C2-Studios inc.

A graphic design studio

We are a graphic design studio serving Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas. Our passion is creating meaningful brands and intelligent design solutions that get results. Whether you need marketing materials to spark a conversation or a brand with serious “wow” factor, we’ll come to your rescue. Together, we can take your business to new heights.

branding

We provide logo design, stationery, notecards and other branded collateral for businesses of all sizes.

print design

Beautiful layouts are our specialty! Whether designing a large publication or direct mail campaign, we will
make you shine.

Digital Media

Let's collaborate and create graphic solutions that get you noticed and email campaigns that can't be ignored.

About the Designer

C2-Studios Inc. opened in 2003 as a boutique design firm providing design and branding solutions to businesses in the Houston area. Owner Cara Matocha developed a love for the visual arts at an early age. Her passion led her to attend Carnegie Mellon University where she obtained a Communication Design degree in 2001. Since graduation she worked in a variety of design-related positions, quickly realizing her calling as a business owner. Cara has collaborated with businesses and individuals throughout the United States. She continues to create fine art, with reproductions sold in a variety of large retail stores.

Our work speaks volumes

River Oaks Baptist School

C2-Studios has the pleasure of teaming up with the communications team at River Oaks Baptist School to produce their
yearly publication Vine and Branch, the Report of Appreciation as well as other marketing materials. River Oaks Baptist School
offers a fantastic K-8th grade program!

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

In late 2019 we collaborated with BrightSpot Creative to design the very first Community Impact Report for the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo. This piece celebrated HLSR milestone of reaching $500 million in Giving to Texas Youth and Education since 1932! The publication's design features included metallic ink, half pages, and a financial pull-out, along with a beautiful leather-like cover stock.
It was truly a designer's dream project and we were so thankful for the opportunity.

Lone Star Outdoor News

C2 provides layout and design services to Lone Star Outdoor News, Texas' largest outdoors news publication.
This informative newspaper is produced twice a month. Colorful special inserts are also produced quite regularly.
If you would like to subscribe, please feel free to email us!

The John Cooper School

The John Cooper School is a wonderful private school located in The Woodlands, Texas. They offer a tremendously vast curriculum which includes STEAM, an impressive fine arts department and so much more. C2 has enjoyed working on invitations, branding, publications, signage, and annual fund projects for JCS for over 10 years. Most recently we rebranded C2W, the school publication that is sent out to the entire JCS family in print and digitally.

JMFA

JMFA provides consulting services to banks and credit unions. C2 collaborates with Watts Consulting to create branded marketing materials that not only gets JMFA noticed, but communicates timely information to their clients. The banking industry is ever-changing so both print and digital marketing materials that effectively communicate are of great importance.

City of Livingston Annual Report

We have combined forces with Communications Plus for over 15 years to produce the City of Livingston's Annual Report.
Each year we look forward to providing a new look for this four-color, self-mailed piece.

Perch Wealth

We had the pleasure of working on branded material for Perch Wealth, an investment company located in California. We put together a brand style guide, PowerPoint presentations, an overview brochure, as well as several one-pagers displaying their offerings.

VAPA

We enjoy partnering with marketing firms to design presentation materials! We collaborated with Office of Awesome to put together this campaign architecture presentation along with sample materials of how the campaign would look when implemented.

Bedias Creek Farms

Branding is one of our specialties, so we were thrilled to work with Bedias Creek Farms.
They provide grass fed beef and other wonderful products so make sure to check them out!

IRBY Construction

C2 has had the pleasure of teaming up with BrightSpot Creative to produce a "Playbook" for IRBY Construction the last few years.
This is a yearly piece provided to the IRBY Construction team, showcasing their growth and and educating the team on events of the past year as well as providing a updated organizational chart for the employees to reference.

Fine Art

Owner, Cara Matocha, is every business owner's biggest cheerleader. She loves to create pieces that tell beautiful stories and open the door for her clients' dreams to become a reality. Cara also enjoys creating beauty that draws people in, inspires them and fills their hearts with joy. Cara's work is reproduced for sale in well-known retail stores. She also has a collection of work available in her Etsy store.

FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION IS REWARDING

AMA Houston

Gold Addy: Quanta Services Brochures, (designed in collaboration with BrightSpot)
2 AMA Crystal Awards: JMFA Integrated Marketing & Direct Mail Campaign, (designed in collaboration with Watts Consulting)
AMA Crystal Awards: (2022): Promotional Product, IRBY 75th Anniversary Book

Case Awards

Gold & Silver Case Awards (2014): Cooper News Publication, (designed in collaboration with The John Cooper School).
Gold & 2 Silver Case Awards (2015): Cooper News Publication, (designed in collaboration with The John Cooper School).
Bronze Award (2016):
Fall 2016 edition of Cooper News for News Magazine (overall), (designed in collaboration with The John Cooper School).
Bronze Award (2016):
Fall 2016 edition of Cooper News for Cover Design, (designed in collaboration with The John Cooper School).
Silver Award (2019):
Summer 2018 edition of Cooper News, (designed in collaboration with The John Cooper School).
Silver Award (2019):
2018 edition of Vine and Branch, (designed in collaboration with River Oaks Baptist School).
Bronze Award (2019):
2018 edition of Vine and Branch spread “Why choose a school that ends in eighth grade?” (designed in collaboration with River Oaks Baptist School).
Bronze Award (2020): Summer 2019 edition of Cooper News for Magazine Category (Overall), (designed in collaboration with The John Cooper School).
Silver Award (2020): Winter 2019 edition of Cooper News for Newsletter Category (Overall), (designed in collaboration with The John Cooper School).
Gold Award (2021): Winter 2020 C2W in the Magazines Category (Overall)
Silver Award  (2021): Summer 2020 C2W in the Pivot Category

Other Awards

SMPS Rising Star Award (2013)
SMPS Chapter Award:
1st place – Special Event Program category as a Gala Committee member
2017 Graphic Excellence Awards Best in Category (Direct Mail):
The John Cooper School’s Annual Fund First! Campaign piece – “It’s Simple”
2018 Lantern Award:
JMFA Direct Mail Campaign
2019 Graphic Excellence Awards Aware of Excellence (Annual Reports): River Oaks Baptist School Annual Report
2021 Lantern Award:
TrusteSolutions Direct Mail Campaign