verynice helps businesses,
non-profits, and governments expand their capacity for impact through design-driven innovation

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Heal the Bay

Design Strategy, Visual Communication

Bringing the bay to your screen through user experience and new media.

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Toward a Preemptive Social Enterprise

Design Strategy, Visual Communication

Toward a Preemptive Social Enterprise, a new book by Matthew Manos, is now available!

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Billion Acts

Design Strategy, Digital Product Design

A Nobel Peace Prize-nominated product to engage one billion of people in an act of peace.

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Models of Impact

Design Strategy

Developing tools to lower the barrier of entry to business-design.

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College Access Plan

Visual Communication

Building the leadership pipeline by designing an annual report for College Access Plan.

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Pasadena Museum of California Art

Visual Communication, Digital Product Design

Brand identity design, strategy and website design for our favorite California museum.

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Give Half

Design Strategy

Creating a global #givehalf movement for pro-bono.

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We provide hands-on strategic consulting and design services, facilitate workshop sessions, and publish a variety of open-source design methodologies. With client experience spanning 500+ brands including the American Heart Association, Disney, UNICEF, and Google, our expertise spans four core focus areas:

Visual Communication

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Data Visualization
  • Storytelling
  • Identity Design

Digital Product Design

  • UX/IA Strategy
  • Interface Design
  • MVP Strategy
  • Usability Testing
  • Product Ideation


  • Brand Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Business Design
  • Facilitation

Strategic Foresight

  • Trends Analysis
  • Scenarios
  • Design-Fiction
  • Outlook Reports
  • Mission/Vision
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"The role of the designer in our culture is changing. And Matthew Manos, founder of global design-strategy consultancy, verynice, is at the forefront of this movement."

HOW Magazine

"At verynice, pro bono work isn't something that employees do off the clock, with or without incentives. Rather, it's business as usual."

Forbes Magazine

"What if we inhabited a world in which every service provider gave half of their work away for free? Matthew Manos, founder of verynice, is pioneering a global, small business movement to do just that."

Huffington Post

"Manos is on a mission to get more designers to donate work to pro-bono causes, and he makes a persuasive case for why giving work away doesn’t necessarily mean losing something."


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