The Happening Studio | About Us
Graphic Design Studio from California: Masato Nakada and Karen To Nakada
Typography, Web Design, SoCal, CalArts, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Los Angeles, California, USA, illustration, calligraphy, sketching, drawing, Art Center, Nike, Hurley, Surfing, Apparel, clothing, eyewear, stop motion, Mattel, Logos, Decal, Type Design, Custom Font, Custom Graphics, Tee shirts, Tee Graphics, T-shirts, Lifestyle, Hand Drawn Type, Hand Drawn Letters, Ed Fella, Conceptual Design, Xerox, Screen-Printing, Posters, Screen printing, flyers, event flyers, stickers, scratch off stickers,
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Husband + Wife Studio = Masato + Karen

The Happening is a small-scale print and digital media design studio that offers creative design and branding solutions. We’re a small studio, and a husband and wife team, that works closely with our clients to solve those deeper and more comprehensive problems, both visually and conceptually, that each client is facing. From product packaging to a complete rebranding, and everything in between, we thread strong concepts and ideas across multiple platforms while upholding beauty and craftsmanship.

Because our studio is small, it gives us the advantage of flexibility in our practice and a quick turnaround while maintaining quality. Clients who have worked with us have seen significant improvements in their businesses because we worked closely with them to develop a concept and found the best design solution. Paramount to our work is to be able to create a personal connection with our clients, tailor to their needs, and build their brand to the next level.

As a husband and wife duo, we started this studio organically out of our desires to create work for people and companies that we truly care for, where we could be involved in the project at every step. We both have worked in a wide variety of companies and gained many skills along the way. And with The Happening Studio we get to utilize our combined knowledge and experiences, but also connect with our clients on a deeper level, shake their hands, and greet new faces every time we step out the door.

Things We Make:
01. Posters
02. Books
03. Fully Responsive Websites
04. Business Cards
05. Billboards
06. Bumper Stickers
07. Storefront Signage
08. Restaurant Collateral
09. Custom Lettering
10. Custom Typefaces
11. Product Packages
12. Magazines
13. Apparel Graphics
14. Annual Reports
15. Mural Graphics
16. Commercials
17. Infographics

We Worked With:
enso collaborative
J Paul Getty Museum
Getty Research Institute
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Art Center College for Design
Laurence School
CalArts / RedCat
Ed Fella
Machine Project
SET Creative
United Artists
Hearst Corporation
Surfer Magazine

We Taught, Led Workshops, Lectured At:
Temple University Japan Campus
California Institute of the Arts
Otis College of Arts and Design
Zurich International School