We’ve connected strangers
across the world to draw each
other, written Coca-Cola’s
most liked FB post, reignited
the lost art of letter writing,
transformed paper currency
into protest, inspired strangers
to share the last photo on
their phone, and redefined
the meaning of marriage, but
the best is yet to come.

We are a creative studio
and consultancy for
the brave new media world.

Brand Projects

A selection of Case Studies

TIPPING POINT: COMMON THREAD

UBER: #WHERETO

SILENT CIRCLE: READING APP PERMISSIONS

AIRBNB: STRANGERS DRAWING STRANGERS

COCA-COLA: SITELETS

TOYOTA: FATHER’S DAY REUNION

Original Projects

A selection of Case Studies

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LAST PHOTO PROJECT

You’re a global brand. An ad agency.
Or a startup. We’re here to help.

SELECT CLIENTS

Ideation

Our unique creative process results in killer insights, newsworthy concepts, and outside-the-box ideas for pitches, presentations, and sprints.

Creative Direction

Creative development and guidance, from single projects to integrated campaigns that connect across every platform and medium.

Directing

Bringing a project to life, be it digital, experiential, or live action. We partner with bi-coastal 2015 A-List Production Company m ss ng p eces, where Ivan is represented as a director.

Content Strategy
& Activation

Helping projects achieve fame and mass-sharing through our media relationships, social connections, and proprietary approach.

We make work for humans,
not consumers.

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

We specialize in uniquely human ideas and social movements that worldwide audiences seek out. Our work cuts through clutter, permeates culture, and inspires radical engagement, resulting in earned media rather than buying people’s attention.

Our integrated campaigns are media-agnostic, spanning film, digital, experiential, and social.

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

Team

Ivan Cash is an award-winning artist, director, and creative director who founded Cash Studios in 2011. He previously worked at global ad agency of the year Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco.

Ivan has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Creative, 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)

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

She’s worked at some of the most exciting and well-known advertising and design agencies in the country, including IDEO, Venables Bell & Partners, Butler Shine Stern & Company, and ATTIK.

She helps brands like Intel, Visa, Scion, Converse, Kate Spade, and Jamba Juice find their voice (the one that sounds like a human is speaking) so they can make real, meaningful connections with their audiences and ride off into the sunset together.

Melissa Abe is executive producer and a natural connector who empowers the team to show and tell their talents.

Melissa is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, with an aesthetic-driven blend of right-brain intuition and left-brain analysis. She helps produce integrated campaigns, films, and immersive experiences that deliver tangible results. She’s a talent enabler, design aficionado, and bright spark who makes every project more fun.

Mel brings creative ideas to life for clients including Airbnb, Toyota, Dwell Magazine, Moleskine, Kate Spade Home, Japanese Trade Commission, and GOOD Magazine.

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

EMAIL
studio@cashstudios.co

SNAIL MAIL
Cash Studios
PO Box 24213
Oakland, CA 94623
United States

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