Down the Street Designs



It all began with a love for ramen.

And as we know, that's how all great friendships start.

Two, unsuspecting design students walked into their first class of their design program and had no idea what was in store. Their first assignment was to get lunch with a classmate they didn't already know. After that lunch - well, the rest is history.

After countless hours of work, eighteen all-nighters, seven classes, two music videos, and a successful grad show we decided to combine forces to create what now exists in the space-time continuum as Down the Street Designs. 

We are Paul Zappia and Colin Ozawa, and together we make Down the Street Designs - A team of motionography, and illustration that has set out to save the world one project at a time.

Paul Zappia

Paul graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2013 and and also specializes in Illustration. When he's not designing he's probably at a local coffee shop, singing to himself, or trying to find out when the next installment of the Legend of Zelda franchise hits shelves. He is also an avid believer in design as a vessel for positive change and that all dogs go to Heaven.

Colin Ozawa

Colin graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BFA in Graphic Design. He is mesmerized by Mother Nature and takes any chance to be with her. When he's not with her, he is either watching Sportscenter or browsing through memes. He is constantly on the search for the newest and coolest After Effects plugins. 

Office wall vinyls by the talented Patrick Hruby