We are Smith&+Village
We have worked together since 2005, and between us, we have about 30 years experience in design and branding. We have worked with some of the country's leading organisations, from major retailers to luxury brands, and from global corporates to small, innovative start-ups.
We particularly like to work with long-established British companies who are leaders in their field; organisations who might be slightly shy of branding, but who have the vision to understand that a creative and strategic reappraisal of their brand might be just the thing to move them to the next level.
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Debrah is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and a former D&AD gold winner. During her career, she has been the creative lead for an extensive range of clients including The Body Shop, Fortnum & Mason and The National Gallery. As well as this, she has created award-winning packaging projects for many of the country's leading retailers and consumer brands, including Marks & Spencer, Cadbury, Waitrose and Boots.
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Richard is a brand consultant with wide experience in brand strategy and corporate identity programmes. many of his clients have been retailer and consumer brands. He has led rebranding projects for Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Knorr and Supersol, Israel's largest supermarket chain, as well as strategy projects for John Lewis that looked at their own label and fashion offers. Richard has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and (if he's forced) Russian.
What we do
Essentially, we help our clients' solve their branding issues. This means that we can turn our hands to a full gamut of activities, from strategic analysis to brand positioning and creative development to ongoing creative consultancy.
We work best when we can develop a long-term relationship with our clients and embed our ideas for their brands into a wide range of applications. Typically therefore, we go beyond initial brand strategy and visual identity into a much broader spectrum of targeted creative activities, for instance, product development, communications pieces, interior design, even curating art collections.
Our track record
Here is a list of some of the people we have worked with. If you would like to know more about what we did in each case, do get in touch.
Fornum & Mason
The Body Shop
Marks & Spencer
Culture and Media:
The National Gallery
The Hayward Gallery
Imperial War Museum
Salisbury and South Wilts Museum
Avtoradio (Russia's most popular radio station)
Professional and financial:
Allen & Overy
First Point Group