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About TYS

Who we are.

TYS is a results-oriented interactive agency that develops integrated solutions to help clients achieve their goals.

What we do.

Our key strength is our strategic approach. We produce a diverse range of marketing materials including:
  • Web sites
  • E-mail campaigns
  • Print advertisements
  • Direct Mail
  • Packaging
  • Collateral
  • Brand identity programs
We work in all media, including online, print, and broadcast.

What makes us different.

We believe in forming strong creative partnerships with our clients. We want to learn from you and with you in a collaborative environment. Loyalty, talent, and integrity are extremely important to us. We believe people who possess these qualities should be embraced and treated with the utmost respect.

Core Values

Our core values provide the foundation upon which our company is built. These values infuse and inspire everything we do. Rather than mere words, they are words we live by and can be easily remembered with the acronym: T.E.A.C.H.

Hard work

Executive Team

Tin Yen

Founder & Creative Director

Tin has more than 25 years of experience in the graphic design industry. He began his career working for legendary designer Saul Bass of Bass/Yager & Associates designing logos, packaging and promotional materials for companies such as AT&T and Lawry's. In 1998 he founded TYS Creative, Inc. as a branding and interactive firm developing integrated solutions for clients such as Epson, Toshiba, Disney, and Southern California Edison. Tin was also a co-founder of Yolk Magazine, a multi-cultural publication, and is an adjunct instructor at UCLA Extension Visual Arts.
Tin Yen - Founder / Creative Director

Charlie Shames

Managing Creative Director

Charlie has over 25 years experience as a marketing and communications professional. He has completed a broad range of assignments, including writing and managing the production of theatrical movie trailers, radio spots, brochures, newsletters, and print advertisements for Fox Sports, NBA, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios and Viacom Licensing. He has lectured on Branding and Consumer Behavior at Drexel University and UCLA Extension. He has also published a number of articles on technology and creativity in nationally recognized magazines and trade journals.
Charlie Shames - Managing Creative Director

TYS Creative