Nov 09, 2010

Book Review: Switch—How to Change Things When Change is Hard

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Courtney Kaplan
Principal, Program Planning

Okay, I’m outing myself. I’m somewhat addicted to understanding what creates lasting change and why it so often fails.

Oct 01, 2010

Hot Ranks Among the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area


As compiled by the San Francisco Business Times, we are listed as No. 45, a big move up from our ranking of No. 61 from last year.

"Despite the economic downturn and challenging times, Hot Studio continues to grow and thrive," said Maria Giudice, Founder and CEO. "We are very privileged to not only have incredible and resilient clients, but the very best designers and collaborators around. That’s why we’re as successful as we are."

Sep 10, 2010

Hot Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again

For the third straight year, Hot Studio was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Hot posted an eye-popping 72 percent growth in revenue from 2006 to 2009, Inc. reports. The business magazine ranks Hot as No. 2,956 on its list of 5000 companies, and within the industry category assigned to Hot—Advertising and Marketing—it ranks our company as No. 262. You can read more here.

Jul 04, 2008

Hot Studio Partners with iShares on Client-Enhanced Website

Hot Studio is pleased to announced its major role in the website redesign of iShares, the world’s largest provider of exchange traded funds. The new site,, launched last month.

Mar 19, 2010

Rock and Roll Gets Strategic

Warner Music Group represents some of the biggest and hottest names in music today. With the music industry constantly evolving, creating a dynamic online presence for these artists that can capitalize on social media is a vital marketing tool. But how do you create unique, conceptual experiences for multiple artists without re-inventing the wheel over and over again?

Jan 21, 2009

Hot Studio Helps Cisco Launch Eos

Hot Studio was privileged to work with the Cisco Media Solutions Group on designing several aspects of the recently launched Cisco Eos platform. As a white-label platform for media and entertainment companies to create, manage and grow online communities around their content, Eos presented a difficult visual and user interface design challenge.

Aug 27, 2008

Hot Studio Listed in Inc. 5000

Hot Studio was selected for the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, ranking 2,089 on the list. Inc. 5000 recognizes companies that have shown outstanding revenue and growth. The article highlighted how Hot Studio’s focus on visuals, branding and interactive marketing has led the design firm to attract and retain major clients from ebay to Cisco and the Gap.

Jul 07, 2008

Rajan Dev Adds Insights to IxDA Event: What is Design Worth?

Hot Studio President Rajan Dev spoke at the San Francisco IxDA event “What is Design Worth?” hosted by Adobe on June 25th. Rajan joined Adaptive Path’s Brandon Schauer, nForm’s Jess McMullin, and Nathan Shedroff, pioneer in the field of experience design. The panel collectively discussed how to communicate design value to the business world.

Rajan shared his insights on "design thinking" and the innovation that design brings to the business world.

Jul 07, 2008

Maria Giudice Profiled in BusinessWeek and CIO Today

Hot Studio’s CEO, Maria Giudice, was profiled by BusinessWeek in an article about online community building called “Web Design Case Study: Community.” The article featured Hot Studio’s groundbreaking work on the Open Architecture Network (OAN), Once Upon A School, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

Jun 01, 2008

Hot Studio's Maria Giudice Profiled in the San Francisco Business Times

Hot Studio’s CEO and founder, Maria Giudice, was selected by the San Francisco Business Times as one of San Francisco’s top entrepreneurs. Her profile was published in the May 9th edition and includes background on why she started the company, as well as some interesting tidbits about Maria such as her daily routine and her favorite movie.

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