Time away with purpose

A new kind of sabbatical.


Sabbaticals for Creative Professionals.

Amble provides one-month destination sabbaticals in beautiful places for creative professionals. We partner with nonprofits and nature conservancies to provide unique experiences and lodging for top-notch creative professionals in exchange for their skills and expertise.

Whether you’re just looking to get away, burnt out, looking for meaning in your work or new creative challenges, perspective or inspiration—Amble is a way to take time away with purpose.


RECHARGE & relax

Give yourself permission

As creative professionals, often times we don't give ourselves permission or time to recharge and find new inspiration and energy. Instead we focus much of our good energy and time into the benefit of our work, and not our well-being. We shouldn't have to choose between our careers and pursuing the things that make us healthy, happy, and proud.

Amble offers an opportunity to step away, gain new perspective through travel, hone our craft, and rejuvenate our professional and personal selves. 


adventure & community


Amble provides time away in some of our nation's most beautiful natural spaces. Whether in solace, or in the company of your Amble community, we encourage you to get out and explore new places. You might just find your next big idea. 


meaning & purpose

Use your skills for good

Many nonprofits, conservancies and small towns have limited access to good design—financially and geographically. And many creative professionals don't have the opportunity to do work that is meaningful or that aligns with our own interests or values. Amble not only provides an opportunity for time away but also a sense of purpose, creative fulfillment, and impact.



Glacier National Park

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Featured POST

How Amble Found Me

The number one question we receive is "Where did the idea for this program come from?" Amble's founder, Ilyssa Kyu, took some time to reflect on her journey to Amble and tell the story of how the idea for the program came to be—how it actually found her.



What does designing for
good look like?

We took some time to share stories and lessons learned through past Amble experiences of bringing designers into "non-design organizations." In short: Design is impactful well beyond the deliverables.


Amble featured in the New York Times!

We're beyond thrilled and honored to have a featured article in the Travel section of the New York Times.




Amble featured in Smithsonian Magazine

We’re honored to have more great coverage about the program—this time from Smithsonian Magazine!




Yosemite National Park

Fall 2018

We were joined by 6 creative professionals from across the country to kick off our pilot program in Yosemite National Park, where they worked with Yosemite Conservancy and Mariposa Arts Council on impactful visual design, UX, and content strategy projects.

Sierra Foothills

Spring 2019

We were joined by 4 creative professionals from the USA and Canada in the Sierra Foothills, just outside of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. They worked with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy and developed strategic recommendations for their brand, communications, content strategy, and member engagement.