I'm typically exploring several areas of design. I rarely shy away from an area of design simply because I have never done it before. We can do anything we put our mind to...especially in this age where information is readily available to us. If you have an idea, let's discuss it!!! With that said, below are the main areas of design that I specialize in.

Web & Graphic Design

Most of the computer based design I provide includes: logos, brochures, programs, business cards, flyers, posters, catalogs, magazine layout, book cover design, packaging, and more. I am not a web developer. I work alongside a great web coder, Neil Freese, where I pair all necessary visual content to his rich interface design.


I love taking photos! It’s a beautiful break away from my desk and a nice opportunity to connect with people, places, and things. I photograph weddings, events, business portraits, products and have professional experience with them all.


A brand is not just a logo. It’s the entire personality of your company and or project. I take you through a process of a questionnaire, research, and concept development in order to unearth the identity of your business in order to find your color palette, typefaces, finishes, and more.

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    Nye’ Lyn Tho

    Designer / Photographer

    About Nye’ Lyn Tho

    A Few Random Facts
    – My favorite food is dim sum…today.
    – I love all things magical.
    – I’m obsessed with my avocado plant.
    – I hang Eucalyptus all around my home.
    – I wear White Howlite whenever I leave the house.
    – I think Rosemary is the best seasoning.
    – I live with my girlfriend, tuxedo cat, and chihuahua in Oakland, CA

    I was born and raised in New York, taught and critiqued in Philadelphia, inspired and disciplined where I currently reside, California. I specialize in Graphic design, Photography, and a unique merge of the two. In particular my graphic and photo skills include creating logos, branding, print pieces, web sites, portraits, and whatever else I can get my eyes and hands on.

    The best part of what I do is unearthing design needs and challenges. Finding the heart and soul of a brand, a website or any other representation of a company, idea, or person is my passion. It requires a commitment, a trip into a deep and fragile part of why one believes they exist. Unearthing your existence is MY calling and I do it with spirited diligence.

    If you want to collaborate, hire me, or thumb wrestle feel free to email me at

    Photo by Andrew Rodriguez

Graphic Design 95%
Logo Design 95%
Photography 90%
Photo Editing Digital Imaging 90%
Branding 83%
Web Design 75%
Repeat Customers
Referral Work
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    Rachel Kjack, CEO/President of Social Fluency

    I've hired Nye twice as a photographer. She took pictures of my whole team that we use on our website and in all of our proposals. Being a personality business, as a training and coaching company, it's crucial that our pictures reflect the personalities and high quality of our team members. She did an amazing job...

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    Kelvin Bulluck , Photographer / Owner of Kel B Pics

    ...I contacted Nye to let her know that I needed her services & she quickly responded with a questionnaire with some pretty in depth questions about my brand, thoughts, desires, & expectations concerning my logo.  This in & of it itself impressed me because I knew right away that she understood the importance of branding....

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    Tamara Deverell, Principal Marketing Consultant at Esteemed Inc.

    I was fortunate to work with Nye on the Green Bag website redesign and logo update projects. She is a great collaborator, pleasant and easy to work with and one of the fastest designers I have ever worked with. Nye adds value to her work with quality technical design skills, a willingness to learn beyond her field and presenting a fresh perspective.

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    Kaliisa Conlon, Director

    I had the tremendous pleasure of working with Nye'  in San Francisco and I was continually amazed by her amazing vision, skill and utter dedication. Not only is Nye' a phenomenal talent, she is one of the most cool, wonderful people I have worked with. Nye' is an amazing communicator ~ she really listens to the ideas her clients and colleagues have in mind and creates awesome results from them.

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    Judith Masur , Fine Artist

    I enjoyed working with Nye. She was both collaborative and responsive. Beginning with her beautiful first draft, we worked together to come up with a great solution to the challenge of advertising two simultaneous shows by one artist. Most important, I enjoyed giving out the cards. Everyone was drawn to the design.

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    Eoin Franklin , Managing Director of The Dog Dunit Ltd.

    I thought I was happy with how my company logo was developing until Nye helped me along with bringing my logo and company aspirations to the next level. She listened to my core company values and developed my new logo, listening to my ideals, as opposed to redirecting them

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    Amelia Loren Smith, Interior Designer, Freelance Art Director

    Ms. Thomas is an exemplary designer; Her ability to take on projects with a fresh eye and a sense of openness allows her to create highly relevant and memorable works. On top of being a shining talent, Nye' is a great person, (the kind of person you actually enjoy collaborating with while working on grueling projects) and I'm honored to call her a colleague and a friend.


I have 5 years of experience freelancing for local, and overseas, companies. I have worked with start-ups as well as small to big businesses. Here's a sample of my client list to date.

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Bay Area (Oakland)
California, 94607

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