Welcome, Stranger.

 

JUST A LITTLE ABOUT US

We are a Hawaii-based brand identity and experiential design studio.

We are a nimble, dedicated, and experienced team with a focus on thoughtful, emotionally-driven design. Great work comes from great collaborations on projects we are inspired and challenged by. Clients are more than just that, they’re partners; and together we strive to create strategic and unexpected solutions for problems big and small. This lean and mean structure helps maintain our focus and priorities, and makes for better work.

 

 

on design

Successful brands are built on a truth.

We are creative professionals who believe in hard and honest work. We design with purpose. We believe in firm reasoning. We do not offer signature styles, ready-made solutions or package deals. Great design doesn’t come from a mold. The only way to create brands that are authentic, stand out from the crowd and inspire people is to develop a deep understanding of a brand and its culture, products and customers. And that is exactly what we do.

 

 

on partners

We work with you. Not for you.

We believe in design partnership and co-creation. We will never dictate decisions. We like to discuss, workshop and plan together. Only with shared vision is it possible to achieve great results. We believe in strong and continuous client relationships. We aim to be a trusted partner of our clients, not just a service provider. Our level of service is one of the very reasons clients continue to work with us. We are not afraid to go the extra mile.

 

“You’re only a stranger twice.”

 

What We Do


Brand & Visual Identity

The brand systems we create convey a strategic vision, thorough research, and an informed approach to color, typography, and symbol across a range of media applications. Our goal is to illuminate and impact, capturing the many impressions and experiences that surround a brand.

Brand Audit & Research
Brand Strategy
Brand Positioning
Brand & Product Naming
Creative Consulting
Visual Identity
Brand Guidelines
Brand Voice & Messaging
Taglines & Copywriting
Art Direction
Custom Lettering


Graphic Design & Communication

Good design begins at thoughtful creative and ends with customer impression. We consider every facet of the process and pay strict attention to detail. This allows us to create collateral that delivers concise, strategic messages tailored to specific delivery channels.

Packaging Design
Print Collateral
Editorial Design
Print & Web Campaigns
Social Media Campaigns
Web & Digital Design
Photography
Motion Graphics
Environmental Graphics
Signage & Wayfinding
Illustration

 

Who We Are

Scott Naauao

Partner, creative director

Scott is an award-winning designer and art director with twelve years of experience building compelling brands and effective design solutions through print, film, and digital mediums. He has worked with local, national, and international clients crafting unique and thoughtful design solutions that resonate with both clients and their audience. He was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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Jesse Arneson

Partner, creative director

Jesse is a multi-disciplinary designer and art director with over 16 years of experience working with national and international clients at studios in Seattle, Albuquerque and Honolulu. With a devotion to creating timeless and compelling brand experiences for corporations, institutions and non-profits, his work ranges from award-winning identity design and packaging to art direction, advertising and brand strategy.

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recogniton

Addy/Pele Awards (Regional & National Golds, Best of Show), AdsoftheWorld.com, AIGA 5-0 Awards, AIGA New Mexico Showdown Awards, AppliedArts, BrandNew Awards, Communication Arts (Regional Annual, Typography Annual), CommArts.com - Site of the Day & Exhibit, Coupe Magazine, DesignWorkLife.com, etapés Magazine, HOW Magazine, International W3 Awards Letterhead + Logo Design 12, Obies, Print Magazine