Who we are

We are a creative studio dedicated to designing brand identities, websites, and visual communications for independent-minded businesses.

For over 10 years we’ve been collaborating with forward-thinking clients, elevating their branding with smart strategy and beautiful design.

We strive for clarity and timelessness in our work, delivering elegant design solutions that excite our clients and delight their followers.

Who we are

We are a creative studio dedicated to designing brand identities, visual communications, and websites for independent-minded businesses.

For over 10 years we’ve been collaborating with forward-thinking clients, elevating their branding with smart strategy and beautiful design.

We strive for clarity and timelessness in our work, delivering elegant design solutions that excite our clients and delight their followers.

The people

Vic Balatico

Developer

Since he was a kid, Vic has been fascinated by puzzles, strategy games, and all things nerdy. Naturally, he found his calling in web development and writing code. He believes in creating a user-friendly experience for every product he develops.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Engineering from Expression College for Digital Arts (now SAE Expression College) in Emeryville, CA. He plays guitar, bass, and piano.

Vic was born in the Philippines, raised in Utah and Hawaii, moved to the Bay Area for college, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Linda Uehara

Designer

Born and raised in Hawaii, Linda moved to the west coast after college. After working as a designer in San Francisco for many years, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she co-founded September People with Vic.

She believes that design should be visually engaging and easy to understand. A minimalist at heart, she loves stripping designs down to their essential components to reveal the true spirit of a project.

Linda has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Hawaii. When she’s not designing things, you can find her at metal shows or playing drums.

The people

Vic Balatico

Developer

Since he was a kid, Vic has been fascinated by puzzles, strategy games, and all things nerdy. Naturally, he found his calling in web development and writing code. He believes in creating a user-friendly experience for every product he develops.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Engineering from Expression College for Digital Arts (now SAE Expression College) in Emeryville, CA. He plays guitar, bass, and piano.

Vic was born in the Philippines, raised in Utah and Hawaii, moved to the Bay Area for college, and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Linda Uehara

Designer

Born and raised in Hawaii, Linda moved to the west coast after college. After working as a designer in San Francisco for many years, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she co-founded September People with Vic.

She believes that design should be visually engaging and easy to understand. A minimalist at heart, she loves stripping designs down to their essential components to reveal the true spirit of a project.

Linda has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Hawaii. When she’s not designing things, you can find her at metal shows or playing drums.

Awards and recognition

Chiyo Okonomiyaki Logo

LogoLounge Book 10 Winner

Our logo design for a Japanese restaurant was selected for publication in LogoLounge Book 10. An invaluable resource for graphic designers, LogoLounge is the best-selling logo design book series in the world. Out of nearly 40,000 submissions from designers across the globe, our logo was one of 2,500 selected by a prestigious group of brand identity experts.

ESA Connects Publication Design

Society for Marketing Professional Services: Marketing Communication Awards

ESA Connects is a corporate newsletter with an audience of 400 employees and 10,000 nationwide clients. Eschewing the typical company newsletter that no one reads, we designed a visually engaging, magazine-quality publication. ESA Connects was awarded third place in the External Communications category.

Earth Day Campaign

Society for Marketing Professional Services: Marketing Communication Awards

A nationwide firm launched an Earth Day campaign to celebrate its sustainability practices. We designed a 32-page sustainability plan along with supporting print and online materials including posters, email, and intranet pieces. The campaign placed third in the Internal Communications category.

Strategic Plan Campaign

Society for Marketing Professional Services: Marketing Communication Awards

A leading environmental consulting firm launched a strategic plan campaign to announce the company’s five-year goals to its employees. We collaborated with our client on the design of the strategic plan, posters, and email pieces. The campaign was awarded first place in the Internal Communications category.