Industrial Design Fellowship

Support Economic Empowerment in Antigua, Guatemala

Brand Design, Design (Product or Industrial), Industrial Design
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
2 months to 3 months
Must Speak: 
English, Spanish
Accommodations, Learning Opportunity

We think this is a meaningful project for the experienced industrial designer to support economic empowerment in Antigua, Guatemala in exchange for accommodation.

Opportunity Details


We are looking for someone with industrial design/engineering experience in the footwear industry, specifically in the leather footwear industry. As we are a small but growing company with diverse backgrounds, we are hoping to get an expert in shoes to improve our shoe construction, from the last creation to the process of building out our leather shoes. As all production is based in Guatemala, it would be advisable if the Experteer had a working knowledge of Spanish. You will be working with craftsmen whose families have been making shoes for generations, along with our shoe-last supplier in Guatemala. 

This is an incredible opportunity to improve the construction of a product for a social business in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by volcanoes and amazing coffee!


This project will be deemed a success after product improvements have been both implemented and tested out, refining the fit and shape of our shoes (both men's and women's styles). 


Great for people with industrial design skills!
Interested but not the right length? Like this organization and have an idea how your skills can help? Message us at: match@movingworlds.


  • Brand Design
  • Design (Product or Industrial)
  • Industrial Design


  • English
  • Spanish

We Provide These Local Benefits


Accommodation is in a beautiful house in a gated community just outside Antigua with other members of our team. 


As a for-profit social startup, we are setting out to change the way development can take place by promoting a living well line for our craftsmen, a direct 'Cobbler-to-Customer' logistics strategy, and a company transparent with its cost breakdown. Working with us will be an incredible experience to make a difference in product development and working first hand with Guatemalan cobblers. 


We have a great network of other social entrepreneurs in Guatemala, and can connect you with tour groups that summit volcanoes and other amazing activities only available in Guatemala. 

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

Currently accepting applications

Apply as soon as possible


Industry: Fashion, Retail

Mission: Economic Empowerment

Size: Startup: 2 - 5 persons

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