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We build brands and experiences to help clients define their identities.

We work with cultural institutions, startups, and multinational corporations alike — to transform them with a focus on purpose, clarity, meaning, and emotion.

 

We design intelligent brand identities that often signal a new direction. This includes tone of voice and expression, digital and physical interactions, design systems, collateral for launch, and ongoing brand stewardship.

 

 

The Team

We are an independent team of creatives

John Clark
Co-Founder, Creative Director

John is known for creating strong, impact-oriented design with an emphasis on clarity and defined purpose. He believes that a pragmatic and highly iterative approach to the design process allows Team’s clients to see how thoughtful design can have an immediate effect on an organization's motivations, message and culture.

 

John specializes in identity design and brand systems, digital experiences, and design for built environments. He’s led teams around the world while developing award-winning identities and creative work for a range of clients including Google, YouTube, and Absolut.

 

He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an emphasis on brand identity design.

Amy Globus
Co-Founder, Creative Director

Amy brings an emphasis on emotion, connection and meaning to Team’s work, where she excels at building depth and cohesion into a brand’s identity. She believes that prioritizing these sensibilities allows clients to unlock unforeseen opportunities, generating brand value while developing rich and durable relationships with their consumers and customers. 

 

Amy is also a successful visual artist whose practice focuses on immersive, multimedia installations that explore the gap between the human experience and the natural world. Amy has exhibited her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum and the MIT List Visual Arts Center. 

 

Prior to co-founding Team, she developed award-winning brand identities and interactive work for Lexus, Vodafone, and Red Bull.

 

Amy holds BFA degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University.

Samantha Kassay
Head of Operations

Samantha thrives on working with ambitious clients aiming to do something new and different. She’s an accomplished manager with a proven track record of guiding the development and delivery of exceptional creative work.

 

Before joining Team, Samantha was a producer at Walt Disney Imagineering, where she managed the design and production of themed attractions for Tokyo Disneyland.

 

She received her BA in Art History from Barnard College.

Sam Lee
Head of Strategy

A former touring musician, Sam excels at helping both clients and colleagues find smart solutions to complicated problems. Prior to joining Team, he worked as a freelance designer and at Sage and Coombe Architects, where he managed the firm’s marketing, communications, and new business development. 

 

He received his BA in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design from Yale University.

Stephanie Zabala
Senior Designer

Stephanie is a multidisciplinary designer with a focus on visual expression, brand development, and user experience. Making space for experimentation and intuition is an important part of her creative process, all while stemming from a broader intention.

 

Stephanie attended the University of Washington and received a BDes in Visual Communication Design with a minor in Art History.

Mark Wolfe
Designer, Motion Graphics

Mark is a motion graphic specialist focusing on how expert storytelling can be used to solve a wide range of design problems.

 

Prior to Team, his freelance work included stints at Virtue Worldwide and the creative technologist studio, DE-YAN.

 

Mark has a degree in Graphic Design from Shillington School of Graphic Design, New York.

Ioan Butiu
Interaction Designer

Ioan is a digital designer focused on building compelling online experiences and flexible design systems.

 

He is originally from Romania and holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Washington.

Derek Koch
Designer

Derek is a multidisciplinary designer with expertise in developing identities, experiences, and publications that inform, inspire, and empower individuals and their audiences.

 

Prior to joining Team, he worked at Poulin + Morris and Herter Design Group, where he specialized in design for built environments. He received his BFA from Rowan University in New Jersey with a specialization in Graphic Design.

Bao Hu
Designer

Bao is a multimedia designer with graphic design, motion graphics, and illustration experience. As a visual communicator, she creates thoughtful, enlightening designs to bring ideas alive and make stories memorable.

 

Bao holds a BFA in Visual Communication from China Central Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art. Her works have been recognized for design excellence by The Society of Typographic Arts (STA) and Communication Arts (CA).

Chelsea Sy
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Chelsea is a marketing & communications professional focused on crafting purposeful content and branded identities for conscious brands.

 

Before Team, she held an executive role at a global agency, where she led creative storytelling projects and digital campaigns. She holds a BA from University of California, San Diego in International Business with a minor in Communications.

Jiayue Li
Independent Design Consultant

Jiayue Li is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of New York and Istanbul-based design and film consultancy: Oniki. Her passion lies in creating narratives using graphic design, illustration, and art direction. 

 

Jiayue is a graduate of the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University in Shanghai, and the MFA Design Entrepreneurship program of the School of Visual Arts in New York. She created illustrations for renowned magazines globally, and her work has been recognized by prominent publications.

Stewart Stone
Brand Communication

Stewart specializes in helping Team’s clients develop new content and communications strategies.  

 

His previous work includes executive roles with Vice and Red Bull, and he continues to consult for culture-driven brands and media companies. 

 

Stewart has a BA in Anthropology and Linguistics from Reed College.

“Team is a team of originals: they excel at generating creative ideas
and compelling visions, and implementing their elegant designs with impressive
thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Where they really stand out, though,
is in customization: their work is based on a deep understanding
of the values of their audience.”

— Adam Grant

Clients

A few of the companies we're proud to call partners

Our clients range from influential leaders of industry to visionary contemporary artists. It’s this unique mix that keeps our approach fresh and our design solutions unexpected.

Strategy

We believe in the right amount of strategy. From consumer insights to testing, our design solutions are validated by research, not mired in it.

Research and insights

Creative workshops

Strategy and positioning

Innovation

Brand Identity

We collaborate with clients to define their stories and create impactful, flexible, and enduring brands.

Naming

Brand voice and tone

Brand architecture

Visual identity

Brand toolkits

Digital Media

We bring brands to life on screen through interactive design and dynamic motion graphics.

User experience

Web and mobile design

App design

Social media toolkits

Animation and video

Experience

Off the screen, we concept and build immersive extensions of our clients’ brands.

Experiential design

Conference design

Event production

Built environments

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion at Team

Our journey into diversity, equity, and inclusion is focused on action that delivers value to our team, our clients, and our community.

Our Team

We believe all people are creative and encourage each other to show up authentically. Our unique identities contribute to the uniqueness of the work we create. Gender parity at Team is exemplified by our co-founders, who share the same title, responsibilities, and compensation. Nurturing our individual passions fuels our studio with happy, engaged people.

Our Clients

We build brands and experiences to help clients define their identities. We learn through our work and intentionally avoid having or imposing a “studio style”. We serve a broad range of clients from a variety of industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies to non-profits, and we dive in deep with them to craft a look and messaging that is true to who they are and what they wish to achieve. We enhance who they are and what they wish to be without judgment.

Our Community

Our time and talent are the most valuable contributions we have to offer. We engage in a select number of sliding scale and pro bono projects each year, and we are deliberate in our choices. Each project serves to meaningfully advance a historically underserved or marginalized population.

Our Culture

We believe in a living wage. While we are a small firm, we offer full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan with employer match, paid overtime, and paid internships. We offer stipends for learning and growth opportunities. We believe in balancing work and life.