Image is everything. How's Yours?
- Beacon Hospital Ireland
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
- Eden Medical Center
- Linda De Moreta Represents
- San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
- San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
- Fat Spaniel
- Puccini Group
- Rusty Pelican Restaurant
- Mai Tai Bar
- Livingston Restaurant + Bar
Overview - We Make You Look Good.
Hitch Creative is a branding, design and interactive agency. We make you look good, that’s our job and we’re good at it.
Our years of experience in both traditional and interactive media means we understand the big picture and offer our clients the best of both worlds…in short, we walk both sides of the fence, the left hand knows what the right hand is doing, we’re like yin and yang, shirts and skins…uh, you get the point.
We love what we do and it shows in our work. We treat every client, every project, (and every Peet’s coffee run) as a new challenge. That keeps us interested and fresh in our thinking and it makes coming to work every day a hell of a lot of fun.
CEO + Cofounder
People Who Do The Right Thing Because It’s The Right Thing To Do
Don’t Hang Around, Buy A Round
Dana is an information junkie whose job is to know who’s who and what’s what. He focuses on the strategic vision of the company, runs the day to day operations and stays on top of the latest trends in the industry. Prior to Hitch Creative, he co-founded Fogworks in 1999, an award winning interactive agency. Previous experience as paperboy, bartender and especially Tahoe ski bum uniquely positioned him for his role as CEO of Hitch...plus he’s the oldest.
Dana received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D in “ski bumming” from the slopes of Tahoe.
Creative Director + Cofounder
Police Siren Pulling Over The Car That Just Cut You Off
Seeing The Plus Sign On The Pee Stick
Passion. Perfection. Style. That describes Wendy pretty well. A designer for over 15 years, she oversees all creative direction at Hitch. Wendy has extremely high standards and isn’t afraid to voice her opinion in defense of saving a good design or dumping a bad one (trust us on this one). Her straightforward approach helps keep us all on track and moving in the right direction (or else).
Wendy received a BFA in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts (or California College of Arts and Crafts which she still calls it).
Interactive Director + Cofounder
Love For Life — From My 100 Year Old Grandfather
I’m Not Easily Embarrassed
Gaird is a hybrid of creative type and computer geek. He was born in France, raised in a small California town and now lives near San Francisco with his family. Always working in the design world, Gaird has designed ceramics, stained glass, parade floats, theater stages, comic strips, T-shirts, interactive TV interfaces, multimedia, websites and his house. He’s an illustrator, mime, shortstop, waiter, existentialist, and a dad.
Favorite things include being with the family, body surfing, good food, and hard rock. He received a B.S. in Graphic Design from San Jose State University.
Creative Director + Cofounder
Driving My Son To School And Singing Like Rockstars. Daily. We’re Gooooood!
Convincing My Brother To Jump Out A Second Story Window With A Bedsheet - Before Me.
A perpetually optimistic person, Amy is known as “Amy Sunshine” around the studio. It’s no wonder she was the Prom Queen and Valedictorian of her class (and almost joined the Peace Corps). A designer for over 15 years, she oversees all creative direction for Hitch. If there’s one thing she’s passionate about, it’s the idea of good design in all things (and animals that need rescuing).
Amy received a B.A in Political Science from the University of San Francisco and a BFA in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts.
Goal Yet To Achieve
Learn To Play Harmonica
Lawsuit Prevents Discussing It
Steve is truly a jack-of-all-trades. We call him a web developer but his background includes painting, sculpting, 3D, illustration, programming and just about whatever needs to be done. An entrepreneur at heart, he secured 1.25mil in funding by doodling on a napkin while in-flight back in 2000 (true story).
In his spare time he is an avid sailor and snowboarder. Steve attended the University of Alaska and Art Institute of Chicago.
Best Part Of The Job
The Chance To Try New Technologies, To Create New Things
Don’t Rush And Don't Take Things Personally
Dimas thrives on discovering new ideas and technologies. He loves to learn and be challenged. Some say he's a gadgets person, he embraces new ideas and just plain likes to tinker. He is a hands on kind of person and feels anyone can do whatever they set their minds to.
One of the most valuable lessons he has learned in life, from a mentor of his (Bob Berry, CEO, DPS Telecom) was “make it your fault”, it basically means that when you take responsibility for things you are now the owner of the outcome, you must see it through to success.
Services - The VooDoo That We Do
- Logo Design
- Brand Systems & Guidelines
Advertising / Editorial
- Direct Mail Campaigns
- Media Planning/Buying
- Print Ads
- Trade Show Collateral
Interactive / Web
- Website Visual Design
- Application Interface Design/architecture
- AJAX UI Development
- LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Development
- XHTML/CSS Compliant Coding
- CMS and Ecommerce Implementation
- Flash Development / Action Scripting
- Video Production / Motion Graphics
- Custom Photography
- Motion Graphics
- Marketing Plan
Wherever You Go, There You Are. Are You There Yet?
Where You Are
Tell us more about you, your business, where you are and where you want to be. Bend our ears, contact us.
Where We Are
2550 Ninth Street, Suite 210A · Berkeley, CA 94710
TEL 510.845.9805 · FAX 510.845.9806