A collaboration between design agency D8 in Glasgow and creative director Graham Sturt has resulted in a new design agency in Amsterdam. The new creative company will operate under the name D8, just like its Scottish sister.
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Design agency D8 was founded in 1999 and has always operated independently. With 50 employees, the company offers a versatile client list including the BBC, Remy Contreu, Aldi, Greenpeace and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
D8: ‘Stubborn Desk’
Adrian Carroll, co-founder and creative director of D8: ‘We started our company 21 years ago, proud and completely independent. We could not have imagined that a stubborn Scottish agency would work so successfully with clients around the world. We operate with great passion for customers in the United Kingdom, but also see that our diverse offering fits in very well with international brands. Good design can actually work across borders. This is an opportunity for us to seize. In addition, it is important that we are close to those customers. And what better place than Amsterdam? Ultimately, big companies and innovative creativity come together here. In this way, the city gives us a foothold on European soil and access to many international brands that feel at home here. ‘
Graham Sturt face of D8 Amsterdam.
Sturt has been working as a creative director on international projects for 25 years. Last 13 years at Creative Agency VBAT | Supernion. He will be the new face of the Amsterdam office and will be responsible for the creative and business management of the design agency.
Sturt’s clients include companies such as Heineken, ING, Johan Cruzeff Arena and PostNL. He has been recognized for numerous projects with various awards, such as ADCN, Cannes Lions, European Design Awards and Transform Awards.
Multi-disciplinary design agency
The services D8 provides to its customers include mainly brand recognition, digital, FMCG packaging, print, film and motion, outdoor and experience. This means customers get the complete package, Sturt claims.