Aerogram Studio is the international design partnership of Tess Golden and Vera Henco, who met while studying design in New York City in 2009. We are a multidisciplinary design studio with a focus on branding for startups. While we don’t share studio space—or send actual aerograms—we do share a love of good design, a belief that two heads are better than one, and an obsession with Japanese Ramen.

Tess Golden

Tess spent the first eighteen years of her life in Boston, though she didn’t eat seafood until she was twenty-five. Slowly making her way down the Eastern seaboard, Tess moved to Providence where she studied art history at Brown University, and later to New York City to study graphic design at Parsons. Tess currently lives and works in Brooklyn. In her spare time, you can find her making travel plans, teaching herself new skills from YouTube videos, and volunteering with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, where she met her own silly, mohawked dog Frank.

Vera Henco

Vera discovered her true passion for graphic design after earning a degree in Japanese and business at the University Bonn, Germany. Following her new calling she headed to NYC where she graduated from Parsons the New School for Design. Drawing inspiration from her German design heritage as well as her cultural experiences earned while living in the U.S. and Japan she is proud to be an Aerogrammer. Aside from Tess, Vera’s favorite work buddy is standard poodle Ando, who joined the team in 2013 and has contributed lots of fun and love ever since.

We are available for


Identity Design

Interior Design

Print Design

Web Design

Package Design



Our clients

We have been lucky enough to work with a broad range of clients from all over the globe. Although we specialize in startups, we have worked with companies of all sizes, ranging from 1 employee to 80,000 employees:

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Our Thanks

We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to Kyle Born for the beautiful photographs on this site, Christian Köster for his fabulous on-site photography at Café Ferdinand, Angel Ng for her talent and collaboration, and André Pahl—the most talented developer we know—for always going above and beyond.