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Who we are

About Us

Creating human-centered experiences

Stranger Creative is a creative agency that helps brands build human-centered experiences for websites and mobile apps. With decades of experience leading and designing digital experiences for recognizable brands and industries, we've branched off to start our own initiative to bring big agency creative to small & medium-sized companies.

Supporting diverse creatives

Stranger Creative is the executive sponsor of QTBIPOC Design, a nonprofit organization that empowers queer BIPOC creatives to thrive in the creative industry through education, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Collaborating with us on a project directly impact and support empowering diversity within our creative industry.

Our team

Alisha

Operations Associate

Alisha Hurtado

About: Alisha supports the internal operation within Stranger Creative. Before moving to the online space, she was a luxury event planner at exclusive venues in Houston & Los Angeles planning out every detail for weddings, galas and golf/tennis tournaments. Her focus is to create a positive client experience for those working with Stranger Creative & QTBIPOC Design.

I am: a Japanese-Hawaiian-Hispanic female originally from Orange County, CA currently living in Houston with her husband, Daniel and young daughter, Charley with the goal to listen and continue to be a better ally. 

I am passionate about: being environmentally conscious in my everyday life and attempting to minimize my carbon footprint


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UX Design Associate

Conor Moran

About: Conor is a User Experience designer for Stranger Creative- specializing in creating human-centered, accessible design that simplifies the complex. He has experience working alongside multidisciplinary teams with agencies and brands such as The Eric Carle Museum, New York Life, Start Hearing, and Fusion 92. 

I am: a first-generation Taiwanese, Irish American living in the Chicago-land area.  

What I'm passionate about: mindful design and finding new solutions to existing problems.

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Design director

June Hongkiatkhajorn

About: June is a product designer with a background in art direction and visual design. Her work spans multiple disciplines inclusive of UX/UI design, art direction, e-commerce, creative direction, and design strategy. Clients include Google, Mastercard, Verizon, Levi's, Tiffany & Co, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Frye, David Yurman, and Our Place.

I am: a Thai-Chinese female originally from Bangkok, Thailand currently living in Los Angeles.

What I’m passionate about: using art and design for supporting good causes and helping raise consciousness and awareness for notable issues.

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Founder & Studio Director

Steven Wakabayashi

About: Steven is the founder and managing creative director for Stranger Creative - handling new business and leading creative initiatives. Previously, he's led design teams at some of the biggest agencies and brands including Sapient, Publicis, Razorfish, Huge, Apple, Google, Salesforce, Sephora, Walmart, Samsung, and Glossier.

I am: a second-generation queer Japanese, Taiwanese American living in NYC creating the intersection of social change, tech innovation, and creativity.

What I'm passionate about: integration of joy within social and racial justice in the liberation of our communities.

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Strategy Associate

Val Tikka

About: Val is the Strategy Associate of Stranger Creative. Val's experience in digital marketing and content strategy has helped businesses grow their online presence. With a focus on providing strategic content planning and user-centered website experience strategies, Val has aided companies in reaching their target audiences more effectively.

I am: a first generation Albanian-American living in Chicago, IL

What I'm passionate about: helping brands find their voice and communicate with their customers in an authentic way. 

Our approach

Equitable innovation led by diverse creatives

We believe that the future of innovation and creativity will be led by creatives that have been historically underrepresented within our community. As our collective digital footprint continues to grow globally, so will the myriad of experiences that go into designing these products.

Partnerships centered in mindfulness

The way in which we engage with our teams, clients, and community is centered on conscious awareness. From collaboration to finances, we regularly check in and ensure that our conducts are sustainable for one another and the greater world.

Organizations we love

Amplifying the important work of these organizations

Stranger Creative

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New York, NY 10005

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