your community

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a relationship revolution

Context Partners is a new type of design firm on the leading edge of the community-centered design movement. We create relationships and dynamic human networks that help aspirational brands and causes succeed. Our clients live in a changing world where traditional models are failing, relationships are more valued than transactions, and passive audiences are coalescing into powerful vocal communities. Community-centered design means it’s all about people, because those closest to the problem will guide the way to solutions. We don’t rely solely on experts, new technologies or the usual go-to strategies for all the answers. Context Partners believes that understanding people and communities and leveraging the power of these relationships is the best way to help companies and organizations thrive.




our work has been featured in




“But the truth is most innovations are created through networks — groups of people working in concert.”

Wall Street Journal

“The most successful companies no longer invent new products and services on their own. They create them along with their customers.”

Geoff Colvin, CNN Money Senior Editor

“Gallup’s research indicates that high levels of employee engagement correlate to more idea sharing, better idea generation, more creativity in role, and improved business outcomes.”

Jason Kreiger, Gallup Consultant

“No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.”

Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems co-founder

community centered design

Unlike other design firms, Context Partners won’t tell you what to do. We work with you to identify core truths, determine a shared purpose and target goals. Together we create a framework to scale and build relationships that will accomplish great things for your aspirational brand or cause.

 

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Our teams based in Portland, Oregon, Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium are a diverse group of collaborative thinkers, entrepreneurs, brand innovators and community activators. We understand how relationships drive social innovation and lead to business success. Let’s work to design relationships with your community to change how you live, work and engage with the world. Founded in 2010, Context Partners collaborates with leadership teams at companies and organizations through our community-centered design practice. We’ve worked with nonprofits, for-profits, state governments, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies on challenging and diverse projects that build powerful relationships, communities and human networks.

Some of Our Leaders

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

CEO & Founder

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Kimberly Manno Reott

Kimberly Manno Reott

Managing Director

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Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Managing Director

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Meg Busse

Meg Busse

Community Centered Designer

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Leah Wilmoth

Leah Wilmoth

Executive Assistant to CEO/Office Manager

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Jensie Miksich

Jensie Miksich

Brand Director

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Lucy Vallejo-Anderson

Lucy Vallejo-Anderson

Community Centered Design Associate

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Valerie Armstrong

Valerie Armstrong

Creative Associate

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PDX 503-575-4850 — DC 202-810-3891 — BXL +32 496 27 26 65

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PORTLAND, OR

2009 NE Alberta St., STE 201
Portland, OR 97211

WASHINGTON, DC

641 S St NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM