"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."
Amy Poehler

media, arts, digital & design things for change.

who we are

maddthing is an independent creative agency. We make change-centric ideas real. We produce culture and uncover true solutions with clients, collaborators and within our communities.

As an ensemble of designers, developers, strategists, ravers, producers, chefs, writers, activists, and more, we have come together to create “no-bullshit” things. We are proudly empowering of female-identifying talent and womxn-led grassroots. And we work on the kind of stories and ideas that deserve much more attention than given, with clients and collaborators who genuinely care.

Our world is in desperate need for responsibility and compassion. That's why we're more than just a design studio. While we have an abundance of skills, we don't like to be reduced to them. We don’t just make websites and logos. And we definitely don’t pitch. There is no competition - just different approaches. We have got no time for meaninglessness, or prosaic statements, or adding to the noise we’re actually trying to overcome.

It’s our shared goal in life to use our skills and opportunities for good — one experience at a time. We are madd for change.

design / strategy / digital design / collaboration / data visualisation / art & activism / identity design / storytelling / incubation / grassroots / experience design / motion & film / event production / LGBTQ+ / Music & rave culture / Women rights / Minority rights / Human rights / Sustainability / Physical & mental wellbeing / Tech & anti tech / Privacy & security / and more

design
strategy
digital design
collaboration
data visualisation
art & activism
identity design
storytelling
incubation
grassroots
experience design
motion & film
event production
LGBTQ+
Music & rave culture
Women rights
Minority rights
Human rights
Sustainability
Physical & Mental Wellbeing
Tech & anti tech
Privacy & Security
and more

people

Jodi Miller
Product Manager
Nieka Pourkazemi
Strategist
Sorche Harriman-Smith
Co-Founder & Partner
Maral Pourkazemi
Co-Founder & Design Activist
Kathleen Stein
Producer
Bashi Kolibarova
Digital Designer
Natalie Haroutiunian
Co-Founder & COO

associates & collaborators

We’re delighted about creative alliance and strategic forecasting: Co-Founders Rebecca Swift and Professor Aladin Aladin of The Tidal Place / Cultural Construction. With this unique constellation and the wealth of knowledge that comes with these two inspiring individuals, we aim to crystallise “the maddthing approach” and create new works of creative activism, together.

Professor Aladin Aladin

Associate / Collaborator & Strategic Counsel
Co-Founder of The Tidal Place / Cultural Construction

Rebecca Swift

Associate / Collaborator
Co-Founder of The Tidal Place / Cultural Construction