12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT)

Hire Ukrainian Designers is a volunteer initiative that creates pathways to help Ukrainian design professionals—in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, furniture design and visualization—find work opportunities with firms worldwide.

Co-founded by John Wagner MArch ’19, the initiative springs from Wagner’s fellowship work at Harvard Graduate School of Design studying how design can be engaged in novel ways to aid the victims of forced migration.

The Hire Ukrainian Designers initiative is led by a team of US- and Ukraine-based architects who have volunteered to create remote work opportunities provided by firms at all scales—a critical and urgent lifeline for those whose livelihoods have been jeopardized by war.

Since March 2022, the initiative has successfully matched over 50 Ukrainian design professionals with US-based design firms.

Attendees engaged in a one-hour session, with an interactive Q&A led by volunteers and principals of practices large and small who participate in Hire Ukrainian Designers, to learn how their firms can hire a designer today!

To find out more, visit and check out their Instagram @hire_ukrainian_designers.


Questions? Contact [email protected].