One of our favorite ad campaigns of all time! As featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal for Atomic Tangerine, a Stanford Research Institute (SRI) spin-off.

What is White Space, Inc.?

White Space is a full-service design and advertising agency. 

Early on at my first job in San Francisco, my billionaire boss stood
over me in a Herman Miller cubicle, smoking his Cuban cigar, and proclaimed out of the corner of his mouth, "I'm paying for that ad. Fill up that empty space." That aspiration was the moment White Space was born, in 1991. 

I was young and naive—a "runaway" chasing a dream.  I had left
a dream job (for some) doing production on centerfolds under a master art director at Playboy magazine in Chicago. I landed the Playboy job after an internship through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where I graduated in 1987.

Here, in California, I was in search of signs of intelligent design in the universe.

I borrowed $10,000 dollars from a friend, quit the "empty space" job, bought a Mac Computer Classic II, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, White Space is a full-service design and advertising agency surrounding your ideas with fresh space to breathe, shine and be seen and heard over the clutter and noise in today's marketplace. No matter what your business...a nonprofit, start-up, Fortune (pick your number) company, individual with a dream—let us surround you with White Space, big ROIs, success and a huge slice of happiness and laughter. 

Bottom line? I haven't done my job unless you say, "I love it!"

Oh, and your customers and donors, too!

We're in the business of making your dreams come true.

Sheila Von Driska, entrepreneur, dreamer, dream maker, owner, designer, writer, chief coffee getter and dog lover

CONTACT:  sheila@whitespace.com • 415  505  3552


Clients past and present

Amara Resort and Spa
America OnLine
Capiraso Group, Inc.
Carbonview Research
Carnival Corporation
City and County of San Francisco
CNET
Content.Market
Destiny Health
Embassy Suites Hotels
E*Trade
GE Capital
Hapara
Hewlett Packard
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Hyatt Regency Kauai
IBM
INTERPOL
Maui Visitors Bureau
McKesson
Mexico Ministry of Tourism
Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills
Northwest Airlines
On-Site.com
Oracle Corporation
Peoplesoft
Radisson
Russian National Orchestra
San Francisco District
 Attorney’s Office
SMA Global
Straw Hat Pizza
Sun Microsystems
Sybase, Inc.
Symantec
The Table Group
Timberland Eyewear
Trumper Park LLC
United Airlines
University of Berkeley, CA
US Airways
Vizient, Inc.
Ziff-Davis
Ziploop

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Nonprofit Clients past and present

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI)
AmFAR
Archdiocese of Chicago
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF)
Business Matchmaking
California Disabled Veterans
  Business Alliance
Caminar
Center for Elders (CEI)
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Christ the King Jesuit
  College Preparatory High School
Education Through Music
Equality California
Five Keys Charter Schools and Programs
Institute on Aging
Little Brothers of the Poor
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Our Family Coalition
Pacific Singers and Actors Workshop
Partners Ending Domestic Abuse
Women's Recovery Association
San Francisco Conservation Corps
San Francisco Domestic Violence
 Consortium
San Francisco Mental Health
 Association
San Francisco Planning & 
 Urban Research (SPUR)
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)
St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation
UCSF Thoracic Oncology Program
Wilkes Bashford Helping Hands Emergency Fund

partial list