Client Experiences


Our mission is to create beautiful backdrops to complement the lives of people who work, live and travel richly. This thought: the greatest components of life are not the things we own, only the depth of the experiences and memories we create.


Client and Brand Experience


Melanie Murata is a creative professional who cares.  She listens to the needs of the client and casts an exciting yet feasible vision of which no detail is overlooked.  The passion and customer service she brings to each project, regardless of scale, makes every interaction with her a positive experience.  


Costa Mesa, CA

I've had the pleasure of working together with the team at Karu Design Studio. Their ability to deliver one-of-a-kind spaces really sets them apart in the field of commercial design. They have a great vision for visual, creative planning, and at the same time, they really listen and understand business needs.

Melanie is a consummate pro who brings a variety of academic disciplines to her work. Mostly, though, she is a true professional, and gifted designer.


Laguna Beach, CA


Thank you for turning our dream into a reality, a beautiful design that makes a powerful statement. Flowing through this creative process with you has been fun, easy-going, and revealing. We have learned so much about our company’s values and intentions. You are incredibly professional, timely, and organized. We are eternally grateful for you helping us create a clear and cohesive design. We appreciate all of your hard work, patience, clarity and direction. We couldn’t have done it without you.


Salida, CO

Melanie has an amazing creative and authentic vision. From the very first meeting I had with her, I knew this is the professional I would like to work with. She understood our concept and did a great job of helping us incorporate our brand and vision. She is very punctual, listens, respects a budget and will come up with creative solutions when necessary. The result exceeded my expectations.


Irvine, CA