What’s on your mind?

Our clients have a few things in common: they’re passionate about their work, they’re ready to do something different, and at one point they decided we were the right team to help them get there.

Our studio believes strongly in social equity and prioritizing projects that make the world a better place for plants and animals, including humans.

You can start the conversation below, though if you find boxes to be limiting you can always email us directly:

Need a name but
don’t have a

We wrote two books about naming things, and you can buy them. Either you’ll end up with a name—or with the knowledge that paying us to do the work is worth it.

You’re still here?

We do have a telephone number, but we’ve turned off the ringer because it did more harm than good. Feel free to leave us a message at +1-415-383-2255 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Our studio in West Berkeley was once a timeclock factory. The neighborhood is a mix of factories, homes, artists’ studios, and businesses. Some of our favorites are below:

Berkeley Bowl West

This grocery store is a Berkeley institution. You just might discover fruits and vegetables you didn’t even know existed.

Mi Tierra Foods

Our go-to grocery for tamales or tacos, washed down with Peruvian sodas or fresh fruit juices.

Vik’s Chaat

An Indian restaurant like no other, with a grocery attached. We like the rotating daily vegetarian plate with all the fixings.

Standard Fare

Great spot to eat outside on a sunny day. Breakfast and lunch, seasonal and local.


This Thai place is practically an extension of our office.

900 Grayson

Popular lunch spot with a great patio and the best fried chicken sandwich in the East Bay.

Broc Cellars

We love Berkeley’s local wineries. Broc has a special place in our heart for the beautiful illustrations and nearby tasting room.

Rare Barrel

For the sour beer enthusiasts! See where the magic is made.


For happy hours when the weather is fine.

Missouri Lounge

This local watering hole has been around far longer than any of us.

Far Leaves

For when you want to slow down and lose track of time over a cup of tea—or two or three.


The newest tea spot in the neighborhood, with a nice outdoor area for tea tastings.

Ohmega Salvage

If you’re in the market for an old bathtub, vintage tiles, or brass fixtures, this is the place. You never know what you might find here.