What We Do

Based in Los Angeles, Looking is a design consultancy with a focus on creating brand identities that can be expressed across multiple dimensions. Our portfolio offers proof that a valuable brand name, distinctive typography and well-executed communications increase brand image and impact.

Our work spans three decades and diverse industries, with an emphasis on strategic thinking and collaborative dialogue that yields compelling visual assets—from a custom typeface to branded signage. Take a look.

John Clark

I began my career as an intern with Peter Walker of Sasaki Walker & Associates, which ultimately led several of us to found The GNU Group— a Bay Area studio renowned for branding and environmental design.

To deepen my undestanding of design, I moved to Switzerland to attend the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, studying with such design greats as Armin Hofmann, Wolfgang Weingart and Kurt Hauert. From there, I found a path to the Munich Büro Rolf Muller studio. A true genius—and lead designer for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games at age 26—Rolf continues to influence my work to this day.

Upon returning to the States, I connected with Jim Cross in Los Angeles and became a Vice President of Cross Associates during the 1980’s. I then returned to Switzerland as an instructor at Art Center (Europe) and was soon appointed Department Chairman for Communication Design. While in Europe, I founded Looking in 1990.

Who We Are

John Clark
Principal, Designer

Marianne Thompson
Principal

Extended Team

Ron Larson
Ron Larson Design Inc.

Richard Kobayashi
Senior Designer

Bryan Rosas
Bryan Rosas Design

Tim Holmes
Reddoor Creative