. We are a consulting company that helps clients see what and, more importantly, who they’re missing on the path to transformation. Our mission exists in three parts:

+ Policy

How might we better communicate policy proposals and initiatives within and outside of organizations?

Public and private organizations thrive on good policy, and policy’s strength is dependent on clear and effective communication. The amount of noise in media makes communicating policy proposals difficult. That makes it difficult to mobilize people who might help improve and execute policy proposals. Our mission is to develop human-centered approaches to policy formulation and communication. 

+ Media

How might we make media that places human beings, rather than ads, at the center of the production process?

Media is an area ripe for innovation and change, but much of the work happening today is centered around how to get more "eyeballs”. Our mission is to grow awareness of bias in media — both in terms of how organizations choose to function and who gets to participate in media’s creation. We help people who make media to better reach and positively impact the lives of those who consume it. 

+ You

How might we help people become leaders in their chosen profession?

Our mission is to help and inspire those who wish to become leaders within their organizations. This includes one-on-one and group leadership and professional development coaching. 

Our Story


Dexign LLC was founded by Emi Kolawole in 2016. Emi wanted to bring her experience from over a decade in media and communications to key problems facing organizations. 

Prior to founding Dexign LLC, Emi completed a three-year lectureship appointment at The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University ('the d.school'), where she worked to more closely marry human-centered design and media. Prior to her work at Stanford, Emi spent three years with The Washington Post, becoming the founding editor of the Post's Innovations section. She has previously worked for "Congressional Quarterly", "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill", Factcheck.org and "NOW with Bill Moyers". Emi holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Theater Studies from Wellesley College and a master's degree in Producing for Film and video from American University. 

Dexign LLC is a single-member limited liability company founded on August 13, 2016 and incorporated in Fairfax County, Virginia.