Front Group is a lean and mean graphic design studio & brand consultancy that is proud to call the Bay Area home.

FGD_icon2_smallIn recent years, we’ve developed a strong reputation for crafting the highest quality identity systems that are successfully deployed across interactive media, print and beyond. From museums and cultural organizations to youth development groups and environmental projects to small businesses and educational institutions, we collaborate best with smart and creative clients who take an ethical approach in the work that they do. We always practice an integrated method of problem solving through design and most of the projects we choose to tackle involve a combination of web, print and branding work. This is what we mean by full spectrum design. Our Services:

  • Logo & Identity Systems
  • Web Design & Development
  • Branding Strategy
  • Print & Publication Design
  • Illustration & Infographics

Simone_Haley“If you need brilliant design, we highly recommend contacting the creative minds at Front Group. It is rare that such talent is paired with excellent communication and a willingness to collaborate. We couldn’t have asked for better designers.”

Simone & Haley, Founders of Moving Portraits

Our Team

Our studio is intentionally small, giving us maximum flexibility in our work and allowing us to develop direct relationships and direct lines of communication with our clients to ensure the best results.

Tim

Senior Designer

Tim has over a decade of experience working as a graphic artist in a variety of settings and specializes in graphic identity development, publication production, and poster art. He is a former marketing director and worker-owner of Inkworks Press in Berkeley, CA where he worked before starting Front Group. Tim is also an illustrator and his work has appeared in numerous books, magazines and newspapers.

Paolo

Lead Web Developer

Paolo has worked with a wide variety of clients as a web developer and designer. He is adept at Javascript, React, jQuery, CSS/SCSS, PHP, WordPress, & Drupal along with other programming languages and platforms.

Sheilagh“It has been a true joy working with Front Group to express our new look and feel. They are competent, creative, flexible and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we get what we need.”

Sheilagh Polk, Director of Communications at Coaching Corps

Selected Client Experience

A few of the amazing organizations we have been lucky to work with:

  • AK PRESS
  • ASIAN HEALTH SERVICES
  • ALLIANCE OF CALIFORNIANS FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
  • CALIFORNIA FARMLINK
  • CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES
  • CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
  • COACHING CORPS
  • COMMUNITY UNITED AGAINST VIOLENCE
  • CYCLES OF CHANGE
  • DARK HEART NURSERY
  • INKWORKS PRESS
  • MUSEUM OF CHILDREN’S ARTS
  • OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
  • SALON.COM
  • THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
  • U.C. BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW
  • US FEDERATION OF WORKER COOPERATIVES
  • YOUTH RADIO

tamara“Front Group is absolutely incredible to work with. They really understand our work and are able to distill our ideas and direction into beautiful projects. I would recommend them to anyone I know!”

Tamara Costa, Staff Member at CUAV