From clean & corporate to saucy & sassy
We help companies seem less boring
Sometimes your marketing materials suck. It happens to everyone. Maybe it’s because of corporate restrictions or lack of budget. More often than not, it happens because you’re simply too close to what you’re looking at. But we’re not. And we can help by bringing a fresh perspective and approach to your print and digital efforts.
Kiss our butts, exclusion
We wholeheartedly say YES to diversity and representation. YES to female empowerment. YES to the LGBTQ+ community. These groups are tremendous resources, and yet many of them still aren’t being reached. We’ll help you craft a welcoming voice that engages with a variety of audiences in relevant and meaningful ways.
West Coast, not Stressed Coast
We know the perception of us Southern Californians: that we’re spacey; we’re too laid back; and we put avocados in everything. Sure. At Arin West, we also offer easygoing honesty; a Zen-like approach to the creative process; and big splashes of joy and wonder that we infuse into everything we craft for you. That’s pure organic love.
Big ideas. Detailed work.
Some of the many ways we entice people to love you
Logo design, refresh, rebrand
Type design, key art
Signage, event branding, trade show design
Corporate communications, employer branding, employee retention initiatives
Content marketing strategies, SEO
Web/microsite development, design, & copywriting; blog setup
Social media assets
Email offers, e-newsletters, & campaigns
Direct mail campaigns
Brochures, newsletters, & other collateral
Aloha & hello — I’m Ren, marketing consultant, graphic artist, speaker, and founder of Arin West. Over the years, I’ve worked with some brands that you may recognise, and I’m happy to personally provide you with the same high level of creative services. For jobs with a larger scope of deliverables, I also have an exceptional team of trusted & proven marketing and creative specialists. Below are some of my previous clients.
Like a shoemaker’s elf
You’ve probably never heard of me, and I wouldn’t expect you to. I’ve spent most of my career as a creative/art director quietly working behind the scenes with these brands and more.
I’ve designed, animated, coded, and sound edited dozens of ecards for companies like The Home Depot, NCR, Red Lobster, and Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo), as well as the U.S. government. My large-format print campaigns have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and many other general & industry publications across the country. More recently, my integrated campaigns for South Coast Repertory, a Tony award-winning regional theatre, can be found all over Southern California’s virtual and geographic landscape. My pro bono work extends to non-profit organisations such as the amazing people of Shakespeare Orange County, to whom I donated over $10,000 worth of creative services, including marketing & PR strategies, copywriting, creative/art direction, photography & image retouching, and more — all towards their 38th season, which resulted in more press coverage and new patron acquisition than they’d had in years.
So even though this may be the first time that you and I are meeting, you may have already experienced — through the companies, organisations, and brands I serve — the effects of my creative strategies and persuasive design principles.
It’s nice to finally meet you. Let’s elevate your brand, together.
Some examples of my work
Now accepting fabulous clients
If you’re in need of gorgeous typography & delicious designs, then allow us to be of service.
Arts & Entertainment, Cultural / Heritage organizations
Casinos, Gaming industry
Credit unions, Banks, Financial services
Fitness, Wellness, Spas
Government, Recruitment, City branding
Healthcare, Home health, Hospice, Assisted / senior care
Hospitality, Food service, Tourism / travel
Luxury goods & services
Performing arts & artists, Theatres
Place / destination branding
Universities, Higher education