We create content-rich experiences for evolving organizations.

Schema’s founder Christian Marc Schmidt at TEDx San Francisco’s 2019 “Dare to Know” event. Watch the talk here.

About Us

Schema is a design firm for the information age. We design for impact, focusing on information platforms that scale and evolve with organizations.

We are experts in the areas of interaction design, visual design, and data visualization, and approach every project from a human-centered perspective. We work across a broad spectrum of media, from web and mobile applications to publications and media installations. Our tools are data and information. Our mission is the creation of knowledge.

Our Process

Our process is collaborative and hands-on. We engage deeply with our clients — innovative startups, progressive cultural and government organizations, as well as corporations who value design. We emphasize dialogue and prototyping as methods for inquiry, discovery and validation.
Our projects begin by exploring the space and defining the problem (Discovery). The next step is making solutions tangible so they can be evaluated (Prototype/Evaluate), before implementing and testing them (Build).

We believe that design is iterative — an ongoing process of creating and learning. We value ongoing relationships with our clients, where we combine our expertise in the pursuit of knowledge and the best possible outcomes.

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

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
M+ City of Objects
MWA
PSFK

SEGD
Shareable Cities
TEDxSanFrancisco
User Experience Awards