We strategize, design

and create content and do all the technology things

We strategize

It can look good and feel good, but without a strategy it probably isn’t going very far. And so, before we actually start creating anything we start by getting to know you. Your hopes and dreams. Once we've figured out where you want to go we start to draft a map and create a route for how to get there. And we call it strategy and we send you a bill.

  • Research
  • Communications Strategy
  • Brand Strategy
  • Product Strategy
  • Content Strategy
  • Analytics and Testing

Ueno is unique in how they approached our team and our project. They take complex business challenges and turn them into sophisticated and beautifully simple solutions. Their strategic thinking, as well as their execution, is head and shoulders above the rest.

Brad Haynes, Lonely Planet

We design

Design is a tricky word. It means different things to different people. For us, design is the whole thing. It's the way it looks, sure, but it's also the way it works and the way it smells. It's the whole thing.

And so, the only way we can design something great is if all the pieces are great. One small mistake can ruin an otherwise great experience. And so we sweat the details, we are annoyingly fussy and we even care about the things that nobody else will notice. Because that's the kind of people we are. The annoying kind.

And that's what we call design. And then we send you a bill for it.

  • User Experience
  • Visual Design
  • Product Design
  • Brand Design
  • Communication Design

Design is shorthand for so many different things but ultimately, Ueno is an agency that can create thoughtful, beautiful and problem solving experiences.

Haraldur Thorleifsson, Founder of Ueno.

We create content

A picture says more than a thousand words, a video says more than a thousand pictures. You get the picture. But then again a good word can say a lot too. Like pineapple. That word says a whole lot.

We never forget that while our great designs and fancy code are necessary to help the experience, most people are just there for the content. They want to learn something, or laugh at something, or cry, or laugh and cry while the learn something. So we create the things that make them do that. And we call it content and we send you a bill for it.

  • Copywriting
  • Social Playbook
  • Photography
  • Brand Films
  • Product Videos
  • 2D & 3D Animation
  • Sound Design & Music

People need stories to make sense of the world. They need a reason, they need to understand the Why. And from there, the How and the What. It needs to be honest, but also interesting enough for them to spend their time on it. That's a lot to ask, but that's what we try to do every time.

Zoe Finkel, Content Creative Director, Ueno.

We develop

You know that thing that your nephew can do for free? Yea, we do that but for real and it's not free, it costs a lot of money.

Our developers are the unsung heroes of what we do. They are the best of the best of the best and they have the awards to prove it (they show them to us every day to remind the rest of us). They write their html and css and react and that other thing that no one can ever remember and it's honestly just amazing that it all works so beautifully.

The development team we’ve worked with at Ueno has been amazing to work with and the results speak for themselves. They can build cutting edge technology solutions and make them feel fluid, approachable, friendly and easy to use.

John Sheets, VP of Emerging Technology, Visa