Our culture

At Duarte, empathy shapes every interaction. We practice what we teach, in a fun, flexible, creative, and performance-driven environment where people feel a sense of purpose and belonging.

A look inside
Duarte’s culture

Get a glimpse into Duarte’s culture through our team’s own words. Experience our unique atmosphere, built on community, care and growth.

See what makes Duarte’s culture special in this 5-minute, award-winning video.
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Meet our leaders

Get to know our leadership team and the unique backgrounds and passions that shape our lives and work. You’ll see what makes Duarte so unique, and fun, to work with!

Meet our team

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Communicate with purpose

We are a team of creatives, strategists, writers, coaches, teachers, and doers that believe every individual has the power to change the world. We do our best to help individuals and organizations connect and communicate effectively with audiences they serve. The stories we tell combined with the unique stories of our clients, move people to action and create bonds that last a lifetime.

I love being part of a place that focuses on serving the needs of others. Duarte gives generously and is driven by purpose that positively changes the trajectory of people and communities.

Duarte has allowed me to be myself without compromise, fostering a connection with my colleagues that grounds our work in authenticity.

Even if you’ve never “met” anyone, you still feel like “someone” at Duarte.

I enjoy working with everyone here and always find new opportunities to improve myself. New challenges keep it interesting for me!

At Duarte, you always know someone is thinking about what you need as an individual, just like we think about our audiences.

Collaboration and innovation are placed at the core of the design process. These values transcend beyond client work and align with the frequency of the entire company.

Giving back

Our work smart, play hard, work-from-anywhere culture connects people to a higher purpose. We give back by donating 1% to 3% of our profit to help NGOs deliver clean water, support giraffe conservation, and promote the advancement of women – especially those from challenged economic backgrounds.

Our commitment to DEIB from CEO, Nancy Duarte

At the heart of Duarte is empathy and storytelling. Our storytelling culture amplifies our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Telling authentic stories in the workplace helps us embrace the perspectives of others and moves people to embrace why we each show up the way we do. It’s essential to our success.

When fueled by diversity, we see value in every background, every voice. Each employee’s unique narrative and perspective enriches our collective purpose and fuels innovation. We’re woven together from varied backgrounds, but it’s how we honor our differences, that make us vibrant and resilient.

Belonging is a core value here, and we make space for every voice to add value — a place where differences are celebrated, and every individual feels truly integral.

Duarte promises to:

  • Create an equitable workplace where everyone has the same opportunities to succeed
  • Cultivate a workplace where everyone is comfortable sharing their ideas (or concerns)
  • Interview candidates from diverse backgrounds and consider all qualified applicants
  • Provide unconscious bias training for all employees
  • Hold leadership accountable to making progress every year

I pledge to consistently champion and reinforce our commitment so that DEIB isn’t just an internal acronym, but the very essence of our story. We’re in this for the long-haul until there’s liberty and justice for all.

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Do what you love

Are you a “Duartian” in the making? If you are smart, motivated, and passionate about great communication and client service, we’re always looking!

Find your purpose here

Providing our clients with the tools to become better communicators, both inside and outside of the office, is fulfilling work!

It’s nice to come to work each day and not only be free to be myself, but also be encouraged to be different, speak up, speak out, and tell my story.

Empathy is at the heart of everything we do at Duarte, and that is what drew me here. We put people first, always. I’m proud to be a Duartian!