We help organizations articulate their offering and achieve results. Our ethic is rooted in knowing our customer, then delivering clear communications, a strong brand presence and inspired design.





    Influenced by a strange brew of 1880s broadsheets, the L.A. art scene, and a passion for editorial design, Theo designs media and web sites for prominent news, corporate and media/entertainment clients.

    His most current work includes ongoing corporate communications for American Express, the International Monetary Fund and news design for Singapore Today.

    A seasoned news designer, Theo directed the print and online redesigns of The Hollywood Reporter and the online redesign of the Independent newspapers in Ireland, Belfast and England, washingtonpost/local.com, flypmedia.com. He also redesigned chron‌.com, the web site of the Houston Chronicle, as well as Rumbo and La Voz, both high-end Spanish-language newspapers.

    Theo oversees all editorial projects for Theo and Sebastian. From production artist to studio owner his 26 years of experience in the field of news redesigns, gives him a unique perspective on the management of redesign projects.

    His work has been widely recognized by the design industry’s elite publications and organizations including Print, How, Communication Arts, Graphis, ARC, and the Society of Publication Designers.

    He holds bachelor’s degrees in art and art history from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    We make things. Like a virtual corporate headquarters for American Express; or a major redesign of print and digital platforms for The Hollywood Reporter and Singapore Today; or a responsive redesign for the International Monetary Fund’s website.

    Our principals work directly with our clients, dedicating themselves to their goals and long-term success. We become a partner, lending our passion for innovation, communication and visual acuity to your business and customer experience.


    Sebastian designs across media and practices, with a focus on branding and business.

    He has developed identities, consumer advertising, editorial design, online advertising, corporate sites, application interfaces, and intranets for brands like American Express, BMW, Condé Nast, Evian, IBM, MasterCard, MSNBC, Nickelodeon, Novartis, Pfizer, Simon & Schuster, Verizon, Viacom, Volvo, and UPS.

    Sebastian directs business analysis, technology integration, user experience, and branding for Theo and Sebastian. He has been collaborating with Theo on editorial design projects for the last 20 years.

    Sebastian served on the board of AIGA’s New York Chapter, and has been teaching communication designers at Pratt Institute for 17 years, including classes on social media and business practice.

    He received an MA in Graphic Design from the Pforzheim School of Design in Germany, with Marketing Communication Credits from the Pforzheim School of Business. In 2003, he completed an Executive Program, Business for Design Leaders, at Harvard Business School.


Website Design

We seek to balance visual impact with easily discoverable information. We design for a range of devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile. We specialize in designing for editorial content, with a great deal of news experience under our belt.

Workplace Communications

We partner with corporations on communications and platform strategies, helping them to better interact with employees. Much of this work involves branding, design and editorial direction for platform launches, as well as 360-degree promotional campaigns.








Theo and Sebastian is a stakeholder in three startups which we’ve helped build from the ground up. We offer strategic support shaping their brands and their marketing to investors, while also designing their interfaces and products.

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