Stamen is a data visualization design firm working at the intersection of science and art. We produce visual interactive artifacts and systems that help scientists do their work better, and communicate about their work to nonscientific audiences.
Stamen was founded by Eric Rodenbeck in 2001 to take advantage of the opportunities of emerging digital media in the wake of the dot com crash. Since then, the studio has grown to a staff of twelve, and has established a reputation for its expertise in creating compelling interactive design and data visualization projects.
We are proud of our cooperative relationship with a surprising and growing range of clients: financial institutions, artists and architects, car manufacturers, design agencies, museums, technology firms, political action committes, and universities. Our favorite engagements have lasted over many years, and we delight in exceeding expectations and delving deep into what our clients value most. The studio’s portfolio is not easy to classify, but is characterized by a loving engagement with the media we are working with and a deep involvement with our collaborators.
At Stamen’s core is a commitment to extending our understanding through research projects. Our client work is full of opportunity for invention and discovery, and suggests inspirations beyond the immediate task at hand. Stamen’s close engagement with technology leads us to explore numerous research projects, which have a way of finding applications in the real world. We are neither a research and development lab, nor a straight up design firm. Stamen is something in between and among and around these things: a place where work is valued, where good ideas can come from anywhere, and results are paramount.
Scientists come to Stamen when they have complex data and ideas that they want to communicate clearly to achieve strategic results. We work with scientists to portray compelling stories, ideas, and arguments with scientific rigor leading to measurable outcomes.
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