A Human-centered Design Firm

We are focused and committed to creating social change through design and education.

 
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Operations

Kristina

Kristina Landau comes to Story+Structure after successful careers in hospitality and renewable energy. Kristina’s leadership and operational skills guides our firm, soup-to-nuts. As a certified yoga teacher, she ensures we find a healthy balance within our projects.

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Strategy

Madison

Madison “Matt” Thompson brings over 30 years of experience in conflict resolution, cross-cultural issues, diversity management, cultural competency training, and large-group facilitation. Matt is our “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and keeps us centered and grounded.

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Technology

Mike T

Mike Trachtman has over 20 years of experience organizing teams and architecting digital products and software solutions using a wide range of technologies. While Mike’s technology background is deep, his focus on creating engaging and intuitive user experiences is even deeper.

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Strategy

Kevin

Kevin Johnson brings nearly two decades of global experience helping organizations to develop more open and inclusive learning and business environments.

 
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Creative

Dave

For more than 20 years, Dave Miranda has helped global brands create or strengthen their presence. His work has impacted technology, healthcare, biopharma, consumer products, education, music, arts, and professional services. Dave always makes sure we’re having fun too.

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Technology

Mike K

Michael Kastler brings technology, communication, and education together in his work. Michael is the host and producer of Tech Talk -- one of the longest running technology talk/interview radio programs in the Midwest (over 12 years).

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Strategy

Holly

As a nurse and scientist, Holly Fontenot has a social contract with society to act responsibly and be mindful of public trust, to protect, promote and optimize health, to view each individual and community holistically, and to understand how environment affects health.

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Design

Rich

Rich Le’s passion drives him to continuously push the envelope on how we interact with objects and solve problems.

 
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Strategy

Roxanne

As a certified life coach, Dr. Roxanne Kymaani is a thought provoker and transformation catalyst. She specializes in group relations, identity construction, dialogue facilitation, leadership development, diversity, inclusion, equity, community building, with an emphasis on self-awareness, compassion, authenticity, and collective discovery. 

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Strategy

William

William Frey (he/they) is a doctoral student at Columbia University's School of Social Work and the coordinator of SAFElab. He is trained in qualitative methodologies, including: grounded theory, ethnography (digital), and textual and contextual analysis.

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Strategy

Cat

Cat Jensen (they) has spent nearly a decade working in museums as an actor, teacher, program coordinator, gallery manager and curriculum creator. A workshop facilitator trained in examining identity, their work centers around creating  public space intentional about social justice and transformation. They work with museum staff, volunteers and communities to research, design and implement change for a better museum and a better world. 

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DESIGN

Chōkdee

In 2007, Chōkdee founded Story+Structure on the belief that thoughtful design can positively impact people’s lives and environment. Chōkdee has designed and developed solutions for education, health and human services, arts, human resources, manufacturing, government, technology, startups, and non-profits.