Small is mighty.

Zaudhaus is a small team of visionaries, strategists and design experts based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Because of our desire to deliver the best work possible, we only take on a few clients at a time. This means you engage with the core people who work hands-on, from initial concept to final product. 

Our goal is to help you transform your business. We are passionate about building brand value through strategic design and thinking. Relentlessly curious, we are constantly looking for new and unconventional ways to tell stories, build experiences, connect with an audience, and deliver brand value.

Our services range from high-level strategy to branding, identity, design, packaging, and marketing collateral including hands-on design and development work, designing interactive products for desktop, web, and mobile as well as traditional print design. We deliver our work across mediums including digital and traditional advertising campaigns, content marketing, and social influencer marketing.

 

 

Victor Zaud

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, VISIONARY

A veteran leader working at the intersection of business, technology and design, Vic brings big picture strategic thinking and positivity to every project he takes on at Zaudhaus. Informed by his tenure at Apple in the late 80s, where he learned that to create something truly great, sometimes focus group feedback should be ignored and the path of inspiration and vision followed; Vic understands the importance of insight, intuition, and iteration in the development of breakthrough products people will love to use. He inspires and guides companies to craft their best stories. Backed by a belief that businesses thrive when they make strong connections with their audiences, Vic turns every challenge into opportunity and bridges the gap between innovation and execution. 

Every client and every company has a story. I love figuring out how to help tell that story in a way that will captivate their audience. It’s not magic, it’s about focus and looking deeply at a business.

Recent Products & Brands Launched:
Affymetrix
Revive Restoration
Travelocity
Arena Solutions
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Co-Founded & Helped Start:
Mode Media
Dovetail Entertainment
Net Objects
Republic of Tea
JuiceBeauty

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Sheena Yang

DESIGNER, RESEARCHER, EXPLORER

Sheena lives to understand a brand and its products’ unique values, then help create authentic and memorable experiences around those values in both print and digital. She believes that a path to creating timeless design is to first recognize people’s inherent needs and connect with them. Driven by courage, passion, and play, her work instills purpose and personality into a design that is curious, sensible and pleasant.

Design is the vehicle to drive a positive cultural impact. I feel responsible and fortunate to be a part of it.

Has Worked With:
Affymetrix
3PAR
Dell
Revive Restoration
Mode Media
Descanso Gardens

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Raj Narayan

Engineer, anthropologist, ADVENTURER

Raj blends his deep knowledge of software engineering and system architecture with his passion for creative problem-solving. With his broad awareness of platforms and technologies, Raj is as comfortable building new platforms as he is talking about them and helping others understand them. His experience in multiple industries and markets, backed by a keen understanding of the consumer, delivers real insight to product development at Zaudhaus.

It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.
— Steve Jobs

Recent Products & Brands Launched:
Funlr

Co-Founded & Helped Start:
Mode Media
Ibizu
diCarta
Net Objects

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Linda Tarango

EVENTS, PRESENTATIONS & product launches

Linda heads our client presentation efforts where some of a brands best strategy work is born.  She is an industry veteran who helps clients elevate the impact of their most important presentations and communications.  For nearly 10 years, Linda served as project manager for Steve Jobs’ legendary keynote presentations that introduced iPod, MacBook Air, iPhone, and iPad to the world. Prior to her work at Apple, Linda managed advertising projects for ABC Television, Virgin, Disney, and Cisco. 

The best presenter is an authentic one.
 

Adam Jacobson

Engineer, PROGRAM MANAGER, DATA ANALYTICS

Adam blends his ability to manage and organize large groups of engineers along with an expertise in analyzing and understanding data to manage many of our most complex projects. His understanding of complex systems are instrumental in ensuring our design teams are working on and solving the right problems the right way to serve our customers. Adam is an expert with systems like Google Analytics as well as many other data platforms. He has an uncanny ability to “read the numbers” and then translate what he sees into a story that can be well-understood by the whole team.

Major Brands:
Mode Media
Technorati Media

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Elizabeth Thompson

CONNECTOR, NEGOTIATOR, STRATEGIST


For two decades Liz has helped large, established companies and start ups in media, technology and telecom optimize their business development, strategic  initiatives, partner management and operations. Liz’s expertise in unlocking the value of strategic partnerships has helped companies create whole new lines of business. At Zaudhaus, Liz leads our influencer-marketing relationships and advertising campaigns through a metrics-driven method of organizing performance.

Major Brands:
Mode Media
Alcatel
GeneSys

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Jessie McAnulty

Art director, illustrator, educator

Jessie’s long history with building brands includes designing some of the most notable in America. That hard won experience—in how to reach consumers and connect them with what they love—is a talent we treasure at Zaudhaus. We are also extremely proud of her ability to develop unique visual designs that truly stand out and that consumers connect with. Additionally, taking an active role in her children’s education both in academics and music has invigorated her passion for music and her Scottish roots.

We learn something everyday, and lot’s of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.
— Bill Vaughan

Major Brands:
CNET
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
LVMH
Sun Microsystems

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Sam McMillan

Brand STRATEGIST, WriteR, THINKER
 

Sam is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer, teacher, and producer of new media projects. His work includes brand identity and naming, educational games, retail environments, and video. Long-time technology resources editor for Communication Arts Magazine, McMillan’s recent feature stories explored virtual reality, gestural design, and the design of car dashboard interfaces.

Major Brands:
NASA GeneLab
San Francisco Ballet
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
TCHO Chocolates
Cisco

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Matt Artingstall

EngineeR, Manager, MECHANIC
 

Matt’s ability to manage teams of engineering talent as well as code solutions himself makes Matt unique in the field of software development. With his broad understanding of engineering platforms as well as his passion for great design, Matt champions the combination of design and “killer code.” Matt’s down-to-earth ability to take complex engineering solutions and make them understandable is appreciated by team members and clients alike. If you really want to see him shine, just ask him about Los Angeles and “his” Kings.

Major Brands:
Omnicom Media / Accuen
Mode Media
Microsoft
Oakland Museum of California

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