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Brands, content & the messy space in between. Let’s make something together.

Brands, content & the messy space in betwen. Let’s make something together.

Brands, content & the messy space in betwen. Let’s make something together.

Brands, content & the messy space in between. Let’s make something together.

We are fun at parties.

Our Ethos

Offbeat is better than boring, and mediocre just shouldn't exist.

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We make for the eye-grabbers, the tenacious, the calculated— and we’ve gotten pretty damn good at it. Our brands live and breathe social, and understand the capital that comes with an outspoken, yet well articulated, voice.

From our success stories to our out of-the-box aesthetic, we’re perfectly primed to take your vision and run with it, creating a fresh brand identity, producing a photoshoot, and helping your launch make waves.

Our approach involves an equal helping of strategy and emotion. This process creates results: double-a-conversion rate, get the press you dream of, get on Thing Testing tomorrow type of results. Because rather than do the status quo, we like to turn dreams into reality.

Our Services

Holistic, sensorial, calculated. We build systems that hold space for whimsy.

Brand Identity

A voice, a look, a brand new virtual outfit, and last but not least, a damn logo. Our branding process typically lands in the 10-12 week range, starting with a brand workshop, strategy and ending with our client’s chosen collateral, often a photoshoot, and a comprehensive set of brand guidelines.

Brand Workshop + Pre-Mortem

Brand Strategy

Positioning + Narrative
Brand Values + Purpose
Tone of Voice
Competitive Survey
Visual Strategy
Opportunities
Audience Analysis

Visual Identity Systems

Logo System*
Typography
Color Palette
Illustrations
Patterns
Iconography
Overall look & feel

Brand Guidelines

Supporting Materials**

Website
Packaging
Digital & print collateral

*We don’t make logos without the rest of the brand system. But whyyyy? Read all about it here.
**We don’t typically take on these deliverables without having a hand in the brand identity and/or strategy.

Content Creation

Content Creation is the catch-all phrase we use to describe the diverse set of image-making services we provide. From thoughtful concepting to set design, we make magic IRL and URL.

Art Direction

Conceptual Development

Still-life photography

Stop-Motion & GIFs

Lifestyle Photography

Campaigns

Production

On-Set Art Direction
On-Set Management
Casting
Prop Sourcing & Creation
Set design
Styling
Photography

Post-Production

Retouching
Content Strategy
Campaign Design

Occasional Vocations

Take a walk on the wild side, right? Every once in a while we venture outside the bounds and take on the following projects.

Collaborations

Book Design

Editorial Photography

Editorial Design

Illustration

Ready to make a move? Cool. Email us:
newbiz@studiohmvd.com

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Profile

Studio HMVD is led by creative director Heather-Mariah Violet Dixon (the H, M, V and D) and managed by partner, Abigail Kerns, seated left.

Heather-Mariah opened the studio in 2018 to soothe her need to make bigger, wilder and different work from the day to day agency faire. Her background includes work in the beauty & fashion industries, printmaking and frequent forrays into type design.

Abigail joined in 2019 to bring a bit of structure to the growth, continuity to the chaos. Her background includes academia, dance and a fascination with movie trailers.

In 2021 they're launching their first sub-brand, Mock Reality, providing high-quality mockups for designers and brands alike.

In the Press

On the Internet

Speaking

Western Washington University
Guest Lecture on Portfolio Photography
May 2020

LIM College
Guest Lecture on Creative Practice
September 2020

Clients

A selection of our finest.

Beauty & Wellness

BeautyRX
Disco
Everyday Humans
HETIME
Image Skincare
Mantl
Skult
Tonic CBD

Consultancies

GoodHelp Co
Friends of the Brave
Kind of Cool
Nike Communications
School House NYC
Works Progress Agency
zwolf strategy

Lifestyle & Luxury

Aesthetic Magic Studio
Algierwork
Boy Smells
Heir
Kayla Elizabeth
Public - Supply
The Studio Practice of Jordan Maurice
Underpinnings Lingerie

Spirits & Food

Aberfeldy
Eat Chic Chocolates
Ohza
Sweet Dough

Tech Ventures

Kinetic
Maxwell Social
The Sloth
Otabo

“Working with Studio HMVD is a total breeze. Their thorough creative process is more detail-orientated than any creative partner or agency I've ever worked with. I felt listened to as a founder for the first time since starting my brand...”

Inquiries

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Projects

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Jobs

While we're not currently hiring, we're always interested in meeting talented folks. Please send a resumé, portfolio (if relevant) and reason you’re interested in working with us.

Everything Else

Just curious? Don’t be a stranger. We’re always down to make a new friend.

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