WHAT WE ARE
Combo is equal parts strategic consultancy and design studio that combines design thinking and branding.
WHY OUR MODEL
Today’s consumer expectations have become increasingly diverse and demanding. This means the most successful organizations and brands must be a unique composition of various components that work together in balance. We believe the role of strategy to identify and harmoniously connect the elements, while design turns the final experience into a sum greater than its parts.
HOW WE WORK
A project manager always runs the show. Two partners (strategy + design/creative) work on every project from beginning to end. A team of strategists, designers, and creatives collaborate in a contiguous process to ensure efficiency and integrity. Clients are also part of this team. Because there is never a hand-off between strategy and design, our strategies are always considering how they show up in the real world and every touchpoint we design has a consistent strategy baked in.
WHAT WE OFFER
Consumer research | Business and product strategy | Branding | Product design | Retail design | Site design | Content creation
Our best engagements tend to combine these services holistically. But we also offer à la carte offering for select projects.
HOW WE GROW
Only 11.4% of jobs in the creative sector are filled by People Of Color. For the past 4 years, we have worked to address this imbalance with our staffing partner Scope of Work. Currently, the Combo staff is 64% BIPOC and the design department 100% BIPOC. Our goal is to scale this model.