We aim for perfection, we deliver progress.

Since 2003 Tanka has gained a reputation for being able to perform at a very high-level while being a small team. Tanka is helmed by Creative Director Kevin Cavallaro and Software Developer and 3D Animator Jeff Falcon. Working closely together and bringing in other talent as needed Tanka can deliver your project from conceptualization through delivery and beyond. It’s this balanced relationship between design and development, plus our obsessive attention to detail that enables us to craft a solid user experience for each and every project we touch. And we actually like doing what we love, so that’s a bonus.

Origin story

We’re often asked about the origin of our company’s name. Tanka, is a form of Japanese poetry from the 8th century and we have adopted it as our company name. The name is actually quite apropos, since traditional Tanka poetry often combined deep meaning, completeness of an idea, coupled with an aesthetic component, such as the paper it was written on or the manner in which it was presented.



  • Research
  • Strategy
  • Concepting
  • Wireframes

Motion Graphics

  • 2D & 3D and web animation
  • 3D modeling, lighting and rendering
  • UI animation
  • Animated presentations and infographics
  • App prototyping

Design & Development

  • Responsive websites
  • Native iOS apps
  • Cross-platform mobile apps
  • eCommerce
  • UI/UX design
  • Brand and visual identity
  • Print design
  • Data visualization
  • Platform agnostic
  • Social media and newsletters

Deployment & Content

  • Wordpress customization
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Firebase/Google cloud
  • Plesk Virtualization
  • Heroku
  • Zeit Now
  • Netlify
  • Contentful
  • NetlifyCMS

It’s about relationships

We take pride in maintaining long term relationships with many of our clients. Our focus has always been on our clients’ needs and filling the gaps where they exist. Ultimately, it’s our job to help clients deliver their project on time, on budget, and with the fewest headaches possible. Over the years we’ve learned how to anticipate what a client needs even before they realize it. This lets us stay ahead of the eventual hiccups most projects present.

Featured clients

Brands that we have worked with along the way.

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