Right now, our clients are

providing free after school arts mentoring to at-risk youth in Providence.

NEW URBAN ARTS

connecting Rhode Island food producers to the best chefs in New England.

FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND

transforming prison education at San Quentin State Prison in California.

PRISON UNIVERSITY PROJECT

empowering first-generation students to succeed in college.

COLLEGE VISIONS

celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York.

HUMANITIES NEW YORK

bringing public humanities scholars to audiences across New Jersey.

NEW JERSEY COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

using visionary arts-based curricula in public schools to improve literacy rates.

NEW ENGLAND ARTS FOR LITERACY

stewarding the distinctive  architectural heritage of Newport, RI.

NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION

putting classical string instruments into the hands of underserved youth.

COMMUNITY MUSICWORKS

introducing design thinking into k-12 public school classrooms.

DOWNCITY DESIGN
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ABOUT

We're a small firm, making big things happen.

Specializing in brand strategy and graphic design, we offer the insights, strategies and tools which help non-profit organizations leverage the full value of their brand. It's why we say, we're an agency that promotes agency in others.

Graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, principals Jane Androski and Emily Rye bring together decades of professional design practice with a commitment to the non-profit sector, providing tools which meet the unique communication challenges of their clients—including visual identity systems, publications, exhibits, and websites.
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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Design Agency understands and excels at meeting the unique set of challenges inherent in working with non-profit organizations. They have helped us refine our image, strengthen our message, and support our organization’s mission.”
Rebecca C. Seggel, Communications Director, Farm Fresh RI
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Design Agency took the input of our entire community and developed a user-friendly, intuitive, beautiful website that authentically captures the spirit of our organization. I urge anyone doing social change or community work to consider them.”
Jason Yoon, Former Executive Director, New Urban Arts
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Design Agency is not simply a design firm. They have been a critical partner in thinking creatively and strategically about how we approach and achieve our organization’s mission.”
Elizabeth Francis, Executive Director, RI Council for the Humanities
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Extraordinary conceptually, and artistically satisfying. Design Agency maintained the history of our organization while also freshening its look. They are design geniuses!”
Member, Providence Athenaeum
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Design Agency revealed aspects of our organization’s identity that we had long ago stopped thinking about, enlivening our historic institution's rare and compelling personality while allowing us to step forward into the 21st century.”
Candy Adriance, Former President of the Board, Providence Athenaeum
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“The custom workbook that Design Agency contributed to our strategic visioning sessions, was as beautiful as it was thoughtful. They took the time to understand the needs of our organization and to find a creative and productive platform for our process.”
Kate Lentz, Director, Rhode Island Center for the Book
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