Stenocara is a creative studio inspired by the story of a beetle. Not just any beetle, but the Namib desert beetle. This nifty critter survives in one of the oldest, hottest and driest deserts in a unique way. It harnesses the fog from the ocean which sweeps across the desert. Its bumpy shell attracts the water from the fog. As the water sticks to its back, small drops form. These drops can then roll straight down the ridges into its thirsty mouth.
The ingenious beetle and its creativity to survive in such harsh conditions led us to create Stenocara. Just like the beetle, our journey started with limited resources but we wanted to do more than just survive, we wanted to make a difference. We began as an innovation and communications company set up by two brothers to develop inspiring and effective eco-ethical solutions. Now, over the years our interests have diversified but the beetle remains at the heart of our story.
At its heart, Stenocara is led by Paresh Shankar, a one-man factory which still collaborates with Vinay. We provide design, branding and copywriting, in the for-a-difference, health and wellbeing, start-up/small business, personal development, charitable and publishing sectors.
We believe strongly in continually experimenting and testing, we do so with our self-initiated and side projects. This is essential for pushing the boundaries and helps us brings these new perspectives to our client work.