Studio Polymath is an interdisciplinary design lab specializing in human-centered design and research.

We are designers, artists, communicators, planners, researchers, and scientists solving problems by more fully understanding the people your organization serves. We help answer big questions, create insights for innovation, and design services & communications through rich understanding of human experiences.

What we do:

Human-centered research

Human-centered research


Innovation and great design start with a deep understanding of people and the worlds they create. Advanced methods of discovery from the human sciences uncover hidden patterns of how people’s values, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs interact with your products and services.

Organizational positioning and branding

Organizational positioning & branding


A strong branding and positioning process identifies opportunities for growth and helps your internal teams make decisions true to your core. A great brand rallies your most passionate customers and employees.

Service & Experience Design

Service & experience design


This process maps customer experiences, then innovates and co-creates new ways you can provide more engaging experiences for your customers and employees in the real world, not just on paper.

Graphic and communications design

Graphic & communications design


Graphic design can enlighten and delight—whether it is ornately complex or deceivingly simple. It can communicate complex ideas in easily digestible forms. It can foster transparency with the people your organization serves.

Speaking, training and workshops

Speaking, training & workshops


Introduce the members of your organization to the tools of design-thinking and human-centered innovation. We lead discovery workshops that immerse you in the worlds of your customers, align your team internally, and co-create solutions with your community of stakeholders.

As a result, we help you innovate, make strategic design decisions, and enhance the lives of the people you serve.

Who we work with:

Our polymaths have consulting experience with commercial and non-profit organizations in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, education, finance, healthcare, law, manufacturing, media, software, and more.

Our clients rely on us when they need to…

  • design better user experiences on the web and in devices.
  • craft communications that move people.
  • invent services and products that customers love.
  • make strategic and innovative decisions based on the people they serve.

A few of our fantastic collaborators:


Agemark

Agemark

Drake Williams Steel

Drake Williams Steel

Humanities Nebraska

Humanities Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Nebraska Appleseed

Nebraska Appleseed

University of Nebraska Lincoln

University of Nebraska Lincoln