We create opportunities for distinction

Surface Streets is an independent design studio based in Los Angeles, CA

What We Do

  • Digital Strategy
  • Concept & Vision Design
  • Experience Design
  • Service Design
  • Art Direction & Visual Design
  • Custom Illustration

What We Make

  • Responsive Websites
  • Native Apps
  • Printed Collateral
  • Pitch Presentations
  • Infographics & Illustrations
  • People Happy


Surface Streets Approach 1

We take the road less traveled.

Surface Streets was built to be different than traditional agencies. When you take the surface streets, you take the route known only to locals to get to your destination. While maintaining very high standards in everything we do, we are focused on truly hearing our partners, delivering quickly, testing, and optimizing.

Surface Streets Approach 2

We keep good company.

We call our clients partners because every project we take on is a collaboration. We pride ourselves on working closely with our partners to deliver outstanding work, and are fortunate to work with groundbreaking organizations that support the arts, culture, and design.

Surface Streets Approach 3

We live in the present, and design for the future.

With technologies and trends changing so rapidly, we’ve become accustomed to constant reinvention. Our tools and approaches are always changing, and so are the lives of our audiences. A critical part of what Surface Streets delivers is an insight into human behavior, and an awareness of how future trends fit into peoples’ lives.


Hilary Vlastelica

Hilary Vlastelica

Hilary Vlastelica is an LA-native and experienced Creative Director. She has been called a Design Director, Digital Strategist, Storyteller, Mentor, Mother, Unicorn, and Teammate. She has had the good fortune of experiencing design culture at a number of award-winning organizations where she learned from the best. Prior to launching Surface Streets, Hilary’s work included: