We make things that matter.

Design can change the world. We work with organizations that think the same thing. Because what we make is just as important as who we make it for. We help our clients tackle complex challenges and build strong brands. Our efforts position our clients for long-term sustainability and deeper connections with their audience. The impact we create is real.


We work with courageous brands to create meaningful impact

FiveStone started in 2001 with a mission to use Design to make the world a better place. We have managed to stay independent and nimble. This gives us flexibility with who we work with and how we work. But never the permission to change our mission.

We partner with courageous nonprofits, Fortune 500s, foundations, and startups that want to do good. We help them create meaningful impact for their communities and leave a positive impact on the world.


We are really good at strategy and branding

Our work always leads with a strategic approach based on a human-centered design methodology. This mindset allows us to meet our client’s goals while also ensuring that the people benefiting from our work are a part of the solution.

What we make varies, but we bundle it into two big categories: strategy and branding


Generating new ideas, ways of thinking, and insights that unlock growth for your organization.

Human-centered Design Ideation Ethnographic Research Audience Insights Audience Discovery Market Research Marketing Strategy Product Innovation Prototyping Brand Strategy


Communicating the heart of an organization with clarity, emotion, and focus that compels audiences to engage.

Brand Architecture Brand Expression Brand Platform Brand Refresh Brand Narrative Content Creation Content Production Creative Platform National Campaign Website Design


We are a team built on purpose

Our team represents a broad range of expertise, from seasoned veterans with over 25 years of experience to fresh-faced graduates still paying off college loans (someone in power should fix that). We come from a variety of backgrounds but we all wound up here because of a deep sense of purpose that runs through every aspect of how we operate.

Hello, so nice to meet you. Tell us a bit about yourself.