Stamen is a design and technology studio in San Francisco.

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We've been designing and building maps and data visualizations in San Francisco's Mission District for happy clients since 2001. Stamen is a 100% independently owned and operated company.

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Zachary Watson

Design Technologist

Zach works in the sweet spot where data, code, and design meet. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, he cut his eyeteeth programming for his high school robotics team. He studied architecture and lighting design at UC Berkeley, where he discovered the joys of procedural graphics, woodworking, and all-night charettes.

His personal work has incorporated elements of cartography, game design, and emergent behavior. He has worked as a freelance datamunger and designer, and made the transition to full-time working for Seed Media Group in New York, before returning to San Francisco and Stamen. He maintains a portfolio at