Oak Studio is a small creative agency based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
We see our work as a way to create permanence in a time when it seems like nothing sticks around. We think family-minded businesses are the best way to pass on trades, strengthen communities, and preserve legacies. Most importantly, we think like our clients: the ambitious self-starters, the future “moms and pops”, the resourceful ones.
Oak Studio was created out of a desire to do something long-lasting.
We come from backgrounds in graphic design, web development, marketing, photography, and illustration. Recently we've noticed a lot of transience - people and businesses not sticking around long enough to make a dent.
In response, we looked for a place to put down our roots, and help our community contributors have staying power.
We want to see people and organizations in the midwest become more localized, familiar, and familial.
While others come and go, some brands will outlast the rest because their roots go deep. Our approach is to strengthen those roots instead of tossing them out. To that end, we think memorable, durable design is paramount.
How we operate
- We price projects individually, instead of billing hourly.
- There's no jargon in our vocabulary.
- We do everything up front and out in the open. Branding shouldn't be uncertain.
- Time crunches are no fun. We work at a faster pace than most design agencies.
- While we're trusted by over 25 businesses in Oklahoma and in the Midwest, we'd be happy to consider an extra-regional project.
Originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Braden East studied in the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he received a Bachelor of Communications Studies, with distinction.
Before founding Oak Studio, he designed brands independently for 5 years and worked in a lead creative role at the Oklahoma Baptist Convention for 3 years. During his time there, he designed for Oklahoma's largest youth camp, nationwide marketing campaigns, and helped to create a new identity system for the convention's rebrand in 2019.
He spends time outdoors, drives a pickup, and drinks black coffee.
More design from Braden can be found here.
Identity design for a new business
You have a story that needs to be told, and you're looking to show off your roots (or put down some new ones).
Re-brand for an existing business
You have a logo that doesn't quite fit. You might feel the need to turn a corner but don't want to lose your loyal customers.
If you see something you like, schedule a call.
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