Our Work

Holly Truitt Consulting is in the business of helping institutions, community, and YOU co-design a better world. Take a moment. Explore a few of our projects. 

Co-created Missoula Public Library

Just awarded Public Library of the Year by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Holly led the integration of collective Nordic practices and design into this project – the first of its kind in the nation. She currently leads the co-design of a vibrant healthscience-learning ecosystem that is one component of the complex.
Missoula Public Library + Museum Complex - Opening 2020
Indigideck of cards with h logo for holly Truitt consulting on wood table


The indigideckas it is affectionately known, is intended to provide the best practices, tools, mindsets, and highly actionable design prompts for co-creating solutions with indigenous people, nations, businesses, and communities – one card at a time. 


EmPower Place

Holly was the lead project director on the national leadership grant that helped enable EmPower Place to become a reality. The project embeds a learning center that is one part library, one part science museum, and one part meal program into Missoula’s popular Food Bank and Community Center. For its impact, it was recently awarded a prestigious Association of Science Technology Centers Edgy award for community and visitor engagement.
Empower Place


Holly designed this community festival and design labs to further a vibrant innovation ecosystem in a mid-size city. She grew its impact over the course of three years from celebration and learning to a vibrant space for community co-design where an innovation corridor was born.

SciNation on the Flathead Reservation

SciNation is an award-winning collective on the Flathead Reservation that is committed to building a homegrown Native STEM workforce on the Flathead Reservation. It was launched as part of Holly’s fellowship with the Noyce Foundation. Pictured here is the firm’s talented Bill Swaney, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. Bill is a leader in tribal design for transformation.
William Swaney, Dr. Ruth Swaney co-design with Salish elder Eva Boyd.

AudFest Film and Innovation Festival

Holly co-designed the innovation track to spotlight women innovators in the 406 and beyond. More than 32 presenters, including Holly herself, explored topics that ranged from gender equity in higher education, to attracting talent to Montana, to women and venture capital.

Design Your Life Labs + Deck

Holly and Elysa Fennenbock, formerly of Google, are creating a design for life + innovation deck to complement their labs. Rooted in co-creation and design-thinking, the deck’s concepts are intentionally bite-sized so that the average person can make transformative change in their life, work and community. Holly and Elysa have used the cards in their design labs for Stanford d.school, HATCH, the ILLC international leadership network, and women’s innovation spaces and festivals like AUDpop’s annual innovation festival
Conference attendees holding and using design cards.
Holly leading meeting for spectrUM

spectrUM Discovery Area

As the founding director of spectrUM, Holly used her published approach to community co-creation to put spectrUM on the map as a powerful catalyst of change for Montana’s next generation and as a national leader. From this commitment to community relationships, co-creation, and always being necessary and never nice, spectrUM became a vital community anchor, a regular recipient of federal and private foundation funding, and received numerous national accolades, as well as, most importantly, impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children and their communities annually.