We are icoya (ee-co-ya) — an agile two-person design & development team based in Chicago and San Francisco. We love working with small companies that have big ideas and big aspirations: because we’re just like that.

Summer 2014

Our windows are open and we're letting the breeze in.
A few more projects to be posted soon.

RECENT WORK

  • Simpson-Infinitas
  • Simpson-Infinitas
  • Simpson-Infinitas
  • Bunch Studio
  • Bunch Studio
  • Bunch Studio
  • Ice Cream & Origami
  • Hook & Ladder
  • Hook & Ladder
  • Hook & Ladder
  • zoie events
  • zoie events
  • zoie events
  • zoie events
  • chicago sake
  • chicago sake
  • chicago sake
  • forget me knodt
  • forget me knodt
  • forget me knodt
  • forget me knodt
  • forget me knodt
  • Sporthink
  • Sporthink
  • savor
  • ICM
  • ICM
  • ICM
  • ICM

Simpson-Infinitas

identity & website

Bunch Studio

website

Chicago Sake

identity & website

Zoie Events

website

Hook & Ladder

website

Forget Me Knodt

identity & website

Sporthink

website

Savor The District

identity

Ice Cream & Origami

Identity

Inter City Maintenance

responsive website

About US

icoya team

Colin BAyer

Colin Bayer

Colin is the web development arm of icoya. He's a fan of open source technologies, and 9 times out of ten will build your site using PHP and MySQL, with sprinklings of JavaScript frameworks, SASS, and HTML5.

Colin has worked in development since 2004, but also has some experience with design and writing, and his varied background helps icoya in many ways. He currently lives in San Francisco.

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Ikuko Aoki-Salinas

Ikuko Aoki-Salinas

Ikuko (Iko) is the award-winning design genius at icoya. A graphic designer/art director by trade, Iko also does printmaking. She was born and raised in Japan, and originally came to the US as a student. Her plan to stay just for 1-2 years to study English evolved into studying art at Columbia College in Chicago. Her specialties are web & interface design, print, advertising, logo and identity design.

Iko likes running, spicy food, dogs, those creepy Blythe dolls, and traveling. Iko lives with her family in Chicago.

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services

Design

  • - Web Design
  • - User Interface Design
  • - Branding / Identity
  • - Print

Development

  • - HTML5, CSS3
  • - JavaScript
  • - Content Management
  • - Responsive Web Development

what our clients say about us

As a small business owner, I always feel like the cobbler's kids with no shoes... a beautiful website always seemed like a luxury! But icoya proved that it's an attainable necessity. I'm so grateful for their creativity, talent and diligence. They kept me on task and built me a website that never fails to impress my customers and peers alike!

~ Janessa Knodt, Forget Me Knodt

I saw Forget Me Knodt's website and thought it was really charming and easy to navigate, and discovered icoya from there. I did a lot of shopping around for my website developer/designer and felt comfortable with icoya from the beginning. The fact that they are in different states from me made no difference, it was an enjoyable and stress-free process. Iko is a great designer and she understood my vision. Colin did a great job explaining the technical side of the process, and was very quick to respond when I had questions. They went above and beyond. It's been a great experience and I recommend them to anyone looking for a website designer.

~ Mai Hoang Ito, Bunch Studio

Icoya is the web team you dream about. Their work is exceptional and they not only develop and design a website that meets your expectations but is even better than you could have imagined! With great attention to detail, communication and insight, icoya is thorough and strategic in every step of the process. Because of icoya, I now have a website I am excited about and I know it will enhance my business' brand and impact sales. They brought my ideas to life with their incredible design talent and efficient web development skills. I highly recommend hiring icoya because it will be one of the best decisions you've ever made!

~ Oliva Wu, Zoie Events

Deciding to work with icoya was one of the smartest decisions we made when starting our consulting firm. From conceptualization to execution, icoya provides an outstanding mix of creative energy, technical expertise, and dedicated service. They've earned our highest recommendation.

~ Matt Bowers, Hook & Ladder

I met Iko & Colin of icoya through a neighbor whose floral design website I really liked. The streamlined, elegant, yet modern aesthetic created by icoya appealed to me and was exactly what I wanted for my brand. From proposal through creative development and production, the icoya team was a joy to work with…resulting in a brand ID and logo that will allow my new business to stand out from the competition. Iko & Colin are approachable and smart, and truly vested in making your business a success. They are partners in every sense of the word and I highly recommend them.

~ Jenn Bussell, Savor the District

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? Love letters? Project inquiries? Let us know! Drop us an email at info@ico-ya.com or use the form below.

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