About

We create experiences that the audience you care about, cares about.
We develop simple creative solutions for complex strategic puzzles. We do it by uncovering truths that matter to your audience, building them into stories, and seamlessly executing them how and where they make the most impact — from campaigns to stunts, content to identities.

Strategic elbow grease makes our creative shine.

Our mix of bleeding-heart creatives, smartypants strategists & writers, production over-planners, and one vegan specialize in bridging thinking and making.

Left brain
Thinking

Our in-house research and strategy chops allow us to root conceptual thinking in sound insights. We never put the creative cart before the strategic horse.

Right brain
Making

We’re obsessed with bringing beauty to everything we create —through design, animation, installations, shoots, HTML5, PSD, C4D, VFX, and a whole bunch of other industry acronyms.

Restless
Innovating

We’re always looking for ways to explore new technologies and build new experiences to better connect with audiences. If we’re not delivering a hefty dose of innovation, we’re not doing our job.

Services

We have the agency chops to think big and plan hard, and the creative pedigree to bring ideas to life anywhere, any way, across any platform.

Positioning

Positioning

Positioning

The under-the-hood thinking that powers our creative. We establish what’s happening in your market, how you're unique, who you’re speaking to, and where they are.
  • — Landscape Audit
  • — Market Analysis
  • — Segmentation Studies
  • — Audience Personas
  • — Brand Strategy

Marketing

Marketing

Marketing

We use insights to create smarter, more creative marketing. From ideation to production to planning, we build campaigns that connect with the audiences you care about.
  • — Go-To-Market Strategy
  • — Concept Development
  • — Integrated Campaigns
  • — Stunts & Experiential
  • — Live-Action Production

Design & Branding

Design & Branding

Design & Branding

We build visual and verbal identities, from naming to logos to production toolkits. After Effects plugins, render farms, and endless font libraries? Those are sexy to us.
  • — Visual Identity
  • — Verbal Identity
  • — Naming & Tagline
  • — Brand Bibles
  • — Design & Animation Toolkits

Our Team

Robert Blatchford

Co-President

Sunrise surfer. Friend to all. Business strategy expert who can identify client needs like none other, build custom plans for action, and shepherd projects from initial conversation to final delivery. Hosts what some have called “the greatest poker tournament in the history of our industry.” Hecho en Venice.

Chuck Carey

Co-President

Encyclopedic knowledge of music. Not-so-secret tech nerd. Business management expert who has a knack for identifying and utilizing the hidden strengths of every staffer, and can find opportunities for creative excellence in every assignment. Believes there’s only one answer to the Fender/Gibson debate: yes.

Curtis Doss

Executive Creative Director

Proud alumni of ’90s skate culture. Unrivaled knowledge of obscure musicians. Leader of all things creative, design, animation, and VFX. Potentially award-winning beard.

Duncan Houldsworth

Analytics & Insights

World-class party planner. Fan of exploring the world. Leader of all things data strategy, analytics, and research. Can go toe-to-toe with anyone on obscure sci-fi trivia.

Mika Saulitis

Director of Creative Strategy

Cat enthusiast. Lover of Flo Rida’s discography. Leader of all things brand strategy, writing, concepting, and campaign-related. Has accepted he will never break 80 in golf.

Jessica Garcia-Scharer

Head of Production

Aspiring Ayurvedic health counselor. Tattoo aficionada. Leader of all things production, planner of internal processes, lover of a positive client experience. Firmly believes vintage VW Bugs are the best vehicle ever.

Andrea Chapa

Resource Manager

Amateur woodworker. Seasoned Irish exiter. Expert in searching for & connecting with talented people, and leader of all things resourcing. Has completed two of the six world major marathons, and ready to conquer number three.

Brent Lang

Director of Business Development

World-class multitasker. Man of one million impressions. Buttoned-up producer who keeps his projects and teams running efficiently. Has a costume or accent for any occasion.

Kevin Volz

Producer

Ride-or-die Knicks fan. Maker of homemade sugar water (because, hummingbirds). Expert in managing projects, personalities, and getting the most out of the team. May have dabbled on a craps table a time or two…hundred.

Joey Livingston

Writer / Strategist

Classically-trained actor. Self-trained air fryer chef. Word wizard and strategist with a knack for identifying roads less traveled. Makes a mean Manhattan and a mediocre Margarita.

Alisha Kohli

Writer / Strategist

Student of stand-up comedy. Mukbang enthusiast. Expert in identifying creative opportunities for brands, building awesomely alliterative copy, and bringing a Gen-Z perspective to assignments. Once solved a NY Times mini crossword puzzle in 9-seconds.

Felipe Picazo

Designer

Lionhearted. Aspiring hair model. Rockstar designer with a wide-ranging skillset and a keen eye for typography. Proud office ping-pong champ.

Joseph Anderson

Designer

Member of the rare “native Angeleno” club. Designer with big-idea thinking and an eye for the details. Cut his teeth creating artwork for local punk/hardcore bands, turned designer for entertainment marketing. Radiohead head. Cat dad.

Holly Furnish

Production/Office Coordinator

Houseplant propagator. Rock climber extraordinaire. Expert in all things social media and getting the word out about Compadre’s work. Has a secret double-life illustrating cute characters and drawing portraits.

Esther Romero

Biz Dev Coordinator

Dancing queen. Lover of cartoons. Keeps the biz dev ship steered straight and gets down to business with kindness and gratitude. Once drove from LA to SF listening entirely to Kendrick Lamar’s discography.

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