We are Yay Brigade, a nimble design studio in Los Angeles.

Recent project

Cover and featured article spread of The Pool Magazine

The Pool Magazine – Issue 4

Who we are

Based in Los Angeles and led by principal Roman Jaster, Yay Brigade works with a multitude of talented collaborators who join the studio on a per-project basis.

Current collaborators include Kat Catmur, Jack Greenberg, Jessica Kao, and Guanyan Wu.

Nicole Jaffe co-founded Yay Brigade with Roman Jaster in 2014. Nicole was instrumental in shaping the studio for the first four years. She moved on to new adventures in 2018.

We were nominated for a 2018 Webby Award

Webby Awards nominee banner next to screenshot of Pioneering Women of American Architecture Website

Our clients include:

  • Marciano Art Foundation
  • MAK Center for Art and Architecture
  • Pasadena Conservatory of Music
  • Oakwood School
  • UCLA Lab School
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
  • Los Angeles Regional Collaborative
  • Institute of Domestic Technology
  • Institute For Figuring
  • Green Dragon Office
  • Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
  • Cell Dogs
  • Root Simple
  • LA Native Plant Source
  • East of Borneo
  • Public Fiction
  • artists Natalie Bookchin, Fritz Haeg, Elana Mann, Susan Mogul, Carolyn Monastra, Diana Thater, Quintan Ana Wikswo

What we do...

  • Website Design & Development
    • UX Strategy
    • Information Architecture
    • Wordpress Development
    • Responsive Web Design
    • eCommerce
  • Illustration
  • Print Design
  • Identity Design