We tell stories with data, and we design tools for finding insights in complex information.
Schema’s founder Christian Marc Schmidt at TEDx San Francisco’s 2019 “Dare to Know” event. Watch the talk here
Our team includes passionate interaction designers, visual designers, data visualization experts, and creative technologists. We believe that data-driven design can change the world for the better by illuminating nuanced topics, inspiring interest in complicated issues, and supporting better decision-making.
Our Approach and Services
We design and build a wide range of digital work for design-savvy Fortune 500 companies, innovative small businesses and start-ups, groundbreaking academic institutions, and influential NGOs. By collaborating closely with our clients, we work together to tackle ambitious design challenges from a human-centered approach.
Research and dialogue is key to our process, and we work hard to develop innovative strategies to achieve our clients’ goals. We explore solutions through design concepting and prototyping, offering data analysis and content development services when appropriate. We also do our own software development and provide content management solutions that allow organizations to easily update content in the future.
We believe that the best design is iterative—an ongoing process of creating and learning. We value ongoing partnerships with our clients, where we combine our expertise in the pursuit of knowledge and the best possible outcomes.
City of Seattle
City of Santa Monica
Henry Art Gallery
Johns Hopkins University
Pacific Science Center
University of Washington
The Trust for Public Land
The World Bank
Awards, Press, Talks, and Workshops
German Design Awards
Information Is Beautiful
M+ City of Objects
User Experience Awards