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BIGFLY Design is a collaborative brand and strategic consultancy focused on delivering meaningful design, digital marketing and interactive experiences for consumer services, environments and products.

We love working with high tech companies, innovative start-ups and passionate entrepreneurs. We listen to our clients, we love to analyze data, and apply insightful design thinking to everything we do. We understand the important nuances of branded communications peppered with just the right emotion, always mindful of consumer attitudes and multicultural interpretations. We work to refine and perfect each brand's position, tone, and voice always measuring the impact to ensure we are reaching the ideal audience.

We are a small, yet nimble agency that can scale up or down depending on the needs of each project. We offer a team of American and European brand strategists, user-first experience designers and innovative digital marketing experts.

What Are Clients Are Saying:

  • J’ai personnellement travaillé avec Tarik of BIGFLY Design sur deux projets différents depuis les deux dernières années; tous deux ont abouti à des entreprises aujourd’hui en pleine expansion. Je n’hésiterai pas à collaborer de nouveau avec elle, et je recommande son travail à toute personne qui souhaite investir intelligemment dans un design, une identité, une marque ou un site web.

    Laura Jullien, Founder, UnGrandOUI.com
  • Working with BIGFLY Design was just a pleasure, right away I felt understood and in trustworthy hands. My web site is truly reflective of myself and I have had a very good return gaining new clients due to its good search engine optimization. Response to my emails or concerns was always fast and satisfying. I would highly recommend this company to design your identity and web site.

    Caroline Goupil, Founding Devi, Devi Yoga Retreats
  • Tarik [of BIGFLY Design] has a superb ability to connect with a branding team and the client to produce design work that is of the highest order. She is the first person I have worked with who produced a set of options for brand logo where each one could do the job. The client was deeply impressed and will have a hard job to narrow down to a single choice. An outstanding contributor who hangs in and gives to achieve a happy client.

    Graham Bird, Principal, EnigmaConsult
  • Working with Tarik was an absolute pleasure. When we approached her with our vision for our Annual Report, we could not have realized how stunning the final product would be. Tarik took our feedback and changes in stride, offering options and updates at each stage of the design process. The outcome was a warm and professional report that conveyed all our content in a very accessibly and highly stylized way. She created visually stunning charts for our financials and a cover that blew us away - it captured the very heart of what our organizations does: work with people. We were thrilled with the results!

    Nina Jacinto, Development & Grants Manager, Wardrobe for Opportunity
  • One of the first things you’ll notice about working with Tarik is her great sense of creativity and style, and how effortlessly this translates into her design aesthetic for print and web. Tarik is meticulous and hardworking, and I’ve been impressed with her ability to maintain a sense of humor and grace at all times, even on projects that would be a test for anyone’s patience. More importantly, she’s a great organizer and always kept the doors to communication open. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again and would recommend her to my colleagues without hesitation. She would be a solid member of any team.

    Catherine Giayvia, Freelance Designer, Project Manager and Front End Website Developer, Mobtown Design
  • My company has hired Tarik [of BIGFLY Design] for a number of challenging projects. She always delivers outstanding work and is easy to work with.

    Shana McCracken, Principal, Gigantic Idea Studios

OUR EXPERIENCE

We have over 15 years of experience working across both large media companies to web 2.0 startups in both the San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley and the Aix/Marseille region of France. BIGFLY Design strives, and is fortunate, to work with truly great clients.

Tarik Koivisto, Principal & Creative Director

Tarik's branding approach is a carefully cultivated process drawn from her education and expertise in three key areas: psychology, design and marketing. Tarik has over 15 years of experience in leads roles in: brand strategy, creative direction, product innovation, and content strategy at both large media companies (NBCi) and innovative Silicon Valley startups (CNET, Snap.com, macroplay.com, ccdinnovations.com). With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Marketing and Human Relations, plus higher education in Graphic Design, Photography and Interior Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Tarik brings a unique mix of: consumer insights, strategic marketing and an innovative holistic design process to every project. Tarik has created a wide-range of buzz-worthy brand campaigns and targeted identity design projects for both American and international clients, such as: The American Red Cross; University of California, Berkeley; US Pentagon Environmental Agency; Alameda County Clean Water Program; and the cities of San Jose and Oakland.

Since moving to the Aix/Marseille region in September 2011, Tarik has expanded her firm's work in Europe, by launching a series of international brands, catering specifically to clients targeting global, bilingual, English and French consumer markets. Tarik's most recent global brand campaigns are primarily within tourism, education and luxury good markets including: Latitude Bilingual Education (a new concept in Global Franchise Education); Panache Tours, private Paris & France sightseeing tours for international and American clients; UnGrandOui.com: Destination Weddings targeting couples in Brazil, US, UK and France); and Peter Thustrup: PT Fine Wine Lifestyle, targeting high wealth individuals in the Japanese, US and UK markets.

OUR PROCESS, OUR DIFFERENCE

We make every effort to ensure the design process is collaborative and exciting. We constantly strive to do our best possible work. We believe good communication is essential in cultivating good relationships, from loyal clients to loyal consumers. We marry our innovative design thinking, insights and brand building expertise with a seasoned team of collaborators and Silicon Valley veterans from top-tier high-tech and media companies.

We are uniquely positioned to offer our clients a strategic bilingual and bicultural branded marketing approach to properly targeting both the English (US, UK) and French language markets.

We don't just create a logo or a web site, but we help design and execute your business strategy by crafting a compelling brand story with emotion. Our strengths are our ideas, passion for design, marketing experience and love of building meaningful brand relations. Are you ready to create buzz for your blossoming brand?

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