We are a full service design studio, that means we can take your project from hair-brained inception, through hammer-and-nails construction. We even do consulting if you wanna do it all yourself but can’t figure out best practices. Smash & Grab Studio is photographers, graphic designers, animators and writers. Our reach stretches from China to Scandinavia to our home base here in LA. Creative teamwork, long nights and perseverance make us the most talented, hard working, best smelling professionals in the game.
In particular we like branding and identity, web design and development, out-of-the-box promotion and marketing, online community presence, strategy and consulting, design research and audits, brainstorming and ideation
HOW COULD SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN? THE STORY OF SMASH & GRAB
Smash and Grab, the term used to denote the fastest and loudest way to rob a jewelry store, essentially breaking the window and taking all you can. Speed, animosity and vigor are all things we need to get by in this world and sometimes the best plans involve making noise and turning a few heads.
Rewind to 2009 when Alex Arinsberg, a burgeoning young designer was looking for his niche in the world. It seemed that commercial artists were expected to either find their cog in the big corporate wheel, or settle for competing with someones nephew over small-business design opportunities. Small businesses never have the same budget for design and advertising as the huge conglomerates out there, consequentially their reach is not as far and they don’t look as good, keeping mom and pop stores and independent businesspeople stuck in the cracks while big business wreaks havoc. Shouldn’t we be entitled to a fair shot? Aren’t our brilliant ideas just as smart if not smarter than someone with a billion dollar budget? Hence Smash&Grab Studio was born, a street-level team of creative professionals with community interests in mind, a commitment to beautify rather than clutter, spread truth rather than propaganda, and an any-means-necessary attitude. welcome to the creative butter churn of the 23rd century.
Every design project is unique. It asks different questions and sometimes requires unique paths to find the solution. Regardless of how specialized or niche your idea or trade, we have the facilities and expertise to bring you the best ideas and the most innovative solutions. The design process is just that, a process, and we have the keen eye and patience to make your idea shine like a pearl. “What make you so confident” you say? Its our research, development and construction process that safeguards us as one of the industry’s most trusted and successful studios out there. We in this!
RESEARCH Its true that we are geniuses in our own trade, but our job is also to convey your message. Weather you are an actor or a carpenter or a fast-food restaurant, we find every painstaking detail of your message, the market and the world around it in order to find the best practices and greatest solution.
IDEATION We are responsible for the best, brightest, biggest ideas. If you need to get to Houston TX but you only have three wheels, we will build you a tricycle.
DESIGN Its challenging to make things look beautiful, but its super-duper challenging to make it look clean, cognizant, and well thought out. Form follows function is our mantra here, make it look awesome is our warcry. You will see by the trail of websites flyers, books and promotions left in our wake among other things.
CONSTRUCTION We have resources all around the globe to get your shirts printed, apps built, website published or book bound. Try us, if we don’t know how to do it, we probably have a cousin who does.
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