Ozan Karakoc Design Studio, Inc. / Los Angeles

The Honest FAQ

 

 

There are many talented designers and high quality design studios out there. Their beautiful work is a decent proof of what they can do for you. However, you don't know what kind of people they are? They can be kind, down-to-earth, easy-going people. Or... They can be cocky, know-it-all guys. Maybe they are extremely caring designers, who are perfectly responsive and responsible. Or... Maybe they won't listen to you, or answer your calls after 4pm.

Tough choice, isn't it?

This page is here to help you foresee how it would be to work with OK.

 
 
 
 

You:

Are you experienced enough to fulfill my brand's needs?

OK:

Great question! Experience is one of the most important qualities you should look for in a designer or a studio.

OK has a 9-year in-house agency experience, and another 9-year executive freelance design past. During the last 18 years, he has worked with hundreds of clients including giant global brands, small businesses and non-profit organizations.

 
 

 
 

You:

What are those 'giant global brands' you're mentioning?

OK:

Under Ozan Karakoc Design Studio, we've served Pepsi, FOX Sports, Monster Energy, Mucinex, Sony Pictures and Besiktas JK. During my in-house agency career, in most of which I was one of the partners or an executive creative director, I worked for brands like 20th Century Fox, Turkish Airlines, Corona, FIBA, FX Network, Godiva, HBO, Ocean Spray, Carlsberg and many more.

 
 

 
 

You:

Does that mean that you won't be interested in my boutique cafe branding project?

OK:

Of course not! I've been working for many small businesses and start-ups and helping them reach their true design potential!

If design is your passion, every new client gives you the same opportunity, no matter how big or small they are: 'the opportunity to make the world a more beautiful place!'.

 
 

You:

That's romantic.

OK:

It is, isn't it?


You:

Anyway. I couldn’t see many boutique cafe branding projects that you’ve done. Do you have any?

OK:

We don’t. But you shouldn’t worry about that.

A good designer is capable of creating good work in any field. One day, he/she designs the branding project of a hospital, the other day, an amazing logo for a local barber. Designing logos for five local barbers in a row won’t make that designer an ‘experienced barber logo designer’. When a fire safety company asks him to design a logo the other day, he would do that perfectly as well. That’s how it works! So, don’t worry about it. If you like our designs and our style, you will fall in love with what we’ll come up with for your cafe branding project!


You:

Sounds good. I realize that you sometimes say ‘I’ and sometimes say ‘we’. Why is that? How many of you are there?

OK:

That’s a good catch!

This is me, Ozan, speaking. I’m the owner and the creative director of this studio. I design all of the pieces you see on this website. For large scaled projects, I form teams by hiring extremely talented and internationally experienced people in my precious, ever-growing network. I have a brand strategist partner, smartphone app developers, web programmers, 2D-3D animators, film directors, composers, voiceover artists and more talents that I constantly work with.

Right now, in my office, I’m one, by myself. When needed, we are more than 30 people, working harmoniously and creating magic together!


You:

How long is your turnaround time?

OK:

It depends on the type of the project. But generally, we are fast. Very fast.


You:

OK. Can you tell me a little bit about your rates?

OK:

When it comes to rates, we're not fan of two things, hourly rates and leaving room for negotiation.

We always set a reasonable flat rate for each project, depending on its style, volume and complexity. We are very pro-active but we never offer services that you won’t actually need. When you get a quote from us, you can be sure that it’s well-thought-out and completely honest. If we think that our service for your project is worth 10, we won’t prepare a quote for 12 and pretend to be making discounts. Probably it’s one of the best parts of working with us. Being transparent and honest is our top priority.


OK:

Sure. Plenty of them.

You:

Do you have references?


You:

I think I like you.

OK:

Uhm… Well… It’s very kind of you but… I’m married.


You:

No! I mean, I like your studio. I would like to work with you.

OK:

Ah, OK, great! Why don't you click here to go to the Contact page and tell us about your project! Then we’ll discuss the details and you’ll get a detailed quote within the day.

Thank you for your time and your valuable consideration! We’re looking forward to receiving the details of your project and starting to create magic together!