Matthew Manos


Founder, Managing Director

Los Angeles, CA


Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes, and recognized as one of the 100 most influential creatives working today by HOW Magazine, Matthew Manos is the Founder/Managing Director of verynice, and Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. He is also the Author and Creative Director behind Models of Impact, Give All, How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free, and Toward a Preemptive Social Enterprise



  • Facilitation
  • Design Strategy
  • Branding

verynice helps businesses, non-profits, and governments expand their capacity for impact through design-driven innovation. We provide hands-on strategic consulting and design services, facilitate workshop sessions, and publish a variety of open-source design methodologies. With client experience spanning 500+ brands including the American Heart Association, Disney, UNICEF, and Google, our expertise is centered around three key disciplines: Visual Design, Design Strategy, and Design Education. In 2008, verynice was established with a bold aspiration: to become known as the most generous design firm in the world. Since then, we’ve realized this goal by building a successful business that was founded on the premise of making design more accessible. In just 10 years, through a range of impact models and initiatives, verynice has provided thousands of organizations, practitioners, and students from 100+ countries with access to over $10,000,000 USD work of discounted or pro-bono services and free downloadable resources.


  • Design

Area of Focus

  • facilitation
  • design strategy
  • branding

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