elbow® is an independent, stylistically agnostic, and process oriented design studio based in San Francisco. Focused on identity systems, elbow works with a wide variety of clients from start-ups to cultural institutions to global brands.

Our work is conceptually driven by the culture and ambitions of our clients. We create systems that are surprising, challenging, controversial, and the perfect fit.

elbow process

Team 1996 – Present

Adam Machacek, Andrew Pollak, Aoife Gibbs, Azi Rad, Ben Lerchin, Brady Boyle, Elaine Goddard, Emily O'Hara, Gordon McNee, Jeff Allison, Jessea Hankins, John Stewart, Jonathan Haggard, Lindsay Gravette, Melinda Giacalone, Natalie Dobranski, & Tif Slama

Select Clients

ABB
AIGA
Airbus
Apple
Applied Materials
Bank of America
Camelbak

Charles Schwab
Chronicle Books

Dwell

eBay

Facebook
Financial Engines

ForestCity
Game Developers Conf.
Hard Rock
IDEO
Indeed
Intuit
Marc Jacobs
Microsoft
New York Philharmonic

N.I.C.E. Collective
Nokia

Palms
P&G
Storm Ventures
UCSF
USF
VF Corporation
VMware
Volkswagen

elbow studio

elbow@elbow.com


2325 Third Street №321
San Francisco, CA 94107