Ozan Karakoc Design Studio, Inc. / Los Angeles

About

Ozan Karakoc Design Studio, Inc. is founded by Los Angeles based multi-disciplinary designer and creative director Ozan Karakoc who specializes in strategic branding and advertising.


WHAT DOES OZAN DO?

He offers top-notch and turn-key design solutions that reflect an organization’s values, differentiate its brand and persuade its clients.

HOW DOES HE DO THAT?

By being honest and responsible, questioning the status quo, improving it if needed, respecting others, promoting principles, and caring about design as much as business.

WHY DOES HE DO WHAT HE DOES?

To help purpose driven organizations reach their true design potential and to make the world a more beautiful place.


Ideology

PARTNER. NOT A CONTRACTOR.

We believe that good branding and effective advertising require more than being a service provider. It requires being a 'partner'. It requires listening to the client, understanding needs, pro-actively questioning opportunities and doing all those with genuine care.

DESIGN THAT WORKS

Art for art's sake, or art for people's sake? This never-ending debate can live forever but we believe that design is for people's sake. Good design is the one that works. As Alvar Aalto's saying goes; 'Beauty is the harmony of function and form'.

HONEST AND RESPONSIBLE

'Making profit' has never been our primary goal. It is only the outcome of our process. Our top priorities are work ethics, honesty and responsibility. If our strategic analysis shows that you don't need a specific service, we don't propose that to you, no matter how profitable it could be.

CARING FOR DESIGN

Design is our true passion. That's why we value design itself as much as we value our clients. There is no such thing as 'good enough' in our book. We always seek the better during our eternal creative journey to perfection.


Services

BRAND STRATEGY    

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Global Best Practices Research
  • Positioning
  • Brand Story
  • Brand Architecture
    (Multi-Brand Strategy)
  • Naming
  • Slogan / Tagline 
  • Communication Plan

BRAND DESIGN

  • Logo Design
  • Stationery (Business Card, Letterhead, Envelope, etc.)
  • Corporate Identity Book
  • Package Design
  • Promotional Materials
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Ad Page Layout
  • Trade Show Booth Design

PRINT

  • Advertising Campaign Concept
  • Print Ads (Newspaper / Magazine)
  • Outdoor Ads
  • Brochures / Catalogues
  • Annual / Activity Reports
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Movie, TV Show Posters (Key Art)
  • Home Entertainment (CD, DVD, etc.)
  • T-Shirt / Apparel
  • Book / Magazine Covers
  • Press Releases

MOTION

  • 2D/3D Animation
  • TV Ident Packages
  • Video Editing
  • Commercial Film Production

DIGITAL

  • Website Design
  • Website Development
  • Mobile Application Design
  • Mobile Application Development

Highlights


CREATIVE DIRECTION
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During his last commitment, Ozan was one of the partners and creative directors of the Los Angeles based branding and advertising agency, I Mean It. He directed creative teams in LA and Istanbul, as well as an ever growing network of freelance artists all over the globe.
 


USER INTERFACE / USER EXPERIENCE
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Ozan has worked with UK based game developer Asylum Entertainment, created the TV identity package for D-Smart Spor, designed smartphone and web apps for Turkey's official country brand, developed interactive calendar design for Three Rivals and more...
 


MOTION PICTURE ADVERTISING
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During his employment at Iconisus, Ozan designed more than 1,000 movie and TV show posters. He worked on projects such as Avatar, Mirror Mirror, Ghost Rider, Louie, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy and dozens more.
 


TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN
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Truly obsessed with type, he has created many typographic designs for both commercial and personal projects. His work has been exhibited in organizations like 100 Typographic Posters in Beijing, and featured in books such as Drawing Type by Alex Fowkes.
 


BRAND IDENTITY DESIGN
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Ozan designed identities for numerous brands - from start-ups to Hollywood movies, textile corporations to restaurants, fire safety companies to B2B clients, magazines to restaurants and many more. He was also in the core team that created the country brand of Turkey.
 


WEBSITE DESIGN
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As the founder of award winning web projects Bak Magazine and Muzik Kutusu, website design has always been a passion for Ozan. He has designed websites for Pepsi, Mucinex, Hilton Dalaman, Tuborg, The Tourism Board of Turkey, Nubian Heritage and more.
 


PACKAGING DESIGN
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Ozan has also designed packaging for products from tasty chocolates to energy drinks, multi-purpose cameras to fancy jewelry boxes, beer bottles to computer accessories. He often gets lost in grocery stores, passionately enjoying the very best wine packaging.
 


EDITORIAL DESIGN
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Ozan is the creator of one of the most popular online visual arts magazines, Bak. He has designed more than 5,000 pages and interviewed over 140 artists from across the globe. He also designed a newspaper and many advertorials for Turkey's official country brand.