Creative, holistic educational design. Start to finish.

We help craft your educational vision, Data-driven online education at scale, Producing cutting edge educational experiences


Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Kofi Annan
We're passionate about leveraging education and technology to connect the world. The terrain of online education is constantly-changing and challenging. We can help you sort through the myriad options and develop resources that will stand the test of time. We specialize in scaling educational resources -- online and in the classroom.
We take a holistic approach to educational design: curriculum design, video production, proven pedagogical methods and a thoughtful iterative approach. We love a challenge and will custom tailor courses to fit the most difficult and hard to deliver subjects.

You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.

Margaret Atwood
We have state of the art video production, tailored to cutting edge learning design and telling stories that resonate with learners and deliver actionable results.

We spend a lot time designing the bridge, but not enough time thinking about the people who are crossing it.

Dr. Prabhjot Singh

No product is an island. A product is more than the product. It is a cohesive, integrated set of experiences.

Donald A. Norman

The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.

Scott Lorenzo

About Freshcognate

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

Louis Kahn
We're a unique boutique shop of thought-leaders in the intersection of education, pedagogy, technology, curriculum writing and planning, and video production located in Somerville, Mass. We represent decades of experience at the forefront of the fields shaping instructional design.
Graduates of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the MIT media lab, with clients ranging from Mckinsey & co. to MIT we remain embedded in a rich community, constantly pushing the boundaries of educational design.


It's hard to find a good man these days.

Doug Pietrzak
Founder, creative designer


Union Square, Somerville, Mass
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