Design for idealists.

Springwave is a design studio for innovators and changemakers.
If you’re trying to create change and make waves, we’re your springboard. Let’s get to work.

We're your creative
problem-solvers.

The world is busy, noisy, and pre-occupied. Breaking through the noise requires thoughtful strategy in addition to flawless execution. We collaborate with our clients to design websites, graphics, and and brands that break through.

The world is busy, noisy, and pre-occupied. Breaking through the noise requires thoughtful strategy in addition to flawless execution. We collaborate with our clients to design websites, graphics, and and brands that break through.

2020

LBCEI

We had the privilege of creating a comprehensive website and brand identity “from scratch” for the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion, a new community nonprofit established in late 2019. 

2020

Leadership Long Beach

As they approached their 30th year celebration, we worked with Leadership Long Beach to design a brand identity for what was to become their biggest fundraising event in the organization’s history.

2019

Alternatives for Veterans

It was an honor to develop a new website for the Long Beach-based nonprofit Alternatives for Veterans in partnership with Symmetry Labs. A year after the successful build-out of their site, we were asked to design and develop a new member portal to help them build financial support.

2019

Divine Healthcare Services

We were delighted to help the staff at DHCS create a brand new website that better reflected the quality and better explained their addiction-recovery services. The site was developed to be accessible to all users, following WCAG 2.0 compliance guidelines.

2018

Teaching Artists Guild

We helped the national nonprofit Teaching Artists Guild to design and develop an interactive web-app called the Teaching Artists Asset Map. The map is now being used as a central advocacy tool for the field of Teaching Artistry.

TODAY

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The client projects listed above are just a taste of the work we’ve done over the last few years. Interested in seeing more of the work? Great! We made you a little PDF full of gorgeous photos. Enjoy. 

Meet the Springwave Team

LEAD DEVELOPER

Julia Murphy

Julia Murphy is Springwave’s Lead Developer and Project Manager. Her favorite part of her job is the autonomy and creative problem-solving; her least favorite thing is that it keeps her from cuddling 24/7 with her senior dog, Chauncey. Julia loves to read outdoors, play with her nephews, and go to pub trivia.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Kenny Allen

Kenny Allen (he/him) is an artist, activist and entrepreneur. He was born and raised in the East Bay Area and has lived in Long Beach, California for 9 years. He studied arts and entrepreneurship at California State University, Fullerton and began his career as a marketing specialist for nonprofit arts organizations. Kenny’s design expertise includes UX & UI design, layout & graphic design, brand strategy & identity design, and abstract Lego building.

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Ren Nagasaka

Ren Nagasaka is a designer and artist with a formal background in marketing. He designs with intent to create positive interactions between people and the world around them. In his personal time, he enjoys working on cars and eating Japanese food.

CREATIVE ASSOCIATE

Rhyan Humphrey

Rhyan Humphrey is a creative professional with a background in Fine Arts. They take a multidisciplinary approach to design, pulling inspiration from architecture, interiors, and modern fashion. She loves to spend her days painting, creating woodburnings, and being out in nature.

LEAD DESIGNER

Wyatt Slate

Wyatt Slate is Lead Designer at Springwave Studios and a senior Visual Communications major at San Francisco State University. Born and raised in the Monterey Bay, he spent two years in Long Beach before relocating to San Francisco. Wyatt loves the outdoors, techno music and tending to his houseplants.

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Growth Season Agency

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