A strong brand is more than just a sum of its parts.

 

It's your story and is in the heart of what you do, and why you do it.

We get involved in the big picture vision and heart of your business. We partner with you to share your brand story on all of your communication materials... from a small piece like a business card, to three dimensional packaging, to a grand scale signage, and to an interactive website.

 

 

Sheila Buchanan Coughlan
Creative Director

Sheila has been a graphic designer for 18+ years, and has designed everything from logos to packaging to websites. She works with successful restaurants and star chefs like Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon, Tallula's, On Vegetables), Zoe Nathan (Huckleberry, Tallula's, Rustic Canyon), Arnold Eric Wong (Eos, Bacar, The Treasury, The Beehive), Kathy Wiley (Poco Dolce) and Bryan Ng (The Spice Table, Cassia) to name a few. She has 18 years of design experience working in the restaurant & food packaging industry.

Sheila has a BFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco 2000. In 2008, she spent the summer consulting (and sharpening her design and food skills) for a design studio in Zurich, Switzerland (home of Helvetica, cheese and chocolate!).

The Studio

Since launching our studio in 2004, we have been partnering with our clients to translate their ideas into concrete stories, through thoughtful design. We help them tell their brand story beyond the logo, developing it across a variety of design pieces, including print, package design, and web design.

We work with a talented pool of photographers, illustrators, expert printers and web developers who contribute to our project successes along the way.

With our expertise, experience and guidance, we make sure the creative process is smooth and enjoyable and that the end result is something you're proud to stand behind.

 


We love our clients.

Art + Boutique
Front Porch Studio Nantucket
G. Albert Men's Groomers
Olivina Napa Valley
Philippe Halsman Archive
The Plant Provocateur

Fashion + Retail
Daryl K
Dita Eyewear
Margaret Tan • Karl Said So
Mill Valley Baby & Kids Co.
Sanctuary Clothing

Interiors
Lori Backen Interiors
Roughan Interior Design

 

Food + Restaurants
Bacar SF
Bluestem Brasserie
Eos Restaurant
E&O Kitchen and Bar
El Paseo (Sammy Hagar)
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Fig & Magpie
Flatiron Bagels
French Blue Napa
Hawks Provisions + Public House
Huckleberry Café
JAX Winery
Larchmont Bungalow Café
Milo & Olive
Nolaluna Cirque Supper Club
Oakville Grocery Co.

Peet's Coffee & Tea
Poco Dolce
Raison D'etre Bakery
Restaurant Delfina
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar
Rustic Canyon Family
Tallula's Restaurant
The Spice Table
Saola by Hannah An
Simplethings Restaurant
Smarty Pants Vitamins
Sweet Rose Creamery
S'more Bakery
Sushi Note
Tallula's
The Beehive Bar
The Coffee Company


What they say...

"Sheila is fantastic to work with. We've had a longstanding relationship with her dating back to when she designed the website for our wedding, and then moving on to our restaurants like Huckleberry, Milo & Olive and Tallula's. She recently did a much needed revamp of our Rustic Canyon website and it looks great.  Sheila is creative and collaborative and really easy to work with.  We're looking forward to working with her on our new projects."

– Josh Loeb, Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants, Santa Monica, CA