Who we are
Iktomi is a boutique branding, design and digital firm founded in 2011 by Alessandro Zanchetta and Nader Sobhan, two international professionals with experience across multiple continents and differing but complementary backgrounds.
Our teams are based in Dubai and Barcelona, growing carefully and deliberately and working with international clients across the globe in multiple disciplines.
What's in a name?
In Native-American Lakota tribe mythology, Iktomi is a shape-shifting spider god of mischief, a patron of communication and technology that invented language and gave it to people.
There is a prophecy that states that Iktomi would one day return to weave his web over the world, and this has been interpreted by contemporary Native Americans as to have already occurred through the rise of the Internet.
As visual, digital and experiential storytellers we see ourselves reflected in this creative, shape-shifting, trickster spirit.