Los Angeles & Mechanicsburg

Fun is
what you
make of it.

We give permission to play. It's what sustains our relationships with our for-good partners, drives ongoing personal & professional development, and continuously motivates thoughtful, engaging work.

  • Since our inception in 2017 we've run a small shop covering UX, UI, brand, and content strategy. Partnering with our network of contract specialists where their experise is essential, we're small by design, for design.

    There's a common thread among the myriad, diverse projects we take on: people. Those we work with, and those we're doing the work in service of, are at the center of our process.

  • Our efforts earned an Emmy for innovation, we're Webby award finalists, and our work is relied on in education, pharmacy, environmental research, food systems, and even end of life planning.

    For our clients, projects, and each other - we focus on impact over intent to ensure we're bringing value and leaving things better than we found them.

  • Over the years, we've run many design-focused events, including UX San Francisco, UX DC, and UX Boston. We've also founded and co-run two industry leading design and tech conferences: UX Camp & Offline Camp.

    Inquiry and intention guide the way we choose our projects, and how we conduct the work. We create with purpose, on purpose, by principle.

A simple mission

Make&Model is an experience design studio delivering well-crafted work with a purpose. With a curious spirit, we seek to positively affect our partners, our communities, and the world around us.

We model a show, not tell, approach to foster understanding and enhance collaboration between our team and with our clients.

UX Camp seriesPhotos of our UX Camp. Photo credit: Erik Jutras