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Smith and Village

People

Owners/board of directors:

 

Debrah Smith Expand biography

Creative Director / Partner

Debrah is a graduate of the UK's most adventurous and prestigious design
college, St. Martin's in London. She has worked with Fortune Street as a
creative director from our inception and recently joined us on the board. She
has a fantastic eye for design and great listening ability.

Her early career was marked by success working in fashion and luxury goods
branding, and since joining Fortune Street she has shown a remarkable ability
to convert the lessons of design in consumer markets to the often more
serious side of corporate branding and B2B.

Very much at home in an international context, she recently worked on the
development of an identity for Autoradio - the number one radio station in
Moscow, and with Kalinka Malinka, a property development business, to
develop a regional retail brand for Russia, travelling extensively to research
local and national influences.

She was instrumental in helping us to crack the identity for Russian
telecommunications business TTK; the new enterprising branding for Noble in the UK, a small to mid-cap investment bank; and the re-launch of Vakifbank, one of Turkey?s largest banks.

 

Richard Village Expand biography

Director

Richard is a brand consultant with wide experience in brand strategy and corporate identity programmes. Many of his clients have been retailer and consumer brands. He has led rebranding projects for Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Knorr and Supersol, Israel's largest supermarket chain, as well as strategy projects for John Lewis that looked at their own label and fashion offers. Richard has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and (if he's forced) Russian.

 

Peter Woodcock Expand biography

Director

Peter is a chartered accountant with 30 years experience in finance, commerce and management the advertising and design industry through board positions at Lloyd Northover, Limbo and Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

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Richard Village Expand biography

Director

Richard is a brand consultant with wide experience in brand strategy and corporate identity programmes. Many of his clients have been retailer and consumer brands. He has led rebranding projects for Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Knorr and Supersol, Israel's largest supermarket chain, as well as strategy projects for John Lewis that looked at their own label and fashion offers. Richard has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and speaks French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and (if he's forced) Russian.