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Company Background

Founded in 2017, Coforma is co-owned by Eduardo Ortiz, CEO, and Ashleigh Axios, COO. We employ more than 100 talented creators and business operations leaders. Our leadership has decades of experience in transforming and modernizing government digital services from a civic service mindset, and a strong record of developing innovative technology solutions for government, enterprise, and nonprofits.

Ashleigh Axios and Eduardo Ortiz sit warmly smiling at the viewer in matching sweaters with the Coforma logo on the chest

We’re a minority-owned small business and 10% Veterans. To date, we've helped improve access to quality healthcare, connected families in crisis at the US border, researched improvements to Veteran care, provided greater access to civic tools, used technology to tell previously untold stories, and more.

Eduardo Ortiz delivers 'Design is Political' keynote at the 2019 AGL Summit in Sacramento, photo by AGL.

Civic Service

Our executive leadership has served the Obama White House as Creative Director and the US Digital Service as Creative Director. Our staff has worked across federal and state agencies. Together we value justice and equity, democratic institutions, accessibility, and accountability.

Ashleigh Axios facilitates a panel discussion with Maia Laing, Arianne Miller, and Sara Holoubek at the 2022 AIGA Design + Advocacy Conference.

Industry Experience

Coforma co-founded the Digital Services Coalition and our CXO, Ashleigh Axios, is a past President of AIGA, the nation’s foremost professional design association. Our team’s experience in the private sector informs the digital modernization we’re helping build with our government partners at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, among others. We understand digital design’s past and present. We’re defining its future with you.

Coforma team members during co:assemble in Washington, DC.

Exceptional Talent

Truly creative solutions prioritize and include many experiences and honor diverse background. Thus, Coforma’s talent bench is intentionally diverse and agile, with wide-ranging technical expertise and creative leaders forming exceptional teams that deliver best-in-class research, design, and engineering products and services.