Make an impression on your learners.

Digital humanities, done creatively

auut studio designs digital projects with scholars and researchers — using interactivity, visualizations, and maps alongside compelling stories and the primary sources. The concepts normally laid out in text we set in motion for a reader to interact with and assemble.

We will meet your audience on the devices they are already immersed in — but not sacrifice an ounce of intellectual substance.


We write clearly and design with a young public in mind. They are intelligent and just as capable of seeing nuance. The future belongs to them.

Generally speaking, let’s keep solutions simple and understandable. So we’re not afraid of small budgets. We like things open-source, and we make things that work in a web browser – laptop, tablet, and mobile – the ubiquitous devices in our lives.

Good design is a tool in the pursuit of educating: we are not satisfied with yesterday’s mold. We think being concise and interesting and not mincing words are complementary aspirations. We are opposed to the ways that white supremacy pervades the public discourse. We’re excited to lift the perspectives of people of color in all of our work.

When we are not helping clients, auut studio invests in the power of public history. We use the profits from our design work to self-fund important history projects that would never make money on their own.

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Digital exhibits

We can produce a single interactive page, to a book launch site, to a scholarly website, to a full-fledged DH project.


We’ll help you imagine a digital companion to your existing publication, or new materials to reinforce a curriculum.


Our writing is conversational and approachable. We shine in digesting lots of information and nuance down to the essence of what is relevant, and important, and interesting.


We don't design for pixels. We design for what a user wants to achieve — and what they want to learn.


One of our core strengths is designing full-screen interactive maps. They can be static display maps, too.


On a webpage, your charts and diagrams should be able to be interrogated. We'll transform your research results into something interactive.


We’ll edit/remix existing video assets to tell stories that your readers will stop to hear.


  • Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov, PhD

    The technical abilities of auut studio are amazing — but almost more importantly: RJ has the instincts of a historian, and this makes him a unique collaborator. It was an absolute pleasure to co-write some of the exhibit with him, and what I delegated I could trust he would come back with something well conceptualized and well written. We published a digital exhibit in a fraction of the time our typical physical ones can take. I can’t wait to work with his studio again.

    Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov, PhD Historian at Presidio Trust
  • Dr. Randi Tanglen, PhD

    auut studio understands and empowers academics who want to develop interactive digital projects and scholarly websites. I was impressed by the creativity and attention to detail that went into designing a stunning site that showcases my teaching and research.

    Dr. Randi Tanglen, PhD Director, Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching
  • Dr. Jeremy Posadas, PhD

    The amazing, multi-modal talents of auut studio turned it into a high-quality publication and website! auut studio is finely attentive to a client’s vision, thoughtful across a range of intellectual and design issues, and brilliant in execution.

    Dr. Jeremy Posadas, PhD Professor & creator of #URAmerica - United Regions of America
  • Dr. Evan Faulkenbury, PhD

    I had a vague idea of what I wanted in a digital map as part of my book project, but auut studio turned it into a reality. The studio took my data and creatively wove it into a dynamic & functional map that really pops, making it a vital tool for understanding the civil rights movement for students, researchers, and the general public.

    Dr. Evan Faulkenbury, PhD Author of Poll Power: The VEP and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South



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