Colossus Mfg.

What we do.

Our work.

Our approach

We are a creative agency specializing in hotel and restaurant design, interior design, branding and communications.

We partner with dreamers to help colossal visions become tangible realities. 

We work with an elastic group of talented collaborators to ensure that each project - no matter how big or how diversified - will be unmatched. 

We’re based in Encinitas, California, but like a surfer in pursuit of a swell, when an exciting project calls, we gladly travel to wherever its firing. 

On the blog.


Our forte.

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was built over two thousand years ago. It was the tallest and most ambitious statue in history - generations later it would become the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty.

The Colossus is our north star. We aim to create concepts that have lasting impact, whether it's building a brand that defines a category or building a development that defines a neighborhood. This means dreaming ambitiously, working flexibly, taking risks and partnering with the right people to bring even the most monumental ideas to life.

We accomplish this through a myriad of services:



strategy development

media training

Launch planning

Brand Strategy

Research & ImmersioN

Concept Ideation

vision workshops



Branding and Identity

Web Design






artist curation



Partner & Creative Director

Kele Dobrinski has over 15 years experience as a creative entrepreneur. His Sacramento based studio, Dkele Design, specializes in global branding, advertising and digital product design. Notable clients include Apple, Nike, Google, Volkswagen and Ray-Ban. In 2012, Kele co-founded PICT, a social commerce company that was backed by notable investors like Chris Sacca, Gary Vaynerchuk and Kristin Green. The company was acquired two years later by ShopStyle, a Rakuten-owned eCommerce conglomerate. Prior to that, Kele worked as an advertising Creative Director with various ad agencies in San Francisco and New York including TBWA/Chiat/Day, Weiden + Kennedy, Goodby Silverstein + Partners and Venables Bell & Partners.


Partner & communications Director

Christina Valencia has spent the past 14 years working in Communications and Brand Strategy in San Francisco and New York, advising some of the country’s most influencial thought leaders and brands on how to craft impactful and lasting narratives. As Vice President at the Outcast Agency, Christina councels both start-ups and tech giants on high-level marketing and communications strategy, clients include: Nike, Facebook, Instagram, Nest, Lyft, Pinterest and Spotify. Before that, Christina spent seven years at Conde Nast, managing communicatons at WIRED, Glamour, Epicurious and Reddit. She’s also helped bring highly publicized events to life, including Glamour’s Woman of the Year at Carnegie Hall and Michelle Obama’s Inagural Kid’s State Dinner at the White House.

Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia are the founders of Colossus Mfg.

Together, they have more than three decades of experience building brands and sharing those stories with the world. Prior to Colossus, Kele and Christina spent the majority of their careers in advertising and PR, respectively - living in both San Francisco and New York - where they led global campaigns for some of the country’s most innovative brands. Kele also co-founded PICT, a social e-commerce app that was acquired by Popsugar.

In 2018, they founded Colossus Mfg. In addition to interiors and branding, they host an HGTV series and run several Airbnb properties across the west coast.

Kele and Christina live in Encinitas, ca. with their three boys.

Who we've
worked with.

(Prior to Colossus)