Who We Are

We craft brands that move people to affection.

What We Do

Hatch helps our clients grow by appealing to people on an emotional,
unguarded and lasting level.

BRAND STRATEGY

Define what a brand needs to be, say and stand for.

BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Bring the strategy to life through naming, visual identity, logo and messaging development.

PACKAGING

Create unique, engaging retail packaging systems.

ADVERTISING

Create emotionally evocative advertising that builds brands.

DIGITAL

Design for the web and applications and oversee its production.

ENVIRONMENTS

Develop expressions of the brand in the places that physically engage consumers.

COMMUNICATIONS

Create experiences, activations, collateral, sales materials, press kits and corporate communications.

TEAM

Our team represents some of the best talent in the industry.

They’re also professors, illustrators, photographers, parents, musicians, yogis, triathletes and volunteers.

Co-Founder, Creative Director

Joel Templin

Joel has enjoyed a successful creative career spanning over twenty years. Clients tell us they enjoy his entrepreneurial spirit, innovative ideas, and visual language. The Green Bay Packers would tell you they enjoy that he’s a super fan.

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Co-Founder, Creative Director

Katie Jain

Katie is a balancing act. A big-picture thinker with an inspired design sensibility. A visionary and a maker. An agency leader and a start-up entrepreneur. She’s also a new mom to Maya.

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Director of Client Services

Kat Karpati

Kat leads Hatch in finding compelling ways to build and bring brands to consumers founded in the rich insights she’s honed over the past 13 years. She is a yoga-teaching, long-distance running, strategic and creative thinker—if you’re lucky she may also lead you in a fast-paced vinyasa flow.

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Managing Director

Bonnie Powers

Bonnie has been a professional problem solver and meaning maker for over 20 years. She leads Hatch’s growth, oscillating between the business world and the creative world here and in the community, and was gluten-free before it was cool.

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Associate Creative Director

Nicole Flores

Nicole is expert at integrating design elements of days past with dynamic, modern styles of the present. With more than 11 years experience, she’s a keen problem solver with a firm grasp on raising a brand’s relevance. Nicole does not drink coffee. Ever.

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Design Director

Javier Garcia

Javier is a self-proclaimed “cool dad,” and expert in creating expressive, energetic work through thoughtful illustration and design. Although he practices a more traditional process in his work, he’s constantly exploring his range as a designer.

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Senior Designer

Eugene Heard

Eugene is a theoretical big-picture creator with an eye for color and precision. Inspired by his three young daughters, Eugene’s other passion is writing children’s books, often set in Japanese forests.

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Senior Designer

Ryan Hammond

Ryan is a creative thinker with more than eight years of multidisciplinary design experience. He approaches his work thoughtfully and purposefully, and outside of his adept design skills, he makes a mean zucchini bread.

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Senior Designer

Karl Hebert

Karl has 10 plus years of design experience working for national and start-up brands alike. He’s a recovering junk hoarder with an affinity for texture, imperfections, and a love for daily sandwiches. You can also call him Murray.

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Designer

Cory Uehara

Cory is a fresh, focused designer with a keen sense for detail. He blends modern and old school techniques in his approach to creative work. He’s also much appreciated for his innovative approach towards office snacking.

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Designer

Kelly Wahlstrom

Kelly has an uncanny ability to organize information into systems. She has a knack for creating work that is as mindful as it is beautiful and can be found sashaying down the stairs or tending to her succulents at the office.

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Junior Designer

Stjepan Ilich

Stjepan (styeh-pahn) is a graphic designer, letterer, and packaging nerd who seriously needs to stop wearing so much plaid. He believes the computer is our generation’s chisel (or exacto and rubylith) and strives for beautiful craftsmanship in every project. 

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Junior Designer

Ellen O’Reilly

Ellen brings an eclectic design background to Hatch and considers herself a ‘Jill’ of all trades—she has experience in brand activation, packaging design, video production and web design. She also once won second place in a hot dog eating contest.

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Junior Designer

Pear Weerawong

Pear recently graduated from the Academy of Art University. She is drawn to simple, meaningful designs and typography. In her spare time, she collects fine perfumes and enjoys people watching. Pear has never worn high heels, and hopes to keep it that way. 

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Production Director

Richard Eriksson

Richard puts the final touches on every project and plays an incredibly pivotal role throughout the creative process. With more than 20 years in the business, his sense for detail and execution is unmatched. Richard is also rumored to be related to the late great Lief Eriksson.

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Account Director

Jena Garlinghouse

Jena brings a thorough, detailed approach towards understanding clients’ businesses. With more than seven years in account management, she’s become an expert in reconciling and balancing the needs of the clients with the needs of the creatives. When she’s not hard at work, she’s at play with her maltese-poodle, Charlie.

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Account Director

Brenda Bender

Brenda has an extensive background in strategy, branding and the creative process. In her spare time, she can be found Pinteresting her next favorite meal, usually incorporating her favorite kitchen tool, the blow torch.

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Account Manager

Megan McCarthy

Megan is a pragmatic, detail-oriented team member with a background in public relations and advertising. She is always on the lookout for new foodie trends. On her days off, she can be found camping or planning her future travel adventures.  

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Bookkeeper

Doug Carson

Doug is our knowledgeable and efficient bookkeeper who processes Hatch’s business transactions. He’s also an audiophile and a skilled pool-playing amateur competitor who can sink a winning game ball with the same narrow focus he brings to Hatch’s financials.

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Select Clients

With roots in design and innovation, clients come to us to create new brands, reinvent brands and extend established brands into new areas.

  • BEAUTY

  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Credo Beauty
  • Goddess Garden Organics
  • LVMH: NUDE Skincare
  • Sanitas Skincare
  • Sephora
  • HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

  • Diamond Nuts
  • Goddess Garden Organics
  • Krave Jerky
  • Modern Table Meals
  • New Performance Nutrition
  • NUUN
  • Simple Mills
  • Thrive Algae
  • FASHION & RETAIL

  • Apple
  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • JanSport
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl’s
  • Men’s Wearhouse: Jos A. Bank
  • Pottery Barn
  • Reebok
  • Ronbow
  • Sephora
  • SFMOMA
  • Target
  • Wingtip
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • World Kitchen: CorningWare, Pyrex
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • Al Kabeer
  • Charles Chocolates
  • Coca-Cola: Odwalla, Powerade, Seagrams
  • Columbus Foods
  • Diageo
  • Foster’s Wine Estates
  • Glacéau: Fruitwater, Smartwater, Vitaminwater
  • JAQK Cellars
  • Krave Jerky
  • Late July Organics
  • Lipton Tea
  • Modern Table
  • New Belgium Brewery
  • Pepsi-Cola
  • Simple Mills
  • Specialties Café & Bakery
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Sterling Vineyards
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • TRAVEL

  • DoubleTree
  • Harrah’s Entertainment
  • Hilton Hotels
  • TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES

  • AIGA
  • Avaya
  • Dolby
  • GE
  • Google
  • HealtheCareers
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Janus
  • Mashery
  • Microsoft
  • POP Messenger
  • PTC
  • Robert Half: Accountemps,  OfficeTeam, TCG  (The Creative Group)
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • SFUSD
  • Snapseed

Our Space

We work in what was once San Francisco’s Barbary Coast. Today it’s quite civilized and far removed from its storied past. Our building is Historic Marker 27.