We’re not a real kitchen.

The Kitchen Collaborative is an award-winning boutique branding agency that offers a unique specialty focus on the female consumer market. Our agency was born from a strong desire to create an alternative to the typical top-heavy design studio. When you take away the politics, titles and extravagant overheads, what’s left? Creative agility. A leaner, more efficient process. The ability to harness the best talent for each challenge. And a focus on creating quality branding and design services that are individually tailored to meet each and every client’s goals.

[ Women and branding ]
According to current research, women make or inform 80-90% of all purchasing decisions in today’s marketplace. Although we work in many different markets, we specialize in our understanding and experience with female-targeted brands. After all, we love shopping too.
[ We work smart... and we do smart work ]
The Kitchen is comprised of a diverse group of talented, experienced creative professionals. We pair each project with the right individuals needed to execute the scope of work, creating a unique, specialized, and efficient team tailored to each client’s needs. Our flexible structure gives us the ability to work with clients of all shapes and sizes and in a variety of industries.
[ Our Network ]
Our vast network of vendors and resources, from printers to packaging suppliers to talent agencies, streamlines the production process and eliminates the need for the client to manage multiple vendors. All creative and production talent is managed with consistent leadership and vision, ensuring a strong and reliable brand execution. We think that’s all pretty smart — and so do our clients.

  • Tour our studio.

    We are located in the heart of the media district of Burbank, California. Our loft style space includes 12-foot ceilings, large daylight skylights, slick concrete floors, and independent smart climate control systems for the photo studio and office spaces.

    Tour our studio.

    We are located in the heart of the media district of Burbank, California. Our loft style space includes 12-foot ceilings, large daylight skylights, slick concrete floors, and independent smart climate control systems for the photo studio and office spaces.

  • Our building was initially constructed in 1951 as a tool and die shop to service Burbank’s once dominant aerospace industry. When we renovated the building, we kept many of the original mid century details that hark back to a time when Burbank was known more for industrial production instead of its current reputation as the media capital of the world.

    Our building was initially constructed in 1951 as a tool and die shop to service Burbank’s once dominant aerospace industry. When we renovated the building, we kept many of the original mid century details that hark back to a time when Burbank was known more for industrial production instead of its current reputation as the media capital of the world.

  • We updated the space to 21st century standards with details such as smart climate control, while maintaining many of the original touches including these aerospace inspired light fixtures that were discovered in the building's old storage areas.

    We updated the space to 21st century standards with details such as smart climate control, while maintaining many of the original touches including these aerospace inspired light fixtures that were discovered in the building's old storage areas.

  • The offices feature functional work spaces and comfortable meeting areas with a combination of contemporary and mid-century décor touches.

    The offices feature functional work spaces and comfortable meeting areas with a combination of contemporary and mid-century décor touches.

  • Our photo studio is complete with a large grip room, built-in backdrop walls, a kitchenette, hair and makeup area, and a stand-free seamless pulley system. The rear of the studio has an alley access rollaway door and loading ramp with gated secure parking. We are also conveniently located near several camera and lighting equipment rental vendors.

    Our photo studio is complete with a large grip room, built-in backdrop walls, a kitchenette, hair and makeup area, and a stand-free seamless pulley system. The rear of the studio has an alley access rollaway door and loading ramp with gated secure parking. We are also conveniently located near several camera and lighting equipment rental vendors.

  • A dedicated hair, makeup, and styling area and separate studio restroom makes for easy preparation on shoot days and keeps our photo and video productions organized and independent from daily studio activity.

    A dedicated hair, makeup, and styling area and separate studio restroom makes for easy preparation on shoot days and keeps our photo and video productions organized and independent from daily studio activity.

  • Our photo studio includes several built-in backdrops that are available to our clients for quick changes throughout the shoot day.

    Our photo studio includes several built-in backdrops that are available to our clients for quick changes throughout the shoot day.

Meet our team.

Aniko Hill Aniko Hill
Jesse Hill Jesse Hill
Doris J. Doris J.
Jenny D. Jenny D.
Alexa C. Alexa C.
Jordan J. Jordan J.
Angela L. Angela L.
Amanda M. Amanda M.
Tracy S. Tracy S.
Gaelen C. Gaelen C.
John I. John I.
Suzi G. Suzi G.
Lindsay R. Lindsay R.
[ Aniko Hill: Principal and Creative Director ]
A natural curiosity and passion for creating targeted, authentic brands makes Aniko Hill a diverse conceptual designer, creative director, and branding specialist. An Art Center College of Design graduate, she has extensive experience in all design mediums and has worked with highly regarded firms and major clients throughout her career. Aniko attained her expertise in large scale branding projects through work on prestigious accounts such as The Boeing Company, The Walt Disney Company, Master Foods USA, Sony Corporation, Ketel One Vodka and Red Bull. She has shared her experience with emerging design professionals over the years as a senior instructor at Art Institute of California, where she taught advanced courses on branding and packaging design. Aniko founded The Kitchen Collaborative with a determination to innovate the traditional creative business methodology. Her distinct creative and professional vision has produced award-winning work with quantifiable results for clients in categories including health & beauty, fashion, home products and pet care. Her work creating premium lifestyle brands for the sophisticated female market has been featured in top industry publications such as Print, CPC Packaging, and HOW. Aniko is also an expert editorial contributor, writing for trade publications such as GCI, Package Design Magazine, and Beauty Packaging Magazine. Graphic Design USA recognized Aniko as one of the People to Watch in 2008.