designer / builder / humanitarian


Julia Solano is a designer, social entrepreneur, and bamboo installation artist passionate about creating digital and physical experiences that shape the way people see themselves or their communities.

She cares about resilient grassroots community building and development, exponential technologies, sustainability and bio-inspired design, and immersive and interdisciplinary storytelling. If you’re working on an interesting project across any of these domains and need a multidisciplinary, systems-oriented designer, please get in touch.

She previously co-founded and launched Dandi, a video social mobile app that supports youth in creating social projects that address needs in their local communities in the Middle East.

Education in Engineering + Architecture from UC Berkeley with certification in Human-Centered Design and Entrepreneurship and Technology.


Featured in Forbes 60 Women-Led Startups That Are Shaking Up Tech Across The Globe
Dandi featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2018
Starting Bloc – LA 2018 Fellow
Andreessen Horowitz – 2016 GenD Design Fellow
Hansen Summer Institute – 2016 Social Entrepreneurship Fellow