An independent strategy and design studio. We build brands and transform organizations to deliver lasting impact.

Our work is grounded by a focus on clarity, meaning, and emotion.

We believe the best ideas are co-created. Our clients range from influential leaders of industry to visionary contemporary cultural organizations. This unique mix keeps our approach fresh and our solutions unexpected.


Naming, Tonality, and Messaging

We tell your story in your voice, defining what and how you communicate to your audience.

Purpose and Positioning

We craft a purposeful strategic direction that will set you apart from the competition. 

Brand Architecture

We clarify your brand’s hierarchy, creating a foundational framework you can build upon.  

Research and Testing

We dive deep, capturing metrics that inform our solutions and guide your decision making.


Visual Identity and Brand Systems

We design a look and feel that sets you apart, from logo design to a brand system that scales.

User Experience and Interface

We build intuitive websites, apps, and experiences to help your brand shine in a digital-first world.

Content and Communications

We create memorable brand touchpoints that capture attention with imagery, motion, and sound. 

Brand Launch and Stewardship

We activate your brand identity with consistent, powerful storytelling — for launch and beyond.

Our Team

Ioan Butiu

Interaction Designer
Ioan Butiu

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.

Hua Chen

Senior Designer
Hua Chen

Hua (they/them) is a designer who works with systems for clients big and small. Before joining Team, they worked at a variety of institutions, including Droga5, Base Design, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy.

They hold a BFA from Pratt Institute in Communications Design with a concentration in Graphic Design.

John Clark

Co-Founder, Creative Director
John Clark

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.

Derek Koch

Senior 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.

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.

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.

Georgie Payne

Project Coordinator

Georgie joins Team with a unique blend of expertise and passion, bringing with her a wide breadth of experience in project management and a background in curatorial studies and arts administration. She has worked for a diverse range of non-profit arts organizations, galleries, and national philanthropic institutions, and earned her BA in Art History from Tyler School of Art and an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Currently, she serves on the board of NoMüNoMü, leveraging her expertise in arts organizing to support artists and organizers working at the intersection of art and activism.

Chelsea Sy


As a Strategist, Chelsea uncovers thoughtful solutions for clients. With an eye for content and emerging trends, she helps translate business goals into actionable, compelling creative work. 

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

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.

Stephanie Zabala

Associate Design Director

Stephanie is a multidisciplinary designer with a focus on visual expression, brand development, and user experience. She attended the University of Washington and received a BDes in Visual Communication Design with a minor in Art History.

Selected Clients

Arts & Culture

Absolut Art
Artist Relief
The Bronx Museum
Cultured Magazine
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Hyundai Artlab
Marlborough Gallery
Philadelphia Contemporary
Red Bull Arts
Rema Hort Mann Foundation
The Speed Museum

Finance & Technology

Bain Capital Crypto
Bain Capital Ventures
Credit Suisse
Vero Capital

Ideas & Social Change

Adam Grant
Brad Feld
Knight Foundation
Mellon Foundation
Rachel Botsman
United States Artists

Professional Services
Retail & Hospitality

Fort Makers
Happy Be
Peet Rivko
Thom Browne
Tiffany & Co.
Wandering Barman

Science & Health

Boehringer Ingelheim
Elevance Health
St. Jude

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Team

Our Team

We believe all people are creative and encourage each other to show up authentically. Our individual identities, expressions, and experiences form the foundation of our unique work. Nurturing our individual passions fuels our studio. We work to ensure that every voice is heard in all Team initiatives and always seek additional perspectives. Our industry has a documented history of working with limited diversity. We recognize our responsibility and are committed to improving access to our studio and team.

Our Clients

Our work is purposeful. We seek to embed our DEI commitments into our partnerships and the work we produce. We consider the impact and influence of every brief when deciding which projects to take on. 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 and sizes. We dive in deep and challenge our clients to explore their potential and craft a look and messaging that is true to who they are and what they wish to achieve.

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 championed by our team members each year, and we are deliberate in our choices. Each project serves to meaningfully advance a historically underserved or marginalized population. We encourage our team to engage with organizations they believe in through paid volunteer opportunities for purposeful action beyond the typical workday. We continue to identify and develop effective modes of action to be a partner of change within our communities.

Our Culture

We cultivate a sense of belonging when individuals are validated and growth is possible. We continue to work toward a continuous equitable workplace with career paths for everyone. We believe in a living wage and balancing work and life. While we are a small firm, we offer full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan with employer match, a flexible time-off policy, paid parental leave for all caregivers, paid overtime, and paid internships. We offer stipends for learning and growth opportunities.

Open Positions

Senior Designer

The Senior Designer is responsible for developing design and technical solutions from start to finish of a project, under the supervision of an Associate Design Director. The Senior Designer will undertake research, ideation and production to meet client expectations.

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Resume Drop

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