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Towards a Common Space that favors IRL connectivity

by including participatory, improvisational & performative modes in design thinking

with the hope that one day "DESIGN IN THE EXPANDED FIELD" will be our working practice and not a textbook theory

The first slide image above refers to our Ontopo project, in case you were wondering.

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We are a graphic design studio founded by Jon Santos.

We specialize in creating visual identities, websites, campaigns and special projects.

Agency
We are small and flexible, yet experienced — and we work closely with our clients throughout the design process. We also prefer a diverse selection of clients and projects, from innovative start ups to institutions with a long tradition.

Network
Our collaborative network consists of both established and up-and-coming talented individuals, including strategists, copywriters, developers, designers, project managers, 3D artists, architects,  interior designers, moviemakers and photographers. This enables us to handle large scale projects that cover several creative disciplines, which is something we love — and do on a regular basis.
KNOWN FOR→
Outstanding Restaurant Graphics / James Beard Nomination for The Dutch.

Designing and Producing / Werner Herzog's 2012 Whitney Biennial video install.

Naming and visual identity for Output Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Many other restaurant clients: including: Freemans Restaurant, The Wren, Locanda Verde, The Daisy, The Penrose, Hartwood Tulum, Hotel Figueroa, Breva.

Being confused with an American luxury footwear company.
NOT KNOWN FOR→
Leaving a 500 pound block of ice on a park bench on Chrystie Street.

Designing and building websites in-house.

Studying watersheds.

CURRENT TEAM →
2022: 
Jon Santos, Designer. Liz Zamudio, Account Manager. Carol Cohen Project Manager. Jarin Moriguchi, Design Assistant.
CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS →
Stanford University Institute for Diversity in the Arts: Rebrand, Strategy and Website Design.

Plan Your Vote: Open Call (Midterm Election Art Contest). Rebrand and Website Design.

A TOP SECRET project for Jude Law.

Anicka Yi Studio: 
Communications Design and Social Media Management.

Rebrand and strategic design for Talk Coffee in Kaimuki shifting from coffee in the morning to add cocktails at night.

Live Aloha Kakou: Expressions of Aloha art contest, campaign re-launch and website design.

COMMON SPACE
       is a MULTI—DISCIPLINARY
DESIGN OFFICE BASED IN NYC & HONOLULU
WITH A FOCUS ON
             FORWARD THINKING
CULTURE (.) worldwide.