About MSTQ

Est. 2016

We are architects for the digital age.

MSTQ was founded on a vision for a new kind of design firm. An abbreviation of the arabic word Mustaqbal (مستقبل), meaning Future, the name MSTQ is derived from our mission to design for outcomes that fundamentally change the way we live.

Together, we are driven by an audacious vision: to shape the future by empowering forward-thinking companies with design.

Design is about people,
not technology.

Our process is device and industry agnostic. The one thing that never changes for each project is our commitment to designing positive outcomes for the real people that use what we make.

What we do.


Positively shape the habits of users.

We’ve seen the power that design has in shaping behavior, and we use it make the end-user’s life better. We’re best when we work with companies that need to move users through a long funnel or when your product is used every day.


Provide a vision into the future of your product and market.

We’re good at answering questions like “what does the future of my industry look like?” Through our exposure to many different industries and emerging technologies, we're uniquely positioned to act as skunkworks innovation design team.


Design for a small margin for error.

Great design is essential if the stakes are high, or there are consequences for your users' mistakes. We’ve designed apps that have been used in life or death situations; apps that a user’s business depends on; apps used by people with disabilities.


Break apart complexity.

It’s hard to find a group that can very quickly learn the nuances of your industry, like regulations, laws, vocabulary, and processes. We’ve designed products from scratch that are used daily by day traders, healthcare providers, bankruptcy attorneys, insurance distributors, MLM consultants, and transportation dispatchers.


Risk-proof your tech investment.

We like to put prototypes in your users’ hands within a matter of days - without spending a dime on code. That way, you can ensure that you're making the right thing, before you worry about making it the right way.