Cultivate is a design and branding agency based in New York City.


Through crafted design and strategic thinking, we build, grow and transform brands and businesses to deliver experiences that are meaningful, engaging moments of substance.


We’re an independent, creatively led studio that partners with clients and creatives who believe in the transformational power of design. 



We bring brands to life by fusing a rigorous, explorative design process with strategic, audience-centered insights that produce compelling visual and emotional results.

Our expert creative and technical background gives us a unique perspective in our approach to elevating the moments and meanings we strive to create for brands.

With almost two decades of leading brand and digital design engagements for start-ups to Fortune 100 companies alike, our diverse experience across a multitude of industries has earned us global trust and recognition. We currently work with organizations in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, South Africa and The Republic of Palau.

Cultivate was founded by designer and Creative Director Justin Hattingh. Prior to establishing Cultivate, Justin worked at influential agencies in New York, Boston and South Africa specializing in holistic brand and digital experiences for IBM, ALDO, Deloitte and Samsung, among many others. 


What do we do?

  • Art & Creative Direction

  • Brand Consulting

  • Brand Strategy

  • Brand Guidelines

  • Concept Development

  • Identity Systems

  • Content Strategy

  • Iconography

  • Interface Design

  • Motion Design & Direction

  • Packaging

  • User Experience

  • Visual Design

  • Website Design



If you have a project in mind that you’d like to chat with us about, then we’d love to talk more.