To help us bring clarity to the complex, we draw on what we call our ‘three uniques.’ These are our three core attributes that define us as a brand consultancy. They are: Consultant Mindset, Brand Driven and Design Forward. Consistently practicing these qualities makes us different from other agencies and creative firms and enables us to do our best work. There may be design firms that check the creative box but don’t have the strategic chops. Or there may be a business consultancy with a team of strategists but no one to build a brand or bring it to life in real-world deliverables, like a website or sales strategy. We can do all three. It’s that combination that makes us unique.
Design Forward means approaching our work with a designer’s eye and through a strategic lens. In short, it means using design to craft compelling stories that help solve our clients’ business challenges
Our goal every day is to take basic brand deliverables — be it a company logo, a pitch deck or a corporate website — and boil it down to its simplest form to bring clarity to the business. We believe everything must have a purpose, less is more, simpler is better. Ultimately, clarity is our goal.
When it comes to inspiration, I don’t limit myself to graphic design sources alone. I pull inspiration from all creative arenas, including architecture, product design, landscape architecture, fashion, music and the fine arts. Anything that’s aesthetically stimulating or communicates a concise message using clever cues — that’s what inspires me. It’s important as creative people to find inspiration outside your industry. That’s where the best ideas come from.
One example would be a logo design project for a large real estate developer. The client brought in a regional map with outlines tracing the boundaries of their property developments, and the resulting shapes resembled a series of bird feathers. Inspired, I worked to incorporate stylized feathers into the client’s logo design. The final product embodied the spirit of innovation that transformed a region, giving flight to new business opportunities and economic prosperity.
Our team listens and works hard to understand our clients’ business and industry contexts. We’re not one of those creative firms that just scratches the surface and shows you pretty designs. We spend
We cannot achieve our high standard of output without the superbly talented team at AvreaFoster. They are passionate about our philosophy, live it and breathe it, and are motivated by it. We feed off each other’s creativity and push ourselves to be better and smarter for our clients. We do this without ego, collaborating selflessly to reach greater results.
It’s wonderful when everyone is working in unison toward the same goals and vision for our clients, and it’s so rewarding when our clients keep coming back to us because of the quality of our work and creative thinking.
Kenny Osborne is Creative Director at AvreaFoster.
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