Who We Are.
Manifest Studios supports iconic brands and creative talents in the making of inspiring projects. An international expertise acquired over the years thanks to the award-winning family that has made Manifest Studios what it is today.
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about
Manifest
Studios.
We have over 20 years experience as thinkers, builders, designers, leaders, doers, and dreamers. We've worked on everything creative from print, web, mobile, TV, 3D, motion graphics, visual effects, VR, AR, AI, and more. As leaders, we’ve led multiple agencies and world-class teams with cultures that foster innovation and leadership. We're passionate about people. Human behaviors and emotions—how they intersect with technology to inform meaningful, useful and delightful user experiences. With a focus on creating hyper-social, and rapidly evolving emerging markets.
branding
UI&UX
WEB
VFX
3D
AR&VR
STRATEGY
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM
A.I.
Branding
Brand is about more than a logo. At Bright Innovation we use agile marketing techniques to help companies create, build and amplify their brands. Through compelling design, thought provoking content and the effective use of data and analytics we can help your brand to stand out against the crowd.
Digital
Digital is no longer a channel B2B companies can afford to ignore but it is an area where it is easy to put lot in and get very little out. We work with organisations to select the right digital channels and strategy to meet your objectives. Then, through constant optimisation and improvement we ensure they deliver accountable ROI. With a wealth of digital expertise Bright Innovation help you navigate through the noise and buzzwords to deliver real value.
Strategy
Building an effective marketing strategy doesn’t have to be a painful process. We help companies to turn business objectives into an effective marketing plans quickly through our unique Minimum Viable Marketing methodology. We help you understand your ecosystem quickly without the need for time intensive and costly research. By creating minimum viable campaigns we can test ideas in a live environment before you commit to them so we can be sure your strategy will be effective and your campaigns will deliver more quickly.
Media
Building an effective marketing strategy doesn’t have to be a painful process. We help companies to turn business objectives into an effective marketing plans quickly through our unique Minimum Viable Marketing methodology. We help you understand your ecosystem quickly without the need for time intensive and costly research. By creating minimum viable campaigns we can test ideas in a live environment before you commit to them so we can be sure your strategy will be effective and your campaigns will deliver more quickly.
Develop
Building an effective marketing strategy doesn’t have to be a painful process. We help companies to turn business objectives into an effective marketing plans quickly through our unique Minimum Viable Marketing methodology. We help you understand your ecosystem quickly without the need for time intensive and costly research. By creating minimum viable campaigns we can test ideas in a live environment before you commit to them so we can be sure your strategy will be effective and your campaigns will deliver more quickly.
Innovation
Building an effective marketing strategy doesn’t have to be a painful process. We help companies to turn business objectives into an effective marketing plans quickly through our unique Minimum Viable Marketing methodology. We help you understand your ecosystem quickly without the need for time intensive and costly research. By creating minimum viable campaigns we can test ideas in a live environment before you commit to them so we can be sure your strategy will be effective and your campaigns will deliver more quickly.
Friends
We work with.
We're hell-bent on changing the world through storytelling and better experiences, in this digital-led and experience-driven market - we partner with companies to define new growth strategies with big ideas.
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Get to know us.
98
%
+
Repeat Business Rate
Nearly all of our clients have offered us additional projects.
West Coast Born
San Francisco. HQ office in Washington DC and satellite offices in Grand Rapids, MI and Dublin, Ireland.
CA
est.
1998
20
Days to Prototype
We complete most projects in a full design cycle and begin testing with a prototype.
1,000
+
Projects
96
International Awards
104
years of combined experience
We've all made large impacts to the industry in many ways, hundreds of millions of users have engaged with projects we've worked on over the years
awards
We've got a few.
Winning is not about us, it's about you. Being a part of your brand is a passion - thank you to all the great people we've met along the way and got to create some amazing projects together.
30
18
1
14
1
25
7
BMSC Award
2017 — Customer Experience (BMSC Award)
Webby Awards
2017 Honoree — Education & Discovery(Social) SnapChat Quiz
2016 Nominee — Websites(Community) — National Geographic YourShot
2016 People’s Voice — Mobile Sites & Apps(Best Visual Design-Function) — NatGeo View
2016 People’s Voice — Education & Discovery(Social) — National Geographic Social Media
2015 Webby Award Winner — Websites(Youth) — National Geographic Kids
2015 People’s Voice — Websites(Youth) — National Geographic Kids
2015 People’s Voice — Websites(Best Use of Photography) — National Geographic PROOF
2015 Nominee — Mobile Sites & Apps(Social) — National Geographic YourShot
2014 Honoree — Web(Community) — National Geographic YourShot
2014 Nominee — Web(Best Use of Photography) — National Geographic FOUND
2014 Nominee — Social(Best Photography & Graphics) — National Geographic PROOF Blog
2014 Honoree — Mobile Sites & Apps(Best User Experience) — National Geographic Magazine Digital  Issue
2012 Honoree — Web(Best Use of Photography) — National Geographic
2012 Nominee — Web(Youth) — National Geographic Kids
Publication(Webby Awards)
2016 — Webby Awards
2016 — Webby Awards
Internationalist Awards
2014 — Best in Class ( Animals/Wildlife) — The Great Nature Project
2014 — Best in Class(Photography) — The Great Nature Project
2014 — Outstanding Achievement(Consumer Goods) — Shop the Road Less Traveled
2014 — Outstanding Achievement(Advocacy) — Build a Boma
2014 — Outstanding Achievement(Animals/Wildlife) — Build a Boma
2014 — Best in Class(Non-profit) — Earth Day Impact Report
2012 — Outstanding Achievement(Youth) — NatGeo Education
2012 — Outstanding Achievement(Non-profit) — NatGeo Education
2014 — Silver (Internationalist Awards)
Wired
2010 — Best Graphical User Interface Design
Depart of Transportation
2008 — 50th Anniversary Logo Design Award
Mature Marketing Award
2002 — Stone Street Financial
Communicator Award
2002 — Troa
2001 — Stone Street Financial
FWA
2013 — FWA of the Day — The Serengeti Lion
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team
Stronger together.
We're hell-bent on changing the world through storytelling and better experiences. We've made some amazing friends over the years building many global Fortune 500 brands and award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, and creating innovative digital experiences.
Babak
Sha
CEO
Reza
Kavanagh
Chief Operations Officer
Paul
Watson
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew
Kiang
Dir. of Business Development
North America
Nicolas
Villarreal
VP of Visual Development
Noel
Nouche
Art Director
Madu
Front End Lead
PJ
Sr. Web Developer
Branding
Brand is about more than a logo. At Bright Innovation we use agile marketing techniques to help companies create, build and amplify their brands. Through compelling design, thought provoking content and the effective use of data and analytics we can help your brand to stand out against the crowd.
Digital
Digital is no longer a channel B2B companies can afford to ignore but it is an area where it is easy to put lot in and get very little out. We work with organisations to select the right digital channels and strategy to meet your objectives. Then, through constant optimisation and improvement we ensure they deliver accountable ROI. With a wealth of digital expertise Bright Innovation help you navigate through the noise and buzzwords to deliver real value.
Strategy
Building an effective marketing strategy doesn’t have to be a painful process. We help companies to turn business objectives into an effective marketing plans quickly through our unique Minimum Viable Marketing methodology. We help you understand your ecosystem quickly without the need for time intensive and costly research. By creating minimum viable campaigns we can test ideas in a live environment before you commit to them so we can be sure your strategy will be effective and your campaigns will deliver more quickly.
Media
Building an effective marketing strategy doesn’t have to be a painful process. We help companies to turn business objectives into an effective marketing plans quickly through our unique Minimum Viable Marketing methodology. We help you understand your ecosystem quickly without the need for time intensive and costly research. By creating minimum viable campaigns we can test ideas in a live environment before you commit to them so we can be sure your strategy will be effective and your campaigns will deliver more quickly.
Marketing
Building an effective marketing strategy doesn’t have to be a painful process. We help companies to turn business objectives into an effective marketing plans quickly through our unique Minimum Viable Marketing methodology. We help you understand your ecosystem quickly without the need for time intensive and costly research. By creating minimum viable campaigns we can test ideas in a live environment before you commit to them so we can be sure your strategy will be effective and your campaigns will deliver more quickly.
Fun Facts.
experience
20
years
Thirty
international awards
work featured
2014
in apple keynote
It's written in the stars...
12
People
We’re “top-heavy” on purpose; in our experience, senior hands-on talent creates the best products and services.
20
Headquarter
For most projects, we complete a full design cycle and begin testing with consumers on a prototype within a month
over
5K
projects
1,000
plus projects
How we do it.
  • 2D & 2.5D Animation
  • 3D Animation & Modeling
  • A/B Testing & Optimization
  • Android Design
  • Art Direction
  • Artificial Intelligence Design
  • Augmented Reality
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Strategy
  • Cinematography
  • Color Theory
  • Content Strategy
  • Creative Direction
  • CX Consulting
  • Dashboard Design
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • E-commerce Design & Strategy
  • Email Marketing
  • Film Direction
  • Gamification
  • Graphic Design
  • GUI Design
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Iconography
  • Illustrating
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Interactive Prototyping
  • iOS Design
  • iPad Design
  • iPhone Designer
  • Logo Designer
  • Mixed Reality
  • Mobile App Design
  • Mobile Applications
  • Motion Graphics
  • Multimedia
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Product Designer
  • Product Management
  • Prototyping Expertise
  • Quality & Assurance
  • Responsive Design
  • Search Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Storytelling
  • Typography
  • User-centered Design
  • User-centered Research
  • Usability Testing
  • UI Design
  • UX Design
  • Video Editing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Design
  • Visual Effects
  • Visual Identity
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Design
  • Wireframing
  • Wordpress Design
“Babak brought the National Geographic brand to life on multiple platforms in visually stunning and engaging ways. He is highly collaborative and worked brilliantly with people both inside and outside the organization. He is passionate about his work and constantly looks for ways to expand his contribution to the organization through design or visual storytelling. I would highly recommend Babak for any position where he can help elevate the visual brand and experience for an organization.”
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Branding
from the lions mouth
I had the good fortune to work with Babak on several projects at National Geographic. Babak brought tremendous creativity, a strong understanding of human-computer interaction, insightful problem-solving, and more. He was a strong team member who contributed significantly in defining the products we built.
Product and business strategy executive
from the lions mouth
I had the pleasure of working with Babak over the past year at National Geographic. I can't say enough about his work as I was consistently impressed. He always delivered a top-notch product, while also working on improving the overall process or product to make my life easier. I would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him in the future.
director, strategy - Philanthropic Partnerships
from the lions mouth
Babak and I worked in the same group at National Geographic. He is an excellent and thoughtful designer. He was exceptional at setting design direction and provided top-level expertise on digital projects as well.
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Branding
from the lions mouth
“Babak brought the National Geographic brand to life on multiple platforms in visually stunning and engaging ways. He is highly collaborative and worked brilliantly with people both inside and outside the organization. He is passionate about his work and constantly looks for ways to expand his contribution to the organization through design or visual storytelling. I would highly recommend Babak for any position where he can help elevate the visual brand and experience for an organization.”
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Branding
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