More Than Words

Design with a mission

A bold mission needs a bold look. More Than Words does incredible, empowering work with the most underserved youth in our communities. We love what they’re about and get a buzz from their creativity and passion. Their energetic vibe and innovative social enterprise model were just begging for equally impactful design—and that’s what we’ve created.

We began with the More Than Words annual report, a piece they use to convey their story all year long. Those designs carried over into mailings, invitations, and more. As More Than Words has expanded to new ventures, we’ve grown with them, creating dynamic designs for pop-up bookstores and special events. We’re proud of how our designs capture the spirit of this unique organization, helping them win supporters and amplify their impact. We can’t wait to see where our partnership goes next!


  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Business Cards and Stationery
  • Website Design
  • Annual Reports
  • Postcards
  • Fundraising Materials
  • Branded Events
  • Invitations

Great design magnifies social impact

“J Sherman Studio has taken our annual report and turned it into a physical embodiment of More Than Words. You get the feeling of being here: the enthusiasm, the uniqueness of our brand, the boldness. All in a document that looks professional and that presents info clearly. We love it!”
Naomi Parker, Senior Development & Marketing Manager, More Than Words
“You really get the sense that Julie and her team care about not only about the product but the mission and the relationship. They’re always thinking about us, bringing us ideas about our brand and new ways that design and communication can support our goals.”
Naomi Parker, Senior Development & Marketing Manager, More Than Words


More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business in a youth-operated bookstore.

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Great design makes a difference. Let us show you how.