N+S is a boutique creative firm specializing in print and web design.

We are a woman-owned design firm located in Cleveland, Ohio. We work with clients to evolve their brands. We don't limit ourselves to a particular practice. Our creativity is grounded in logic, informed by research, and fed by the fine arts.

We're meticulous from concept to delivery—and the results are bold.


  • Art direction
  • Animation
  • Brand identity
  • Book design
  • Campaigns
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Environmental
  • Exhibition
  • Information architecture
  • Naming
  • Packaging
  • Print
  • Strategy
  • User experience design
  • Wayfinding
  • Website design
  • Website development

Our Approach

Perhaps the way we work at N+S isn't novel. Like many firms, we do our homework. We get to know you. We pride ourselves on thorough research and immersion.

What sets us apart is what comes next: our ideas. We're not just designers and developers. We're artists and thinkers. We see the potential of your project in a way no other firm can. We look at and care for the details of your work. Our print and digital design will captivate your audiences.

At N+S, we breathe life into our clients' projects. For that reason, we're unparalleled.

Selected Clients

  • Arts and Culture

    • Akron Art Museum
    • Cleveland Museum of Art
    • Cleveland Zoological Society
    • FRONT International
    • International Spy Museum
    • Ohio Arts Council
    • Worcester Art Museum
    • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Corporate

    • Bechtel Corporation
    • Eaton Corporation
    • Fairport Wealth
    • Federal Reserve Bank
    • Jones Day
    • Lubrizol Corporation
    • McKinsey & Company
    • PepsiCo
    • The Progressive Corporation
    • Ulmer Attorneys
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    • Cuyahoga Community College
    • Perkins School for the Blind
    • The Primary Day School
    • Vassar College
  • Healthcare

    • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Endo International
    • The Gathering Place
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    • Planned Parenthood Federation of Greater Ohio
  • Nonprofits

    • Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
    • Ashinaga
    • The Cleveland Foundation
    • Foundation Center
    • The George Gund Foundation
    • National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
    • New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

Our History

Nesnadny + Schwartz began in 1980 as a creative partnership between renowned graphic designer Joyce Nesnadny and fine arts photographer Mark Schwartz.

Over the last forty years, we have grown into one of the most influential and innovative visual communication firms in the country. Our work has been hailed as groundbreaking nationally and internationally. We’ve been honored by over 1,000 awards in graphic design, development, illustration, interactive media, investor communications, marketing, photography, public relations, and recruiting, and featured in just about every publication devoted to visual communications.

Fundamentally, we’re still a creative partnership between visionary designers—but we do a lot more than graphic design.

Current Openings

Interactive Design Director

We’re always interested in hearing from talented designers, developers, and writers. Share your resume and portfolio with us at hello@nsideas.com.