Studio - KUDOS Design Collaboratory™


We collaborate with forward-thinking brands, institutions, and creative agencies to create great branding, websites, apps, data visualization, editorial design, packaging, motion graphics, exhibitions, and site-specific interactive installations in the U.S. and abroad.

Since 2008, we continue to transform ideas and visions into communication tools that often create a sense of buzz in the competitive marketplace. Our involvement helps companies and institutions evaluate, adapt, and grow by appealing to various consumers and cultures, both online and offline.

We believe good design is engaging, relevant, and timeless. This is achievable through mutual collaboration, experimentation, good typography, user-friendliness, and attention to details.


We place creative strategy at the heart of our process.

Process Diagram
Process Diagram

What They Say


Our partners are practicing designers who also serve as the primary contact for every client.

John Kudos

Managing Partner, NY

John Kudos

Managing Partner, NY

John Kudos is a designer, educator, typographer, and technologist who focus on creating strategy, design, and storytelling for brands and institutions. His practice embrace collaboration and experimentation informed by emerging technology and diverse cultural backgrounds.

John is the managing partner of KUDOS Design Collaboratory™ and KASA Collective. John currently serves on the board of directors at Type Directors Club and Poster House CMYK Council to bring more diversity and inclusion to their programs. He is a member of American Alliance of Museums and Society for Experiential Graphic Design.

A native of Bandung, Indonesia, John received his BFA in Design with Digital Media concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001 and developed a career as an immigrant entrepreneur in New York, United States. Prior to establishing KUDOS Design Collaboratory™ in 2008, he worked for Pentagram where he led various cultural, retail, and institutional design projects for seven years. In 2019 he cofounded KASA Collective to further develop his passion in fusing design and emerging technology.

He works with a broad range of clients in non-profit, education, healthcare, design, art, cultural, startups, and publishing fields in the U.S., Japan, and Indonesia. Highlights include Cornell University, Poster House, Tribeca Film Festival, MoMA, Guggenheim, TheMet, Sotheby’s, Center for Architecture, CAPC, Bandung City, Wardah Cosmetics, Japan Society, and Made in Japan Project.

His work have been recognized by the Art Directors Club’s Young Guns, the Society of Publication Designers, The Webby, D&AD, Type Directors Club, HOW International Design Awards, AIGA, Graphis, GDUSA, Print, I.D., and Communication Arts to name a few.

Portrait by Kikuko Usuyama

Kiki Katahira

Partner, NY

Kiki Katahira

Partner, NY

Kiki Katahira is a designer, mother, and lover of all things simple and fresh.

Kiki was previously a designer at 2×4 in New York, where she managed projects for art, architecture, fashion and cultural clients worldwide.

Prior to 2×4, she worked with Stefan Sagmeister and Harry N. Abrams. Kiki holds an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA in Visual Design from Osaka University of Art in Japan. She was featured in HOW magazine’s “Five Fresh Designers to Watch” and was mentioned in high regards in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. She came in first place in the Adobe Design Achievement Award. Kiki’s work has received design awards from the Art Directors Club, the Tokyo Type Directors Club, the New York Type Directors Club and Communication Arts.

Calvin Hadiardja

Partner, JAKARTA

Calvin Hadiardja

Partner, JAKARTA

Calvin Hadiardja studied graphic design at TAFE Enmore and Sydney Graphics College in 2004. Calvin has worked in several design firms in Sydney during his two-year study. In Jakarta, Calvin leads a design team that specializes in providing creative solutions for corporate communications, environmental graphics, promotion design, and editorial design.

Calvin is one of ten finalists for the International Young Creative Entrepreneur (IYCE Indonesia) sponsored by the British Council in 2009.

Andy Kurniawan

Partner, BANDUNG

Andy Kurniawan

Partner, BANDUNG

Andy Kurniawan, graduated from Enmore Design Centre, Sydney, in 2002. Prior to founding Studio Kudos JKT, he has been practicing graphic design with partner Calvin Hao for seven years in Jakarta.

Andy provides creative solutions and manage client communications in Bandung and Jakarta, including some of the most recognized resorts, restaurants, and clubs. Andy’s work have won several local design competitions such as the TELKOMSEL Calendar Design Competition in 2004 and 2008, Ericsson Calendar Design Competition in 2004 and 2008, BAKRIE Telecom Internal Magazine Design Compettion in 2008, and Indosat Calendar Design Competition in 2008.

Melissa Hugo

Partner, BANDUNG

Melissa Hugo

Partner, BANDUNG

Mellisa Hugo manages all aspects of communication, design and production supervison for print- based projects. She holds an BFA in Visual Communications Design from Raffles Lassalle Design Institute—a program license from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Prior to joining Studio Kudos, Melissa was a junior designer at Antidote+ creative agency, Singapore, for two years. Her work has won the ABDA Calendar Design Competiton 2009, the D&AD Student Award 2008, CROW BAR AWARD Singapore 2008, and was recognized as the Finalist in MAYBANK Credit Card Design Competition 2006.

Oky Kusprianto

Architecture, BANDUNG

Oky Kusprianto

Architecture, BANDUNG

Oky Kusprianto and his team (APTA) is a boutique architecture and interior design studio in Bandung, Indonesia. Since 2009, APTA have collaborated with KUDOS on various projects to achieve a seamless mish-mash of 2-dimensional graphics manifesting in 3-dimensional environments. The result of our collaborations can be seen in the recent TDC62 Traveling Exhibit in Jakarta, Origin café and the newly unveiled EX-Sport retail stores quickly opening in more than fifty capital cities in Indonesia.

APTA believes that ‘good design’ is for everyone, regardless of size, accessibility and budget. In sanskrit, APTA means ‘towards perfection,’ a mantra we aspire to achieve with every collaboration.


Society of Publication Designers 2023, 2005

GD USA, American Digital Design Awards 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

365: AIGA Year in Design Awards 2022

PRINT Awards 2022, 2017, 2016, 2008

GD USA, American Graphic Design Awards 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

GD USA, American Package Design Awards 2022, 2020

GD USA, Health + Wellness Design Awards 2021

HOW Annual Logo Design Awards 2018

HOW International Design Awards 2017

Tribeca Film Festival, Storyscapes 2016

Preservation League of NY State, Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2012

Tokyo Type Directors Club 2010

Art Directors Club, Young Guns 6 2009

Type Directors Club 2008

Art Directors Club, ADC Cube 2004

Adobe Design Achievement Award 2003



  • Brand Consultation
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Positioning
  • Rebranding
  • Visual Identity
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Brand Implementation


  • Information Brochure
  • Annual Report
  • Publication Design
  • Magazine
  • Marketing Materials
  • Special Event Materials
  • Advertising
  • Packaging
  • Tradeshow Materials


  • Web Consultation
  • Web Strategy
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Responsive Web Development
  • CMS Implementation
  • E-Commerce
  • SEO & Analytics

Digital Experience

  • UX Consultation & Strategy
  • User Experience Design (UX)
  • User Interface Design (UI)
  • User Testing
  • iOS App Development
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Motion Graphics
  • Film Case Studies


  • Exhibition Design
  • Pop-up Event Design
  • Wayfinding Signage
  • Identification Signage
  • ADA Signage
  • Tradeshow Booths



  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Guggenheim
  • High Museum
  • Japan Society
  • MoMA
  • TheMet
  • Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects
  • National Museum of American Indians
  • Pen & Brush
  • Poster House
  • Princeton University Art Museum


  • BRAIN ブレーン Magazine
  • Casa/Brutus Magazine
  • China Film Insider
  • Designers & Books
  • Gingko Press
  • JingDaily
  • Kinokuniya
  • Metropolis Magazine
  • New York Times
  • Shinkenchiku-sha

Graphic Design

  • And Partners
  • Conduit
  • Eric Baker Design
  • Miko McGinty Inc
  • Pentagram
  • Principle
  • Type Directors Club


  • 1100 Architect
  • Amy Lau Design
  • DFA
  • Marras Lighting
  • Modern Green Home
  • Modernspace Architecture
  • Raymond Jungles
  • Selldorf Architects
  • Sharon Davis Design
  • Shelton Mindel
  • Starr Whitehouse Architects
  • Strategy+Design Shop
  • Studio Jungles
  • Yun Architecture


  • Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Cornell AAP
  • CornellTech
  • EG Conference
  • MIT Media Lab
  • Rutgers University
  • SVA MFA SocDoc
  • Wesleyan University


  • Bayu Buana Travel
  • Genetika Science+Lab
  • Goodfriend Motors
  • Harris Rand Lusk
  • Propel Strategic Communications
  • Salman Solutions
  • Stanley Marthin
  • Solomon Blumm Heymann LLP
  • Sotheby’s

Non-Profit (Cultural)

  • Ansche Chesed Synagogue
  • Asia Week NY
  • Bandung Philharmonic
  • The Clemente
  • From The Top
  • Harlem RBI
  • Japan Foundation
  • JustVision
  • Mark DeGarmo Dance
  • Vilcek Foundation

Non-Profit (Healthcare)

  • Autism Speaks
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Brighter Bites
  • CP NOW
  • CAPC — Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • IAVI — International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Non-Profit (Urban Development)

  • Avenir Health
  • Center for Active Design
  • CUP — Center for Urban Pedagogy
  • City of Auburn, New York
  • City of Bandung, Indonesia
  • Congress for New Urbanism
  • DataHaven
  • DesigNYC
  • Design Trust for Public Space
  • Rausch Foundation

Retail (Indonesia)

  • Bodypack
  • Celtic
  • Chint Electric
  • Chitose
  • Crayolin
  • Emina
  • Eiger
  • Ernestomeda Indonesia
  • EX-Sport
  • Fondovalle
  • Gessi Indonesia
  • Il Sogno
  • Larkin Electric
  • Lorenza Gem
  • MM Gallery Jakarta
  • Outlive
  • Vivere

Retail (Japan)

  • Japan Research Institute
  • Made in Japan Project

Retail (U.S.A.)

  • FJ Hakimian
  • IceBuddy
  • Kanekalon
  • Macy’s
  • Protex Modacrylic
  • Robert Mann Rugs
  • Steuben Glass
  • Thirteen Crosby


  • Bank Indonesia
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Union Square Ventures
  • UOB Privilege Banking Indonesia
  • (Australia)

Real Estate

  • Gunasland
  • Landmark Pluit
  • Landmark Residence Bandung
  • The Modern Group
  • NDK Property
  • Parkville
  • Parkland
  • Sinarmasland
  • Sinarmas Real Estate Development
  • Tamansari Hive Office
  • Tamansari Parama Office
  • TCC Batavia
  • West Vista Apartment


  • Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
  • J-icon Hotel
  • Sahid Hotel Serpong


  • Dusun Bambu
  • GoWet! WaterPark


  • Element Markets
  • Terregra Asia Energy


  • Hilary Hahn
  • No Fun Radio
  • Philip Sheppard

Cafe & Restaurants

  • 90 Gourmet
  • Avena
  • Amnesia
  • Azuma
  • Blend Wine & Dine
  • Burgundy
  • Goode Company
  • H5 Asian Fusion
  • KataKata Cafe
  • Newtown Discotheque
  • Orange Blossom
  • Origin
  • Score! Balikpapan
  • Stark Beer
  • Sukhadia Catering
  • Tokyo Bowl
  • Verde

Film/TV & Photography

  • GION
  • Iron Trader
  • Julie Soefer Photography
  • Open’hood
  • Photobooth Party
  • Whiteness Project

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