design100 Partners

design100 is proud to acknowledge the support of our Partners. Our Partners are committed to creating and commissioning outstanding design solutions and to growing design demand.

Some of our partners have been on board since our first program in 2010, while others are new participants in 2015, but we celebrate the courage of all our partners and commend them on their work and support.


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Principals | Outware Mobile | C&G Partners | Chelsea Apps Factory | Butterfly | Mucca Design | Razorfish | Charlwood Design | PlayLab | Davidson Branding | Durie Design | Frost*collective | STRUCK | Appsynth | Pivot London | STUDIOS Architecture | The Clearing | Hoyne Design | Zandrak | Keechdesign UK Ltd | OCD - Orginal Champions of Design | Compsoft | Pentagram | DigitasLBi | PAYCE Consolidated Ltd | DRINKSOLOGY | Emote Digital | Vive Group | EPR Architects | STUDIO V | Freeman XP

Principals


Brand Architecture - What is brand architecture? As the phrase suggests, architecture is the organising structure that lies behind your brand. It encompasses every aspect of the business from the parent company to divisions, products and services. The right brand architecture makes your business easier to understand and allows specific audiences to form strong relationships with your business. It also makes your business easier to manage. For example, it can improve brand investment decisions by clarifying what you are investing in – parent, sub-brand or stand-alone brand – and why. We can advise you on what architectural model may be the most appropriate, help you interpret it, and then bring the brand architecture to life.  



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Outware Mobile


Outware was founded by developers and brings software engineering expertise to the mobile app industry. We treat every project as a software engineering exercise, and provide clients with a full range of services to build mobile apps and the supporting infrastructure to maintain these products. Our team is made up of over 90 experienced UX experts, business analysts, visual designers, developers, test analysts and project managers working across a range of high-end mobile applications. Our entire team is in-house and we don’t outsource our work. Our focus is to build great apps by creating intuitive and innovative user experiences supported by the highest code quality and best-of-breed software development methodologies.  



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C&G Partners - Branding, exhibits, infographics, interactives, motion, print, strategy, wayfinding, web

C&G Partners is an award-winning, multi-specialty design studio. With deep expertise in branding, exhibits, infographics, interactives, motion, print, strategy, wayfinding and web, we are uniquely organized to deliver multiple disciplines for the same client. This approach is simpler, more effective and more innovative.  



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Chelsea Apps Factory


Based in London, CAF has rapidly made a name for itself as a leading UK mobile app development company and the nation’s largest specialist mobile consultancy for both consumer and enterprise apps. This is because we have blazed a trail in creating cutting-edge environments that deliver impressive, tangible business returns. Our Innovation Labs are nothing less than "always on" powerhouses that effectively drive business decisions, productivity and profit. Designed to meet the number one strategic priority of CEO's globally in 2015 – “innovation” – our labs provide demonstrable ROI by focussing on customer engagement and acquisition.  



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Mucca Design - Brand Identity & Strategy, Art Direction, Custom Typography, Interactive


Mucca is an award-wining branding firm that leads with strategy and excels with design to create powerful, transformative brand experiences  



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Razorfish - digital agency


Razorfish is a full-service digital agency at the intersection of creativity, media and technology. We create experiences that build businesses.  



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Charlwood Design - industrial design


Charlwood Design is committed to delivering innovative and sustainable Product Design on time and on budget. We design products that resonate with target users and help clients become market leaders across diverse industries such as consumer, medical and electronic products. We develop brands by immersing ourselves in trends and desires. Established in 1993 by Director and Principal Designer Paul Charlwood, our specialist team has won many Australian and international design accolades. We are the only practice to win the Premiers Prize for Industrial Design twice. As early adopters of the digital design process and rapid prototyping technology our office combines a design and prototyping studio, workshop and exhibition gallery. Principal Paul Charlwood is a committed advocate of local and sustainable design excellence through his involvement with the Design Institute of Australia and as founder of the Melbourne & Sydney Design Guides.Our work is global and designed to meet international standards. As a Registered Research Agency with the Australian Government, we are an accredited provider of research and development services to industry.   


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  • Chicago Design Awards + Summit 
  • 2016 San Francisco Design Awards + Summit 


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PlayLab


PlayLab is a state-of-the-art research and incubation space built to foster innovation and ideas. We believe that everyone thinks better when they are at Play, and we’re committed to creating a fun experience for both clients and participants, especially kids and families  



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Durie Design - landcape design, furniture design


DURIE DESIGN is a multi-award winning international multi-disciplinary design firm with offices in Sydney and Los Angeles. Working under the vision of Jamie Durie, the firm has completed projects in Australia, Spain, United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.  


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  • Chicago Design Awards + Summit 
  • 2016 San Francisco Design Awards + Summit 


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Frost*collective


We design success by inspiring ideas to life. What does success look like to you? We help our clients define success by designing solutions that go above and beyond. Problem solving is at the heart of what we do. Frost* has evolved into three specialist agencies, working together to find the big idea and bring brands to life in a beautiful and meaningful way. We are a collective of strategists, built environment specialists, digital innovators and highly creative designers who are dedicated to designing a better world with every job that we do.   



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STRUCK - advertsing, design, interactive, marketing, visual branding, motion graphics, strategy, mo


STRUCK is a well-rounded creative agency. We’re a small, unique blend of thinkers, dreamers and makers, all dedicated to making brands Greater Than. It’s a simple mantra (b>) that drives us forward. We believe in taking the extra step, in challenging ourselves and our clients to what is best—no matter how difficult it might be.   



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Appsynth - End-to-end services for apps


Since 2010 Appsynth has provided mobile app development and marketing solutions to brands, agencies and publishers, helping them to build and monetize successful mobile products. Our goal is to clients to build apps smarter, taking a data-driven approach to ensuring their success. Through user-centered design, data-driven development and ongoing optimization, we help create awesome new products and make existing products better. Our post-launch marketing, analytics and monetization services then focus on getting the most from your app, optimizing each factor that contributes to its success. We are headquartered in Asia and our company’s mission is to be recognized as the region’s leading mobile agency. 2015 will also see Appsynth extend its footprint to London, to better serve its UK client base.  



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Pivot London - Innovation, Experience & Service Design, Brand & Digital Strategy


A digital re/invention company. Adapt & Thrive. As your customers become more demanding, your business must become more agile. We help you transform your business and invent / re-invent your products and services. We do this by identifying the pivot-points in your business that create the greatest value for your customers and the greatest growth for you. And we make it happen, from vision to prototype, with precision, at pace. People do wonderful things with the right tools. Ours help you to find the answers across five common business needs, and create the insights and momentum to unlock growth. We call them our ‘antidotes to business-as-usual’.   



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STUDIOS Architecture - Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning, Workplace Strategy, Sustainable Design

We are an international design practice focused on enhancing the human experience. At STUDIOS, we work with our clients to create built environments that express the essence of their organizations. For each project, we seek to choreograph the human experience in a way that is simultaneously pragmatic and inspiring. STUDIOS is as much process-driven as results-oriented: we understand that the best design comes not from a predetermined aesthetic, but reveals itself through a process of discovery. Our practice is led by 17 principals with diverse backgrounds and is managed in a non-hierarchical way that calls for the highest level of contribution from each of our 200+ staff members. Designers are highly collaborative, and strive to continually advance their technical knowledge and expertise; this has resulted in a practice that capitalizes on the collective intelligence of all individuals and offices.  



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The Clearing - brand strategy & identity


The Clearing is a more commercial breed of brand consultancy. We create clear and defendable territory for our clients' brands. We’re an experienced team of strategists, writers and designers who have advised many of the world’s iconic brands. We work with ambitious businesses who understand that great, commercially effective work comes from a mixture of conviction, creativity and collaboration. That’s what produces the most exciting ideas. And that’s why we’re in business.  



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Hoyne Design


We're passionate about creating beautiful things. But it’s not all smoke, mirrors and good kerning. Our agency is built on big picture thinking and results-oriented creative – those campaigns that conjure an emotion and drive change. Our learnings have been shaped into a tried and tested process that underpins every successful piece of creative.   



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Zandrak - Film Production, Post-Production, Creative Consulting, Commercials, Feature Films, Short F


Zandrak is a Boston-based production house that approaches filmmaking through creative collaboration, innovative execution, and narrative vision. From concept through completion, whether commercial or creative, all of their work is centered around a simple idea: everything is story. Our speciality lies in working with agencies, companies, and brands to tell branded stories- films with more narrative and heart than traditional commercials that invite viewers to engage with an experience than just see an advertisement. Our work spans a wide range of mediums, from commercials to short films to features and documentaries, and has been recognized across this spectrum, garnering awards like the Tongal Best Broadcast Spot of 2013, The 2014 New York Design Award for Corporate Film, The SAG Short Film Showcase, a Vimeo Staff Pick, and numerous festival premieres, selections, and recognitions. All of this is the result of a core belief, that behind any message there is a meaningful story.  



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Keechdesign UK Ltd - Industrial Design, Interface Design, Interior Design

Keechdesign is a London-based design consultancy founded in 2005. It is innovative, flexible, responsive, and has world-class experience and credentials. We are design experts, and we love our work with a passion. We do ID ID is Industrial Design, Interface Design, Interior Design. ID is Inter-Disciplinary.   



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OCD - Orginal Champions of Design - Brand development, Identity design


The Original Champions of Design is a branding and design agency. We build and implement identity systems. And-yes-we are obsessive about what we do.   



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Compsoft - App development


Compsoft is a leading designer and developer of mobile and tablet apps. Our award winning team has delivered more than 200 apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry. We don't outsource and all our work is done right here in the UK. Compsoft has been developing bespoke software for many years and has specialised in mobile since 2009, combining cutting-edge development with fantastic design to create some of the world’s best apps. Building on our background in web-based application development, we’ve also integrated many of our apps into our clients’ back-end systems  



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Pentagram


Pentagram is the world's largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 19 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual creative fields. We work in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin. We design everything: architecture, interiors, products, identities, publications, posters, books, exhibitions, websites, and digital installations.  



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DigitasLBi - digital agency


We are a global marketing and technology agency that transforms businesses for the digital age. We exist to help brands embrace the creative and technological changes revolutionising all aspects of their business. Our expertise across insight, brand building, creative storytelling and real-time distribution enables brands to get fit for the future, no matter where we join them on their digital journey.  



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PAYCE Consolidated Ltd


Payce Consolidated Limited is a leading property development group and is publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Founded in 1978, Payce has a proven track record in setting new international benchmarks with its landmark integrated, lifestyle developments. Payce has also won a reputation for not just delivering exceptional, intelligently -designed contemporary homes, but also in creating dynamic and cohesive communities. Specialists in urban renewal, the team draws on best practice design principles, critical thinking and true innovation to create quality, inspirational and one of a kind residential, commercial and retail precincts.  



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DRINKSOLOGY - Marketing & design - food & beverages


DRINKSOLOGY® Creative is a design, branding and marketing company specialising in the world of drinks.   



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Emote Digital


We believe eCommerce in Australia should be leading the world in its approach. That's why we take a fresh look at every eCommerce store we build. We take the time to understand your customers so we can tailor your store to them and deliver an experience that is much more than just an online catalogue with buy buttons. Beyond the website we partner with every client to deliver a digital marketing strategy to grow your business. From conversion optimisation, SEO, social media, email marketing and much more we can tailor a package to suit your goals.   



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Vive Group - Branding, communications


It’s such a short and beautiful word, but in Latin it’s got a big meaning; ‘to have life’. And if you’re looking to create a living and breathing brand based on trust, value, and integrity, Vive Group is the best possible place to start. Since 2007 and with over 50 years of collective experience across various industries including property, automotive and retail, we offer our clients a creative partnership like no other. We firmly believe that marketing communications can be strategic, functional, engaging and creative.   



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EPR Architects - Architecture


The creative art of making places Our reputation as one of the UK’s leading architectural practices reflects proven expertise in architecture, master planning and interior design and our commitment to design excellence. Since 1947 we have been working with many of the country’s leading developers. With EPR, you can expect vibrant design from our creative architects and designers as part of a skilled, experienced team of over 140 based at our London studio. EPR has extensive experience in residential, workplace, hotels, leisure, business parks, public buildings, mixed-use, industrial and retail sectors. We can deliver the largest projects with professionalism from concept to delivery. We are committed to sustainability; not just in our own designs but also in the industry – which is why we put our expertise to work for the Green Building Council and sponsorship of Pinpoint, an exciting sustainability online portal for built environment professionals.   



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STUDIO V - Architecture, Urban Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design


STUDIO V is a studio based architectural and urban planning practice based in New York City. The Studio focuses on a broad range of design dealing with the contemporary urban condition at all scales and for nearly all types of projects. We design projects from large and small ground up buildings and renovations, to new communities and urban infill designs, to finely scaled and detailed interiors.   



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Freeman XP


FreemanXP is a brand experience agency that uses the power of social engagement to inspire audiences to action. Whether online or face-to-face, we connect individuals and brands in ways that accelerate engagement and create transformational change on a global scale. FreemanXP is backed by the stability, 87-year history and superior service of Freeman. We leverage Freeman’s experience, relationships and unmatched global resources to bring a whole new level of flexibility and scale to our clients’ programs.   



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