EAT’S First Review on Clutch
Standing out in a new age of digital branding is no small task. The whirlwind of trends, social media and cross-platform performance is a tough one to get right. But that’s where EAT comes in. While your team does what they do best and runs a successful business, we use our expertise to take your brand to the next level. Since launching in 2009 our diversified experience has helped brands re-introduce themselves in the digital market. Our world-class products, from presentations to design systems, have become a go-to for businesses to enhance their competitive edge.
With this success tucked in our back pocket, we’re excited to introduce an outsourced platform to further expand our portfolio. We’ve just been given our first review from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform committed to helping businesses identify and connect with other service providers.
We’re honored to be officially acknowledged by HelloSociety with such a glowing 5-star rating. HelloSociety hired EAT as their design provider off the back of their successful rebrand. For about five years the social media agency tasked us with handling presentation designs, sales decks, newsletters and more.
Seeing businesses thrive is the reason we get up in the morning. You can imagine, then, how it felt to hear that our services led to a consistent and direct impact on HelloSociety sales. One of our works even led to HelloSociety’s eventual acquisition by the New York Times.
“The way they treat their clients — so many companies claim to treat their clients like family, but EAT truly became an extension of our company both on a professional and personal level.” - Former CEO, HelloSociety.
Our portfolio consists of other highly regarded companies like HelloSociety including Amazon, Adidas, Lyft and Netflix. Check out it on our Clutch profile to see more of our work. We’ve recently been awarded as one of the best B2B companies on Top Design Firms, Clutch’s sister site. The platform is a top resource for buyers looking to find top designers, marketing companies, and developers in our industry. At EAT, we’re about keeping your brand fresh and world-class with our multi-faceted expertise in design. If you think we could be a good fit for your business or want to know more about our work, contact us for more information!
At EAT Studio, we’re proud to be featured by Design Rush in the Top 30 California Graphic Design Companies in 2021.
Our LA and Paris based studio is recognised by our clients and peers as a world-class design and branding agency. Since our beginnings, we’ve been passionate about companies that are shaping the future of their industries and we have evolved into one of the first studios to specialise in the gaming and entertainment category. We’re a close-knit team that’s lucky enough to work with industry giants including Netflix, Amazon and Twitch. The success we’ve had and challenges we’ve overcome have worked up our appetite for new opportunities with B2B clients. We’re excited to be part of Design Rush and for the people we’ll connect with through the platform.
Our new Paris office smells like roses
Our new workspace in Paris is bigger, brighter, and better. We spend a huge chunk of our lives at our desks, so why not make it picturesque? We’re enjoying the view and beautifying the space to create a home-away-from-home for when our colleagues finally come and visit.
“It’s never a good idea to pretend like you know everything,” Gabriel said in a recent interview with Medium Magazine. “We used to be so obsessed with making our employees happy that we would shield them from the truth about any difficulties or challenges the company faced.” After giving this mindset a trial run, he decided it was best to ditch it altogether and practice radical transparency.
Thanks for having Gabriel! Read the full article here in the link above.
As part of the interview series called “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A Founder”, Medium Magazine interviewed our Founder & CEO Renata Amaral Morris. She shared some interesting experiences and we hope it can be inspiring to you.
If you’re thinking about starting a company, are in the early stages of it, or would like to ask any questions to our CEO, please, contact us.
Growing up as an LGBTQ+ professional, our COO’s personal and professional lives have been intertwined in complex ways that weren’t always obvious to feel or explain. Gabriel Seibel shared with Raynbow Affair Magazine a bit of his personal story as well, how his dreams evolved over time as well as how this ongoing inquiry about identity allowed him to inhabit an inspired and empowered work persona with a healthy separation with his personal self.
EAT believes in allowing professionals to live meaningful lives and merge life and work aspirations — the idea that our personal experiences are the fuel of our professional drive is one of the foundations of our philosophy.
We’re not from here, and for a long time, we tried to hide that. We hid behind our work, hid our accents as well as the fact that we were working together but from different time zones.
“The value of experience that such a diverse leadership team has might be clear to us now, but as both Morris and Seibel explain, this wasn’t the case in the early days of EAT. The pair say they would go to great lengths to hide their differences.”
But today, we celebrate our immensely talented team of designers from all over the world by putting our diversity front and center. Our radical rebrand honors our status as a women, LGBTQ+ and immigrant-owned design studio.
“It’s been a journey toward this point, Morris and Seibel say. This year’s rebrand sought to top off what has been years of learning.”
This is about living truthfully and we hope that our honesty with ourselves will help inspire others to be comfortable existing outside of what’s “normal” too. Design Week has been gracious enough to help us celebrate our rebrand as well as ourselves with a thoughtful piece ahead of International Women’s Day. We want to thank Design Week as well as everyone on our journey who helped make this happen.
She was a young college graduate from Brazil with a Bachelor’s Degree and lofty ambitions. So, she took a leap of faith and bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to begin her career. She began setting down her roots, enrolling UCLA’s Master’s Degree program in Public Relations and Entertainment Publicity. This all seemed like a fast-track to success, but things took an unexpected turn.
While working on her Master’s, Renata applied for dozens of internships and entry-level jobs at creative firms. Much to her dismay, no one was willing to hire her, and she was forced to work an array of minimum-wage dead-end jobs. Her fate was similar to many who move to LA to make it, daydreaming of a fulfilling career while delivering pizzas and serving at fast-food restaurants. However, she never felt this work was beneath her. Renata approached her situation with humility and kept listening to the inner voice that reassured her she was on the right path.
Eventually, Renata was tired of hearing “No” from the gatekeepers. She had to make a decision: either take a huge risk and start her own business or continue to toil away for meager pay. Well, she would never have been the subject of a Forbes article if she chose the latter.
Her new firm EAT was born out of her passion for people, art, and design. This newborn powerhouse would eventually amplify the branding and aesthetics of companies such as Amazon, Netflix, Adidas, Twitch, Red Bull, Activision, NBC Universal, EA Games, and the New York Times.
The companies weren’t interested in giving her an opportunity, so she created her own opportunity. Moves like starting your own business, learning a new skill, or asking for a promotion can be challenging but offer some of the highest rewards from a personal and professional standpoint.
To create your own opportunities, don’t get yourself down and listen to negative self-talk. Focus on your skills and talent, and expand them if need be. Applied knowledge is power. Also, find like-minded similarly-driven individuals who push you to perform to your highest ability. Meet as many people as you can! This will increase the likelihood of meeting someone you vibe with. Take classes, attend lectures, and surround yourself with experts. When you finally get an opportunity, knock it out of the park and overdeliver. Word will travel fast about your work ethic and you’ll soon find yourself flooded with inquiries.
When our COO, Gabriel, was only a teenager he won first place in an admissions exam at his University in Brazil. Since he had little money to pay for school, winning this prize was a godsend. The winds of change carried him to Paris at the age of 19. Arriving with nothing but lint in his pockets, Gabriel didn’t speak a single word of French.
The 19-year-old version of himself would be elated to discover he would one day be telling this story in a TEDx Talk at ParisNanterre.
By a mixture of serendipity and hustle, Gabriel met two fellow Brazilians online who lived in LA and shared the common goal of selling design services.
Together, they formed a transcontinental mastermind called EAT. As a result, Gabriel began to travel the world which would significantly transform his perspective. His newfound camaraderie would inspire him to achieve greatness.
However, this remote working relationship was not without growing pains. Companies that are untied to a physical location use only discipline and heartfelt collaboration as glue. If either of these central pillars erode, the company will face challenges.
EAT was able to survive and thrive, thanks to Gabriel and the rest of the teams’ steadfast persistence. Gabe used to believe being a boss was a necessary evil. Now he sees it was an inevitability and the truest expression of his life path.
This was not a sudden drastic “Revolution,” Gabriel explains, but instead was an “Evolution” that took place over a decade in the peaceful environment of artists’ studios, connected only by the internet and intimacy.
The CMX Summit recently invited our CEO, Renata Amaral Morris, to speak on her expertise. She gave a lecture called Creativity and Life Experiences: A Brainstorming Kit for Creative Community Professionals.
The presentation argues that creativity is not a birthright bestowed upon a chosen few but is a skill that anyone can learn. Creativity is not a gift; it’s a process. Imagination and focus are the key ingredients to get started, and you can use methods to further spice things up.