We are an integrated creative studio
specializing in film + web + design.

We are experts in telling stories, reaching audiences, and listening to get what you need.

  • Narrative
  • Commercial
  • Documentary
  • and much more
  • Front-End Design
  • Back-End Development
  • Marketing Communications
  • and much more
  • Print Collateral
  • Graphic Design
  • Copywriting
  • and much more

Our Work

Our clients love how we do it all — a one stop shop
We do top notch work with an integrated marketing strategy

Here is some of our best work:

Higher Ed
UCLA Gold Shield

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

Health and Wellness
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

Higher Ed
UCLA Fund "Bruin Fanatics"

Los Angeles County Library

Los Angeles County Library



Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

TV Commercial
Brookline College

National Union of Healthcare Workers

National Union of Healthcare Workers

Susan Holcomb

Susan Holcomb

UTLA Elections

UTLA Elections

Book Trailer
Scott Sigler "Ancestor"

Cristina di Grazia Real Estate

Real Estate
Cristina di Grazia Real Estate

Our Industries

We have extensive experience with successful, cutting-edge projects
FWD:labs has been established for over 10 years and we're ready to be with you for the long haul

Websites for Organizations


The mission is critical. Getting out the word, fostering community, providing clarity, and growing the base.

We know and collaborate with...
  • Foundations
  • Non-Profits
  • Universities and Higher Ed
  • Health and Wellness
  • Groups and Communities
  • and much more
Small Businesses

Small Businesses

Brand and the product are number one. Gaining new customers, standing out from the crowd, and setting goals are our priority.

We often team up with...
  • Arts Organizations
  • Camera Companies
  • Production Companies
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Fashion and Theater Companies
  • and much more


Storytelling and the big picture are paramount. You want audiences to watch and stay engaged, often after the video is done.

We're perfect for...
  • Actors
  • Cinematographers
  • Directors
  • Editors
  • Feature and Short Films
  • and much more

Meet some of our amazing clients

Aaron Proctor is the principal creative at FWD:labs

Here is what a recent client had to say:

Collaborative, Fast, and Excellent Experience

"I loved working with FWD:labs designing our logo for We Hate Movies. It was a great collaborative experience where FWD:labs helped push us to getting the best possible design. I think the logo has helped grow our podcast, since it's eye catching and always pops on iTunes. Service was fast, and I was always kept in the loop on the design. Excellent experience I would wholeheartedly recommend."

Eric Szyszka, Co-Creator and Co-Host of "We Hate Movies"

Diligent, Intelligent, Creative

"Aaron is an incredibly diligent, intelligent, and creative Director of Photography and entrepreneur. Thanks to his enviable work ethic, personal vision, and affable nature he has already succeeded in many ways as a designer, film maker, and friend and I know he will only continue to impress and inspire in his future endeavors."

Jaraad Virani, Director
Susan Landesmann

Exquisite Design Sensibility and Technical Mind

"Aaron is my web guru. I have yet to meet another person who has exquisite design sensibility coupled with a technical mind that can solve every web programming problem. He thinks outside the box and is driven by concept and not just decoration. I think Aaron would be an asset to any undertaking."

Susan Landesmann, Designer

Incredibly Professional, Creative and Super Helpful

"We had several meetings leading up to the shoot and I was blown away with the vision and serious work ethic he brought to the table. ... I feel that it is the best visual representation of my music that I have ever done. I will never forget the enormous role that Aaron played in making it happen. If you need high-quality film work done with a gracious, creative filmmaker and director — Aaron is your guy!"

Johnny Goraj, Musician
Brooke Dooley

110% Every Time

"Aaron is a very professional and competent Director of Photography. He puts 110% into every project. He understands the importance of collaboration and uses his creativity to ensure the best images are captured."

Brooke Dooley, Producer

Recommend FWD:labs Without Hesitation

"Aaron and the team at FWD:labs have designed websites for both a large non-profit that I manage and my husband's in-home business. He is highly-professional, creative, and skilled on multiple levels. In addition to coming up with great development ideas, he bumps up the ideas that we bring to the table to the next level. His work ethic is much appreciated — he is always responsive to our needs and returns our emails/phone calls rapidly. He is pleasant, kind and supportive. And... his work is very reasonable. I've seen websites with much larger budgets which are not nearly as well-designed and well-executed as our two sites are. His maintenance costs are also quite modest, and he is constantly updating the software and widgets associated with our sites at no extra cost, without us even asking him to do so. I recommend FWD:labs without hesitation — we couldn't be happier with the two websites that they have designed (and maintain) for us."

Susan Holcomb
Jack Feuer

Anybody Looking to Make a Difference with Their Communications

"Aaron is a dynamic 21st Century creative with experience in all forms of digital media, including web design and video. He is innovative, imaginative and eager for collaboration. I worked with him closely to redesign the UCLA web site and on many other projects, and he was always eager to burst out of the box and try something new. But he also knows his digital media blocking and tackling. I recommend this talented young creative to anybody looking to make a difference with their communications, their storytelling or their impact in digital media."

Jack Feuer, Editorial Director
Scott Gruber

Get Things Done and Done Right

"Aaron has an ability to combine the best of design, technology and production with great communication skills. It's always a pleasure to work with him on projects -- large and small -- and we continue to work together. I'd recommend him highly to any team that wants to get things done and done right."

Scott Gruber, Designer | Developer
Kathy Lisiewicz

Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

"Aaron is a creative cinematographer and director who is able to understand the needs of the client, create a detailed plan that explains his approach to those needs, and deliver a final product that is engaging and entertaining."

Kathy Lisiewicz, Production Coordinator

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We're top of the class in providing quality and timely products

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