Ciarán Duffy

UX and Service Designer

Areas of Specialisation
User Research
Concept Development
Digital Prototyping

Contexts of Work
Iraq, Europe, USA

Financial Inclusion


“I believe that critical Design Thinking is essential in ensuring new ideas are relevant and useful”

Ciarán is a versatile designer from Ireland, with a passion for social innovation. He combines an expertise in User Research and Digital Prototyping to build products and services that meet people’s everyday needs, as well as strategic organisational goals.

Before collaborating with Sonder Collective, Ciarán was a Senior UX Designer at IXDS, Berlin. In 2016, he co-founded the award-winning service Refugee Text – a chatbot for refugees. His work has been featured in The Guardian and The London Design Museum, and he is an occasional speaker at conferences and meetups around the world.

At Sonder Collective, Ciarán works with purpose-driven organisations to uncover new opportunities, make ideas tangible, and build products and services that make the world a better place.