Colossus Mfg.
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What we do.

Our work.

Our approach

We are a creative studio based in Sacramento with roots in San Francisco and New York. 

We maintain an elastic team of collaborators with backgrounds in branding, interiors, architecture, public relations, real estate and construction.

WE RETHINK CATEGORIES, push existing boundaries, work hands-on, AND BUILD WHOLLY NEW CONCEPTS FROM THE GROUND UP. WE PURSUE PARTNERS WHO WANT TO STRIVE FOR UNCOMMON EXPERIENCES AND BRING MONUMENTAL IDEAS TO LIFE.

Press.

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 fruition.

We accomplish this through a myriad of services:

Brand Strategy

Research & ImmersioN

Concept Ideation

Naming

visioning workshops

Design

Branding and Identity

Web Design

INTERIOR DESIGN

LAYOUT & ELEVATION DRAWINGS

SIGNAGE

COLLATERAL DESIGN

GUEST EXPERIENCE DESIGN

artist curation

STYLE GUIDE CREATION

PR

MESSAGING & POSITIONING

DIGITAL MARKETING

press outreach

Launch planning

Kele
Dobrinski

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.

Christina
Valencia

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., a design, marketing and development studio.

Together, they have more than two decades of experience building brands and sharing those stories with the world. Prior to Colossus Mfg., 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 a start-up centered around a shoppable e-commerce app, called PICT, which was funded by Chris Sacca, Gary Vaynerchuk & Forerunner Ventures, then later acquired by Popsugar.

Kele and Christina now live in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood with their three boys.

Who we've
worked with.

(Prior to Colossus)

We love making new friends.

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