Naming + Brand identity design

  • Hindsight Veterinary Care, Corvallis OR
  • Loom, a foundation, Seattle
  • Matchbox Mobile, Brighton & Seattle
  • NUK Cafe, Phnom Penh


  • Atlantic School of English + Active Leisure, Schull Ireland
  • Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Seattle
  • Case Design + Project Management, Seattle
  • Gupta Insurance & Financial Services, Los Angeles
  • Joji Minatogawa Architects, Seattle
  • Japanese Language School of Raleigh, Raleigh
  • Miyabi Japanese Restaurant, Tukwila
  • Modern Business Training Services, Co. Mayo Ireland
  • New Hope Acupuncture, Durham NC
  • Northwest Asian Weekly, Seattle
  • Snaptotes, Durham NC


Brand identity design

  • A1A Inc., Seattle
  • Aerial Treecare, Durham NC
  • Avenue Medical, Seattle
  • Bonanzle (now Bonanza), Seattle
  • Baltic Room, Seattle
  • C’ODA Design Build, Seattle
  • D+A Studio, Seattle
  • Group3 Architects LLC, Seattle
  • Kikokugo, Seattle
  • Real Science, Seattle
  • Red Pill, Seattle
  • Row House Cafe, Seattle
  • Write with Meaning, Seattle

Brand message design

  • Allied Arts of Seattle, Seattle
  • Blue Gecko, Seattle
  • Green Plus, Durham NC

 Art direction + graphic design

  • Eagle Print, Skibbereen Ireland
  • Gnomedex Conference, Seattle
  • Little Green Software, Durham NC
  • Maekawa Japanese Restaurant, Seattle
  • North Carolina Japan Center, Raleigh
  • Pacific Architects and Engineers, International, Tokyo
  • Seattle Central Community College, Seattle
  • West Cork Advertiser, Clonakilty Ireland
  • YouMaga, Seattle

Workshop design + facilitation

  • An Foras Áiseanna Saothair (FÁS), Skibbereen Ireland
  • British Council of Vietnam, Hanoi
  • CARE International
  • CORA Northwest, Seattle
  • Development Innovations, Phnom Penh
  • Duke University, Durham NC
  • Echostream, Gangtok
  • Edogawa University, Kashiwa
  • FOO Cafe, Malmoe
  • Innotech Festival, Phnom Penh
  • Kawsang, Phnom Penh
  • Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok
  • Oulu Arts Festival, Oulu
  • St. Fachtna’s De La Salle, Skibbereen Ireland
  • Skibbereen Eldercare Center, Skibbereen Ireland
  • Thundershirt, Durham NC
  • University of North Carolina-CH, Chapel Hill NC
  • UNDP, Phnom Penh
  • Vipassa, Phnom Penh
  • VIA Programs at Stanford, Palo Alto CA


What people are saying

‘Beyond ordinary team building activities we used to do, the facilitator (Dipika) did an outstanding job introducing innovative methodology that enabled our team to put aside routine work hats, creating a safe space that our team felt comfortable to share and connect with one another our past experiences, family and what we each care about. Our team now sees each other beyond just colleagues. We understand each other more. We grow our respect and appreciation for each other even more.’ —Channé Suy Lan, Kawsang

‘We’re confident we could not improve on this and will not need to update for many years. Many thanks for all your hard work and professionalism.’ —Barbara Connelly, Atlantic School of English and Active Leisure

NUK Cafe, naming and brand identity design by Design Kompany 2014

‘Many times designers will do what you tell them to do. But you… would not. You would say, “No. That’s not a good idea, and we’re not gonna do that.” That was new. You made us think, and in the end, we got to a stronger design together. Thank you.’ —Kenneth Hui, NUK Cafe

‘I am writing because I wanted to thank you all for sharing ideas and memoirs, I am very much impressed and really enjoyed the workshop SELF. I’ve been working on my writing, and finished one short story which I feel so happy after I finished writing it (it’s in Thai.) I’m working on its English version pretty soon and will send to you all for the feedback. bottom line is I’m happy to let you know that I’ve somehow overcome my fear of writing, though there’re times when I got stuck with the stories, get distracted, or feel like it’s not good enough – if it was before, I was just going to give up. now, I feel it challenged me and I find writing more enjoyable. most importantly, I feel like my writing is getting better too.’ –JL, Guest of SELF

‘Anyone who’s worked for a startup-stage organization knows that gaining this clarity is far more challenging than one might think. We’ve incorporated the learnings from this exercise into all of communications, and it helps other people get it too. DK stressed that you have to earn your customer’s trust and loyalty. Truly great brands understand this. My favorite part of the process was the fabulous aha that came when we did our customer activity. DK had us name the personality traits of different kind of customers and once we organized these traits into personas, it was as if a veil had been lifted. Suddenly, conceptualizing what we do, the value we bring, and who we work with became clear.’ —Sarah Kate Fishback, Green Plus

‘DK is a skilled facilitator and creative thinker who worked with our organization on our re-branding and mission. I recommend Dipika and her partner Akira for any organization going through a re-branding process.’ —Ezra Basom, Allied Arts of Seattle

‘Money well spent. Thanks again for such terrific work. It all looks great! The envelopes look especially cool, really eye-catching and novel. Cheers all around and thanks for the millionth time. —Michael Salewski, Hindsight Veterinary Care

‘I have one the of the t-shirts from our event last week hanging on my office door. I have had quite a few students (ones I don’t even know) stop in to ask me about it and ask where they can get one. I just wanted to let you know they are a big hit!’ —Jackie Bondell, NC School of Science & Mathematics

‘I really am pleased with the work the three of us did. The logo is a perfect fit for our company.’ —Dave Eva, A1A Inc.

‘Our new name and brand reflects how we’ve grown over the past three years from a research focused company to what we’re all about today: creating truly unique custom mobile solutions for our clients. You guys really helped us out with finding our niche.’ —Richard Stott, Matchbox Mobile

‘Design Kompany recently came to the rescue of our new organization. They helped us build our new identity and brand, and the whole process was FUN! I have years in marketing, PR and I learned a lot working with DK. Their methodical, creative, curious approach was refreshing and productive.Setting out to launch a new organization, our board and staff were appropriately all over the map about what we’d call it. Design Kompany gave us synergistic tools to get us all to the same place and of the same mind. We wouldn’t be who we are without Design Kompany’s expertise and facilitation. When we were tempted to incorporate too much, they’d gently guide us back to our own mission. When we got confused, they got us back on track. Their ability to work at both a birds-eye and granular level concurrently impressed me and I’d work with them again in a heartbeat!’ —Amani Ellen Loutfy, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

‘I love working with the new design—it’s much more beautiful and easier to assemble as well.’ —Anne-Marie Stillion, Northwest Asian Weekly

‘Your touch is really delicate and modern. Quite lovely’. —P. Gnomedex.

‘This is so fun, like learning in a foreign country. You inspired me to study abroad in Canada next year.’ –T, Student

‘A great and above all original stand out design service, allied to a world savvy understanding of what you need to do to get noticed in the busy world we all live in… wonderful people to work with! ;0) —Kieran Hanrahan, Modern Business Training Services