DIKO is an independent creative agency. We’re seasoned creative and strategic thinkers who work with multiple partners. Developers. Social media stars. Whatever your project calls for. It’s about casting the perfect team. We’ll listen. We’ll research. We’ll hold your hand while you hold ours. And then work our brains to the bone. Our process is messy, but the results haven’t failed us yet. Let’s make stuff that people want to see.
Diko Daghlian, Creative Director
Diko is a creative director with over 20 years experience in the advertising turned creative industry. He has architected TV, print, design, and interactive campaigns as well as online products and startups. He’s helped gigantic famous brands find their voice, and brand-spanking-new smaller companies get noticed. His work has ranged from helping rethink Hyundai’s declining brand into a sales leader to building successful interactive phenomena like the U.S. State Department’s SlaveryFootprint.com.
As an art director for world-class agencies such as Goodby Silverstein and TBWA/Chiat/Day, Diko learned from some of the best.
He helped grow San Francisco agency Muh-tay-zik Hof-fer from two creatives in a startup space to over forty people during their most award-rich period.
Creative recognition has included Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, Andys, Art Directors Club, and Communication Arts Ad Annual for interactive, TV, and print campaigns. After a nationwide search, Diko happened to come across a small independent shop in Austin named DIKO. Luckily, they hired him and he now serves as Creative Director.
Liz Sudit, Director of Strategy
Liz has worked on every type of account imaginable. Beer. Tech. Retail. The world’s largest corporation. She cut her teeth in Chicago and Minneapolis working on global brands. Liz brings a seemingly endless amount of enthusiasm and experience to every project. Liz holds down the Midwest DIKO fort in the miserable, snow-covered climate of Minneapolis. She’ll fly anywhere to meet you, though.
Ryan McLaughlin, Design Director
Ryan tackles campaigns, identity systems, packaging, web design, apps–you name it–with a classic, trained eye. His approach to each project strives to avoid the trend-of-the-day rut. Ryan works to keep things surprising and unexpected, as evidenced by his degree in finance. He’ll be the first to tell you that thoughtful design and strategy begin with research before hand touches pen. Or mouse.
Chad Rea, Creative Director
For more than 25 years, Chad has been creating award-winning advertising and design content for some of the hottest creative shops in the U.S. and Europe, including Wieden + Kennedy, Pyro/The Richards Group, Mother (London), KesselsKramer (Amsterdam), and 86 the onions, the unconventional agency he founded in Los Angeles.
He’s helped develop more than 170 iconic brands, including Target, Nike, Starbucks, Google, MTV, Mountain Dew, and ESPN X Games. He’s taught creativity and critical thinking to advertising and design students for 9 years at ArtCenter College of Design and The University of Texas at Austin. And his work has been featured in over 16 books on innovation.
When he’s not building brands for others, you can find him exhibiting social impact art, playing drums, mentoring creative students through SpitPolish.co, and developing his next business initiative.
Logo and Identity
Tone & Voice
Strategy & Creative
TV & Video
Print & OOH
Mobile & App UX
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