Through the power of words, images, and environments, we express meaning and build movements. We partner with clients who share our commitment to vibrant places and thriving people.

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New work: Ummo is thrilled to partner with a distinguished group of academic institutions on transformative projects. At Dartmouth College, Ummo is developing a visual identity for the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing Boathouse, where student athletes prepare for the rigors of the Connecticut River. At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, we are making the campus more navigable and accessible with a comprehensive wayshowing system. And at New York University, our team is welcoming the community to a new building that combines recreation, wellness, and student services; we designed experiential graphics that stitch together the building’s multifunctional spaces.
200 years young. It’s hard to overestimate the influence of Frederick Law Olmsted on the shape of contemporary cities. Ummo is thrilled to help make sense of Olmsted’s legacy as a bicentennial date approaches. Read more

A spectacular new waterfront destination, The Bay Sarasota is the city’s new front porch. To emphasize connection to the region’s ecology, Ummo worked with the landscape architecture and planning team to integrate vegetation-inspired etchings and interpretive text throughout the park’s surfaces.

Situated between Las Vegas’s renowned Strip and its reviled sprawl, the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, needed to project a clear, distinguishable identity. Working with university stakeholders and a campus planning team, Ummo redefined the campus experience to be more clear, consistent, and welcoming.

An object in motion. Innovator BioSensics is transforming in-home care for countless patients. Ummo is helping to tell that important story. Read more

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How Frank Lloyd Wright ate his porkpie hat. The creative enclave of Oak Park, IL, is renowned for its architectural and literary legacy. But it was time for its story to be retold—with volume, wit, and optimism. Read more

Can architecture contribute to healthy people and healthy places? Ummo helped Houston-based Rivers Barden Architects articulate the answer.

The next best thing since disposable diapers, Nula is revolutionizing childcare. Ummo’s user experience design helps parents and sitters connect and conquer the business of childcare, leaving more time for what really matters.

Peace piece. Women’s marches across the U.S. raised questions about how public spaces foster—or discourage—civil society. A visual campaign writ these questions large, er… bigly, across the political landscape. Read more

In Veraine Veritas. A new community strives to be a model of the good life. Before the first shovel is even in the ground, the brand is already hard at work. Read more


A creative co-working space, the Incubator at Sasaki connects community leaders with design resources.

Welcome to a model city. In the parlance of contemporary maker culture, cities are crowd-sourced products. So why shouldn’t city models also be built collectively? Read more

Some of the most daring experiments in materiality take place at Woodbury University’s Institute of Material Ecologies. Its visual identity sets the tone.

The brand of Inflection Architecture restates the central concerns of this visionary architectural practice: space, sight, light, and detail.

Of art and nail polish. A journey to visualize one of the great cultural districts in the U.S. began with craft paper and plenty of nail polish. Read More