84° AND SUNNY

Always Ahead.  Always Relevant.  Always Effective.

Everything at 84° and Sunny embodies a culture of creativity and innovation, from who we are to how we work to what we create.

84° and Sunny is a global, impact-driven consultancy specializing in innovation, strategy, and design. Based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, we’re inspired by big challenges and bigger ideas and driven to translate complex concepts into action.

Our name may be unexpected, but so are we. We help organizations move out of their comfort zone so they can rethink and reshape in ways that give them a competitive edge, ensure organizational readiness, and nurture an inspired and innovative culture.

We're on a mission to provide the perfect integration of creativity, innovation, and business strategy. Welcome to our playground—a space where bold ideas become reality and drive growth.

Partnership, reimagined.

At 84° and Sunny, we do things a little differently, because the work we do matters.

We’ve challenged ourselves to reimagine what partnership can be, and we lead every client engagement in a way that is true to our mission to enable, inspire, and empower individuals, groups, and organizations so they can find their purpose, evolve, and do great work. We are passionate about purpose, creativity, culture, technology, and innovation—and how they can play together to change the game.

WHAT WE DO

Our interdisciplinary and integrated model was designed around how we think—unique and expansive. Through a vast set of services, programs, and workshops, we expand our clients’ in-house capabilities and practices, introduce new ones, and enable change through operational innovation.

Services

Full capabilities, flawlessly executed.

Brand

Brand Identity, Communications (Internal & External), Digital Marketing, High-Impact Storytelling, Integrated Campaigns, Messaging & Positioning, Strategy, Vision & Purpose

Design

Animation, Collaborative Art, Experience Design (Digital & Physical), Graphic Design (Digital & Print), Illustration

Innovation

Agile, Capability & Culture, Design Thinking, Models & Services, Practices, Process & Systems, Story Mapping, Strategy

Strategy

Coalitions & Communities of Practice, Collective Impact, Execution, Models & Playbooks (Action, Engagement, Measurement, Mobilization, and more), Plans & Roadmaps, Systems Thinking & Chaos Theory

Technology

Channel Management, Customer Journey Mapping, Development, SharePoint, Social Media, Strategy, User Experience, Video Production

Transformation

Capabilities Benchmarking, Change Portfolio Management, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Change Agenda, Organizational Structure, Strategic Communications, Training & Development

Programs

Each program is designed with the right mix of services, activities, and methods presented within an action framework to offer our clients everything they need and nothing they don’t.

Change seekers meet your maker

Change is often mandated, difficult, and disruptive—it pushes people out of their comfort zone and keeps them there, uncertain and fearful. It sounds awful and feels worse, so it’s no surprise that 75 percent of change initiatives fail. Our program takes a different approach. It was designed to harmonize the needs of the individuals and the organization and to bridge the gap between the current situation and the future desired state with sustained results. More than a change process, AMPLIFY is an engine for organizations that seek to accelerate the change process. It lays the foundation for an organization’s future success, initiates action, and builds and sustains momentum throughout the transformation process.

We believe in movements, not mandates. We invite individuals into the process so they have ownership and feel connected and invested. We provide frameworks and tools that empower, and we offer purpose and clarity in the face of ambiguity. Our program builds a movement through a network of champions and change agents at every level, resulting in a nimble and adaptive organization that moves forward with agility and purpose.

For the most challenging environments (think: stagnant, disengaged, complacent, and resistant) we have a short but powerful primer process to help leaders prepare themselves and their workforce and better manage the disruptive nature of change.

Timeframe: variable

Unlocking potential: From building blocks to breakthroughs

Innovation, often viewed as nebulous and happenstance, is a rigorous discipline that is important in all areas of business, not just in the design of products and services. Our INNOVATE program will help you rethink the role innovation plays in your work and your organization, introduce you to the fundamentals of core innovation practices, steps, and tools, and teach you how to drive transformational change when applied to different aspects of an organization. Designed within an action framework, it will provide a roadmap to guide you into this new and unfamiliar territory, and you’ll walk away with new capabilities you can put into practice immediately.

The program will build new skills and capabilities through a series of workshops and training programs tailored to the unique needs of our client’s business, organizational culture and strategic goals.  Focus areas include:

  • Collaboration and co-creation
  • Agile and lean principles
  • Cultivate a culture of innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Idea generation, evaluation and moving to action
  • Innovation challenge: kick start an innovation pilot project
  • Organizational innovation: process, systems and services
  • Scaling innovation: from centralized to continuous innovation
  • Technology: digital adaptation to complete transformation

Inspire a collective call to action

Not to be confused with mission or vision, purpose is the reason you exist. Corporate culture is a living organism that survives and thrives in a state of constant change—and this isn’t possible without a clear sense of purpose. Everyone wants to find meaning in their work and know they are creating value—what they want, and need, is purpose. And every organization or group seeking to improve its engagement and contribution, evolve, or inspire people to think and behave differently needs to start with purpose.

Organizations that embody a purpose are inspiring for those who work in them and with them—and inspiration is a key to action. These cultures are also more resilient; through inevitable times of change, uncertainty, and instability, purpose will help an organization find its way forward and help leaders illuminate the path ahead.

This program is designed to help guide you through the steps to find—or reconnect with—your purpose, articulate it effectively to inspire others, and help your people connect to the purpose behind their work. We provide strategies to elevate, align, and unify around a shared purpose, nurturing a purpose-driven organization and leadership.

Timeframe: 4-6 weeks

A new paradigm for problem-solving

RETHINK is designed to help leaders, groups, and organizations understand and adopt a growth mindset and tackle wicked problems. Our integrated approach, informed by change studies and by design and systems thinking, is presented in a useful framework with an actionable suite of tools.

First we learn, and then we help you unpack, understand, and rethink challenges during a problem-solving session designed around the specifics of your challenge. Throughout the journey, we work together with your team, nudge you out of your comfort zone, challenge your assumptions, and guide you through the process to identify a new realm of solutions. Breakthroughs expected!

Timeframe: 2-4 weeks

Workshops

Learn the fundamentals of new concepts, practices, and thinking.

Design Thinking

Introduction to the principles and process of Design Thinking—a creative and human-centered approach to problem-solving. We will guide you through the five-step process with interactive and hands-on exercises. Starting with empathy, which is gaining attention lately for good reason, we will explore the critical role this quality plays in strengthening all functions of business (and life) and teach you how to improve any situation by hugging it out (we’re kidding). From there we will move through the next four stages and learn how to apply them in your world and to your problems in meaningful ways.

Out of the Box

The box is comfortable, predictable, status quo. But for people doing important work, it’s not where you want to be. Some people move in and out of the box effortlessly, and others live outside permanently; however, most are flummoxed about how to find this never-never land. Our workshop will show you what it means to have a growth mindset, how you can nudge yourself out of the box, and how to manage the discomfort so you can think and do your best work. Knowing how to create the right conditions to move into this mindset supports higher levels of creativity, bigger thinking, and intentional flow states.

On Brand

A brand is more than a logo and a catchy slogan. Learn the basics of brand identity, from defining and designing to differentiating and stewardship. An introduction to a proven process used by brand builders around the globe, this workshop on brand fundamentals is filled with useful insights that will be valuable to professionals and businesses alike. You will learn tips to set yourself apart, establish yourself in the market, or revitalize an existing brand.

Spark

Creativity is no longer just for artists and designers; it’s considered one of the most important factors in business and plays a vital role in helping us do our best work. The challenge, of course, is that most business environments are not designed to foster it. Our workshop will help even the most uninspired build their creative muscle and capacity. We have designed activities and will introduce techniques to help you shift from left brain to right brain and spur creativity.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

An adaptive mindset is essential.

Hawaiʻi is a special place with a very diverse and rapidly changing market. Adaptive businesses know they need the flexibility to embrace change and the realities (and opportunities) that it brings, or risk becoming irrelevant.

The right approach is everything.

Your approach determines your success. It takes the right mix of capabilities and strategies to ensure brand and organizational readiness and effectively lead your business into emerging dynamic markets.

A strong brand doesn’t happen by chance.

The best brands are relevant, meaningful, and respect the layers of culture. To create and grow these brands requires developing culturally appropriate messaging and brand identities that connect, have impact and can transcend geographic boundaries.

There is no one-size-fits all solution.

Every business is different. Our approach accounts for the certainty of change in Hawaiʻi and the unique needs and goals of your business, creating a bridge between your brand and Hawaiʻi’s future.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

Illustration of Brandi Martin

Brandi Martin
Founder and CEO

Illustration of Nai`a Lewis

Naiʻa Lewis
Head of Creative

Illustration of Luukia Archer

Lu`ukia Archer
Head of Culture

CONTACT US

hello@84sunny.com

4348 Waialae Avenue #159
Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 672-2272