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 creative studio
specializing in experiences and films for daring brands.

SELECT CLIENTS

Brand Projects

A Selection of Case Studies

AIRBNB: CONNECTING 50 YEARS OF PRIDE

TIPPING POINT: COMMON THREAD

SILENT CIRCLE: READING APP PERMISSIONS

TOYOTA: FATHER’S DAY REUNION

HIMS: REAL COUPLES TALK SEX

GOOGLE: A PLANET RULED BY LOVE

NORDSTROM: THIS IS GIVING

AIRBNB: STRANGERS DRAWING STRANGERS

Original Projects

A Selection of Case Studies

A Social Distance

AGENT OF CONNECTION

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LAST PHOTO PROJECT

Our tried & true, soup-to-nuts process

Strategy

We believe constraint yields creativity. This phase involves collaborating with our clients to arrive at a tight brief, setting the project up for success.

Creative

We develop unique insights and cultural truths to land at THE BIG IDEA. There’s a good chance this will be media-agnostic and it will always be newsworthy. 

Production

We love bringing a project to life, be it digital, experiential, or live action. Our innovative approach means no production challenge is unsolvable.

Impact

We take great pride in the far reach of our work, and have developed a unique way to collaborate with our clients to ensure the work cuts through the clutter.

We make work for humans,
not consumers.

People don’t need more ads. But they do want to be moved, provoked, informed, and inspired.

Our work slices through the noise, permeates culture and inspires radical engagement. Our campaigns are media-agnostic—the creative executions are informed by the idea—spanning film, digital, experiential and social.

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

Team

Ivan Cash is an award-winning artist and director who founded Cash Studios in 2013, after a stint at global ad agency of the year Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

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 has given keynotes at conferences, organizations and universities ranging from Stanford University, The New York Times, and Apple, to The National Postal Forum, TEDx, and SXSW.

Melissa Abe (she/her) is an executive producer with over a decade of experience working with some of the most recognizable, community-driven brands of our time. She spent nearly seven years leading award-winning global campaigns for Airbnb that have helped shape the brand into a global phenomenon.

Mel leads with humanity and empathy, believing that people are at the core of every experience. As an experienced mindfulness meditation teacher, she strives to bring consciousness to the workplace, promoting a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can flourish to their fullest potential.

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.

Studio Manager Louie Jimena believes creativity can solve all problems. A self-professed design nerd, Louie has worked as a Young Guns Awards manager and ADC Awards manager at The One Club for Creativity, allowing him to collaborate with agencies Sunday Afternoon, Sid Lee, BBDO, and RoAndCo , while working with the design industry’s luminaries like Debbie Millman, James Victore, and Stefan Sagmeister.

Outside of work, Louie finds equanimity in museums (MoMA and MAD being his favorite) and believes that the Filipino dessert, turon, is the second-best invention after the toothbrush.

Based between NY and CA, we collab 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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