Friendly Design Co. solves creative problems with innovative solutions, builds brands and develops dynamic user experiences. Founded in 2012 by Ross Nover and Geoff Silverstein, FDC is a full-service design studio specializing in branding and interactive design and development. Ross and Geoff bring combined experience working for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and non-profits alike across an array of operational fields and around the United States. Friendly Design collaborates with talented developers, illustrators, and fellow designers at the top of their professional fields.
Ross is a former American University Professor of Graphic Design, as well as an experienced and award-winning interactive designer, illustrator, and webcomic artist. Ross has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from American University, and has worked with a wide variety of businesses and organizations over the past ten years. Companies as varied as Edelman Public Relations and Living Social recognize Ross as an expert asking him to speak on topics of design and creativity.
Geoff is a creative, multidisciplinary marketing, communications, and design professional. He previously worked as the Assistant Dean of Marketing and Strategy for the American University Washington Semester Program, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration from American University.
Cristina is a graphic designer and illustrator with a passion for all things interactive. She has previously worked as a designer for the Investigative Reporting Workshop and earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from American University. When the work day ends you can catch her loitering at the local dog park or scouring thrift stores for Hawaiian shirts.
Hannah is a designer and illustrator with a background in branding and publications and an interest in making things in any medium. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from American University, where she also studied marketing and psychology. Hannah previously worked as a designer at 160over90, NPR, and Washingtonian Magazine.