Who we are


Operations Associate

Alisha Hurtado

Bio coming soon!


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. 

When he’s not designing, Conor likes to bring his Shiba Inu to the dog park, get competitive in board games with friends, or get lost in a good science fiction book.


Marketing Associate

Kristina Marie Lopez

Bio coming soon!


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.


Strategy Associate

Val Tikka

About: Val is a digital strategist with over 7+ years of content strategy and digital marketing experience. She's helped businesses grow their digital presence and reach by providing strategic content planning, social media management and user-centered thinking website experience strategies. Val loves working with clients to help them achieve their business goals. When she's not strategizing or reading up on the latest digital marketing trends, you can find her spending time perusing the shelves of Trader Joe's, traveling to natural historic landmarks or finding the next best taqueria place.

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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20 Pine St. Studio 2312
New York, NY 10005


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