We create innovative digital products and experiences that fund high impact, community building projects, bring people together, and inspire everyone.museums.artists.creators.

Our Approach

We practice a human centered design approach wherever possible and like to think of ourselves as partners to our clients. With each new client we develop  what we hope will be a long lasting relationship built on mutual understanding and trust. We engage with our clients directly throughout the entire process, creating an iterative approach to the work where the client always feels in control and well supported. Think of us as your digital department on demand.

What We Offer

We consult. Through our deep experience in design, engineering and creative technology for cultural organizations, we can help you develop a plan to move your organization forward no matter what technological stage you are at. We create project briefs, roadmaps, and strategic plans. We do site visits, workshops, and executive coaching, all centered around developing digital literacy within your organization.

We engineer. Rooted in building foundational infrastructure for cultural organizations, our studio is focused on helping museums help themselves by creating sustainable digital products and experiences that embed digital into your organization’s DNA. We work with the tools and technologies that make the most sense for the unique needs of our clients. Whether it’s a WordPress backend or a custom GraphQL API, we custom tailor your technology stack from the ground up.

We design. Our designers focus on your visitor’s experience. We call them experience designers, but they have a range of experiences that pair with the needs of the artistic and cultural sectors. We believe in a human centered design approach and our design teams are always working in the service of our client’s clients.

We experiment. We love data, and we love using data to bring your organization’s stories to life. We use machine learning, computer vision, and more to enhance your data and find new relationships and stories within your existing assets. Through data science we can help your organization understand the shape of its collections.

Who We Are

We’re a team of museum specialists, engineers, designers, product managers, and data scientists who help museums redefine themselves through the sensible application of technology. 

Micah Walter Founder
I’m a technologist, writer, photographer and programmer. My work has spanned the areas of digital content strategy, management and infrastructure planning, computer programming and development of scalable web applications utilizing a wide variety of languages, systems and technologies. I was previously the Director of Digital & Emerging Media at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.
Meghan Ferrucci Project and Team Coordinator
I have an academic background in museum studies and arts administration. My past experiences have focused in communications, marketing and program coordination. I am passionate about connecting audiences to the programs and collections that museums have to offer. At Micah Walter Studio, I oversee project management, team coordination, and social media.
Justine Braisted Designer
I’m a visual designer who enjoys working with a variety of mediums to create engaging communications for clients in the cultural, educational, and artistic sectors. Previously, I was a designer at Pentagram where I developed brand identities, campaigns, and environmental graphics.
Dan Catt Engineer
I’ve always had an interest in making computers do things for me, be that generating art, generating music and even generating stories & poetry on my behalf. Even if sometimes making the computer do those things turns out taking longer that it’d take doing them myself. I also like cats, although getting them to do anything is even harder, especially poetry.
Eric Chaves Engineer
I’m a full stack software developer specializing in front end software applications. In other words, I build digital products for humans, like websites and apps. I like staying current on emerging technologies like AR, and blockchain. In past careers, I’ve co-founded a media startup, and I’ve worked in various design fields like architecture and industrial design. In all of my work, I aim to build technology with a human focus.

Collaborators

We partner with a variety of designers, developers, and data scientists to create a project team specific to the needs of our clients.

Clients

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Advisors

We are grateful to our advisors for steering us in the right direction and providing us with insight along the way. 

Angie Judge, CEO, Dexibit
Aaron Cope, SFO Museum
Seb Chan, ACMI
Ian Sullivan, Director of Exhibitions and Operations, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College

Friends

We want to thank our friends at NEW INC for the continued support. NEW INC is the New Museum’s cultural incubator where a vibrant community of designers, engineers, and artists are working at the intersection of arts, technology, and design. Special thanks to the Knight Foundation for their generous support and funding of the Museum Technology track at NEW INC.