About

Human centered. Human Values.

At Being Design, we put people first. From our business model, to our hiring practices, even our project screening process, everything we do is geared towards increasing human well being. You’re in good hands. 

Home Grown in Philadelphia

Being Design was founded in late 2015 by two good friends who were having trouble finding “normal jobs” after graduating from art school. The goal was to find a way of using art & design to create a positive impact in the world. Four years and over a hundred websites later, Being Design is sought after digital consultancy serving mission driven organizations from around the globe. 

Purposeful Partnerships

We don’t take on clients, we form partnerships, and we’re in it for the long haul. Our specialty lies in helping existing organizations identify and activate their hidden potential. We don’t pretend to have all the answers. Instead, we promise to co-create novel solutions to your biggest challenges. 

Our goal is to help you achieve yours.

Our mission is to help organizations realize and achieve their highest potential through design and innovation. We do that by practicing radical empathy, challenging assumptions, and asking better questions.

Our Team

John Cardone

Co-Founder, Principal

Stacey Lindbloom

Studio Director

Hannah Westerman

Graphic Artist, Illustrator

John Teesdale

Designer, Developer

Kayla Evans

Design Intern

*We are a proud partner of Hopeworks, an award-winning youth workforce development program. 

Our Partners

Testimonials

"John is one of the easiest people I know to work with. Aside from his calm and understanding presence, he is whip-smart and understands both the front and backend of digital projects. John is head and shoulders above anyone else I have encountered in design & digital consulting."
Tom Bershad
Founder of Next Level Advisors and AboutMeditation.com
"We've made more progress in 10 months with Being Design than we have in the last 10 years without them. If you have a complex problem, with no clear solution in sight, there is no one better to work with. I can't recommend them enough."
Allan Edmunds
Founder of Brandwyine Workshop & Archives, and of Artura.org
"John is a creative problem-solver and a thoughtful visionary whose interests and experience go way beyond design and development. This makes him an ideal advisor and vendor to ventures like ours. I consider him part of our team."
Greg Robison
Executive Director, The Meditatio Foundation

Full Client List

Non-Profits

Artura.org
Brandywine Workshop & Archives
Bonnevaux Center for Peace
Emergebewusstseinskultur e.V.
The Inner Strength Foundation
Long Beach Island Foundation
The Meditatio Foundation
Open Circle Center
One World in Dialogue
Sales 4 Schools
Seeds of Awareness
St. Agatha & St. James Parish
Ten Directions
WCCM International

Health & Wellness

Verge b3
ClearLight Meditation Institute
Dr. Lori Hamilton
Traditional Acupuncture Plus
The Alchemy Clinic
The Qi Center

Education

Temple Univeristy, WHAM Lab
Georgetown University, John Main Center

AUTHORS & SPEAKERS

Cara Bradley
Jeff Carreira
Amy Edelstein
Bence Ganti
Dana Drake
John Kortum

ARTS & CULTURE

Marion Wilson
Gordon Voisey
Gale Hayman
Soraya Sharghi
Alexander Stadler
Celebrate Life Festival
Aurora Adventures
Studio Saffar

PUBLIcations & MEDIA

The Dairy Market Analyst
Emergence Education Press
About Meditation
SPOKE Magazine

Consultants

Opportu
Smarth Growth
Next Level Advisors
Bill McCart Consulting
Spencer Honeyman
Kairos Capital Advisors

LOCAL BUSINESSES

City Plants LLC
KP Electric Innovations

B2B

AdviceGuild
Focus Forward
Phillips Gilmore Oncology Communications
eLogic Tech Solutions