The elevator pitch:

Cansino & Co are a multidisciplinary design studio based in Wellington New Zealand. We specialise in brands, campaigns, publishing, packaging, digital and all the bits in-between.

Long copy version:

Cansino & Co are a design consultancy founded in 2014 headed up by senior experienced agency practitioners Adam and Sorelle Cansino. 

After more than 30 years shared experience in the industry, we launched Cansino & Co with a clear mission to help businesses and organisations better employ design and branding over on and offline channels. 

While we are a small consultancy firm, we’re proud of our extensive top level experience in the digital, design, advertising and branding industry in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

With more than 20 years as an award-winning creative director and designer, Adam finally left agency life at the end of 2014 to join Sorelle, who had been working directly with her growing New Zealand and Australian client base since 2010.

During our tenure in agencies, we have worked for both large and small clients including NZSO, Meridian Energy, Te Papa, IAG (State insurance & NZI), Health Promotion Agency, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Volvo Cars Australia, Coca-Cola and Kiwibank.

The approach we take to delivering great design thinking and craft to our clients is not the average agency model. In fact, it has evolved in direct opposition to the agency model. Our offering is to provide senior level creative and strategic services without the often cumbersome and costly agency processes.

Because we’re small, we can be nimble. We like to work directly and closely with our clients, often iteratively and always collaboratively (hence our own ampersand led identity). Furthermore, you’ll always be working directly with us, no juniors, no hand downs, no lost in communication. 

We are the relationship holders, the designers (we’re on the tools) the project managers and the producers for all our jobs. We like it that way, it means at any given point we know what’s going on. It means we can pick up a phone and speak to our clients, and vice versa. No filters.

Our internal capabilities cover brand strategy and design, creative direction, corporate identity design, digital strategy and design, UX design, advertising art direction, photography, retouching, illustration and print production. During our past lives in the agency space, we’ve also managed to form a robust network of top-notch practitioners, whom we now turn to deliver the products and services beyond the scope of our internal capabilities, including filmmakers, photographers, 3D artists, post-production specialists, copywriters, coders, developers, and printers.