We helped to launch the new Aroma therapy brand "Blend Collective" in over
50 nation-wide stockists including Fenwicks, collecting several design awards along the way.
New studio, same design tune
We are still in Kentish Town but have moved to a design studio in an Old Piano Factory. It's a nice environment that helps us think clearly as well as sometimes sing better, but it’s also somewhere we like our clients to come and visit.
Connecting a nation
After several successful new brand creations for our Ukrainian clients. 2010 was the year we redesigned the country's equivalent to British Telecom.
Seeing Speedo goggles clearly
A three way brief. Be greener, reduce cost and increase impact. A simple solution that used recycled card, reduced cost and increased sales. Job done.
A word paints a thousand pictures
A range of artists materials designed with inspiration taken from great artists' sayings, then illustrated using the relevant products; a clever way of avoiding the copyright imagery laws which also won us several accolades.
Big idea with Little Me
Reviving the fortunes of an ailing brand is all about talking in the right tone of voice. Not only did we rebrand and repackage the entire range, we also wrote all the copy.
Put your face to a name
How do you establish the name of a top specialist in his field? Create a logo and identity that tells you exactly who he is and what he does. His brand became one of the best selling premium skincare ranges in Boots within 2 years.
Moved to Highgate Studios
We continued to grow and moved a hop skip and a jump to Highgate studios in Kentish Town.
Our reputation was beginning to grow and we started to work for international clients. We collaborated with interior designer Steve St. Clair in Portugal which saw us work on projects from DIY to interior stores. We then went East and were commissioned to design the first own label brand in the Ukraine for Silpo, one of their largest supermarket chains.
The new black
Selfridges had a great reputation as being one of the world’s great shopping experiences. We designed their range of own label food products to reflect the shop’s brand values rather than be product specific. It was a design that broke the mould and set the tone, winning several awards and featuring in numerous articles.
Well worth it
We loved working for a great British brand and were sad to see it disappear from the high street, but while it lasted it was well worth it!
From a book to a brand. With the logo, branding, tone of voice and packaging, we were to help the Food Doctor become a household name over the following 8 years.
New decade new name
A fresh new name and a logo that seemed to fit. An 'R' for Richmond and a play on Dave’s Mancunian accent, that's clever 'R kid'!
Right time, right place
Our relationship with Tesco grew even stronger with the introduction of their new packaging design strategy. We and 6 other design companies applied the strategy across their entire store within 2 years.
The company had grown and there were now 6 of us, so we upped sticks and moved to a converted church near Camden. Though this may have seemed a little strange, Dave believed that a bit of divine intervention on any project would always be welcome. Strangely this was the year that his beloved Man City miraculously won the Division 2 playoffs! Coincidence?
The Lynx effect
It was the start of things to come. A limited edition can design in collaboration with a clubbing music producer. It marked a directional change helping Lynx to tap into youth culture.
Every little letter helps
A speculative letter written at just the right time landed on just the right desk and after a short presentation we were one of several companies placed on the Tesco design roster. We've been working with them ever since.
I scream, you scream..
We all scream for ice cream. We designed Somerfield's entire range of ice cream from soft scoop to ice lollies. It's worth remembering that this was before the days of Photoshop, so what you see is what we shot!!
High fashion to high street
As we were fast becoming experts in fashion branding one of the biggest high street names knocked on our door. You will be pleased to know that we had moved out of the kitchen and into a small studio in Bloomsbury. The first project was an identity for Jasper Conran. Some 4 years later we had designed over 20 brands for Fashion Designers, most still in use today.
Keeping it in the family
Dave’s older brother is ‘John Richmond’. We helped him create his look and designed numerous logos and ad campaigns. He now has a worldwide fashion label based in Italy but still uses the logo designed nearly 20 years ago.
We spent most of that year working on the iconic fashion brand Destroy. Creating logos, advertising campaigns, textile designs...In fact everything they needed. It fast became an iconic fashion brand.
Dave Richmond Associates
Dave Richmond Associates was established on Dave’s kitchen table. No clients, no associates but a passion for well crafted engaging design. One of our first jobs was to design an album cover for Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame.