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.

Patrick Jones

Creative Director

BBQ connoisseur. Horror-head. Movie maniac. All-black everything. Galaxy brain creative guy. Literally no marketing vertical he hasn’t jammed in. Voted most talkative his senior year. 1996 Blockbuster Video Game Championships regional winner (Donkey Kong Country division).

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.

Sean Maekawa

Executive Producer

Tennis menace. Mario Kart maestro. Entertainment expert specializing in digital, social, and managing a wide range of people and projects. If lost, return to Disneyland.

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.

Brent Lang

Director of Business Development

World-class multitasker. Man of one million impressions. Buttoned-up biz dev fella, who knows the location of all the good coffee joints. Has a costume or accent for any occasion.

Deanna Brown

Art Director

Unabashed dancer. Retired college hooper. Expert in using motion graphics to communicate human emotion, spearheading rebrands and promotional campaigns, and breathing life into creative ideas. Most recent convert to the worldwide roller skating revival.

Joseph Anderson

Art Director

Native Angeleno. Designer with big-idea thinking and an eye for the details. Radiohead head. Cat daddy.

Young Kim

Jr Art Director

Coffee bean collector. Major Bruno Major fan. Visual storyteller with unrivaled design and animation chops specializing in all things AV graphics, rebrands, and title sequences. Always down to kick back with a cold one.

Felipe Picazo

Designer

Fantasy footballer. Chihuahua papi. Expert in crafting visual voices for brands through creative marketing campaigns and refreshed brand identities. If you can’t find him in the office, he’s probably escaped to a basketball pickup game.

Sally Choi

Designer/Animator

Fervent fan of functional furniture. Kimchi connoisseur. Has an eagle-like eye for detail and a wide-ranging skill set that includes graphic design, typography, illustration, 2D animation, photography, and branding. Moonlights as a curator of canine-centric creations.

Jayme Rossie

Jr Designer

Espresso sipper. Impressive swimmer. Of Jayme’s many strengths, her aptitude for typography and creating engaging yet cohesive design systems stand out. A trinket thrifter whose tchotchke chops are rivaled only by her knickknack knowledge.

Erik Lu

Jr Designer/Animator

Soft-spoken. Hard-nosed. A junior designer whose skills span from graphic design to animation, bringing a unique perspective to everything he touches. Catch him out in the wild strumming his guitar and nerding out to nature videos.

Dave Tousignant

Creative Editor

Cocktail connoisseur. Beach bum. Clip cutter and footage finesser with decades-long experience editing film trailers, documentaries, and digital content. When not glued to a computer screen, you can find Dave wrenching on his beloved Bronco.

Myles Mantzaris

Jr Creative Editor

Learning Greek. MCU geek. A true jack of all trades, Myles specializes in editorial, cinematography, color correction/grading, and photography. Join him on a quest down a random history YouTube rabbit hole or for an epic deep dive into Muse’s discography.

Diana Pinto

Marketing Coordinator

Avid outdoorswoman. Postmates pro. Organizational magician and overseer of all things internal marketing, social media strategy, and re-rescheduled meetings. When not balancing projects on Slack, you can find Diana balancing herself on a slack…line.

Tricia Lopez

Resource Coordinator

Budding florist. Self-appointed “Queen of Emails”. Something of a professional matchmaker always in search of the perfect fit for every project. When not on the hunt for fresh talent, you can find Tricia drafting poems and crafting earrings.

Whitney Burton

Business Development Coordinator

Proud pup parent. True lover of true crime. Uses her acute attention to detail and passion for people to keep business boomin’ and client relationships bloomin’. Spends her free time identifying bird calls because why not?

Sean Laughlin

Production Coordinator

Letterboxd lover. Resident motorcyclist. A man with a plan when it comes to parsing out production processes, resolving IT issues, and making everyone’s lives easier. Bakes bomb bread and keeps southern California well-fed.

Shari Sabido

Office Manager

Vibe curator. Bucket hat collector. An organizational master who manages the office and manages to keep everyone in a good mood. If you see her outside of work hours, be sure to refer to her as DJ ShariShades.

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