A design shop nestled in sunny Los Angeles, creating unique brand experiences that are built to last.

process makes perfect.


So who are you and who do you want to be? Let’s get this out of the way and start working from the same launch pad. I’ll research enough to see where you were and where we can go. I’ll pull out all my detective chops so we can embark on this epic journey together.


Brands are about feelings, and feelings are complicated. Successful brands hold great emotional meaning for people and that’s what makes that brand loved and respected. I bring these emotions to life across print, packaging, advertising, and the world wide web. This will take communication, a couple all-nighters, and a strong promise to think outside the box.


I’m a one-man mighty machine, ready to electrify my creative brain waves and bring you awesomeness. With my creative support all the way through launch, your brand will be kicking butt and taking names!

this could include:


Web Design/Development
Art Direction

let’s build a brand together.

lighthouse title

millie + maggy

fusion belts

Case study coming soon

meet dad.

doug ahern

Founder, Design Director

what clients are saying.

“Doug has done multiple design projects for me over the past 7 months. He’s great at channeling my raw ideas and turning them into creative, well-thought-out, finished pieces. Great job, Doug! Keep up the good work.”

-Chris Kirby
Founder, Ithaca Hummus

“Doug is an extremely talented designer whose professionalism, patience, attention to detail, and responsiveness is second to none. I would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking for premium quality, 360 creative solutions. Aside from being excellent at what he does, on a personal level, Doug is a pleasure to work with and is always at hand to help out. He created a brand for us that we could have only dreamt of. Doug made our job of launching our brand so much more enjoyable and a lot easier than what it would have been had we not been introduced!”

-Kate Scott
Marketing Manager, HoloToyz

“When we set out to launch our own new real estate title company brand, we had technical experience in a stuffy and traditional industry, with a mindset to do something fresh and new. I think to say that Doug Ahern hit it out of the park for us is an understatement. Doug’s own client-facing literature says “discover. design. apply.” Doug did exactly that and more during our creative process. Along the way, I could see that Doug believed and cared about our brand the same way that we did. At the end of the day, we were left with a logo and a brand identity that speaks to the core of who we are and makes us proud. We can’t thank Doug enough!”

-David Stamm
Principal, Lighthouse Title

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