Okay Then

Okay is an Ojai, California based design studio led by Carl Bender. We work with an established network of talented creatives on a wide range of print and digital projects. With over 18 years of experience, our work has appeared in numerous professional publications and has been recognized for awesomeness by leading design standards including AIGA, Communication Arts, Fast Company and Print Magazine.

Selected Publications

Adobe Achievement Award

AIGA Cause & Affect Award

CMYK Magazine

Communication Arts Magazine

Design & Design

The Die Line

Fast Company

Gallery Magazine


HOW Magazine

National Magazine Award

Neenah Unshow Award

The New York Times

Print Magazine

Site Inspire

Spark Award

W3 Award

Webby Award

Our Focus

Okay works across disciplines making use of a comprehensive methodology, grounded in dialog and rooted in years of experience, to create memorable and lasting work. We believe the best outcomes occur when clients are actively engaged in the creative process and when every detail is carefully considered.


From simple responsive websites to mobile applications, e-commerce solutions to cloud-based data visualization, we’re no strangers to the digital space. Rooted in flexible methodology and strong UX/UI design, we’ve been involved in taking hundreds of digital endeavors from user research to launch.

Digital Work


We live to build successful brands and understand that doing so is about much more than crafting a compelling mark. The brands most responded to are born of heart and passion and we bring both in spades when developing one of the most important considerations for any new or existing business.

Branding Work


Be it packaging, editorial, wayfinding or something as simple as a letterpressed set of stationary, there is nothing quite like holding a piece considered work in your hands. From the selection of materials to navigating the printing process, we stay closely involved in every detail on the path to production.

Print Work


There’s nothing quite like a sharp pencil and a blank piece of paper to bring a smile to our faces. When it comes to illustration, we believe that a great concept is second only to a distinctive excecution and we bring this belief to every infographic, editorial, print and digital project we use our sharp pencils for.

Illustration Work

Ongoing Collaborations

In addition to project-based work, Okay is involved in a range of ongoing design collaborations. These long-term engagements are the result of thousands of hours of work with small groups of passionate individuals and creative teams. From small batch whiskey to the world’s most powerful mapping and analytics software, we’re proud to be a part of each one.

Bender's Whiskey


Work With Us

If our work inspires you, email or give us a call. Let's talk about how we can make your upcoming project just as inspiring.

e. carl@weareokay.com

p. 215.498.0224