A New York City studio dedicated to producing beautiful and effective graphic design tailored specifically to nonprofits and Arts organizations.

Design for Arts, one of the top design studios in NYC, provides affordable communication services to nonprofits, even those with limited resources. Our mission is to empower all organizations to effectively convey their message, provoke change, and make a meaningful difference.

We work closely with each client to understand their needs and develop tailored solutions. We believe that high-quality communications materials are essential for nonprofits to maximize their impact and engage their community.

Through our unique approach to strategy, we work with clients to identify and clarify their key messages and values—then create beautiful design solutions.

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Our comprehensive suite of professional services includes:

Branding & Logo Design

strategy, brand identity, corporate identity, logo design, style guides

Web Design & Digital Media

website design, website development, custom wordpress themes, banner ads, website maintenance & updates

Print Design

books, reports, annual reports, catalogs, brochures, posters & postcards, business cards & stationery, exhibition design & signage, packaging

Development & Fundraising Materials

invitations, gala suites, year-end appeals, capital campaign packages, advertising & marketing collateral

Clients & Issues

Our clients and the particular requirements for their messaging include:

Our Clients

  • arts organizations
  • cultural institutions
  • colleges & universities
  • nonprofits
  • growing small businesses
  • advocacy groups
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Areas of Interest

We help advance the missions of our clients at the intersection of:

  • accessibility & disability
  • immigrants
  • justice, equity & inclusion
  • LGBTQ+ & gender equity
  • BIPOC & tribal issues
  • climate change

“In addition to being a terrific and inventive designer, James is a constructive and enthusiastic collaborator. He understands that when graphic design and text work together they heighten each other’s impact. And he knows how to make that happen. A pleasure to work with, James is a rare talent!”

Editor for Publications, The New School