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Napkin-sketch to branded experience.

We are a fresh take on the  full-service digital agency.

Using a people-centered approach, we help startups and corporations define, design and develop digital products, services and experiences, and create deep connection and loyalty with the right audiences.

WE ARE AKKO.

 

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WHAT WE DO

Customer Experience (UX)

reveals the framework by which you're addressing real needs and desires.

Helping frame the *right* problem to solve.

Designing intuitive and addictive interactions.

Visualizing, prototyping & testing digital products.

Visual Design

creates emotional connection through stunningly appropriate UI & branding.

Defining & refining a brand's essential style.

Communicating your product in a crisp way.

Memorable & engaging pixel-perfect designs.

Strategy

is a customer-driven partnership to help things evolve painlessly.

Roadmapping the long-term vision.

Aligning business, marketing and customer goals.

Promotional strategy for stickiness & loyalty.

Since 2010, we've helped dozens of companies go from napkin sketch to game-changing innovation to helping take a product viral. We worked with a variety of industries including Financial Services, Fashion, Enterprise, Music, Lifestyle & Health, Transportation, and more.

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CORPORATIONS

START-UPS

Multidisciplinary

In less than a day, you can have a team with skills ranging from interaction designers to visual designers, copywriters to strategists, motion graphic artists to prototypers.

Flexible

If anyone tells you there's a three step, fool-proof method to design, be skeptical. We listen first, create a custom program for you and  roll with the punches if things need to change.

High Touch

We're a boutique agency. That means you'll be working directly with directors and talent and aren't paying for lots of middlemen, bureaucracy, or inefficiency.

Founder Friendly

We get it. It's your baby. We won't bulldoze your ideas nor are we overly polite. Think of us as members of your team.

Lean & Affordable

You'll be working with best-in-class talent at a pricepoint competitive with hiring full timers and freelancers. You'll get more, quicker for less.

We've helped our clients hire teams, invested in them, helped them network in the tech scene and more. Our shortest engagement was 2 weeks and our longest over a year.

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Short or Long-Term Partners

Studio Akko was an awesome supporter and partner for Uber in the early days. They understand iterative design and working with limited time and resources. Ron and his crew are always a pleasure.

Ryan Graves, Head of Global Operations

Uber, San Francisco

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Akko's work strikes just the right note of friendliness and approachability, helping visitors overcome barriers to entry. The great part is the tone — this can be a fun, simple thing.

Erin Coburn, Head of Department of Digital Media

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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We helped American Express offer more value to the 99% through a mobile strategy engagement.

New Product Incubation

We helped Uber to gain traction, buzz and precious customers during their most critical growth stages.

Brand Strategy & Promotion

We helped one of the nation's leading home entertainment manufacturers discover new customer segments.

Customer Personas

 

Enterprise Web Platform

We helped a company with patented technology redesign and pitch their platform to the world's biggest airlines.

We helped NYC's beloved museum align its brand to its original 1870 mission: art for every individual.

 

MyMet Promotions

 

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Mobile MVP

We helped an early stage Series A startup go from napkin sketch to tested product in weeks, not months.

We helped a non-profit stand up to for-profit competitors 10x it's size by repositioning its core message.

Branding & Web Design

HOMEBREW'D PROJECTS

We don't just solve our client's toughest problems. We love to identify our own.

Working with innovative companies means our team are also seasoned at incubating our own product concepts quickly and efficiently, releasing them into the wild, and seeing what sticks. We like to experiment.

EVENTS

Innovation doesn't happen in a vacuum.

We host a number of events in New York City to bring together innovators to come together to get inspired, make connections, find collaborators, and get feedback. Our audiences include artists, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, and the generally curious.

CONTACT:

Studio Akko LLC

150 W 25th Street 3rd Fl.

New York, NY 10001

 

(646) 504-0551

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