FortyTwo Studio takes top honours at Scottish Design Awards

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Aberdeen-based brand agency, FortyTwo Studio, has been named as the Design Craft category winner at the 2017 Scottish Design Awards.

On Thursday 25th May, the nation’s top architecture and design talents gathered for the 20th annual Scottish Design Awards.

The award win came in recognition of FortyTwo’s design work with Teasmith Spirits Co for the launch of The Teasmith gin – Scotland’s first premium gin distilled with hand-picked tea. As brand partner, FortyTwo Studio worked closely with founders Nick and Emma Smalley to create and deliver full brand creation and strategy including the creation of custom typeface, premium bespoke packaging, along with a ecommerce website, supporting digital content and hand-finished wooden point of sale material made from sustainable Scottish Ash.

Founded in 2015, FortyTwo triumphed over industry leading agencies and brands to take the winning title, having been nominated alongside Whitespace, Fourtwentyseven Design, Freight Design and Studio LR.

The award for FortyTwo caps a year of company milestones, with highlights including one Gold and three Platinum awards at the International MarCom Awards, as well as securing new contracts of totalling more than £240k. A number of these wins were in the food and drink industries, signifying a rapidly developing specialism in that sector.

Mark Kemp, Director and Founder of FortyTwo Studio said “This award is a fantastic achievement for the whole team. It rewards our commitment to the ‘craft’ of design and our steadfast belief that a great idea, well executed is still at the very foundation of good brand development.”

“The award also illustrates our growing expertise in the food and drink industry, where we are currently working with both established national brands and local start-ups in what is a very vibrant and expanding market.”

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