Technology with Humanity

We are designers, developers, strategists and organizers passionate about using our expertise for good. We believe the world is better when it is healthy, equitable, sustainable, and delightful. We believe access to information is a human right.

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Our Story

We were founded in NYC in 2011 by designer/developer Ty Fujimura. Since then we’ve grown to a staff of fifteen incredible people working from six different countries. In architecture, a Cantilever is a structure that looks impossible but is made real through design and engineering. We believe we are constantly striving to achieve the impossible through our craft.

Our Impact

We have a triple bottom line – People, Profits, and the Planet. We measure our success not only by our paychecks but by the effect we’ve had on the world around us.

Our Expert Team

Our team consists of some of the world’s top designers, developers, strategists and organizers. We are headquartered in NYC, with staff in six countries, speaking over twenty languages!

Core Team


Our Handbook

Since 2011 we’ve been writing down our strategies, policies, and lessons learned in our Handbook. We make this public so companies worldwide can learn how we run a distributed creative business doing top-level work.

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