Hu needed a fun and creative give away for their employee retreat to be able to gift employees for participation in their retreat activities.
SOBO created a custom prize wheel for employees to spin at their retreat. The top prize was large custom shape pool floats that SOBO created to look like their chocolate bars in multiple flavors.
We connected our long-time client, Jarritos with Gibson guitars to create these custom Les Paul guitars with super cool Loteria (Mexican game) imagery.
When your client asks you for a retail display that promotes Pacifico’s sponsorship of the University of Central Florida. Here we tried to make the corrugated display look like it was made from cases of Pacifico beer.
Although sugar skulls are always cool, we made these metal spinners for Modelo beer to use as in-store & restaurant displays as well as for corporate gifts.
There are arguably few brands that have more fun in their commercials than Twisted Tea. For this photoshoot we created props that included custom rash guards, boogie boards, bucket hats, can-shaped coolers and a really cool remote control cooler truck with bluetooth speaker
Modelo hooked up with graffiti artist legend,@TexMoton, for a local campaign. Our design team took inspiration from his amazing art to create these custom Modelo – Dallas Mavericks basketballs, which were raffled off as part of a sweepstakes.
How do you invite potential customers to an event at the Porsche driving school… We created this custom mailer box, attached a Porsche matchbox car to the bottom of the box, surrounded it with black & white crinkle paper (paying homage to the checked flag) and placed the invitation on the top with QR code on the back that took invitees to the registration page.
Twisted Tea came to us and said they wanted something “twisted” and eye-catching, so we made them “not so ugly” ugly sweaters.
What could be more fun than a remote control cooler that’s also a bluetooth speaker if you have to socially distance and still want to share a beer with a friend?
You’d be hard pressed to find a brand that’s more fun to work on than Freakshow wine. If you’re able to zoom in, you’ll see a cool collage of all the different Freakshow characters.
We designed this bike for a Funky Buddha retail incentive. We love how the colors all came together perfectly to complement the brand’s really cool color pallet.
Drive-through gift-giving became popular during the pandemic. We created these gift baskets that contained an electric wine opener, a pair of champagne flutes, cookies & bottle of prosecco. The baskets were presented by Mastercard executives, decked out in custom printed t-shirts & santa caps, surrounded by festive signage and flags.
Combining virtual events with kits sent directly to people’s homes became very popular during the pandemic. This is a kit we put together for Corona that included a custom cutting board, apron, bamboo utensils, recipe books by the chef giving the class, packaged in a custom box and notecard.
Gaining valuable real estate on customers’ desks usually involves making the item useful or fun. We think this dancing bluetooth speaker, combined with a wireless power charger, in the shape of a wagon, accomplishes both. Click here to read the full case study on how we made this unique SWAG come to life!
Canvas wine totes aren’t incredibly innovative but this one was custom done with an inside pattern that matches their logo pantone color. The client also asked for a certain color handle that we were able to accommodate without sacrificing the strength of quality.
Trying to make a cardboard retail display that looked like a sand castle was not an easy feat. We used our 3D designer to create a CAD drawing of the castle and then worked to create a sand graphic that looked as realistic as possible and even added shells to the top.
We designed these custom Vans Sk8 hightops to reflect the look and feel of the Funky Buddha Seltzer brand (the outside of the other shoe was a different color combination). We then found a team of roller derby professionals to find the coolest and best roller skate equipment to apply to the bottoms.
Chateau d’Esclans wanted an ice bucket that was as unique as their world-renown rosé wine. We tracked down a factory in China that already had this mold (to avoid an expensive custom mold charge) and changed the color from clear to white, as per their request.
During COVID we created many different gift boxes. This one, for a Corona virtual cooking class, consisted of a bamboo cutting board and utensils as well as an apron and custom printed gift box.
Definitely not our most creative work in terms of artwork but we think we made up for it with how cool the product is. What could be more fun than being able to ride your cooler to the beach?
Jarritos wanted something cool to give away on their social media channels. Our inspiration was this bottle that has a Huichol bead pattern. Our design team created something that was totally unique and created the exact social media impact they had hoped.
This custom tote bag, made for the Wynwood Walls gift shop in Miami, features the artwork of one of our favorite artists, Kenny Scharf.
The National Kidney Foundation said they wanted a fun gift that they could send to their high-value donors, and our wheels immediately started turning. From the handles to the wheels everything was customized and everybody was thrilled with the final design.
Jarritos wanted a way to celebrate when their sponsored soccer team, Las Vegas Lights FC, scored a goal. Jarritos is a Mexican soft drink, known for all their different flavors, so we created 8 different air dancer colors and placed a luchador mask as the “head.”
Corona Light needed a custom beach towel give-a-way for a retail promotion with jewelry designer, Kendra Scott. The towel needed to have a feminine look but also express the Corona brand image. The towel was also made from recycled water bottles.
We designed these custom blouses for a 5 de Mayo promotion by Corona. It was important that this piece had the right look and feel, so we found a factory based in Mexico to ensure authenticity. Click here to read the case study.
If your hotel is on the ocean, what could be cooler than including a telescope inside each room. Their guests liked them so much that they’ve had to reorder.
We love working with artists because they always have the coolest designs! This microfiber suede yoga matt was digitally printed with artist Bob Faust’s design. The soft material was also padded by a 5mm pvc foam backing sure to withstand the test of time.
When the The Gabriel Miami hotel requested a pencil for for their hotel rooms, they had one request… They didn’t want it to have a ferrule (the metal part around the eraser). To accomplish this, we needed to create a special mold. The end result are these sleek-looking pencils where the eraser and wood of the pencil seamlessly meet (the photo doesn’t do it justice).
We created these Westin gifts (including the memorable packaging) and sent them out along with a recipe book for delicious drinks and a thank you note from the hotel’s staff. This is one gift kit that’s sure to be used.
Snapchat asked us to make a simple yo-yo – but using their strict branding guidelines to make sure we got their yellow exactly correct. They also had a very specific idea as to how it should feel and spin so we tested out different strings to make it perfect – and we knocked it out of the park.
We pantone matched Rosewood’s unique brand colors for these hats and bamboo fiber bottles that were given out to guests. The eco-friendly product and cool colors were a hit!
Part of a larger restaurant and bar patio program in New York & New Jersey that also included wooden check presenters, bar caddies, water-resistant lounge chair and ottoman, among other items. Our client was looking for a high-end, natural feel, so we constructed these planters from beech wood, then included an artificial palm tree and filled the base with white sand.
We designed this Jarritos bottle opener so that their lucha libre’s mouth actually opens the bottle for you. This is just another example of how we like to put a memorable spin on even “everyday” SWAG.
This turntable was used as both a retail display and product to be raffled off to consumers. We were able to take artwork from a famous graffiti artist, applied it to a metal sheet and affixed it to the inside of the lid. We then screen printed the Modelo and Voodoo (music event) logo to the outside.
Who doesn’t love Converse Chuck Taylors?! Whether you need high-top, low-top, or even Vans slip-ons; we loved designing these timeless kicks for an employee give-away at 1010 Data.
We put together a LOT of trade show booths over the course of any given year, and no two are ever alike. This one, made for 1791 Gunleather, was particularly unique due to our creation of a metal backing, which then allowed our client to affix their holsters to the back of the booth with magnets.
AvMed asked us for a v-neck style t-shirt that’d be fashion-fitting and made from the softest material possible. They also asked us to include stripes down one shoulder in their exact PMS color, as well as specific graphics on the front and sleeve of the shirt. Simple, yet unique!
Both Better Cloud and 365 Ninja came to us inquiring about stress relievers one day, and both were left pleasantly surprised when they learned that we were able to design the product in the shape of their mascots. Honestly, though- who wouldn’t want this extra bit of happiness on their desk?
Uniforms in Miami Beach are on a whole other level compared to the rest of the country. We decided to use Bud Light’s Summer Bucket logo and, in the process, created a sexy look for both the men and women.
When Blue Man Group was looking for unique gifts for their VIPs, we knew that your traditional cap and tote wouldn’t cut it. Instead, in addition to everything you see in this photo, we also made the front of the cap glow-in-the-dark through a unique embroidery process, and we even included a custom woven patch of their logo on the back.
If you want to convert parents into a walking billboard for your summer camp, give them something useful and that they’ll wear. If you’re looking to convert parents into walking billboards during your summer camp, look no further. We took the popular Yeti tumblers and utilized our overseas factory to create the custom color pictured here. Not only is the camp logo included, but we also used a tonal print that wrapped around the bottom and says “One Great Place” (the camp’s address). The cap pictured here is completely custom: a trucker cap with a custom patch to match, and includes soft mesh and printed binding on the inside, which helped to enforce that custom look.
We were pumped to be given the opportunity to create Captain Hoffman from scratch. You should know by now – creativity is our passion! After numerous attempts and various iterations scribbled out on paper, we couldn’t have been happier when he finally came to life with this custom costume.
Here’s a challenge: take Charles Schwab’s tax monster (the one usually seen in print ads only) and create a memorable product with it. It wasn’t easy, but we thought this 1.5” pewter figurine really brought the character alive and made it feel real. It’s been an awesome addition to our desks ever since!
Congressional Camp, located just outside of Washington, DC, came to us in need of a towel design that their campers (and their respective families) would be inclined to purchase. We made this beach/pool towel using a reactive dye process, which also gave it a plush feel and vivid full-coverage graphics.
Marine Layer t-shirts are the softest feeling t-shirts available anywhere. When a Silicon Valley VC named CRV opened a new San Francisco office, they wanted to give a away a shirt that nobody would ever want to take off. In turn, we created this design that uses their circular logo and integrated the iconic image of the Golden Gate bridge in the front.
When the renowned Miami Beach Cuban restaurant, David’s Cafe, asked us to create a t-shirt design for their waitstaff, we were inspired by the popular guayabera shirt as well as their hand-painted tile patterns on the floor.
We love making products into custom shapes, and guess what? USB’s are no exception. If you’re trying to deliver files in a fun way, while also grabbing the attention of anybody who uses it, then this is the right product for you.
Renowned artist, Domingo Zapata, asked us to take his amazing works of art and apply them to shirts, bags, and even this skateboard. How cool is that?!
In preparation for Copa America 2015 (the biggest soccer tournament in Latin America), we worked with DHL to create everything from shirts, to mini soccer balls, to custom keychains, and so much more. DHL asked that we use their custom yellow and red colors while designing the products, which we easily achieved. The real challenge arrived when shipping different amounts of product to 15 different countries spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Good thing SOBO Concepts loves a good challenge! We got it done without issue.
Emerge Americas is a tech-focused trade show in Miami. For their inaugural year, they wanted name badges (among other items) that were truly memorable and unique. We came up with the idea of engraved wood badges for general admission and metal badges for VIPs. Both badges also included a hole which would hold the custom sunglasses were also given away that day.
Words cannot describe how we felt when we saw our cap on the podium, as the professional cycling team, EF Drapac, won their medals. We utilized our overseas factory to make this cap, and in order to help EF Drapac out and save them some money, we also took care of shipping a portion of the order directly to Spain, where the tour began.
Hoffman’s was looking for branding for their hot and cold beverage, as well as their ice cream cups. We came up with a shield that incorporated their logo, which would be included along with a saying or description and their website.
Hoffman’s packaging was color coded according to the product and whether it was dark or milk chocolate.
To encourage larger purchases and provide a refuge for customers who just hope to get home before their chocolate melts in the hot Floride weather, we created this incredibly handly insulated tote bag. We also hoped to mimic the inside of their store by adding stripes on the inside of the bag.
Husson university was looking for a custom gift to give to their largest donors. Their request was to take photos of nine different buildings and mold them into a 5” snow globe. How’d we do?
When the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami wanted to give away something that would be both useful and unique, we designed this power charger in the shape of their hotel. The dancing lady located on the front mimicked a large LED display that was projected on the hotel.
We created this as part of a retail activation where store shoppers had the chance to win this custom-designed foosball table. Not only were the graphics custom designed, but the players as well.
When Jarritos needed a t-shirt design to celebrate their sponsorship of a Lego movie, there was really only one choice.
Just one of many tents and inflatables we designed for a Kellogg’s-sponsored youth soccer tournament. This arch measured 12’ tall by 20’ wide.
At first glance these may appear to be your basic LED bracelet, however, these bracelets change color by remote control. For instance, when they turned red during the premier of their movie, the audience was under the “mind control” of the evil villian.
As part of their participation in the 2018 Oscars SWAG bag, Jarritos needed a vehicle to announce their donation of a pallet of Jarritos to the nominees’ favorite charity event. We designed this custom box and bluetooth speaker to go along with their donation.
MasterCard asked us to design the Man of the Match trophy, which was part of their Copa America 2016 sponsorship. Watching as soccer legends such as Lionel Messi and Neymar passed around the trophy we designed and produces was an unbelievable feeling.
Notebooks are fun to design when our clients ask us to do more than just slap their logo on top. We collaborated with a Miami artist, Yuri Tuma, to create this notebook as well as flip flops for the Loews Miami Beach retail shop.
A t-shirt was requested by MasterCard Puerto Rico in order to promote their sponsorship of Copa America (the largest soccer tournament in Latin America). In addition to the MasterCard logo, we had to include the Banco Santander logo, Pele’s signature, and the Copa America logo. This was our way of avoiding your typical logo-slapping, and we think this shirt turned out awesome.
When it comes to design, architecture, and luxury fashion, nothing surpasses the Miami Design District. We were honored to produce their custom umbrellas that are given out, free of charge, at their multiple valet stations.
Mineragua soda water is all about the bubbles, baby. To convey this message we designed this custom box with 2 bubble-like silicone cups and a mocktail recipe booklet.
When Mineragua asked us for bottle openers, we got inspired by lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) and designed this fun luchador opener.
To promote their new show, Larrymania, we created this spicy hot sauce for NBC Universo. To make it even spicier, however, we created an augmented reality app that would show a private video from Larry Hernandez whenever the label was scanned.
Here’s another fun t-shirt designed to promote NBC Universo’s program, Top Chef.
It’s not an easy feat creating cool retail displays with 4 different logos, but we loved how this inflatable calavera (sugar skull) to celebrate día de los muertos (day of the dead) turned out.
Another fun retail activation, we created these custom mini refrigerators with custom graphics on all four sides for optimum visibilty.
For Sidral’s Back-to-School promotion we took inspiration from a popular backpack design, then added a cool custom rubber patch and accompanied it with this metallic rainbow water bottle, in Sidral’s custom pantone colors, of course.
Pearle Vision wanted a custom shirt that staff could wear during a sales meeting on Florida’s west coast. We took a photo of their new retail store architecture and then turned it into a super fun yet completely custom camp shirt.
We do a lot of custom scarves here, but this one was a little different. Pedigree was sponsoring a dog sled race and asked that we help keep their customers warm and stylish as they mushed over the frozen tundra for miles.
While we do love how these cycling jerseys came out, they’re also being modeled by the two brother’s of our own SWAG Master. Great picture all around, right?!
When Miami-based sushi chain Sushi Maki requested custom uniforms for their staff, we knew exactly how to design this one.
We designed this custom acoustic guitar with custom graphics for Sidral Mundet (apple soft drink) that was to be used for retail activation.
…And this was our idea for the male servers. An equally memorable uniform that their customers are sure to comment on and their staff doesn’t hate to wear.
We were asked to add two different logos on a picnic table, but we wanted to make sure it was memorable, so we made it appear as though you were sitting down for Sunday night dinner whenever you sat down.
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