We are a strategic and creative consultancy.

We partner with companies and nonprofit organizations to help them lead in a changing world with powerful brands, strong cultures and memorable customer experiences. With an intense focus on value creation, our rigorous thinking and boundless ingenuity lead to innovative breakthroughs that transform brands, inspire customers and reframe norms of thinking and acting that allow organizations to own their future.

We’re designers and storytellers.

We are a group of multi-talented people with backgrounds in music, art, design, business, statistics, architecture, philosophy, innovation, and literature. We’re thinkers & doers. We’re designers and storytellers. We’re corporate therapists and business strategists. We are marked by an insatiable curiosity and an uncanny ability to uncover hidden insights that allow us to see and create new potential for organizations and their brands.

We’re in it for the long-run.

We know that building a new future for companies takes time: that’s why our people are passionate, humble, collaborative, rigorous, inventive, tenacious and honest.

We are driven by facts, evidence and insights. We thrive in careful planning. We always strive for the highest levels of performance within us and for others.

We put ourselves in your position and apply our ingenuity to solve problems with solutions that are fresh yet grounded in execution and careful planning.

We are humble and tenacious in our pursuit and always focused on our helping our clients lead with confidence.

OUR DNA

Meet our team!

Click on our OTTOmojis to learn more about us. Get to know us, our roles and our quirks.

Alan Brew
Brand Strategist

Andrea Fabbri
Brand Strategist

David Kohler
Founder

Tony Brinton
Senior Design Strategist

Winston Rice
Content Strategist

Lindsey Blake
Art Director

Hope Kohler-Pinto
Project Manager

Kimberly Caye-Kohler
Co-Founder

Mike Mehiel
Lead Developer

Saleena Aggarwal
Designer

Don Carli
Data Analyst

Konstantina Gavalas
Designer

Andrew Simons
Design Consultant

Megan Jacobs
Digital Manager

Michael Braley
Design Consultant

THE AREA


Flatiron District

Our home and our heart.

THE FRONT OFFICE


Ping-pong and brainstorms

We believe happy people are creative people.

THE CONFERENCE ROOM


A.K.A. call-land

Sausalito office with Mike and Tony.

OUR DESKS


Where the magic happens

Science and art live in harmony.

THE ARCHIVES


Paper and vinyl

Our library is a constant source of inspiration.

THE CONFERENCE ROOM


War room with fish

Gearing up for a brand presentation in NYC.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Entertainment / Media

Children’s Television Workshop

Citizen Stock

Giant Step

Joyous Shout!

Paramount Studios

Red Penny

Time Warner

Universal NBC

Viacom

Hospitality

Design Hotels International

Legends NYC

Rosas & Xocolate

Starwood Hotels

Fashion

Coach

Kahn Lucas

MoriLee

Ronald Joyce

Consumer

BrickWorks

DV NYC

HOW Design Conference

Hammermill Paper

KeepWell

Kissamint

Nike

Seventh Generation

Industrial Commercial

American Airlines

Appleton Paper

BASF

Carpenter Technology

DCC

FedEx

GE

International Paper

Neenah Paper

URS

Real Estate

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.

F.D. Rich

SL Green

Pharma / Health

Boston Scientific

HRH Care

Merck

Pfizer

Posit Science

Waypharm

Communication

Catalyst

Elsevier

Huawei

Intelsat

Oceanic

Optimization Group

Vodafone

ZS

Non-Profit

Kaiser Foundation

Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation

Starlight Foundation

Center for Creative Leadership

What to Expect Foundation

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Finance

Jovia

Centerline Financial

CitiBank

Dow Jones

Fitch

GATX

Genworth

Guidance Financial Group

MasterCard International

Merrill Lynch

Standard & Poor’s

Wells Fargo

Education

Curtis Institute of Music

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Columbia University

Liberty Science Center

Technology

HP

Linksys / Cisco

Sabre

VidMe

Revana