The Hybrid Creative

We are an award-winning, full spectrum creative agency with expertise in cannabis and eCommerce. We have supported the creative strategy and successful growth of cannabis brands such as Care by Design, Korova, Bhang, AbsoluteXtracts, Wildflower, and BDS Analytics. Website design and development, company and product naming, logo design, brand development, brand strategy, packaging, labeling, marketing collateral, sales tool kit collateral, digital marketing strategy, and social media support are a few of the many services we offer. If you’re looking for an experienced, forward-thinking, creative agency with a proven track record of success to elevate your brand and empower your success, welcome to The Hybrid Creative!


Brand Development

Let us help you define your brand identity with our Naming Exploration, Brand Strategy, and Brand Development services.

Packaging Design

We know the cannabis industry and we know what helps inform a consumer's decisions. Our team excels at designing packaging for vape carriages, edibles, flower, concentrates, and so much more!

Website Design & Development

Let our team build your stunning brand presence, whether that's a splash page, a single-page website, a multi-page informational site, or even an e-commerce website.

Marketing Collateral Design

You've stablished your brand, now you want to Wow your audience! We design business cards, trade show booths, brochures, stickers, flyers, and anything else you can imagine.


Zack Darling

CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) at The Hybrid Creative, a thriving creative agency in Santa Rosa, California, focused on cannabis, hydroponics and medical marijuana ventures. His 20+ years experience in branding, design and marketing serve as a wealth of valuable information that he loves to share with fellow entrepreneurs. Having been raised on a hippie commune by pot growers in the Emerald Triangle, he is truly “second generation.” With a broad perspective that ranges from the front lines of the war on drugs to building brand strategy for many of California’s most prominent cannabis businesses, Zack offers unique context and perspective toward the importance of building a meaningful brand in the cannabis space.

Kate Schneider

President & CTO at the Hybrid Creative, Kate brings creativity to technology with two decades of experience in the high-tech industry. Since beginning her career in the Bay Area in the mid-90s and through a wide variety of both traditional and progressive, independent places of work she has honed her skills as a technologist and leader in creative and marketing services. With a passion for data and databases as the center of her world, Kate brings a high standard of work and accomplishment with her to any project and an extensive list of experience points and knowledge upon which to draw.

Startup Services

Find cannabis industry professionals to help start and grow your venture with.






Patient Focus