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.
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 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.
Isadora leads Team’s brand innovation projects, where she uses an insight-driven and human-centered approach to help organizations develop customized creative solutions to complex business problems.
Her globe-spanning career has included extensive experience with clients developing new products, brands, services, business models, and in-house innovation capabilities.
She has a BA from New York University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Samantha thrives on working with ambitious clients aiming to do something new and different. She’s an accomplished Creative Producer with a background in managing 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.
Devin’s passions lie in visual identity systems, experience design, and brand transformation.
Devin previously worked at Bruce Mau Design and has been with Team for four years.
He received an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from Cambrian College and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design Strategies from Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College in Toronto.
As a senior designer and motion graphics expert at Team, Nicole develops design systems that bring visual identities to life in compelling, unexpected and impactful ways.
Nicole was born in San Jose and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and previously worked at BatesMeron Sweet Design in Chicago.
She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with an emphasis on Visual Communication Design.
Aida is a multidisciplinary designer with expertise in designing visual identity systems.
Originally from Cairo, Aida worked at Pentagram with Michael Bierut, MSN, and Champions Design prior to joining Team.
She received her BA in Integrated Marketing Communications from the American University in Cairo and her MFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University.
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 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.
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.
Sabri Akın is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of New York and Istanbul-based design and film consultancy: Oniki. His work focuses on branding and communication design. He aspires to create strategic, relevant, and compelling design solutions.
Sabri is a graduate of the BFA Visual Communication Design program of Bilgi University in Istanbul and the MFA Design Entrepreneurship program of the School of Visual Arts in New York. He worked with prominent clients and companies globally; his work has been recognized, published, and exhibited by numerous organizations, publications, and exhibitions worldwide.
Alek is a designer specializing in conceptual and spatial applications for Team’s clients.
In his previous experience, he tackled complex problems across different industries for previous clients including Warby Parker, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Hauser & Wirth.
Alek received degrees in Design from Lasalle College in Jakarta, Indonesia and Communication Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
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.”
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.
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
Strategy and positioning
We collaborate with clients to define their stories and create impactful, flexible, and enduring brands.
Brand voice and tone
We bring brands to life on screen through interactive design and dynamic motion graphics.
Web and mobile design
Social media toolkits
Animation and video
Off the screen, we concept and build immersive extensions of our clients’ brands.
Our journey into diversity, equity, and inclusion is focused on action that delivers value to our team, our clients, and our community.
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.
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 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.
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.