Our Story

YIELD is an Independent Florida Based Designer and Manufacturer.

YIELD lives at the intersection of functionality and elegance, of high-end design and accessibility. Ranging from furniture to jewelry, YIELD's broad product line is designed by founders Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming. The line is unified through an uncompromising approach to craft, thoughtful production, and a design language that is at once distinctive, understated, and livable.

YIELD’s products are available at hundreds of retailers internationally and have been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Dwell, Sunset, SF Chronicle and more.

YIELD was established in late 2012 by Andrew Deming and Rachel Gant in San Francisco where the two met at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Yield is now based in the historic coastal town of Saint Augustine, FL, the oldest European settlement in the U.S.

Manifesto

The Philosophy Behind Our Work.

Bridging past and present.

We are about respecting the past, yielding to the present and looking forward to the future. We know the fashions of past decades will always find a way to eventually repeat. We look for the core element, the true essence of those times and with it we create something entirely new for today and tomorrow.

Today’s technology. Timeless craft.

We are neither designing for technology or taking a stand against technology. We believe the new tools at our disposal further empower us to create and communicate but are not an end unto themselves. From our home goods to our 3d-printed gold cast rings, every product and venture we undertake is a marriage of technology and hand craft.

There is no need for compromise.

Beauty, sustainability and ethical production are not at odds–they must all be considered to create something of true worth. Anything created at someone else’s expense is not beautiful and the manufacturing of disposable goods for short term benefit has robbed our natural resources for too long. We bear a responsibility to create timeless pieces that last. Buy for keeps or please do not buy at all.

Our Team

Rachel Gant

Co-founder, Principal Designer
@rachel_gant

Rachel earned her Bachelors in Industrial Design at CCA in San Francisco following a period of Architecture studies at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.  

Rachel leads Product Design and Manufacturing for YIELD. Her architectural background heavily influences the clean, precise forms behind each collection.

Andrew Deming

Co-founder, Principal Designer
@andrewdeming

Andrew is a designer and strategist with a degree in Graphic Design from Flagler and an MBA in Design Strategy from CCA. Prior to starting YIELD, Andrew worked for Yves Béhar at fuseproject where he took part in designing award-winning projects for clients such as Herman Miller and Sodastream. 

Andrew oversees creative direction for YIELD, manages accounts, and supports Rachel in the design direction of each product.

Kelsey Heinze

Photographer, Content Manager
@froeverever

DL Tashjian

Operations Manager
@dlisok

 

Kayler Florence

Production, Quality Control
@thugsalty

 

Sheila Blanco

Soft Goods Production Manager
@sheils_leilani

 

John Quick

YIELD Workshop, Retail
@johnquick_ceramics

 

Sasha Lute

YIELD Workshop, Retail
@sashalute

 

Clover Gant-Deming

Shop Dog, Greeter

Clover is a Plott Hound / Catahoula mix from a St. Augustine rescue shelter. She was born without a tail, and her favorite activities involve chasing lizards, swimming in the ocean, and sleeping on the office couch.

Clover loves everyone, even the postman. If she really loves you, she might even give you a high-five.