Stronger teams lead to better products every time.
Kotori draws from over two decades of international experience, helping iconic brands like Adobe (01) plan, (02) build, and (03) lead high-impact digital product and service design teams. We partner with you to identify the unique challenges, opportunities, and ambitions affecting your team, delivering tailored solutions that drive results. Our approach ensures that the guidance we provide aligns with your goals, fosters a culture of innovation, and helps you thrive in today’s dynamic digital landscape.
Our offerings support you at all stages of design leadership - From making your first hires, to optimizing your team for tomorrow and beyond.  

How we help



Tomorrow's success begins with having the right team and resources today.

Structure for success

Structure for enhanced collaboration, efficiency, and innovation, paving the way for longterm success.

Identify gaps + opportunities

Set the stage for a future-ready design practice by addressing key talent gaps and opportunities.

Balance resource

Manage budgets to support strategic growth while optimizing role allocation.

Future-proof your team

Identify essential skills for immediate impact and future innovation in your sector.



Know you're hiring the right each and every time.

Hire with confidence

Ensure every hire is a strategic, professional, and cultural asset to your organization.

Reduce risk

Tap into our expert insights to overcome hidden challenges in your hiring process, ensuring smarter candidate choices.

Attract the best

Draw world-class design talent to your organization and away from the competition.

Offer the right package

Develop attractive, competitive, equitable compensation strategies to draw and retain top-tier industry talent.



Building tomorrow is challenging. We're here to help you get there successfully.

Develop vision

Develop a compelling vision that sparks inspiration in others gives teams a reason to rally.

Navigate challenges

Skillfully navigate complex leadership challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Improve decision making

Sharpen your decision-making skills to lead more effectively, ensuring positive outcomes in dynamic scenarios

Lead with impact

Enhance your effectiveness as a leader, driving your team's success through your improved leadership.

Partnerships + collaborations are at the center of everything we do at Kotori.

We believe in working side-by-side with our clients to turn their team ambitions into reality and see every engagement as an opportunity to partner on delivering long-term value.

Approach Foundations


Holistic Views

We immerse ourselves in your world to understand every challenge and opportunity. Our insights are deeply informed and strategically aligned with your goals.


Boutique Partnerships

We work with a select group of clients each year, allowing us to provide high-touch, personalized service. Our boutique approach ensures you receive unparalleled attention and bespoke solutions.


Seamless Engagments

Integration with your team is a priority. We ensure smooth, collaborative progress without blind spots. At Kotori, we move forward together as one team.

Engagement models to fit your needs - Whether you’re a startup, scale-up, or enterprise organization.
Kotori offers two engagement models to suit your unique needs: (1) focussed consulting engagements and (2) annual advisory partnerships. Each model is designed to address specific opportunities and challenges impacting your design team, providing the flexibility and depth required for success.

Engagement Models