We’ve connected strangers
across the world to draw
each other, immortalized
a station agent, transformed
paper currency into protest,
bridged generational gaps,
reignited the lost art of
letter writing, and invented
screen-blocking glasses,
but the best is yet to come.

We shape culture &
inspire human connection.

We are an independent, Oakland-based creative studio
specializing in experiences and films for daring brands.

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Brand Projects

A Selection of Case Studies

AIRBNB: CONNECTING 50 YEARS OF PRIDE

AIRBNB: ADVENTURES LAUNCH

NORDSTROM: THIS IS GIVING

TOYOTA: FATHER’S DAY REUNION

HIMS: REAL COUPLES TALK SEX

GOOGLE: A PLANET RULED BY LOVE

TIPPING POINT: COMMON THREAD

UBER: #WHERETO

SILENT CIRCLE: READING APP PERMISSIONS

AIRBNB: STRANGERS DRAWING STRANGERS

Original Projects

A Selection of Case Studies

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Our tried & true, soup-to-nuts process

Creative

We develop unique insights and cultural truths to land at THE BIG IDEA, a media-agnostic, integrated campaign that inspires, resonates, and earns media.

Production

We love bringing a project to life, be it digital, experiential, or live action. We produce in-house as well as partner with m ss ng p eces, where Ivan is represented as a director.

We make work for humans,
not consumers.

Audiences don’t want traditional ads. They want interactive experiences, innovative content, and meaningful connections.

Our work slices through the noise, permeates culture and inspires radical engagement. The result is earned media FTW. We’d rather spend our client’s budget making sought-after pieces of lasting cultural phenomena than buying people’s attention with short-lived ephemera.

Our integrated campaigns are media-agnostic—the creative executions are informed by the idea—spanning film, digital, experiential and social. (Oh, and traditional. We do that, too.)

Our work makes headlines, news feeds, & cultural memes.

Team

Ivan Cash is an award-winning artist and director who founded Cash Studios in 2013. He previously worked at global ad agency of the year Wieden+Kennedy as well as Venables Bell & Partners.

Ivan has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Creative, an AdAge Creative 100, an Art Director’s Club Young Gun, and a Print New Visual Artist, while collecting multiple Vimeo Staff Picks and Webby Honorees.

He lectures around the world on the art of human connection, and has taught at California College of the Arts and Miami Ad School. Ask him sometime how getting arrested led to his first job in advertising.

(For more info, visit ivan.cash)

Bridget Sheils is executive producer and a seasoned creative business leader with deep experience across the digital landscape.

She has built businesses founded on design, content, and emerging technology, produced customer experiences for major global brands, and helped create effective brand repositioning strategies with her proven ability to bring ideas to life.

She has worked with brands including Airbnb, Facebook, Coach, Nike, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Samsung, and Oculus.

Mary Michael Pringle is a creative director and writer who has spent nearly two decades bringing brands to life through language and storytelling.

She has worked at award-winning creative agencies including IDEO, Venables Bell & Partners, Butler Shine Stern & Partners, ATTIK and Mad Dogs & Englishmen, helping brands like Intel, Visa, Scion, Kate Spade, Adidas, Converse and Jamba Juice find their voice so they can make meaningful connections with their audiences and ride off into the sunset together.

Based in Oakland, CA we work with brands around the world.

EMAIL
studio@cashstudios.co

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Cash Studios
PO Box 24213
Oakland, CA 94623
United States

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