We were founded in a kitchen. A couple laptops on a wooden table. Every phone call, creative idea, and brand strategy began there. That's important because a kitchen is the emotional heart of the home. It's where people connect and come together.
So we never forget how important it is to focus on the essential connections in our work. Our office today is still centered around our kitchen. It’s where we collaborate with clients, brainstorm ideas, discuss and debate. And eat cookies.
This focus on moments of impact gives a purpose to our business. It fuels how we think and it defines the kinds of brands we build. Brands that bond.
The world is moving faster and results need to come quicker. Our approach emphasizes reduced time from ideas to action, and action to impact. We work fast and smart across our areas of expertise:
VISUAL IDENTITY DESIGN
We want you to love working with us. We’re not prima donnas. We care about your success and we focus on our relationships. We work closely, collaboratively, and openly.
Michael Birkin, Founder
Michael's name is one of the most respected in marketing. He became CEO of Interbrand Group in 1987 and was a pioneer of brand valuation. He subsequently worked for Omnicom as President of their largest division, Diversified Agency Services, Chairman/CEO of Omnicom Asia Pacific, and Vice-Chairman of Omnicom Group.
Susan Cantor, CEO NYC
As President and CEO of Lowe Worldwide in New York, and Founder & Chief Executive of brand consultancy CLEARBLUESKY, Susan has worked with some of the world’s most prominent brands including Levis, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, American Express, General Motors, Macy’s and others.
Silvia Yu, CEO RED PEAK ASIA
Strategic, creative and with an eye for innovation, Silvia has over twenty years experience in global marketing and brand transformation. Her approach, with a focus on consumer insights, has helped develop award-winning communications campaigns. Silvia comes to Red Peak with experience at several multinational corporations including Philips, Viewsonic and ASUS.
Stewart Devlin, CCO
Stewart started out with Lewis Moberly and Williams Murray Hamm in London before moving to NYC as Design Director at Desgrippes Gobé. He later served as Creative Director of TAXI and The Partners. His work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, D&AD, Type Directors and more.
kyu is a collective — one with a strategically curated and deliberately limited number of partner organizations. Each shares a belief that creative collaboration yields new solutions to the world’s toughest problems.
The kyu collective comes together to invent, make, prototype and design. All partner companies harness their creativity as a force of positive impact for the constituents they have always served—and our firms join together on key issues to propel the greater economy and society forward.