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Shaping tomorrow’s diverse cultures.

Art Direction — Identity — Web Development


Happening Studio is shaping ideas into compelling visuals and experiences while championing content, craft and purposefulness.

We always say:

  1. Extract everything from a client by listening.
  2. Pay close attention to nuances & subtleties.
  3. Make something that makes clients feel a little uncomfortable.
  4. Challenge clients’ briefs and expand parameters as much as possible.
  5. Always tackle a project as if this is our last one, we never know when the music stops.
  6. Anywhere can be a workspace.
  7. An ideal project is a state of mind.
  8. You and I share more similarities than differences.

Our practice is an intricate dance between:

Form — Content
Design — Client
Preservation — Archival
Marketing — Branding
Emotion — Logic
Mediation — Facilitation


What We Do

Technical Skills
Image-making
Typesetting
Custom Typeface
Lettering
Motion Graphics
Book & Poster Design
Web Design & Development

Conceptual Skills
Brand Narrative + Structure
Identity: Research + Development
Collaborative Thinking with Curators, Writers & Editors


Co-Founders

Karen Nakada (LinkedIn)
Masato Nakada (LinkedIn)


Clients

Education & Cultural Institutions
Armenian Image Archive
Art Center College of Design
CJA Creative Collaborations
CalArts/Redcat
Carlthorp School
Color Factory
Historic Resources Group
J Paul Getty
LACMA
Laurence School
MCA Chicago
Machine Projects
Museum of Contemporary Art SD
Orange County Museum of Art
Otis College of Art & Design
Sage Hill School
SoCal Museums
Sundance Film Festival
UCLA The Promise Institute
Whitney Museum
Windward School
Woodbury School of Architecture
Zurich International School

Startups
Coinbase
Earnin
Intrinsic
Ritual
SportsLex

Government Agencies
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
NASA

Studios & Agencies
72&Sunny
Amplify
Jack Morton
Polymode
Roger
TBWA\Chiat\Day
WK Tokyo
enso

Corporations
Apple
Google
Just Energy Japan
Mattel
Nike
Youtube


Internships

We are not offering internship positions at this moment. Please check our LinkedIn company page for updates.


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WP Theme: Twenty-Twelve
Typefaces: Belleza & Asul

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An Independent Design Studio Since 2014