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.

About Us

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.

Our Process

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.

Selected Clients

Actively Learn
Adventist Health
Amgen
Airbus
Asia Society
Bloomberg
Capital One
City of Seattle
City of Santa Monica
East-West Center
Ennead
Engie Impact
GE
Google
GoDaddy
Henry Art Gallery
Johns Hopkins University
Knoll
King County
Microsoft
Morningstar
Pacific Science Center
Paulson Institute
Rhodium Group
University of Washington
Trase
The Trust for Public Land
The World Bank

Awards, Press, Talks, and Workshops

ARCADE
Atlantic Cities
Communication Arts
designboom
Fast Company
FlowingData
German Design Awards
Gray Magazine
Information Is Beautiful
IDSA
M+ City of Objects
PSFK
SEGD
Shareable Cities
TEDxSanFrancisco
User Experience Awards

Our Team

Christian Marc Schmidt
Christian Marc Schmidt
Founder/Principal
Austen Blokker
Austen Blokker
Software Engineer
Caprice Carstensen
Caprice Carstensen
Senior Creative Technologist
Heidi Cheyenne
Heidi Cheyenne
Studio Manager
Rachel Connelly
Rachel Connelly
Visual Interaction Designer
Veronique Demers
Veronique Demers
Creative Technologist
Dwayne Franco
Dwayne Franco
Designer
Ian Gilman
Ian Gilman
Software Engineer
Joseph Gray
Joseph Gray
Senior Creative Technologist
Kevin Hanes
Kevin Hanes
Project Manager
Erin Kendig
Erin Kendig
Communications Manager
Qingyue Li
Qingyue Li
Designer
Sergei Larionov
Sergei Larionov
Creative Director
Miguel Nóbrega
Miguel Nóbrega
Creative Director
Rebecca Ojala
Rebecca Ojala
Operations Manager
Jeff Paletta
Jeff Paletta
Designer
Quinton Teas
Quinton Teas
Software Engineer