About us

This is Ueno

We hope we’re pronouncing that correctly

The tl;dr

We know you are busy, so we’ll get straight to the point. We are a group of clever people in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Reykjavík. We use brains and fancy machines to create brands, products and experiences that help our clients solve problems and seize opportunities.

That’s more or less it. But if you’re still curious, keep scrolling.


Values

Our values are there to remind us of who we are, and what we want to be. They guide everything we do, from our approach to work, to how we treat people. They are intentionally aspirational and aspirationally intentional.

Values

Our values are there to remind us of who we are, and what we want to be. They guide everything we do, from our approach to work, to how we treat people. They are intentionally aspirational and aspirationally intentional.

We’re all in this together

Everyone is different and everyone is equal. People’s backgrounds, experiences and goals may not be the same, but we believe that everyone is really trying to do their best.

Be raw

We believe in radical honesty. We’re not afraid to be open and vulnerable, but we have a very low tolerance for bullshit. We’re nice, but not just to be nice.

Figure it out

We’re not afraid of the unknown. Life is change, and we adapt. That’s how we grow. We say “Yes, we can,” even if we’re not yet sure exactly how we will.

Bring the chocolate

We like giving people more than they ask for. More than they knew they wanted. Our standards are very high, and we work hard to exceed them.

Life is short, enjoy it

Life is short and kind of ridiculous. We’ll all be dead soon. So why not enjoy it? We are stupid in a good way. Foolish in a better way. We are here, we’re alive, and it’s pretty damn great.


Offices

Modern life is office life. We don’t know if it’s the future our ancestors dreamed of, but here we are.

San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco

San Francisco

Our office sits right in the middle of the SoMa tech puddle. We can see Twitter from our window. (Call us, Jack.) Directions

New York
New York
New York

New York

Ueno’s office in Soho opened in 2015. It used to be much too big for us, but now it’s just about right. Directions

Reykjavík
Reykjavík
Reykjavík

Reykjavík

This is where we grew up. It’s not Mountain View, but it's got a nicer mountain view. Directions

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Ever lose your wallet in El Segundo? If you come looking for it please stop by our lovely office. Directions


Bueno

We’ve had our share of luck. Bueno is where we give back to those who haven’t. Ueno has committed to donate at least $1m to charity over the next ten years. Here below are some of the organizations we’ve supported recently, with more on bueno.co.

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Yellowhammer Fund

A nonprofit organization giving support to women in Alabama who need access to abortion clinics.

Families Belong Together

ActBlue Civics supports several groups and charities working to protect kids and families separated by ICE.

Women Talk Design

Women Talk Design is on a mission to see more diverse speakers on stage, with training and promotion.

Good Measure

A Memphis based initiative connecting teams of volunteer creatives with nonprofits that need their help.


Experiments

When we’re not working for our clients, we like to experiment. It helps us think new thoughts, meet new people, create new things, discover beautiful objects, and challenge ourselves.

Ueno.land

It’s the conference we always wanted to attend, but never found. So we decided to create it ourselves. Uenoland celebrates the promise of creativity in all its forms.
Visit Uenoland

Ueno.events

Every month, Ueno hosts Chatty Hours, informal events where a clever and creative person comes to talk about what they’ve been up to. It’s free and open to all.
Let's chat

Ueno.design

Ueno.design is where we put nice things we find that are made by other people. It’s a website and a Chrome app that helps you discover wonderful art, objects and architecture.
Take a look

Ueno.store

The world is full of beautiful and useful stuff. We picked some of them for you and put them in our store. Soon we will also add our own things but don’t tell anyone about that yet.
Buy some things


Awards

We’re not in it for the awards, but it’s nice to get them. Our in-house Awards Photographer helps us keep track.

Not just happy to be nominated

In five years, Ueno has been nominated for 18 Webby Awards, and won five. We’ve won a bunch of D&AD Awards, Red Dot Awards, Awwwards, FWAs, Communication Arts Awards, CSS Awards, Appys, Pixel Awards, Net Awards, some of Apple’s Best of App Store Awards, and a surprising amount of other awards. According to Inc Magazine’s annual guide, we’re one of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S, and we’re particularly proud to be on Ad Age’s list of Best Places to Work in 2019.