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It's about time
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Introduced

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Time to Party

at the American Museum
of Natural History

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Kids Fighting
Cancer

one cup at a time.

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Welcome
to a clutter
free world.

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It's about
time we got
Introduced

We are a design & technology
firm in Brooklyn, NY
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Time to Party
at the American Museum
of Natural History

See this project »
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Kids Fighting
Cancer
one cup at a time.

See this project »
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Welcome to a
clutter
free world.

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SOS is a creative studio devoted to
helping organizations communicate ideas
that make a difference.

Meet the Team

  • Sean Oakes
  • Courtney Canale
  • Miriam Kasell
  • Roxie
Sean Oakes

Sean Oakes

Principal and Creative Director

In 2000, Sean founded SOS, a specialized creative studio based in Brooklyn, NY. For over a decade, he has set the mission and creative vision for the highly regarded firm; inspiring passionate clients, solving business problems through creativity, and garnering industry recognition.

Sean has always been devoted to pioneering new ways to communicate through technology. His obsession with how digital tools can affect business goals, learning and social change are at the heart of the SOS culture.

Prior to SOS, Sean held Design and Art Director positions at New York start-ups and agencies throughout the 90s. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been recognized by The Webby Awards, Communication Arts, SXSW Interactive, Business Week, The Smithsonian, and Apple. Sean lives in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn with his wife, three children and a persnickety turtle named Holly.

Courtney Canale

Courtney Canale

Project Manager

Courtney moved to Brooklyn in early 2012, via her hometown of Los Angeles. She brought with her a love of busy production environments, multi-tasking, and client service – all talents cultivated during her 6 years as head of the theatrical post production department for one of the film industry’s premiere independent studios.

At SOS, Courtney meticulously manages each project phase, from inception to launch, keeping communication seamless, and projects delivered on time and on budget. Her keen eye for detail, poise under pressure, and unique talent for perfectly timed pep-talks ensure we’re always working at our best. Courtney holds a degree in English Literature from California State University.

Miriam Kasell

Miriam Kasell

Senior Designer

As a Senior Designer at SOS, Miriam brings a stylistic breadth of experience from non-profits, small businesses, museums, and the health care industry. She is passionate about effecting positive change through smart, multidisciplinary design. She enjoys responding to diverse client needs with interactive design solutions, exacting typography, and making things look pretty.

Miriam was born in Denmark, and has degrees from Oberlin College and Parsons The New School of Design. She lives in Brooklyn, plays well with others, and takes pleasure seriously, just like Charles Eames said.

Roxie

Roxie

Roxie is thrilled to be the official studio dog and mascot at SOS. She takes her role here very seriously, and is always eager to lend a paw for the greater good. She enjoys long strolls to the Carousel at lunch, barking in her sleep from the back of Courtney’s chair, advising on font and color decisions, and consulting on new music choices for studio tunes.

Roxie was rescued in Los Angeles in 2004. She’s settling into middle age, as feisty as she’s always been, with a few less teeth and a studio full of adoring fans.

What We Do

  • Brand and Identity Design
  • Interactive Brand Strategy
  • Concept Development
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media Strategy
  • User Experience Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Website Development
  • Content Management Systems
  • Database-driven Applications
  • Online Gaming
  • Mobile Applications
  • E-commerce
  • Rich Media Development
  • Animation and Video Production

Updates From SOS

Alex’s Lemonade Redesign Wins Big at 2013 W3 Awards

October 18, 2013

Our warm and friendly redesign for long-time client, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, is being recognized by the prestigious W³ Awards this year. After months of strategy, design and highly-custom technology development, we relaunched the site for this children’s cancer charity in April. Already they’ve seen engagement and excitement around fundraising take off. It’s honor enough to be associated with this amazing organization, but a W³ Award is pretty sweet too.

The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. Simply put, the W³ is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between.

The American Museum of Natural History Takes the Party Mobile

After lots of careful planning and pixel pushing, we’re thrilled to unveil the new, improved Host an Event mini-site for the American Museum of Natural History’s Event and Conference services team. SOS designed their original Flash-based site back in 2006, and although the old version was still performing and driving sales leads, it was time for a big update. We kept many of the visual elements from the original, but completely rebuilt the technology. The new version is optimized for iPads, tablets and smart phones. Another big new feature is the Lookbook.  Developing a section like this speaks to the glamour and high-fashion mindset of their events and prospective clients. Cheers team!

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Launches New Site!

March 8, 2013

We are so proud to announce the launch of the new SOS-designed site for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. With 275+ grants awarded in support of Childhood Cancer Research, Alex’s continues to provide hope for a cure for so many kids throughout the country. We are honored to be a part of this mission.

WebMD Fit Sites Win Three W3 Awards

October 13, 2011

Los Angeles, CA – (October 11, 2011) – The Winners of The 2011 W3 Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts today. Receiving over 3,000 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

This year, W3 has presented us with three Silver Awards for our WebMD Fit websites. We are honored in the Children, Education and Health categories. Congratulations all around.

The W3 Awards celebrates creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. Simply put, the W3 is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.

The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

SOS Helps WebMD and Sanford Health With Kids Fit Initiative

August 3, 2011

For over a year, Sean Oakes Studios, Inc. has worked with WebMD and Sandford Health to create a new online destination for Kids who want to learn more about Fitness. Fit is a new platform created through science and research that educates, motivates, and inspires children of all ages and their parents to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.

SOS has leveraged it’s deep expertise in creating meaningful content for Kids, Tweens and Teens to help translate WebMD’s visionary new fitness information into a graphically rich, fun online destination. With tons of animation, videos and articles, young visitors can customize and connect to information that can change their lives as it educates and entertains.

Say Hello

info@sosbrooklyn.com
(718) 797-3381
68 Jay St, Suite 821
Brooklyn, NY 11201

New Business Inquiries

newbusiness@sosbrooklyn.com

Come work with SOS Brooklyn.

We are always looking for spectacular new talent.
jobs@sosbrooklyn.com

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