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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.

Strategy

We help companies make big decisions. We form strategic recommendations based on industry research, stakeholder interviews and expert advice to form holistic strategies that help our clients reach their goals.

Identity

We craft timeless Visual Identities for our clients that represent their core values while engaging new and emerging audiences. Our comprehensive Brand Identity systems allow for application cross medium from digital to print, physical to acoustic.

Design

Human centric design and it is at the heart of most of our projects. Unlike other agencies there is frequently a through line from digital into the physical resulting in cohesive and world class online/offline brand experiences.

Technology

The cross section of strategy, design and technology is where the magic happens for our clients. We are technologically agnostic and have deep experience with hardware, custom application, mobile, publishing, web and ecommerce.

We are intersectional by design in our backgrounds, identities and skill sets. Our team is based in 20+ countries and 90% of our management team are women.

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.

LDN
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.

POP
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NYC

Giulia Bocci

Lead 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

Marcin Kurylak

Head of Technology

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

Taliesin Gilkes-Bower

Executive Creative Director

Creative director focused on bringing world class design and strategy to category defining brands driving global change towards a thriving planet. 15 years of experience across entertainment, technology and culture.

LIS

Adi Kurian

Group Account Director

Marketer with a passion for using narrative, data, and empathy to solve problems. Experience delivering custom solutions in sectors including auto, CPG, finance, law, and tech.

NYC

Michael Ketigian

Associate Strategy Director

Seasoned generalist with an engineering degree and 10+ years in startups and nonprofits. Whether building robust brands, shaping content strategy, crafting crisp copy, or rapping at the UN — storytelling is the core.

NYC
LIS

Ariana Rabasa

Nomadic Studio Manager

Digital Marketer & event producer with 10+ years experience in Tech & Innovation Industry. She enjoys working in a team environment while getting along with people. On her free time, you will find her flying with her kite in the ocean.

BCN
POP

Guendalina Buzzanca

Talent & Operations Manager

Events, logistic and guest services manager with 10+ years of experience. Proven ability to balance priorities, attention to details and produce top quality work. During the last 6 years, Guen worked with top names on Sir Richard Branson's Private Island.

FCO
EIS

Austin Beer

UX Lead

Designing intuitive and delightful digital experiences for hard and messy problems for every industry for 12 years. Leads with his quirky, collaborative, iterative, and human-centered design approach to make compelling digital tools, apps, and websites. You can usually find Austin rock climbing, gardening, or perfecting French omelets.

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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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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

Product Designer

A multi-disciplinary creative with 5+ years of experience in various design fields. Passionate about visual design, skilled in branding, UI and communication. Getting Master’s in Design for Planet, oriented on creating great future scenarios.

CPH

Ahlem Baccouche

Producer & Researcher

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

LIS
YUL

Sarah Ramanuj

Producer

A spirited and solutions-driven producer with an exceptional background of leading a diverse roster of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups across branding, strategy, design and development.

LAX

Sarah McCollum

Producer

Product Manager, Project Manager, and Certified Scrum Master with 10+ years of experience in e-Commerce development and optimization. Experienced at leading widespread and diverse teams, building custom technology solutions, and overall being the glue that holds a successful project together. Committed to honesty, communication, open mindedness, and just generally making the world a better place.

PDX

Dexter Dake

Creative Director

11+ years experience in brand strategy, design, & development. Former Creative Director at SurveyMonkey, CX. Founder of Dakotomy.

NYC

Yifu Zhang

Design Lead

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

NYC

Sara Santos

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
LIS

Nuria Sierra

Senior Brand Designer

Art Director, Graphic Designer and Teacher passionate about pushing design to the next level. With over 12 years of experience dedicated to building impactful brands from tech and architecture to fashion and food across the globe.

BCN

Piotr Lepkowski

Full Stack Developer

Full-stack developer with 10+ years of experience who started his career as a designer. Specializing in web and mobile applications. Loves building products from scratch and the feeling of solving problems.

POZ

Badr Abou El Anouar

UX / UI Designer

Badr is an awarded senior designer and UI mentor. In his 14 years of experience in the design field, he has delivered more than 120 successful design projects in the US, Western Europe, and the Middle East. He has worked with clients like UNIDO and received multiple awards from CSS awards, Awwwards, Muzli, and Mindsparklemag.

BCN

Humberto Carrero

Sr Brand Designer

Senior Brand Identity Designer & Art Director currently based in Barcelona. With 15 years of experience, he developed most of his career at classic branding agencies. Now he is motivated by the digital revolution and interested in the intersection of brand, UI and new technologies.

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Julia Berling

New Business Associate

A student in Business Administration, eager to learn and embrace challenges. Frenchie but a world traveler, she has lived in 5 different countries and speaks 3 languages fluently. She is a foodie who enjoys cooking in her free time.

BCN

Lukasz Duraj

Back End Developer

Full-Stack Developer with over 10 years of experience in cross-technology: Frontend, Backend, DevOps and security skills. Focused on self-development and providing the most appropriate solutions for the client.

POZ

Arbaz Ghani

UX/UI Designer

Arbaz is a T-Shaped Product Design Expert with 4+ years of experience in Interaction Design, Visual Design, and User Research. Making a difference in the lives of many by crafting amazing digital experiences.

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Iftikhar Ahmad

Designer

A Multi-Disciplinary Designer who focuses on creating the user-centered design. Seasoned in designing digital experiences that are easy-to-use and visually pleasing.

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Ahmad Hassan

Tech Lead

In love with coding for 7+ years, I'm currently providing services as Technical Team Lead and Solution Architect to build innovative tech products. I love to learn and work on new technologies and believe in Smart work over hard work.

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Qaisar Ahmad

Designer

An award-winning customer-centric designer focused on Visual design, Interfaces, Branding, and more... I believe the perfect balance of the "message", "aesthetics" and "usability" makes people live stories.

ISB

Dan Lopez

Developer

Web and mobile application developer for more than 7 years. I currently love developing with ReactJS and React Native (also with other frameworks other than JavaScript) with which I have worked on dozens of startup and multinational projects.

BOG

Maham Jamshed

Marketing Strategist

10 years of experience in analytics, marketing and brand management. Loves balancing her creative eye, analytical mind and empathic intuition to develop growth driving strategies. Entrepreneurial, deeply curious, passionate about holistic wellness.

NYC
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Severin Deutschmann

Consultant

7+ years of diving into the rabbithole known as web3. Co-Founder and CEO of Open Telos, a company focused on delivering the best possible end-user experiences in web3 through technology & design.

Mikhail Kurt

New Business Manager

Highly experienced in sales management, strategic negotiation & scaling up. Serial entrepreneur specializing in launching new SAAS products across growth markets and multicultural realities.

BCN

Andrea Rabasa

Social Media Manager

Educator and Psychologist of Education with 10+ years of experience. Specialist on women empowerment through water sports and nature. Social activist, passionate for art and therapy. Co founder of KiteSirens, Sun Tribe by KiteSirens and Kitesurf Intl Barbados.

POP

Maria-Ines Chevallier

Brand Designer

Brand Designer and illustrator with 10 years experience in the editorial, agency and consulting world. Strong believer of the motto “say more with less”. Passionate about helping brands of all sizes unleash their story through idea-driven strategy and smart and simple design. Also, dedicated yoga teacher, art addict and dog obsessed.

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Anastasia Vitruk

Growth Manager

Curious by nature, entrepreneurial by soul, and loving by heart. She has built a strong marketing and business development background over the years. Experienced in marketing campaigns, with a deep knowledge of product marketing, account management, content production, and community management.

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Sanan Ahmed

UI/UX Designer

A multi-disciplinary designer with 4+ years of experience in various disciplines emphasizing thoughtful design and visual problem solving. Primarily focused in UI/UX, Interaction and Motion Design. He believes that strong imagery, backed up by meaningful distribution strategies, can shape the world into a better place.

ISB

Mohsin Khan

UX/UI designer

A multi-disciplinary designer focused on UX/UI, Branding, and Interaction Design. You’ll always find him surrounded by great art work. He is a firm believer in giving back to the community and loves participating in voluntary work. And yes, you can also call him a ‘type and lettering’ enthusiast to the extent that one can call him a Type Designer.

ISB

Brooke Wilson

Copywriter

Brooke is a trampoline enthusiast and seasoned Copywriter who has shaped brands and innovated omni-channel campaigns for Starbucks, The United Nations, Nestle, and more. Her specialty lies in fine-tuning the perception of luxury brands and products to capture the fast-beating hearts of Millennial and Gen Z audiences. In her free time, you can catch her songwriting or laying down vocals in the studio.

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Kimberly McCann

Senior Producer & Account Lead

15+ years of marketing experience building client relationships, strategizing business solutions and overseeing production efforts for brands, organizations and individuals. Passionate about building authentic relationships and collaborating to generate positive, long-term impact.

LAX

Joshua Lepley

Brand Designer

A multidisciplinary designer, artist and maker bringing conceptual and strategic thinking, a passion for craft and an entrepreneurial spirit to his work across branding, identity and experience design.

NYC

Andrew Wagner

Content Strategist & Copywriter

Writer, editor, and content strategist specializing in bringing great ideas of all shapes and sizes to life in many forms. Lover of architecture + design. Also lover of baseball (read: American) and overlooked and underutilized cities around the globe.

NYC
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Christina Borins

Senior Producer

Interactive and experiential producer and creative director working to design new experiences with emerging technology. Her work explores non-linear storytelling primarily through interactive installations, live performance, VR / AR and live motion-captured environments.

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Giorgio Campo

Design Director

Design director with over 12 years of experience in delivering value to business and people with digital experiences across scales, industries, and markets. Working closely with clients to help define innovation, solve problems, and create meaningful, tangible solutions.

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How We Work

It’s 2022. We are a remote-first organization, and we 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

Just north of San Francisco, at the foothills of Mount Tam, lies the Hoo Koo E Koo trail. Named for the indigenous Hoo-Koo-E-Ko tribe, the name roughly translates to: this is us: people. In 2015, Matt Cyrankiewicz set off on a casual 2-hour stroll in the mountains. It turned into a grueling 75-hour journey, with the sun setting as he reached the summit. Meandering through the pitch-black woods, he stumbled across a lit trail — a beacon amid the darkness. You can guess its name. A year later, after a hostile takeover of his previous company, Matt started HOO KOO E KOO as a path back to light from the metaphorical darkness of subpar work environments and extractive agencies. HKEK has been remote from day one, and we pride ourselves on prioritizing people, the planet, and meaningful work over the insatiable lust for endless economic growth. Today, HOO KOO E KOO is a global brand and digital product studio that helps category-defining businesses create a better future.