We shape tomorrow’s diverse cultures.
Art Direction — Identity — Web Development
We are shaping tomorrow’s diverse cultures.
Happening Studio is an international design studio, cultivating global minds with local sensibility. We lead a fluid, collaborative design practice and research-based approach to make curious form, beautiful content in an appropriate structure.
We always say:
- Extract everything from a client by listening.
- Pay close attention to nuances & subtleties.
- Make something that makes clients feel a little uncomfortable.
- Challenge clients’ briefs and expand parameters as much as possible.
- Always tackle a project as if this is our last one, we never know when the music stops.
- Anywhere can be a workspace.
- An ideal project is a state of mind.
- You and I share more similarities than differences.
Our compelling insights as a woman-owned, BIPOC company, and our transformative experiences living in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Zurich, Dallas, and Los Angeles, provide us with a responsive, multicultural prospective that informs each dimension of our creative process. From 2019 to 2022, we worked remotely from three different continents, in order to continue broadening the scope of our professional practice and research. Now based in Los Angeles, we have solidified our nimble, personalized process for showcasing vibrant ideas in dynamic global environments and site-specific local landscapes. Our efficient implementation strategies allow us to serve as effective facilitators between in-house design teams, marketing departments, and high-level stakeholders.
What We Do
Book & Poster Design
Web Design & Development
Brand Narrative + Structure
Identity: Research + Development
Collaborative Thinking with Curators, Writers & Editors
Current Office Location
3705 W Pico Blvd #693
Previous Cities We Worked In
3-10-12 Kichijoji Higashi-Machi, Musashino-city
Mentions, Awards & Interviews
Panelist: Google VISD Summit 22
Award: STA 100 Winner 2022
Mention: Brand Identity 2022 pt.1
Mention: Brand Identity 2022 pt.2
Panelist: Museum Next: Growing Audiences Summit 2022
Mention: It's Nice That 2022
Award: STA 100 Winner 2021
Panelist: San Diego Design Week 2021
Award: STA 100 Winner 2020
Mention: Slanted #35-LA
Award: TDC 66 Certificate of Typographic Excellence
Award: STA 100 Judge's Choice 2019
Mention: Communication Arts
Interview: Art Directors Club
Interview: Working Not Working
Interview: VCFA Perpetual Beta
Acquisition: LACMA Collection
Mention: AIGA Eye On Design
Mention: It's Nice That 2015
Mention: IDEA Magazine No. 368
Attended: I Never Read Art Basel Book Fair 2018
Lectures & Workshops
Otis College of Art & Design
Temple University Japan
Education & Cultural Institutions
Sundance Film Festival
Orange County Museum of Art
Otis College of Art & Design
Art Center College of Design
Sage Hill School
CJA Creative Collaborations
J Paul Getty
Museum of Contemporary Art SD
Woodbury School of Architecture
Armenian Image Archive
Historic Resources Group
Zurich International School
UCLA The Promise Institute
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
Studios & Agencies
Just Energy Japan
We are not offering internship positions at this moment. Please check our LinkedIn company page for updates.
WP Theme: Twenty-Twelve
Typefaces: Belleza & Asul