Studio | KUDOS Design Collaboratory™

Studio

We collaborate with forward-thinking brands, institutions, and creative agencies to create great branding, websites, apps, data visualization, editorial design, packaging, motion graphics, exhibitions, and site-specific interactive installations in the U.S. and abroad.

Since 2008, we continue to transform ideas and visions into communication tools that often create a sense of buzz in the competitive marketplace. Our involvement helps companies and institutions evaluate, adapt, and grow by appealing to various consumers and cultures, both online and offline.

We believe good design is engaging, relevant, and timeless. This is achievable through mutual collaboration, experimentation, good typography, user-friendliness, and attention to details.

Process

We place creative strategy at the heart of our process.

Process Diagram
Process Diagram

What They Say

People

Our partners are practicing designers who also serve as the primary contact for every client.

John Kudos

Partner, NEW YORK

John Kudos

Partner, NEW YORK

John Kudos was born in Bandung, Indonesia and studied graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, graduating with a BFA in Design with Digital Media concentration in 2001. Prior to establishing KUDOS Design Collaboratory™ in 2008, he worked for Pentagram New York for seven years, working closely with partner, Abbott Miller, where he led various cultural, retail, and institutional design projects.

Kudos is an interdisciplinary designer whose work embraces strategy, design, and technology. His practice focuses on collaboration and experimentation informed by diverse cultural backgrounds and technological resources. His projects include brand identities, publications, websites, user interfaces, interactive installations, motion, signage, and exhibitions, many of which spans across multiple media.

He works with a broad range of clients in non-profit, education, healthcare, design, art, cultural, startups, and publishing fields in the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Indonesia. Highlights include Cornell University AAP, MIT Media Lab, Rutgers University, MoMA, Guggenheim, The Met, Sotheby’s, Asia Week NY, Designers & Books, Metropolis Magazine, 1100 Architect, Shelton Mindel Architects, DesigNYC, Queens Library, Center for Urban Pedagogy, The City of Bandung, EG Conference, Jing Daily, and Shinkenchiku-sha.

He has won numerous awards, including the Art Directors Club’s Young Guns, Silver medal by the Society of Publication Designers, The Webby, D&AD, Type Directors Club, HOW International Design Awards, AIGA, NY Book Show, and published by Graphis, GD USA, Print, I.D., Communication Arts, STEP Inside Design, and Black Book AR100.

Kudos is a member of Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) and Type Directors Club (TDC). He teaches Typography and Communication Design at School of Visual Arts and is a visiting critic at The New School and Cornell University.

Portrait by Kikuko Usuyama

Kiki Katahira

Partner, NEW YORK

Kiki Katahira

Partner, NEW YORK

Kiki Katahira is a designer, mother, and lover of all things simple and fresh.

Kiki was previously a designer at 2×4 in New York, where she managed projects for art, architecture, fashion and cultural clients worldwide.

Prior to 2×4, she worked with Stefan Sagmeister and Harry N. Abrams. Kiki holds an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA in Visual Design from Osaka University of Art in Japan. She was featured in HOW magazine’s “Five Fresh Designers to Watch” and was mentioned in high regards in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. She came in first place in the Adobe Design Achievement Award. Kiki’s work has received design awards from the Art Directors Club, the Tokyo Type Directors Club, the New York Type Directors Club and Communication Arts.

Calvin Hadiardja

Partner, JAKARTA

Calvin Hadiardja

Partner, JAKARTA

Calvin Hadiardja studied graphic design at TAFE Enmore and Sydney Graphics College in 2004. Calvin has worked in several design firms in Sydney during his two-year study. In Jakarta, Calvin leads a design team that specializes in providing creative solutions for corporate communications, environmental graphics, promotion design, and editorial design.

Calvin is one of ten finalists for the International Young Creative Entrepreneur (IYCE Indonesia) sponsored by the British Council in 2009.

Andy Kurniawan

Partner, BANDUNG

Andy Kurniawan

Partner, BANDUNG

Andy Kurniawan, graduated from Enmore Design Centre, Sydney, in 2002. Prior to founding Studio Kudos JKT, he has been practicing graphic design with partner Calvin Hao for seven years in Jakarta.

Andy provides creative solutions and manage client communications in Bandung and Jakarta, including some of the most recognized resorts, restaurants, and clubs. Andy’s work have won several local design competitions such as the TELKOMSEL Calendar Design Competition in 2004 and 2008, Ericsson Calendar Design Competition in 2004 and 2008, BAKRIE Telecom Internal Magazine Design Compettion in 2008, and Indosat Calendar Design Competition in 2008.

Melissa Hugo

Partner, BANDUNG

Melissa Hugo

Partner, BANDUNG

Mellisa Hugo manages all aspects of communication, design and production supervison for print- based projects. She holds an BFA in Visual Communications Design from Raffles Lassalle Design Institute—a program license from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Prior to joining Studio Kudos, Melissa was a junior designer at Antidote+ creative agency, Singapore, for two years. Her work has won the ABDA Calendar Design Competiton 2009, the D&AD Student Award 2008, CROW BAR AWARD Singapore 2008, and was recognized as the Finalist in MAYBANK Credit Card Design Competition 2006.

Oky Kusprianto

Architecture, BANDUNG

Oky Kusprianto

Architecture, BANDUNG

Oky Kusprianto and his team (APTA) is a boutique architecture and interior design studio in Bandung, Indonesia. Since 2009, APTA have collaborated with KUDOS on various projects to achieve a seamless mish-mash of 2-dimensional graphics manifesting in 3-dimensional environments. The result of our collaborations can be seen in the recent TDC62 Traveling Exhibit in Jakarta, Origin café and the newly unveiled EX-Sport retail stores quickly opening in more than fifty capital cities in Indonesia.

APTA believes that ‘good design’ is for everyone, regardless of size, accessibility and budget. In sanskrit, APTA means ‘towards perfection,’ a mantra we aspire to achieve with every collaboration.

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Recognitions

HOW International Design Awards 2017

GD USA, American Graphic Design Awards 2017, 2016, 2015

PRINT Regional Design Awards 2017, 2016, 2008

GD USA, American Web Design Awards 2017, 2016, 2015

Tribeca Film Festival, Storyscapes 2016

Preservation League of NY State, Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2012

Tokyo Type Directors Club 2010

Art Directors Club, Young Guns 6 2009

Type Directors Club 2008

Society of Publication Designers 2005

Art Directors Club, ADC Cube 2004

Adobe Design Achievement Award 2003

Clients

Museum

  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Guggenheim
  • MoMA
  • TheMet
  • Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects
  • National Museum of American Indians
  • Pen & Brush
  • Princeton University Art Museum

Publishing

  • BRAIN ブレーン Magazine
  • Casa/Brutus Magazine
  • China Film Insider
  • Designers & Books
  • Gingko Press
  • JingDaily
  • Kinokuniya
  • Metropolis Magazine
  • New York Times
  • Shinkenchiku-sha

Graphic Design

  • And Partners
  • Conduit
  • Eric Baker Design
  • Pentagram
  • Principle
  • Type Directors Club

Architecture

  • 1100 Architect
  • Amy Lau Design
  • DFA
  • Marras Lighting
  • Modern Green Home
  • Modernspace Architecture
  • Selldorf Architects
  • Sharon Davis Design
  • Shelton Mindel
  • Starr Whitehouse Architects
  • Studio Joseph
  • Yun Architecture

Education

  • Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Cornell AAP
  • CornellTech
  • EG Conference
  • MIT Media Lab
  • Rutgers University
  • SVA MFA SocDoc
  • Wesleyan University

Services

  • Bayu Buana Travel
  • Genetika Science+Lab
  • Goodfriend Motors
  • Harris Rand Lusk
  • Propel Strategic Communications
  • Salman Solutions
  • Stanley Marthin
  • Solomon Blumm Heymann LLP
  • Sotheby’s

Non-Profit (Cultural)

  • Ansche Chesed Synagogue
  • Asia Week NY
  • Bandung Philharmonic
  • The Clemente
  • From The Top
  • Harlem RBI
  • Japan Foundation
  • JustVision
  • Mark DeGarmo Dance
  • Vilcek Foundation

Non-Profit (Healthcare)

  • Autism Speaks
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Brighter Bites
  • CP NOW
  • CAPC — Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • IAVI — International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Non-Profit (Urban Development)

  • Avenir Health
  • Center for Active Design
  • CUP — Center for Urban Pedagogy
  • City of Bandung
  • Congress for New Urbanism
  • DataHaven
  • DesigNYC
  • Design Trust for Public Space
  • Rausch Foundation

Retail (Indonesia)

  • Blanja.com
  • Bodypack
  • Celtic
  • Chint Electric
  • Chitose
  • Crayolin
  • Emina
  • Eiger
  • Ernestomeda Indonesia
  • EX-Sport
  • Fondovalle
  • Gessi Indonesia
  • Il Sogno
  • Larkin Electric
  • Lorenza Gem
  • MM Gallery Jakarta
  • Outlive
  • Vivere

Retail (Japan)

  • Japan Research Institute
  • Made in Japan Project

Retail (U.S.A.)

  • FJ Hakimian
  • FOUND
  • IceBuddy
  • Kanekalon
  • Macy’s
  • Robert Mann Rugs
  • Steuben Glass

Finance

  • Bank Indonesia
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Union Square Ventures
  • UOB Privilege Banking Indonesia
  • Spotmenow.com.au (Australia)

Real Estate

  • Gunasland
  • Landmark Pluit
  • Landmark Residence Bandung
  • The Modern Group
  • NDK Property
  • Parkville
  • Parkland
  • Sinarmasland
  • Sinarmas Real Estate Development
  • Tamansari Hive Office
  • Tamansari Parama Office
  • TCC Batavia
  • West Vista Apartment

Hotels

  • Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
  • J-icon Hotel
  • Sahid Hotel Serpong

Destinations

  • Dusun Bambu
  • GoWet! WaterPark

Energy

  • Element Markets
  • Terregra Asia Energy

Music

  • Hilary Hahn
  • No Fun Radio
  • Philip Sheppard

Cafe & Restaurants

  • 90 Gourmet
  • Avena
  • Amnesia
  • Azuma
  • Blend Wine & Dine
  • Burgundy
  • Goode Company
  • H5 Asian Fusion
  • KataKata Cafe
  • Newtown Discotheque
  • Orange Blossom
  • Origin
  • Score! Balikpapan
  • Stark Beer
  • Sukhadia Catering
  • Tokyo Bowl
  • Verde

Film/TV & Photography

  • GION
  • Iron Trader
  • Julie Soefer Photography
  • Open’hood
  • Photobooth Party
  • Whiteness Project
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