Few companies can boast that one of their first clients was a famous fashion designer, who also happens to be the daughter of a world-renowned musician. But Hugo & Marie can. Shortly after launching in 2008, the multi-disciplinary creative agency designed its first e-commerce website for Stella McCartney.
Founded by the husband and wife team of Jennifer Marie Gonzalez and Mario Hugo, Hugo & Marie has gone on to work with and represent some of the biggest, most well-respected brands and creative studios in the music, fashion, and art industry—including Hermès, Rihanna, artist Deanne Cheuk, and Hourglass Cosmetics — to create packaging and digital experiences such as record sleeves, e-commerce sites, video games, and film projects.
“Clients come to us for a particular sensibility or an ethos, as opposed to a specific capability,” explains Co-founder and Creative Director Mario Hugo. “We become close collaborators, and develop a deep creative rapport with clients that lets us act as an extension of their businesses.”
To help foster this connection, Hugo & Marie relies on the latest technologies to create experiences that are genuine to the brand. The company has grown alongside Adobe creative products, and now uses Adobe Creative Cloud for teams across its studio.
“As our team was growing and scaling, Adobe Creative Cloud for teams offered us a centralized way to manage assets, subscriptions, and software,” says Jennifer Marie Gonzalez, Co-founder and Business Director. “The arrival of Adobe XD presented another opportunity to increase our team’s efficiency.”