Aquí Design
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Manifesto

 

ABOUT

Aquí, when translated from Spanish into English is "Here & Now". Founded by María Trujillo Olaiz, the studio's homonym in Japanese, aki, means bright and radiant; these combined with the Spanish translation are the qualities that the studio aims to bring to every project.

Aquí is an ethically driven creative boutique based in sunny Singapore. We believe the power of design can change perceptions in more than just conventional ways to create a clearer now, and a better tomorrow.

We love designing brand identities, websites, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.

If you are seeing this, we probably want to meet you.

 

OUR SERVICES

 

Naming
Research
Art direction
Visual identity
Brand guidelines
Brand positioning

 

Website design
UX design
Print design
Stationery
Packaging
Retail design

 

ETHICALLY
DRIVEN

Ethics in design is important to us because it creates a positive culture within the company and beyond. We are a team of energetic, curious, passionate and honest people who believe in teamwork. We practice ethical actions when it comes to the industries we work with and believe in taking leadership in that. 

Our core value statement is to help organisations, big or small, to use design to innovate and grow. We use our skills and experience to reflect the organisations true mission. 

We hold integrity high on our list. Aim to have fair business practices with customers and vendors with the objective to always produce the highest quality standards in our work.  

 
 
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THE TEAM

María Trujillo Olaiz
Creative Director

María was born in Mexico and grew up in Singapore, but also counts Copenhagen, South Korea, and London among her many homes. She has a background in Graphic Design that developed her intuitive sense for design and aesthetics. She has a strong conceptual focus, looking for ideas that have a positive emotional effect.

Hasif Muhd
Junior Designer

Hasif is a graduate from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) majoring in Graphic design.

He believes in the Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang which describes how design should be complementary and balance. Apart from that Hasif has an experience working as a medic. With that experience he make sure design shouldn’t be dead.

 
 

Evelyn Chong
Intern Designer

Evelyn is a graduate from the Media, Arts and Design School of Singapore Polytechnic, with a Diploma in Visual Communication and Media Design.

She loves how the work of a designer is ever-changing and allows her to learn something new everyday. She believes that a good design should speak for the brand and its personality.

Akram Aidit
Intern Designer

Born and raised on a sunny north side of Singapore. Akram Aidit is a graphic design graduate from NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) with a keen strong interest in identity design. He firmly understands that design should be complexed and not complicated like a maze. It should be like a labyrinth that guides a user from the beginning to the end without the designer being specifically there to tell them. Design is just another medium for telling an engaging story to a group of audience. The story helps to connect the brand with its audience. Making it more relatable, engaging and memorable.

 

OUR CLIENTS

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