Combining strategy, design and technology to create data driven tools and experiences that enable change

CLEVER°FRANKE interactive data visualization

As people we are continuously sensing our surroundings. We gather information and are able to place things in context. With new, invisible, currents of information data, we can be lost on perspectives. By combining data, strategy, design and technology, C°F creates tools that enables us to explore, understand and change the world to shape our future.

CLEVER°FRANKE interactive data visualization

Together with our clients, we embrace this changing world by developing disruptive, innovative products and services. We tell new stories, enrich experiences and/or measure impact. This results in a valuable and fundamental contribution for our clients and their audience.

CLEVER°FRANKE interactive data visualization
UtrechtChicago

Clients

We are fortunate to work with some great clients around the world. From our studio's in Utrecht, the Netherlands and Chicago IL, USA and on location worldwide, we partner with a network of top tier clients. Whether for the public, commercial or social sector, our clients share the same devotion to quality, innovation and strong partnerships.

Clients logos

Google
Philips
Here
Cisco
Air France KLM
Red Bull
IMS Health
Elsevier
WIRED
VPRO
New York Times
Bloomberg Markets
TNS
CMAP
University of Oxford
UMCG

Values

1

Find the essence

It is our mission to solve your most complex challenges by breaking down complexity to its essence. Great solutions start by asking simple questions, which are often the hardest to answer. On our quest, we leave no stone unturned to find answers.

2

Create impact

We want to create relevant tools that have impact for users, clients and the world around us. We get a kick out of developing solutions that make your life easier, better, richer, more informed and enjoyable. We are the user’s advocate, while keeping business goals in mind.

3

Push boundaries

Our work is at the forefront of strategy, design and technology, nothing less will do. No decision is made arbitrarily; nothing is left to chance. We strive for quality and excellence in everything we do, delivering maximum return on investment for everyone involved.

4

Getting things done

Our concepts are fuelled by research, brainstorming and strategic thinking. However, the only way to create breakthrough concepts and force decisions, is to make them happen. Our no-nonsense approach gets things done creating tangible results.

5

Investing in talent

Work can only be meaningful when it offers the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills. By creating a nurturing, supportive environment we encourage our people to grow beyond what they think they are capable of.

6

Flexibility

The only constant in our world is change, so we must be agile. We flex to make it fit and push what is possible. We believe everything can be improved on, which is why we adopt a continuous cycle of delivery and critical reflection to ensure every project we work on achieves the optimum outcome.

7

Pioneering

We deeply believe in independent thought, which is why we like to do things differently. Not ones for sticking to the norm, we always take the unbeaten path, exploring novel ideas to challenge conceptions. Our unique combination of design and technology brings this to life.

8

Openness

It’s nice to be critical, but it’s critical to be nice. Being both sharp yet kind ignites a chemistry that creates winning collaborations. Most clients have been with us for years, and we treasure what we have accomplished together. Respect is non-negotiable to us.

Awards

Organisation Distinction
2016 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2016 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2016 European Design Awards Silver
2016 European Design Awards Silver
2016 European Design Awards Silver
2016 European Design Awards Bronze
2016 Awwwards Site of the day
2015 Information is Beautiful Awards Gold
2015 Information is Beautiful Awards Honorable mention: Studio of the year
2015 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot: Best of the Best
2015 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2015 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2015 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2015 Fast Company - Innovation By Design awards Finalist
2015 Dutch Design Awards Finalist
2015 Internet Explorer The Developer Award
2015 Awwwards Site of the day
2015 European Design Awards Gold
2015 European Design Awards Silver
2015 The Webby Awards Honorable mention
2015 The FWA Site of the day
2014 SPD Gold
2013 W3 Awards Best of Show
2013 European Design Awards Gold
2013 European Design Awards Gold
2013 European Design Awards Bronze
2013 FPO FPO Award
2013 Dutch Design Awards Finalist
2012 The FWA Site of the day
2012 Awwwards Site of the day
2011 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2011 European Design Award Silver
2011 FPO FPO Award
2010 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2010 American Express DNA Design Winner
2009 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot
2006 Dutch Design Awards Selection
2006 Red Dot Design Award Red Dot

Talks

Event name Location
26 April 2017 What Conference TQ - Amsterdam
01 February 2017 Everyda(y)ta Copenhagen, Denmark
25 January 2017 Chicago Data Visualization Group Chicago, United States
30 November 2016 Dare by Emerce Pakhuis de Zwijger - Amsterdam
20 October 2016 Push Conference Munich - Germany
07 October 2016 World of Technology & Science Jaarbeurs - Utrecht
22 September 2016 TWF conference 2016 Cracow - Poland
15 September 2016 Data Donderdag Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam
03 September 2016 Weather or Not Special Weekend Mu - Eindhoven
23 June 2016 Dutch Design Daily live Pakhuis de Zwijger - Amsterdam
27 May 2016 Campus Party Jaarbeurs - Utrecht
06 April 2016 BNO Zwolle City-post - Zwolle
22 February 2016 FITC Amsterdam 2016 Pakhuis de Zwijger - Amsterdam
14 January 2016 Coachademy Inspiration Series at H-Farm Venice - Italy
07 January 2016 Thursday Night: Newsroom Het Nieuwe Instituut - Rotterdam
18 November 2015 Shapeshifters Brussels - Belgium
10 November 2015 What can data visualisation do? Sheffield - England
07 October 2015 The stories behind cutting-edge design projects ADCN - Amsterdam
23 September 2015 IT Smart Cities De Nieuwe Stad - Amersfoort
17 September 2015 Holland Webweek Groningen Infoversum - Groningen
08 July 2015 Cannes Lions 2015 - The One That Got Away Eye - Amsterdam
04 June 2015 Wire Riga - Latvia
03 June 2015 ESOMAR Live Summer Academy City Hotel - Amsterdam
18 May 2015 Design by Fire Café LHC - Utrecht
01 April 2015 User Interface Congress Brabanthallen - Den Bosch
25 March 2015 BNO Noord Grafisch Museum - Groningen
13 March 2015 Infographic Congress Figi Theater - Zeist
05 March 2015 Get Connected Theater de Flint - Amersfoort
30 January 2015 Vroaam De munt - Utrecht
25 November 2014 BNO / IMG LAB : DataBaas Het Nieuwe Instituut - Rotterdam
08 November 2014 Behance Portfolio Reviews Student Hotel - Amsterdam
03 November 2014 DirectieCollege Academie voor Leiderschap - Deventer
06 September 2014 EUdesigndays Brussels - Belgium
02 September 2014 Esomar Nice - France
02 June 2014 KNAWeScience KNAW - Amsterdam
20 May 2014 Multimania Kortrijk - Belgium
11 June 2013 Online Tuesday Felix Meritis - Amsterdam
09 April 2013 Bleed Gent - Belgium
20 February 2013 Vroaam Pakhuis de Zwijger - Amsterdam
13 January 2013 BNO Utrecht Tivoli - Utrecht
03 December 2012 Crosslab De Unie - Rotterdam
03 February 2012 Datavisualisatie in beweging CBS - The Hague
19 May 2011 Show me the Data Amsterdam
12 April 2011 BNO spellbound Pakhuis de Zwijger - Amsterdam
07 May 2009 Vroaam Pakhuis de Zwijger - Amsterdam