Celebrate 20 Years of Matcha Design

Two decades ago, Matcha Design sprang forth from the visionary mind of Chris Lo. The core concept? Providing pragmatic graphic design solutions to empower businesses, big and small, in articulating their brand essence and narrative to their target audiences.

For the past 20 years, it has been the unwavering support of our esteemed long-standing clients and the fresh energy of new partners we engage with daily that have truly brought this vision to life. It is through their trust and collaboration that Matcha Design stands proudly today, ready to embark on the journey of celebration and gratitude for two decades of creativity, innovation, and meaningful connections.

Chris Lo

“I am incredibly grateful for the chance to learn about various businesses by collaborating with our exceptional clients. Your vision, experience, skills, and partnerships have been invaluable in expanding my knowledge. Thank you for placing your trust in us all these years. I take great pride in the results of our hard work, and I hope you do too. Thank you!”

– Chris Lo, Founder & CEO of Matcha Design

Our Humble Journey

Matcha Design has come a long way from just an idea to becoming an award-winning graphic design organization, and the journey continues to progress.

2004

Chris Lo founded Matcha Design, focusing on offering creative and practical design services

2006

Received first design awards from Design Firms Awards for the matchadesign.com website

2009

Began partnering with Kiva, the non-profit organization, to help small businesses across the world

2010

Matcha Design has strategically built a skilled team in Tulsa

2014

Pancake, our late office dog, has voted as a finalist in Fast Company’s Top Dog competition

2015

Matcha Design has grown its team by welcoming talented members from various countries

2017

Pixel, the most handsome Toy Aussie, picked up the baton from Pancake to join the Matcha Design team

An Idea Becomes a Reality

Transforming a simple idea into a tangible reality is like breathing life into a dream. It’s not just about being creative; it’s about fueling that creativity with unwavering determination, boundless passion, and the boldness to step away from the ordinary.

With a wealth of experience in the dynamic world of graphic design and a burning desire to extend my creative reach to a multitude of industries outside the confines of corporate America, I took a leap of faith and established Matcha Design in 2004, nestled in the vibrant city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

Every stroke of the brush, every pixel meticulously placed, every design meticulously crafted, is a testament to the journey from idea to reality. It’s a journey filled with challenges, triumphs, and the sheer joy of seeing imagination come to life.

At Matcha Design, we don’t just create designs; we weave stories that resonate with the soul of each business we touch. Our passion drives us, our experience guides us, and our commitment to excellence propels us forward on this exhilarating quest to bring creativity to life in every project we undertake.

So remember, dear dreamer, with unwavering passion and the courage to step beyond the ordinary, your ideas can indeed become a vibrant reality that transcends boundaries and leaves a lasting impact on the world around you.

You Made This Possible

Coming this far has been a journey, and we never set out to do it alone. Our greatest joy comes from seeing clients across the world reach their design goals and helping them stand out from the crowd. Whether in the fields of education, communications, consulting, entertainment, insurance, finance, legal, construction, churches, non-profits, and many many more, Matcha Design has had the privilege of making our clients’ design dreams come true.

We’ve had the pleasure of creating: Logos & Identities, Brandings, Campaigns, Websites, Apps, TV Commercials, Music Videos, Illustrations, Prints, Ads, User Interfaces, UX Designs, Commercial Photography, Corporate Videos, Animations, Presentations, Copywriting, and more…all while we continue to learn new skills.

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Q&A with our clients

When did you first become a client of Matcha Design?
2023

Why did you choose Matcha Design?
Our Digital Business Development Manager had previously worked with you, which provided the initial connection.

What has your experience of using Matcha Design been like?
We have had consistently positive experiences working with Matcha Design.

How have you seen the customer experience change since you first became a client?
As you have become more familiar with our business, you have become more than just a vendor to us. You are a vendor partner, someone who truly cares about our success. Your responsiveness, creativity and follow-through reflect this care.

Would you consider recommending Matcha Design? If so, what service(s) would you recommend and the reason behind your recommendation?
I would highly recommend Matcha Design for any web design needs. The level of professionalism, creative solutions, attention to detail and focus on mobile optimization, while not forgetting ease of navigation and storytelling, are what you have delivered to us on multiple projects, which is really hard to find in the majority of web design service providers.

 

Nancy Batio

Director of Marketing, WATT Global Media

When did you first become a client of Matcha Design?
2012

Why did you choose Matcha Design?
Reputation

What has your experience of using Matcha Design been like?
Phenomenal

How have you seen the customer experience change since you first became a client?
Yes

Would you consider recommending Matcha Design? If so, what service(s) would you recommend and the reason behind your recommendation?
Definitely – any web related needs. Chris and team are top notch.

 

Leigh Singleton

Director of Financial Education, MidFirst Bank

When did you first become a client of Matcha Design?
2018

Why did you choose Matcha Design?
I was looking for the perfect balance between experience, industry and project versatility, artfulness in design, and the boldness to know when design should lead. Matcha Design was simply the perfect agency that fit all of those needs.

What has your experience of using Matcha Design been like?
Fantastic. Enterprise level results, but I always feel like it’s a personal one-on-one experience.

How have you seen the customer experience change since you first became a client?
It’s improved, but not for a lack of initial treatment. It’s simply that Matcha cares, and learns my tastes, needs, and goals over time. MD is an agency that grows with you!

Would you consider recommending Matcha Design? If so, what service(s) would you recommend and the reason behind your recommendation?
In today’s age, cutting through endless noise and distraction is necessary for any business, organization, or brand. When your first (and every) impression matters, Matcha Design will be your last design firm — because you’ll never need another. UX/UI and Graphic Design are unbeatable strong suits!

 

Ryan Caldarone

Copywriter & Marketing Consultant, PocketWriter.biz

When did you first become a client of Matcha Design?
2008

Why did you choose Matcha Design?
Referral from associate.

What has your experience of using Matcha Design been like?
Matcha has been a partnership for talented, reliable, creative/design solutions.

How have you seen the customer experience change since you first became a client?
Experience evolved over time as I became aware of the depth and breadth of capabilities.

Would you consider recommending Matcha Design? If so, what service(s) would you recommend and the reason behind your recommendation?
YES… Ideation, Design, Illustration, Animation, Web Development / front and backend, UX/UI ( probably more )

 

Joe Antonacci

Director, Creative & Brand Strategy, WeldFit Corporation

Exploring Diversity: A Fun Journey of Learning and Growth

We’re thrilled to be working with clients from different cities as it gives us a chance to learn about diverse cultures and industries. Interacting with them helps us gain valuable insights and expand our knowledge. It’s an exciting journey of continuous learning and growth that we’re grateful to be a part of!

What Makes Us Unique

Every company is unique. That’s one of our mottos, and it’s what our design process is all about. And Matcha Design is no exception. Here are some fun facts about us you might enjoy.

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Support Others

Through Kiva, the non-profit organization, we’ve helped over 41 small businesses in 20 countries.

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Punch that Button

One of the most useful pieces of equipment in our office is the good old-fashioned large-button calculator. We have one on each desk.

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Let it Rip

In the beginning, we used to store all our files on CD-ROMs and tons of removable hard drives. We even used some floppies!

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We like Apple

Our Mac and PC used to be archenemies over software compatibility, but now they’re best buds. However, after a major crash, we’re sticking with Team Mac to avoid chaos.

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Pancake

Pancake (our late office dog) was on local TV during an interview with our founder and was even the finalist in Fast Company’s top dog competition in 2014.

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Central Time’s Perk

99% of our meetings take place online, which is especially convenient when attendees are in different time zones.

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Not a Hoarder

We have generated over 15TB of data and effectively stored it in both our local network and multiple cloud platforms.

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Tubberware

Talk about a small office. We have to store most of our award certificates (over 400 of them) in a plastic tub.

Practical Design Solutions for Your Company!

Are you seeking effective design solutions for your company? Look no further! With two decades of experience, Matcha Design is here to assist you in achieving your design objectives. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are dedicated to ensuring your happiness with our designs. Reach out to us today to explore how we can elevate your company’s visual identity!

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Pixel - Matcha Design Office Dog