Our Clients

Here are some key ways in which our team members have worked with clients:

Illustration showing two humans working via video chatFuturist learning journeys:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Executive Director Jessica Clark served as the Futurist in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2022-2023, conducting futures research and leading trendspotting workshops
  • Guild of Future Architects  (GoFA)— Clark edited Portals to Beautiful Futures: Trends to Watch in 2021 and Beyond for Omidyar Network
  • Democracy Fund — The Dot Connector Studio (DCS) team produced Democracy TBD for the Democracy Fund
  • Wikimedia Foundation — The DCS team co-authored the 2017 forecast Wikimedia 2030: Wikimedia’s Role in Shaping the Information Commons for the Wikimedia Foundation

Cultivating creative cohorts: 

Social innovation workshops and experiences:

  • Lenfest Institute — The DCS team co-designed the Lenfest Institute’s 2022 Reimagining Journalism summit
  • For Freedoms — Associate Director Evan Walsh designed and project managed large-scale coordinated activations with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, For Freedoms Congress, and numerous programs and exhibitions with partners such as Light Work, ICP, and HCP
  • West Virginia University — The DCS team co-designed and facilitated West Virginia University’s 2021 Innovation Summit

Reporting from the future:

  • MIT Open Documentary Lab — Clark co-founded, edited, and published Immerse, produced with MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, from 2016–2023.
  • National Endowment for the Arts — With 8 Bridges Workshop, the DCS team co-authored Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Media, for the National Endowment for the Arts in 2021
  • Ford Foundation — Clark co-authored the Making a New Reality Toolkit with Kamal Sinclair with support from the Ford Foundation

Developing forward-looking grant programs: 

  • Pop Culture Collaborative — Walsh is leading work with the Pop Culture Collaborative to research and build out funding strategies related to digital communities and culture.
  • Internet Society Foundation — Clark co-developed the Internet Society Foundation’s BOLT Program, launched in 2021  to support creative teams in developing new approaches to connecting communities to the Internet
  • Ford Foundation — From 2018-2020 Clark worked with Dot Connector Studio’s co-founder Katie Donnelly to advise the Ford Foundation’s Journalism program, exploring a range of innovative strategies to support women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ reporters and reshape the field to make it more equitable.