We’re an independent design studio in New York City, creating thoughtful work for tomorrow’s brand leaders. 
Making meaningful connections, good work & good friends are everything to us.
We think big and go even bigger with the tiniest of details — no matter how small a project might be. Our approach is never about winning awards or creating work for the sake of beautiful creative, but we always strive to achieve outstanding results with amazing people (our clients). We don’t walk around and talk as if we know it all. We’re lifelong students. We continue to learn from and with you. And our clients would let you in on the well-known secret that our service is next level.

All this starts with being completely focused on your business goals and developing strategically sound creative that is both visually captivating and most importantly, motivates the consumer to take action.
We’re Matsumoto & Kane, but our friends call us Ryosuke & Amanda.
Before starting our studio, we worked side-by-side for 20 years at other agencies. Amanda watched Ryosuke connect with consumers using his aesthetic precision. Ryosuke watched Amanda connect with clients and forge long-lasting partnerships. 
Naturally, we then connected over how much we respected one another’s talents. Our ability to connect with others has always come naturally, but it’s more than just a habit. It’s who we are. 

Connection is at the core of everything we do. It’s why our design work resonates with diverse audiences. Why we cheer our clients on, like they’re our own family and friends. And why, even after all this time, we still love working together.​​​​​​​

We’re pretty sure you’ll love it, too.
Brand Discovery
We dig. We dig really deep to find out who you are and your strengths and weaknesses. Your industry, your market, your competitors — we can keep going on and on — with no limits. We may not know your industry as intimately as you do at first, but by the end of our discovery phase, we will have a deep understanding of your sector which translates to insightful creative. This is why we do what we do. To expand our knowledge with every client and project.

Brand Strategy
We shuffle and sort out our key findings about you and your market. We consider everything from your role, personality, and demos to competitive landscapes. We then map out the most efficient way to meet your business objective. This is where we lose sleep because we know that getting this right is crucial to the success of the project. Did we mention we’re perfectionists?

Brand Identity
We make sure your brand stands out. That you are communicating your unique value proposition through a powerful and effective visual identity. We do this by working closely with our research and strategy teams so that your brand identity always aligns with your long- and short-term vision.

Creative Direction  |  Art Direction  |  Design
Digital Experience
  |  Advertising   |  Social
  |  Writing  |  Naming
Film & Photography
  |  Animation
Work with us.
We’re always on the lookout for creative and business-savvy individuals.