Windesheim Design—because Life’s [way] too Short…for bad design!

Windesheim Design is a small design studio (LBE certified) that uses our combined experience and skills to focus on what our clients need. We can work within any budget to provide quality design for all your needs. In this changing market, we believe solid design theory coupled with technical ability, can provide excellent results.

We take the time…for good design.

Nancy Windesheim

After getting her BA in Graphic Design from UCLA, she worked with several Bay Area designers as she focused on typography and how to use type as a tool for communication. Nancy started Windesheim Design in 1989. Her “old-school” training allows her to design with “purpose” and confidence while keeping a contemporary style. In order to offer more services to her clients, Nancy collaborates with other design professionals, editors, and photographers.

Leslie Straw

Leslie’s background is in Fine Arts, (MFA SF Art Institute; Artist in Residence, Beaux Arts, Paris). After working independently for a number of designers and agencies in San Francisco, she teamed up with Windesheim Design in 2000, where she became the Ying to Nancy’s Yang, or is it the other way around? See more of Leslie’s work at