Design with Gusto


510.340. 8056


Hello! We are Nervy, a small and mighty design studio in Oakland, CA. We specialize in illustrative branding, environmental design, signage, and wayfinding.
We believe that telling a meaningful story forges a connection between people and brands. Through research, thoughtful strategy, and bold design, we make your brand stand out.  Our motto: To design with gusto. Read more

Brand Identity

We specialize in developing brands for clients in a variety of industries with a focus on food and drink. Our capabilities include strategy, naming, logo design, illustrative branding, and packaging. We collaborate with our clients from concept to production, engaging vendors and fully bringing their vision to life.

Environmental Graphics + Wayfinding

Nervy's expertise in environmental design stems from working at an award-winning architectural and interior design studio. Our experience encompasses telling brand stories through environmental graphics, art installations, and immersive brand experiences. Through 3D installations and 2D wall murals, we activate spaces to create public engagement and increase brand visibility. We coordinate all production aspects from drawings through fabrication with a network of trusted industry experts. 

Publishing + Illustration + Textiles

We design books, posters, packaging, or textile projects. Since our passions lay on the intersection of design, art, and illustration, we started a publishing sister company Standard_Issue_Press.  Check out our publication Manifesto.