About The Studio

Strategic design.
Business outcomes.

YYES is a boutique design and communications firm. We develop strategic work focused on building our clientsu2019 businesses.

We built YYES on the premise that smart design is best accomplished by a small, hard-working group of designers equipped with apt resources and in close collaboration with clients. Co-founded by Ron Fleming and Brent Stickels in 2000 in Los Angeles, we added a Minneapolis office in 2008 to leverage the city's access to clients on both coasts as well as its design community.

Since our founding, we have used a process of discovery, design, and delivery. It establishes a roadmap for our work that ensures well-reasoned, effective, appropriate outcomes that meet business objectives not just well-decorated artifacts.

Invitation package for opening night of the Hollywood Bowl 2016 season featuring jazz rock legends Steely Dan.

The People Who Work Here

Team and resources

Our team leads, manages, and produces projects for clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

A partner of the firm leads each project team and remains your primary point of contact throughout. We use collaborative tools to manage projects, share ideas, and keep the Los Angeles and Minneapolis studios closely connected.

When the project calls for it, we also work with top freelance talent, printers, web and app developers, illustrators, and photographers. By scaling the firm as needed, we deliver quality results without the expense associated with large agencies.

Series of transaction announcements for Beverly Hills private equity firm Platinum Equity.

The People We’ve Worked With

Client experience

We treat each clients’ business as if it were our own. The work we deliver impacts the bottom line and leads to long-term relationships, some as long as we’ve been in business.

Financial Services & Investing
First National Wealth Management
Marquette Asset Management
Marquette Capital Partners
Medallion Capital
Palm Tree
Platinum Equity
San Pasqual Fiduciary Trust
SCI Capital Group

Health & Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Data Sciences International
Electromed
Sickday Medical House Calls

Hospitality
El Cholo Restaurants
Five Crowns
Lawry's Restaurants
The Tam O'Shanter

Institutions
Ferrazi-Greenlight
The Salk Institute
Stanford University
University of California San Diego
University of California Los Angeles
University of Minnesota
University of Southern California

Real Estate Investing
Alpha Investing
BKM Capital Partners
Cushman Wakefield Northmarq
KBS
Meridian Land Company
Pearl Equity Partners
Phoenix Realty Group
Robertson Properties Group
SCI Real Estate Investments
Waypoint Residential

Entertainment
Amy Devers
Dave Sardy
El Ten Eleven
The Hollywood Bowl
ICM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic
Morricone Youth
Paradigm Talent Agency
Ringside Creative

Publishing
Gingko Press
Kill Your Idols

Not-for-Profit Organizations
AIGA
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Delivering Jobs
Defy:Disaster
Entertainment Industry Foundation
The Gelt Foundation
Graduate Together
LifeSource
The Los Angeles Conservancy
The Trust for Public Land

Consumer Goods
Airwalk
Atlantic Records
British American Tobacco
Guess
Johnson Worldwide Associates
Ketel One
No Fear
Red Bull
Virgin Megastore

Let’s get something started

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