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As a leading human-centered design consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area and across California, we bring decades of interdisciplinary work with the public sector.

We have spent years bridging engagement, innovation and technology to improve governance, service delivery and public participation. We build deep and long-lasting relationships, harness the unique capacities of teams and organizations, and provide ongoing education and support for human-centered, collaborative problem solving along the way.


“CivicMakers provided a creative and engaging process to co-create a strategic plan with our Community Advisory Board, along with tools and techniques that we will continue to use in our engagement efforts.”

Danielle Garduño Community Engagement Coordinator, City of Santa Rosa


A selection of our current and past partners and clients

CA Community Colleges CalWORKs Association

California Department of Public Health

California Department of Technology

California Health & Human Services Agency

California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development/ITSD

California State Library

California Teacher Development Collaborative

California Victim Compensation Board

Center for Public Interest Design

City and County of San Francisco

City of Berkeley

City of Fremont

City of Hayward

City of Mountain View

City of San Jose

City of San Rafael

City of Santa Rosa

City of Stockton

City of Walnut Creek

City of West Sacramento

Code for America

County of Santa Clara

FUSE Corps


Napa County

National League of Cities

Regional School of Public Administration

Richmond Community Foundation

San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority

San Francisco Committee on Information Technology

San Francisco Digital Services

San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

San Francisco Parks Alliance

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

San Jose Human Resources Department

San Jose Office of Civic Innovation

San Jose Office of the City Clerk

Santa Clara Valley Water District

SF Tech Council


The Pew Charitable Trusts

Voter Participation Center