Flat 6 Concepts was founded by Christos Joannides in 2008, and was built on the premise of providing simple, clean and understated design to a discerning clientele. At Flat 6 Concepts we love what we do and we bring a wealth of expertise to start up companies and businesses looking to brand or revamp themselves. Balance, proportion and clarity are elements that drive us and inspire us. We believe that a cohesive brand strategy; a properly designed identity; a website that is intuitive and easy to navigate; a mailer that is memorable; an e-blast that is effective, are some of the assets every company needs to succeed in today's cluttered market. We are here to partner with you and are passionate about helping you build your business, and add value to your brand. Your success is undoubtedly ours as well.

OUR CAPABILITIES

BRAND BUILDING

Naming
Logo and Identity Development
Advertising

PRINT MEDIA

Direct Mail Campaigns
Brochures and Catalogs
Package Design
Signage and Banners
Point of Purchase
Sales Support Materials
Business Cards/Stationery

DIGITAL MEDIA

Website Design and Development
Infographics
Banner Advertising
Video and Motion Graphics

MARKETING STRATEGY

Market and Brand Strategy
Direct Marketing
Promotions

INTERACTIVE STRATEGY

Website Marketing
Pay-per-click Advertising
E-newsletters

SOCIAL MEDIA

It’s all about timing and content. From facebook to instagram and everything in between, we offer comprehensive weekly or monthly campaigns that engage your prospective clients with a storytelling capability to drive and grow your business.

ADVERTISING

From glossy magazines to billboards to a highly targeted Google Ad campaign we can help you craft your message to reach your brand community both locally and globally.

DESIGN CONSULTING

We offer consultation on new or existing design projects based on an hourly basis. Our hourly fee is $275 and can be applied to any commissioned work.

OUR PROCESS



Starting a new project is always fun and exciting for us! In branding and most design, our job as designers is to gather all pertinent information about a client, simplify that information, amplify it and unify it by narrowing the focus of the message. We achieve that by following a simple five step process.

In the discovery phase we delve into our client's industry, conduct market research, interview key management, evaluate existing brands and clarify vision, strategies, goals and values.

We then focus on a brand strategy, develop a positioning, create a naming strategy and develop a creative brief that will allow us to understand the client’s expectations and requirements.

Discovery and strategy lead us to our favorite creative phase. Here we begin exploring type, color, applications and completing the brand architecture.

Once we finalize the design, we develop look and feel and prioritize design applications. At this point we would also initiate trademark protection if necessary.

Finally our brand / design is ready to launch! By building a synergy around the new design and developing brand guidelines and standards, the design components known as assets, are ready to be unveiled.

Christos Joannides
Founder & Creative Director

Christos Joannides was born on the Eastern Mediterranean island of the Greek Southern Part of Cyprus. Born to an architect father and stylish mother, he was raised to appreciate refined, uncluttered design - a train of thought that still inspires him and permeates his work. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and Art History. He finds inspiration in travel and beautiful, bespoke, simply designed items. He is an avid lover of British, Italian and German sports cars and convertibles from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. He is inspired by the works of Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Rembrandt, Jackson Pollock, Ellsworth Kelly and the photography of Peter Lindbergh and Helmut Newton. He loves Richard Serra and has immense respect for Andy Warhol and his profound legacy. His favorite furniture designers are Charles and Ray Eames. He is an advocate for "honest" design coined by the legendary product designer, Dieter Rams, as well as Jonathan Ive and the one and only, Mr Steve Jobs. He is inspired by graphic design greats Chermayeff & Geismar, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand and Otl Aicher.

Sal Camacho
Senior Designer

Sal Camacho was born in the small town of Santa Teresa in Guerrerro, Mexico. He’s been living in Los Angeles since the age of five. He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. While at Art Center, he took great interest in type design and studied under Lea Hoffmitz, Swiss typographer, and great type designer Doyald Young. He enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. He likes simplicity and enjoys tranquil spaces. He is inspired by Massimo Vignelli, Saul Bass, Issey Miyake and Jan Tschichold, chief propagandist for the New Typography.