We Tell Stories &
Design Lasting experiences

Our Story

We met more than 25 years ago as young journalists, brought together by the Society for News Design and a mutual passion for information design. We have both lived and worked in Washington, D.C., which is where we met and is a big part of the story about how we became business partners and built MG Strategy+Design — the M and G are the first letters of our last names if you’re curious.

As working journalists in the nation’s capital, we understood our narrative storytelling skills could assist others in explaining, designing and visualizing their stories. That’s why we formed MG in 2002.

We integrate tightly with your team to spur creative solutions and deliver strategic growth. We work with nonprofits, associations, foundations and media to turn ideas into actions. We help clients reach, engage and inspire their audiences.

Matt Mansfield + Scott Goldman

Washington, DC location

Core values

Love Solutions

We believe in doing work that matters because we have a genuine passion for helping clients see through to game-changing solutions.

Build Together

We believe we’re in this with you. We build on trust and work tightly with internal teams to understand how our team can make your team stronger.

Strategy first

We believe outcomes work if there’s a strategic focus. We will never design or develop something unless we unearth its strategic intent first.

Relationships Matter

We believe in the long haul. We’re proud of our shared success and we want to be working together for as long as you need us — and cheering you on every step of the way.

MG Partners

Matt Mansfield

Matt Mansfield


Matt is the managing principal at MG, overseeing all project teams. He personally leads MG’s ongoing work with the Energy Futures Initiative, Climate Advisers Trust, National Governors Association and The Fulcrum. He has held senior editorial and product positions at CQ Roll Call, the San Jose Mercury News and National Geographic. From 2008-2013, he was a professor at Northwestern University, serving as co-director at the Medill School in D.C. He’s also the co-editor of “Truth Counts: A Practical Guide for News Consumers” (CQ 2018). Matt launched USEnergyJobs.org, the annual report from NASEO and EFI, as well as two political magazines for Bloomberg. Matt has worked with ESPN, NPR, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Archdiocese of Washington, and many other clients. His work has garnered awards from several leading journalism and design organizations, including World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper while in Silicon Valley. Contact Information Email: matt@mgstrategy.design Phone: 202.550.2297 Learn More

Scott Goldman

Scott Goldman


Scott has directed content marketing teams at Angie’s List and USA Football, and he led news and design teams as a senior editor at The Washington Post, Indianapolis Star and Charlotte Observer. He was Chief Marketing Officer for FinTech startup EveryIncome, and directed national news, sports and entertainment coverage at Advance Digital. Scott has spearheaded MG projects for Stanford University, Crain Communications, Aspire and many others. Scott is the logistics manager who helps projects speed to on-time delivery; he’s also the resident budget expert who keeps costs top of mind on behalf of clients for every project. Contact Information Email: scott@mgstrategy.design Phone: 317.345.5143 Learn More

Team: Our Network Of Collaborators

MG builds project teams from a trusted network of experts, people with the perfect skills to make each thing we make together come to life. We’re nimble and scalable. We believe in hiring the best folks for each engagement. We make awesome happen together.

Made by Munsters
Made by Munsters

Digital design + development

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Tiffany Shackelford

Strategic partnerships + marketing

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Yuri Victor

Creative design + technology

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Kris Viesselman

Creative direction + content strategy

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Jonathon Berlin

Storytelling, design + graphics

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Chuck Burke

Data visualization + infographics

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Stacy Sweat

Print + digital design

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Paige Connor

Customer experience design

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Hiram Enriquez

Digital media + technology

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Kenney Marlatt

Writing, design + photography

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David Harrell

Writing + editing

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Courtney Semple

Writing + editing

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Bethany Bickley

Design + illustration

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BW Research

Research, data + analysis

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Aaron Castelo

Government relations + public policy

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  • 30+

    Team members available

  • 75+

    Combined years of experience

  • 40+

    Data visualization projects

  • 33+

    Campaigns created

  • 99+

    Projects launched

  • 99+

    Design awards

  • 25+

    Live events produced

  • 20+

    Years of board service

Multi-skilled experts

We work with nonprofits, associations, foundations and media to turn ideas into actions and inspire change. Our team combines creativity and design skills with deep subject matter expertise to produce transformative work.



Content Development

Data Visualization


Digital Development