CHANGE PERCEPTIONS, CHALLENGE CONVENTIONS

We are LAVA, an independent creative studio. We identify, design and innovate brands ruled by their own heartbeats. From your name and identity to the ways you interact with the world, your brand needs to speak its own language. For over 30 years we unite strategy, design & technology to unlock what makes you unique and translate it into dynamic brands, digital experiences and campaigns. Build within a real world context and supporting long-term flexibility and growth.

A BRAND IS MORE THAN A LOGO

In a rapidly changing world it’s essential to be responsive to every user and medium without losing intent, recognizability and originality. That’s why we believe in dynamic brands. Consisting of a toolbox of elements that – in whatever combination – brings your brand to life on every touchpoint. Not just a logo, but a sustainable design system that helps you adapt, scale and transform on all levels. Digital, physical and in any new forms of communication.

AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO IS PEOPLE

We believe in short lines of communication & long-term relationships. Expect us to be candid, flexible and challenging to invent what’s next. Since change is scary and exciting at the same time, our experiential team of strategists, designers, and technologists works side-by-side with you to future-proof your brand. Together we create brands and experiences that make a powerful statement in the world.

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Strategy

This is the foundation of everything we do. We identify what makes you stand out through (data) research and a series of tailor-made workshops. By understanding the heart of your organization, ambitions, challenges, audiences and context, we define your brand’s distinct personality and create a captivating story your audiences relate to. All defined in a hands-on brand core document. This will guide you and us in the right direction. It provides a framework for future growth while maintaining consistency.

Design

Everything we design is communication. Based on the strategic framework, we push creativity with future proof ideas and turn them into valuable dynamic brands and personal experiences that tell your unique story and make you stand out. We deliver a toolbox of elements that – in whatever combination – brings your brand to life on every touchpoint. All with one goal in mind: we want consumers to remember, believe in, and rely on your brand.

Technology

Technology opens up endless possibilities. But it shouldn’t be used just for the sake of technology. If designed and implemented correctly, it can transform businesses and enable meaningful experiences that enhance your brand story. Through a combination of strategy, design and technology, we take on your challenges and open up new ways for you to interact with your audience. We start by defining what you want to achieve. Followed by design sprints that allow us to research, prototype, test and validate to create meaningful personal experiences that capture people’s imaginations.

Services

Spatial Design
Motion Design
Digital Strategy
Naming
Creative Strategy
Tech Development
Research
Prototyping
Digital Design
Campaigns
Messaging
Ideation
Creative Direction
Brand Identity
Brand Strategy

Clients

Fringe Festival,   Toneelschuur,   Impakt Festival,   INNL,   Machinerie,   MAS,   Melkweg,   Moscow Design Museum,   Museum Arnhem,   UNStudio,   Museumkaart,   National Museum of Worldcultures,   Onder de Krook,   PANL,   Red October Gallery,   Rijksmuseum,   Spring Festival,   Streets of the World,   van Gogh museum,   De nieuwe liefde,   Digitaalgids,   Gezondgids,   New Scientist,   Wegner Group,   ArtEZ,   Avans St. Joost,   Elevate,   Het Nieuwe Lyceum,   HvA,   International institute for Asian Studies,   OTIS,   THNK,   Universitat Alicante,   KLIK,   YPF,   Amsterdam 750,   Amsterdam Marketing,   Buitenlandse Zaken,   College van Rijksadviseurs,   Franse Ambassade in Beijing,   I Amsterdam,   Nederlandse Ambassade in Beijing,   Nederlandse Ambassade in Moscow,   NLRF,   Nuclear Security Summit,   Provincie Noord Holland,   Spoorbeeld,   Human,   IDTV,   KRO-NCRV,   Linda.,   Mind the Facts,   Spektr,   VPRO,   Diabetes Fonds,   Humanitas,   Humanity House,   MVO,   Rode Kruis,   Sea Rangers Service,   Vogelbescherming,   Data Alley,   FLINCK,   Mobile Design Agency,   Safety Safary,   Croisements Festival,   LEVS architecten,   NEXT Architecten,   OVG,   Piet Boon,   Soyoo,   Wiegerinck,   DSM,   Edge of Europe,   Faculty of Impact,   Gabia,   Julius Clinical Research,   KLM,   Lightyear,   Merkplaats,   PINS,   PRé Sustainability,   Project Moore,   Randstad,   RLVNT,   SABIC,   STW,   Techniek Nederland,   Tony Chocolony,   Vodafone / Firestarters,   Waternet,   XiGua,   Zilveren Kruis,   13th Istanbul Biennial,   Amsterdam Fringe Festival,   Amsterdam Museum,   Asko|Schönberg,   Beijing Design Week,   Black Pencil,   Cinemien,   Dansmakers,   De Balie,   Dutch Culture,   EKKO,   Enigma,   Film Fonds,   Fonds Podiumkunsten,   Gaudeamus Festival,   Hermitage,   Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
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Locations

Asterdwarsweg 5
1031 HR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Get route (+31) 20 6222 640 BTW Number

NL861727915B01

北京市东城区东直门北小街
草园胡同 76 号聚才大厦 A 座 203 室

Dongzhimen Bei Xiao Jie, Caoyuan Hutong 76,
Jucai Dasha, Building A Room 203
Dongcheng district, Beijing, China
+86 159 106 34 294

For more info visit lavabeijing.com

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