HOO KOO E KOO — A Brand & Product Studio

We lovebuildarelovebuildare the future.

Future Ready

We design for a better world. We participate in projects that disrupt markets, provide a leap in human experience and move towards a more sustainable existence on this planet.

We worked with

Technology for Humanity

The future is diverse, unified, and as our civilisation evolves into Type 1 (planetary), we will create one global tribe. We are making sure this future is comfortable and a home for everyone.

Our team has members from 10+ countries, 90% of management team are female. Everyone is free to choose their location as long as we deliver.

Matt Cyrankiewicz

Founding + Creative Partner

Digital generalist, entrepreneur, designer and creative director with 15+ years of experience. Founder of HOO KOO E KOO, co-founder of Dropr, TABLE, Organism, Slash. Formerly a digital artist.

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NYC
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Christopher Spearpoint

Managing + Strategy Partner

Over 14 years of in-house, agency, incubator and business operator experience bringing new brands, businesses, and products to market. Passion for solving business and creative challenges regardless of nature.

SFO

Chester Chipperfield

Creative Director

Creative Director. Former Global Creative Director at Tesla, Head of Special Projects at Apple, Vice President at Burberry. Over 15 years in the design industry.

NYC
LAX
SFO

Chantelle Buffie

Head of Production

7+ years experience in project management, product development, and business operations with a background in digital, tech, and marketing.

YVR

Becky Turnbull

Business Director

10+ years of agency experience. Clients include Coca-Cola, Sony Mobile, PepsiCo, Walmart, Gruppo Campari, BP, and C&A.

LDN

Ariana Rabasa

Nomadic Studio Manager

Digital Marketing professional with 7+ years experience in Tech & Innovation Industry, event production, social media management, digital communication, advertising and team leadership.

BCN
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Justyna Cyrankiewicz

Creative Content Curator & Writer

Social and Environmental Activist, Graphic Design Teacher, Designer, Copywriter, Events Producer, Project Manager, TEDx Speaker.

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LDN

Kalin Kelly

New Business and Partnerships

Strategist, entrepreneur, with 9+ years in business strategy development and growth partnerships. Global speaker. Startup advisor. Angel investor. Artist at heart.

SFO
LAX
NYC

Don Ouwens

Product Designer

An empathic senior (UX) Product Designer with 10+ years experience, with a thing for data-visualisation and SaaS products and a huge drive to design the future.

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Weronika Cyrankiewicz

Junior Product Designer

Multidisciplinary designer, collage artist and visual creator. Experienced in Web Design, Branding, Publishing and Visual Identity.

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Brett Red

Senior UX designer

10+ years of experience. Designer. Expert in positive habit forming. TEDx Speaker. Prototyping guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, CCAC, LCAD and Runway Labs.

SFO

Giulia Bocci

Producer

London event producer stepping into digital, with education in UX design. Focused on delivering of highest quality human-centered experiences.

BCN
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LDN

Ahlem Baccouche

Producer / Researcher

Entrepreneur, researcher & producer. 2+ years in blockchain. 8+ years in capital markets, derivatives, trading, and business intelligence.

SFO
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Anoushka Mirchandani

Producer

Clear communicator and problem solver with 8+ years of account management and client services experience at Silicon Valley start-ups, most recently Eventbrite.

SFO

Tyler Pridgen

Producer

Multimedia producer and creative director dedicated to immersive technology and wellness. Founder of Luxury Escapism. Named a future wellness influencer by Stylus & Spa Business.

NYC

Yana Zarechneva

Producer

8+ years experience managing digital projects for global brands around the world including Universal Music, Lego, Marriott, Coca-Cola, Lenovo and O2. Driven by excellence and passionate about intelligent and creative technologies for life.

LDN

Angela Bliumis

Producer

9+ years producing digital products, ensuring craft and function always come first. A strong believer in transparent communication and guiding the team to the right solutions with a strategic approach and collaboration.

NYC

Opal Hoyt

Producer

A career producer with 10 years of experience focused in web, mobile & new technology. She has agency as well as brand experience and has spent time at places like Publicis, McCann, Conde Nast, Spotify, The New York Times and worked with clients like Samsung, Verizon, Microsoft and more. She spends her non-work time touring with her own band as well as with Okay Kaya and Helado Negro.

NYC

Michael Ketigian

Copywriter

Poet, engineer, and entrepreneur with 10+ years in startups and nonprofits. Whether rapping at the UN, scripting and voicing a video, or just writing crisp, lively copy — storytelling is my core.

NYC
SFO

Sunita Deshpande

Copywriter

Award-winning Advertising Copywriter. Recognized Playwright. 14+ years in advertising/branding/integrated marketing communications. Miami Ad School Masters Class Alumni.

LAX

Angela Chen

Creative Director

Award-winning UX and creative director, exploiting the aesthetics and craft of technology to create experiences that are more dynamic, interactive, and conversational.

NYC

Elliot Arthur

Creative Director

With over 10 years’ experience focusing on visual identity systems, creative strategy, digital design and publication design, Elliot has worked with studios and clients across North America, United Kingdom and Europe. Elliot also held the position of a BFA instructor at the School of Visual Arts.

LDN

Sara Silva

Senior Brand Designer

Art Director & Graphic Designer with 12+ years in the design industry. Experienced in Visual Identity, Packaging, and Editorial Design with a background on Multimedia and Interaction Design. Also loves teaching.

BCN
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Marcin Kurylak

CTO

15+ years experience developing and leading digital projects ranging from small to corporate, from web & mobile to 3D animation to Neural Networks. Fcused on delivering best end-user experience.

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POZ

Lukasz Roth

Tech Lead

15+ years of experience as a full stack developer and CTO. Has lead development of over 200 tech projects. Collaborating with Mateusz since 2011.

POZ

Danielle Avissar

New Business & Partnerships

Business development specialist. I get a rush from spotting, growing and landing brand clients. The long hours, industries in flux and fickle trends keep me going. Over 10+ years of industry experience. The world belongs to the hustlers.

NYC

Yifu Zhang

Developer

A wildcard designer with years of agency experience focusing on telling story with digital experience. Expertise in UX/UI, branding, and motion design.

NYC

How We Work

It’s 2020. We are a remote-first organization and travel to facilitate in-person workshops and events.

We work together, across the planet.

Our team has an amazing work-life balance.

We have a 16h+ time zone coverage.

Our Name

Hoo'-koo-e'-ko means roughly "this is us, people" in the language of the Hoo-Koo-E-Ko tribe that used to reside in the San Francisco Bay Area before settlers came. But that's not how it started for us... North of San Francisco our founder Matt Cyrankiewicz found himself hiking the mountains above the sequoia tree reserve of Muir Woods. What was meant to be a 2-hour stroll ended up a 5-hour quest. The sun set as he reached the summit midpoint. On return, as he roamed around the pitch-black woods seeking way back to his car, he stumbled across a trail of lights. To his delight, the path led him into a charity fundraiser right in the Muir Woods cathedral, where he was welcomed and drank wine with some Silicon Valley pioneers. An unforeseen prophecy was born. The path was called the Hoo Koo E Koo trail. A year later, when Matt was removed from the California company he had founded in a hostile take-over, Matt remembered his experience and founded HOO KOO E KOO as his own way back to the light. In a way, HOO KOO E KOO (this time the company) has become a trail to light for Matt and many others. We have built a global family of extremely talented creative problem-solvers. HOO KOO E KOO is a global tribe of exceptional humans and a new breed of an agency. A Post-Agency.