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Code for America is verynice.

Code for America is a nonprofit that develops technology-focused solutions to help government and citizens work together. By leveraging technology, Code for America is able to facilitate government cooperation and empower residents to actively solve problems within their communities.

Code for America logo

Code for America logo

The Code for America Accelerator is a four-month program that provides technology startups with training, mentorship, and access to their vast government network and technology landscape. To participate, the startups must pass Code for America’s very selective application process. Out of more than a hundred, only five make the cut.

For the past two years, verynice has been a mentor with the Accelerator program. This means that Code for America assigns us between two and three startups per year to provide mentorship around brand strategy.

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This year, we are so excited to have been assigned to two fantastic startups:

Trailhead Labs collaborates with outdoor groups and local government in order to connect people with the outdoors.

MuniRrent allows municipalities to rent needed equipment from one another through the MuniRent application, saving them (and therefore their citizens) the high cost of traditional rental services.

Last year, we had the opportunity to work with SmartProcure, StreetCred, and Family Assessment Form:

Smartprocure collects data from thousands of local, state and federal agencies in order to improve procurement knowledge, allowing companies to make better purchasing decisions.

Through a program that aggregates information from the court and a variety of law enforcement agencies, StreetCred helps law enforcement agencies find and remove fugitives from the community, keeping their officers safer in the process.

Designed by social workers and home visitors, Family Assessment Form is a practice tool that helps family support practitioners standardize the assessment of their services so that supported families can receive the most effective services possible.


We'll keep you updated on our work with Code for America. If you haven't seen their TED talk, you'll want to watch that here— trust us, you'll walk away feeling empowered. 

verynice Client, Fifth Dimension, Launches Website

"Creating an atmosphere of acceptance and love our interactions become an exchange of energy with all living beings sharing our planet Earth."  —Fifth Dimension

Based in Los Angeles, Fifth Dimension is a yoga lifestyle clothing company committed to creating gorgeous (and comfortable!) clothing that is sustainable and organic. Working with local manufacturers allows Fifth Dimension to amplify their sustainability efforts by supporting the local economy and reducing their carbon footprint.  Fifth Dimension is the creation of Carla Teran, entrepreneur, designer, and certified Kundalini yoga and Pilates instructor. Teran created Fifth Dimension to reflect the yogic principles of living healthfully and with unconditional love and compassion.

verynice was honored to create Fifth Dimension's website. We aimed to find a minimal and unique way to curate their product while maintaining the soft, feminine feel of the brand. A light, earthy color scheme with minimal UI design helped us achieve this. In place of a traditional grid, our design team created an innovative structure for Fifth Dimension's shop; it uses a mixed scale grid to feature products and maximize users’ ability to sort through categories. This added a fresh and unconventional look to the page. verynice also provided site photography direction.

A world traveler, Teran has a stunning collection of unique pieces from her adventures. The site’s Around the World section curates some of these amazing pieces and provides an interesting way to promote the brand's culture. It’s one of the verynice team’s favorite sections on the site!

verynice credits

Creative Direction: Bora Shin
Account Management: Cindy Hammond
Design: Kate Hynes

Fifth Dimension and verynice value sustainability, healthy living, and kindness (to nature and ourselves). Fifth Dimension's first collection is a beautiful example of how your clothing can embody these values too!