We pioneer through data, design and technology to unravel the world’s complexity. In doing so, we help people make sense of the world around them.

As humans, we venture out to understand the world around us. We gather and organize information, attributing context and meaning to understand our environment better. Our inherent human curiosity has led to the development of increasingly progressive technologies to help us grasp the changing world we live in. With an ever-expanding amount of information and new, invisible currents of data emerging, we can easily lose perspective.

As a world-leading data design & technology consultancy, we use our expertise and knowledge of design, the power of data, and working with cutting-edge technologies to create powerful tools to unravel complexity. Through strategy, we empower those tools with novel and independent thinking to create new solutions. We enable the exploration of complex information with intelligent, meaningful experiences that inspire change.

From our strategically located studios in the United States and The Netherlands, we work with great clients worldwide. Our clients embrace the changing world, recognizing data potential to discover business opportunities and trigger innovation.

With the help of a highly collaborative process, we develop disruptive products and unique solutions for these clients that create impact and drive change.

Founded in 2008, the CLEVER°FRANKE team has since then grown into a highly accomplished group of specialists with rich skill sets. The team knows how to combine the problem-solving skills of a business consultant with the craftsmanship of an artist, and the expertise of an engineer.

Our diverse team comprises 15+ nationalities that live and breathe data, design, and technology.

2024European Design AwardsBronze
European Design AwardsFinalist
2023Red Dot Design AwardsAgency of the Year
Red Dot Design AwardsBest of the Best
Red Dot Design AwardsRed Dot
Dutch Design AwardsWinner
The Webby AwardsWebby Award Winner
The Webby AwardsNominee
Fast Company Innovation by DesignHonorable Mention
European Design AwardsSilver
European Design AwardsSilver
2022Fast Company Innovation by DesignHonorable Mention
Red Dot Design AwardsRed Dot
Red Dot Design AwardsRed Dot
Red Dot Design AwardsRed Dot
Red Dot Design AwardsRed Dot
The FWAFWA of the day
European Design AwardsSilver
European Design AwardsBronze
2021Dutch Design AwardsWinner


Red Dot: Agency of the Year

On November 3rd, in the Konzerthaus Berlin, C°F was named Red Dot: Agency of the Year. Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, CEO of Red Dot, declares "It was founded in 2008 and has since developed into an internationally sought-after specialist in the translation of complex datasets."

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New documentary

The Dutch public broadcaster VPRO created a documentary episode about our studio, celebrating our participation in Dutch Design Week 2023.

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100th Award

We continue to create work that is being recognized by industry leaders and the public, winning our 100th award to date.


A landmark project with UNICEF

Our partnership with the United Nations started off with the Changing Childhood project for UNICEF, a microsite that visualizes the challenges young generations face.

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Creating the official Dutch Covid-19 Dashboard

We were asked by the Dutch Government to develop a real-time dashboard to keep the Netherlands informed about the pandemic.

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Our 3rd Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ Award

We won our third Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ Award for the campaign identity for Into the Great Wide Open Festival.

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Identity design for Eurovision

C°F was selected to create the identity of the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Winning the Jury Prize at the European Design Awards

Our design of the Privacy Label was recognized out of 2000+ entries with the special Jury Prize of the European Design Awards.

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Organising and curating the Cirque du Data event

We curated a data ‘circus’ event for citizens of Utrecht to show vast possibilities and future perspectives of data.

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Becoming part of the Stedelijk Museum collection

With the release of our 5th weather chart, the series was selected to become part of the collection at the renowned Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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OPUS — Music Intelligence Platform

We launched Opus, a revolutionary Warner Music Group platform that enables WMG to continuously make data-driven decisions.

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Sensor Lab opening

With our new HQ in Utrecht, we also opened an education unit focused on exploring, creating, and developing sensor and smart technologies called Sensor Lab.

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Opening our Chicago studio

Opening our studio in Chicago to solidify our relationships with our North American client base.

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Introducing a new club experience

Creating a memorable experience for live events in a novel way, in collaboration with Red Bull Sixth Sense and BYBORRE.

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Invited to the Dutch Trade mission

Informing Germans and Dutch King Willem Alexander about the role of data in Mobility and Smart Cities. 


Setting a new benchmark for mobility visualization

Showcasing Chicago’s mobility challenges for CMAP reaching millions of people.

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Illustrations for Bill Gates

Bill Gates was invited to guest edit WIRED's December 2013 edition, we designed maps for him aimed at solving global challenges.

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First project for Google

We started our relationship with Google with the Consumer Barometer, an online platform making online and offline consumer behavior accessible to everyone.

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First Weather Chart

First Weather Chart was created, which laid the foundations for the Weather Chart post series. This series shows how you can visualize data in new ways and reveal unique stories.

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CLEVER°FRANKE was founded

C°F was founded by designers Thomas Clever and Gert Franke.

Photo of Thomas Clever

Get in touch

If you’d like to learn more about how we can add value to your business, contact Thomas Clever.

+31 6 19 55 29 81

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