A quick introduction
21 years in the making.
Research, design, & build
We can work on early product concepts all the way to implementing a realized idea.
From all walks of life
We're committed to being a workplace where people can bring their whole selves and working towards a more just and equitable world.
What we make and how we work should make it a little bit better to be alive: for us, our clients, and their customers.
Give a damn
Our client's goals are our goals. We share the passion for the work you do and the impact it can have. We do work we can be proud of: quality is non-negotiable.
The big picture is everyone's responsibility. There is always more to learn, and we are generous in sharing what we know.
We're accountable to our clients and to each other, and respond to problems with solutions, not blame. Vulnerability, while risky, leads to trust and understanding.
We’re proudly Chicagoan and believe in work that hits close to home. We honor our big shoulders and Midwestern roots by staying humble, working hard, and saying hi to our neighbors. The way we work and the results we produce come not just from our process but out of who we are.
“They’re genuine. I’ve worked with many consultants where that isn’t the case. They know what their strengths are and cater to that, rather than trying to be everything to everyone. They’re experts in their field.”
Chief Information Officer, Make-A-Wish America
Meet the Highlanders
We're researchers, designers, strategists, and makers