Brand and design agency DesignStudio launches in Australia

Brand and design agency DesignStudio has opened an office in Sydney.

The agency, which has worked with brands including Twitter, Airbnb, Deliveroo, Toyota and Logitech, now has offices in London, San Francisco and Sydney.

James Gilmore will lead the new office as creative director.

Gilmore joins DesignStudio Sydney from For The People Agency where he was a design director for just over one year.

He has previously worked at DesignStudio in London and San Francisco as a design director and senior designer.

Gilmore said opening in Sydney made sense.

“Opening DesignStudio Sydney, holds a lot of personal significance for me, having spent four years working in the London studio with teams there and in San Francisco and the past year living and working here in Sydney. It’s is an incredible city, and the conversations around the importance of design in pushing brands, organisations and communities to be better, think differently and change the world around themselves for the better are only increasing. It seemed like a natural time to be part of this dialogue in Australia.

“With DesignStudio Sydney we have the opportunity to build a studio with a strong culture, an attitude to the power of design and technology to shape business as well as engage and work with the creative community to create a space which supports, champions and grows young talent through involvement in education,” he said.

Paul Stafford, CEO and co-founder of DesignStudio, added: “The aim for DesignStudio is to work with the world’s most ambitious leaders, teams and brands wherever they are. We have created an agency with a culture to push those brands to be the pioneers, the innovators and the brands that people love. We create work that makes a meaningful difference, to millions of people.”


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