Designed to Work Together

Our DC-based agency was founded in 2009 with the belief that, by prioritizing people and forging meaningful connections, we can inspire transformation and drive positive global impact. Since inception, we've partnered with 85+ organizations on 200+ projects that have touched the lives of more than 900 million people.

Together, we'll create extraordinary designs that solve complex problems and yield unrivaled results, leaving a lasting impact on your customers and transforming your business.

Our Unique Approach

We work as an extension of your team, combining creative intelligence, strategic foresight, and leading technologies to bring your vision to life.

Deep Collaboration

We seamlessly integrate with clients and stakeholders to form a unified team, fostering an environment where open communication and shared insights drive innovative solutions. Every aspect of the design process is informed by diverse perspectives, leading to more impactful and user-centric outcomes.

Creative Intelligence

We assimilate empathy, imaginative thinking, and thorough research to tackle complex challenges. With a deep understanding of the customers’ unique desires, we meticulously design highly functional solutions that resonate with users and create memorable and engaging experiences at every touchpoint.

Strategic Foresight

We proactively identify trends and customer needs to inform the design process, ensuring solutions address current challenges and are adaptable to tomorrow's uncertainties. This approach empowers the creation of innovative, resilient customer experiences that remain relevant and impactful as businesses evolve.

Leading Technologies

We leverage cutting-edge tools to position our partners at the forefront of their industry, offering unparalleled efficiency and value in a rapidly evolving market. Our commitment to innovation generates forward-thinking solutions that secure a competitive edge and deliver lasting impact.

Core Values

Our values define us, shaping our work ethic, our approach to innovation, and our commitment to building lasting relationships with our clients and partners.

Relationships First

We actively prioritize relationships, fostering enduring partnerships and nurturing growth in every decision and interaction.


We are driven by empathy, combining insights and feedback to create solutions that deeply resonate with people’s emotional and functional needs.

Strength from Teamwork

We champion teamwork, leveraging diverse expertise, perspectives, and skills to craft impactful, purpose-driven solutions.

Pursue Excellence

We relentlessly pursue excellence, continuously elevating our standards and enhancing our services, processes, and outcomes.

Take Initiative

We champion teamwork, leveraging diverse expertise, perspectives, and skills to craft impactful, purpose-driven solutions.


"Variate consistently delivered high-impact solutions, excelling in complex projects and harmonizing the overall experience."

Mariana Cavalcanti

VP, Digital User Experience at Macy's & Bloomingdale's

Partner with us

Offer your customers something no other brand can. Collaborate with our world-class design team to bring your vision to life.