About Us

Our office and leadership are based in Downtown Los Angeles, but we are also home to a distributed team of over 700 professional designers and strategists across the globe.
 
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OUR HISTORY

 

verynice was established in 2008 with an aspiration to become the most generous design firm in the world. Through our unique model and philosophy, we have now provided thousands of organizations and practitioners with access to free and discounted resources and services.

 
 
 

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Our Values

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Co-Creation


We believe that the best solutions come from maximizing opportunities for collaborative making to take place with our clients, and with our community.
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Inclusivity


We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for a client project, and that inclusive environments are critical to the success of a project.
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Legacy-Driven


We believe in designing solutions that create legacy, and have sustainable and long-term opportunity for growth and implementation.
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Generosity


We believe that access to creative and strategic services should not be a privilege limited to organizations with abundant resources.
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Our Leadership

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Matthew Manos

Founder, Managing Director

"Access to design strategy for all is verynice."

Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes, and recognized as one of the 100 most influential creatives working today by HOW Magazine, Matthew Manos is the Founder and Managing Director of verynice. Matthew is the author of How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free and Towards a Preemptive Social Enterprise, and is the creator of various methods, resources, and tools that have been used by thousands of organizations, practitioners, and students spanning 130 countries. Matthew regularly speaks at events across the globe including multiple TEDx talks, AIGA’s National Design Conference, HOW Design Live, Core77 Conference, PRIMER, and SXSW EDU. In addition, his award-winning work and ideas have been featured in numerous print, online, and broadcast venues including Entrepreneur, GOOD, Inc, Fast Company, MTV, Wired, The Guardian, Success Magazine, HuffPo, CBS, Maxim, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Billboard, HUGO BOSS, and Business Insider. As a teacher, Matthew has lead workshops and masterclasses on social entrepreneurship and design strategy across the United States and internationally in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and Ukraine. Matthew has also served as a guest lecturer or visiting designer at 20+ additional academic institutions.

 
 

Our Team

 
 
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ALISA OLINOVA

Design Director

“Sparking curiosity is verynice.”

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Katie
Manos

Studio Manager

"Community building is verynice."

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Brianna Doyle

Junior Design
Strategist

“Building empathy is verynice.”

Alexia
Chuck

Designer

“Inclusivity is verynice.”

 

Our Network


Members of our community network serve as volunteers for our pro-bono projects and freelancers for our paid engagements. Our extended team of 700+ professionals are located all across the globe, united by a vision to create impact through design strategy.
 
 
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“The volunteer process has made me see value in the projects I take on in a very different light, I put an even greater stock in the values and goals of the organizations I work with.”

- Aldis Ozolins
 
 
 
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