Nonlocal crafts user experiences that create value for customers and competitive advantage for business.

In other words, we know how to make things useful for the people who need them.

Nonlocal is led by Adam Little and a network of independent consultants with expertise in design, research, and facilitation.

We work closely alongside you to frame problems, learn from your community, and design new approaches. We give you the capabilities to come up with the answers you’re looking for.

We specialize in a range of capabilities to help you create user experiences that make your customers happy. It’s what we care about.

Research & Strategy

Uncovering data-driven insights that turn ambiguous problems into real-world opportunities.

  • Qualitative research studies
  • UX audits and competitive landscape analysis
  • Usability testing

Design & Prototyping

Crafting people-friendly products and services using iterative prototyping and collaborative design.

  • UX/UI design for web and mobile interfaces
  • Service design for multi-touchpoint experiences
  • Prototype testing & co-creation workshops

Facilitation & Coaching

Customized workshops that invite clients and communities into the design process.

  • Problem framing
  • Co-creation and ideation
  • Capacity building

Nonlocal is led by Adam Little, a user experience designer who has spent more than 10 years thinking up ways to make digital products and services better.

He’s worked for global tech brands, growing startups, social enterprises, state governments, and international NGOs.

Adam studied design in Copenhagen and spent 10 years working in the San Francisco Bay Area. After moving to Cincinnati, he established Nonlocal so that he could continue collaborating nationally while supporting businesses locally.

Connect with Adam on LinkedIn or learn more about his work at

We find the right team for each project by drawing from our network of independent designers, researchers, and facilitators.

Browse our work to see some of the talented people we collaborate with.

Photos courtesy of the Northside Business Association

Although we're a group of collaborators spread out across the United States, we're proud to be rooted in Cincinnati's creative Northside neighborhood.

In the area? Let's meet.