Popular Operations is a collective of intensely curious, creative, design minded people, pooling their skills to serve.

How can POP-OP work with you?



Design and cultural analysis 
Trends research and future forecasting
Brand strategy

Sem produces break-through insights, strategies and product concepts, based on a root-level understanding of the patterns that constitute our world. Recently, she has developed research methods to track, quantify and map qualitative cultural change for companies and is a founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding Program at The School of Visual Arts. Learn more.


Social entrepreneurship
Design for learning

Brian starts projects and establishes organizations, with a focus on design for learning and on the new forms of organizational life required to meet today’s complex social challenges. Most recently, at Institute of Play, Brian explored play as a powerful creative force and context for learning and engagement, with young people, adults and communities. Learn more.