Aberdeen design agency takes top accolade at Scottish Creative Awards

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Aberdeen-based brand and digital agency FortyTwo Studio,  has been recognised for its creative work at the prestigious The Drum Scottish Creative Awards, claiming four accolades which included the Grand Prix top award.

A panel of industry experts awarded FortyTwo in the Packaging and Typography categories, beating off tough competition from leading central belt agencies.  FortyTwo also took home the highly coveted Grand Prix award which acknowledges the best in show and is chosen from all the award winning entries. The awards recognised the outstanding work completed for The Teasmith Spirits Co for The Teasmith gin – a multi award winning Scottish spirit distilled with hand-picked tea. The team at FortyTwo Studio delivered brand and packaging creation for the specialist spirit company, as well as a comprehensive design, digital and launch strategy.

FortyTwo further received a commendation in Typography for their own Year in Review newspaper publication. The wins bring the total number of awards for 2017 to five, with the company having previously been recognised at the Scottish Design Awards.

Chair of the judging panel, Lisa Nichols, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Manchester said: “This took the grand prix without any debate. It was quite clearly the winner for all the judges. A beautifully simple idea that took its design cues from the name, product and brand heritage.

“It stood out above everything else from a design point of view, very important in a hugely saturated gin market and it made the choice of grand prix very straightforward. It was a joy to see something this beautiful.”

Mark Kemp, Director and Founder of FortyTwo Studio said: “Winning two awards and a commendation was fantastic for the whole team and our client, especially in such incredible company. However, to then be awarded the Grand Prix is an achievement we can be very proud of and further underlines the great work a small, dedicated and of course, talented team can do.”

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