We are a San Francisco-based strategic design studio specializing in visual identity and packaging. We partner with companies that embrace change.

We are a San Francisco-based strategic design studio specializing in visual identity and packaging. We partner with companies that embrace change.

We are a SF-based strategic design studio specializing in visual identity and packaging. We partner with companies that embrace change.

We are a SF-based strategic design studio specializing in visual identity & packaging. We partner with companies that embrace change.

We help reveal clarity.

We help reveal clarity.

We help reveal clarity.

Branding challenges are often layered and complex. Whether it is defining the problem properly, creating a clear strategic vision, or capturing the truth of a brand through design – clarity is the through-line for any successful engagment.

Branding challenges are often layered and complex. Whether it is defining the problem properly, creating a clear strategic vision, or capturing the truth of a brand through design – clarity is the through-line for any successful engagment.

Branding challenges are often layered and complex. Whether it is defining the problem properly, creating a clear strategic vision, or capturing the truth of a brand through design – clarity is the through-line for any successful engagment.


Branding challenges are often layered and complex. Whether it is defining the problem properly, creating a clear strategic vision, or capturing the truth of a brand through design – clarity is the through-line for any successful engagment.

Branding challenges are often layered and complex. Whether it is defining the problem properly, creating a clear strategic vision, or capturing the truth of a brand through design – clarity is the through-line for any successful engagment.


Every project deserves a bespoke solution.

Every project deserves a bespoke solution.

Every project deserves a bespoke solution.

So we build bespoke teams. We're a network of talented specialists centered around experienced creative leadership. Connecting our hub is a new generation of collaborative tools that helps us to be flexible, nimble and efficient.  


 It's all in the name – we're a different take on the agency model. We provide award-winning design, without the industry bloat – no studio fees, no surplus team members, and no hidden costs.

So we build bespoke teams. We're a network of talented specialists centered around experienced creative leadership. Connecting our hub is a new generation of collaborative tools that helps us to be flexible, nimble and efficient.  

 


So we build bespoke teams. We're a network of talented specialists centered around experienced creative leadership. Connecting our hub is a new generation of collaborative tools that helps us to be flexible, nimble and efficient.  

 


Big brand experience, start-up sized footprint.

Big brand experience, start-up sized footprint.

Big brand experience, start-up sized footprint.

We bring deep industry experience to the table, having won numerous awards for brands like Coca-Cola, Levi's, & Metallica. But we do it without the design industry bloat – no studio fees, no surplus team members, and no hidden costs.

 

So we build bespoke teams. We're a network of talented specialists centered around experienced creative leadership. Connecting our hub is a new generation of collaborative tools that helps us to be flexible, nimble and efficient.  

 

We bring deep industry experience to the table, having won numerous awards for brands like Coca-Cola, Levi's, & Metallica. But we do it without the design industry bloat – no studio fees, no surplus team members, and no hidden costs.

 

We bring deep industry experience to the table, having won numerous awards for brands like Coca-Cola, Levi's, & Metallica. But we do it without the design industry bloat – no studio fees, no surplus team members, and no hidden costs.

 

Our recipe for success isn't a secret.

Our recipe for success isn't a secret.

Our recipe for success
isn't a secret.

We put the right people in the right position to succeed. In our experience, creative excellence thrives in the presence of:

Many things go into a successful engagment, but in our experience, creative excellence is created in the presence of:

Many things go into a successful engagment, but in our experience, creative excellence is created in the presence of:

1.

1.

Clarity of Purpose

Clarity of Purpose

Clarity of Purpose

It's critical to have a clear definition of success, and a strong strategic foundation. 

It's critical to have a clear definition of success, and a strong strategic foundation. 

It's critical to have a clear definition of success, and a strong strategic foundation. 

2.

Thorough design process

Thorough  design process

Thorough design process

There are infiinite reasons why you might short-change design time – and it's never worth it.

There are infiinite reasons why you might short-change design time – and it's never worth it.

There are infiinite reasons why you might short-change design time – and it's never worth it.

3.

Open minded-ness

Open minded-ness

Open minded-ness

Great work happens when people operate with an open mind and collaborative spirit.

Great work happens when people operate with an open mind and collaborative spirit.

Great work happens when people operate with an open mind and collaborative spirit.

Let's work together.

Let's work together.

If you’d like to talk about a project, looking to become part of our growing network, or just to say hello – please reach out here.

If you’d like to talk about a project, looking to become part of our growing network, or just to say hello please reach out here.

If you’d like to talk about a project, looking to become part of our growing network, or just to say hello – please reach out here.

hello@slatesf.com 
© 2019 SLATE Studio, LLC

hello@slatesf.com 
© 2019 SLATE Studio, LLC

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