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Az Brand & Design Dept. is a partnership of cross-discipline designers and project managers helping start-up ventures, growing enterprises and specialist agencies by designing holistic creative solutions to solve their business problems.

Az Brand & Design Dept. is a collective of strategic thinkers, cross-discipline designers and client project managers. We help start-up ventures and growing enterprises by designing holistic creative solutions to solve their business problems. 

We partner with our clients to strategically design brands, create touchpoints and mastermind experiences. We see ourselves as an extension of their teams and work in synergy to deliver on projects. Channel and sector agnostic,
we are dynamic, agile and proudly independent. Our love for what we do inspires us to achieve the very best.

If you’re looking to develop a bold, influential brand or need a fresh, creative approach to a business challenge, we’re ready to collaborate.

 

Andreas Zehntner

Andreas Zehntner is an established and leading brand creative with an international track record of delivering innovative world-class work. Andreas’ wealth of experience, encompasses an impressive array of new brands ranging from dynamic technology enterprises to celebrity brands to the world’s first private aviation brokerage and showroom, as well as a host of lifestyle and retail propositions.

Andreas is a hands-on leader. He directs the design process, strategically and creatively, working with cross-discipline teams and agencies to deliver a holistic brand proposition from conception to full realisation. He has implemented an agile business model that enables him to adapt to the constraints of each project, whether operating as an independent consultant with his bespoke teams, or within an agency environment, or client-side. This proven approach to the delivery enables him to achieve outstanding results for clients and their particular projects.

 

Anthony Arpino

A true business professional, Anthony has dedicated over 20 years to building and shaping his expertise both locally and internationally in the arenas of Product & Marketing. He has a stellar track-record of leading and managing medium to large-scale projects for global financial brands such as General Electric, Capital One, HSBC and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has also garnered experience in the world of Advertising, successfully managing the American Express account for Singleton OgilvyOne in Sydney, Australia.

Anthony thrives on building great working relationships with both clients and colleagues alike. He drives results via a collaborative approach, leading teams to overcome challenges and deliver outstanding work within the constraints of each project – all done with a smile and a sense of humour! Responsible for managing the relationships with our clients, Anthony is your ‘go-to’ person. He works closely with all of our customers to ensure the smooth-running and overall delivery of projects.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
RHIPE – THE CLOUD CHANNEL COMPANY

I have been working with Andreas and the team at AZ Brand & Design for two years now and highly recommend them to anyone wanting to reinvigorate a brand and deliver innovative marketing activations that both “pop!” and convert to business results. rhipe is the Cloud Channel Company: we’re a technology-focused company, and our company values are all about innovation and high performance – much like the technology industry itself, which is so dynamic and ultimately a lot of fun. Two years ago we knew we wanted to infuse our nascent brand with that same excitement and potential. We worked with the AZ Brand team to evolve our brand identity and marketing proposition statement, while still in full business flight, launching new programs and growing rapidly. The AZ team worked very closely with us – as an extension of our team really – to understand our business and objectives, and were pivotal in helping us deliver a contemporary, dynamic brand and three major marketing campaign events and creative activations. They always go that extra mile and deliver exceptional work and collaborate – and challenge sometimes – too. Their outstanding efforts contributed to rhipe winning the award for Excellence in Marketing at Microsoft’s Australian Partner Conference Awards in 2016. It continues to be a pleasure working with this wonderful team.”

Athena Thompson
Chief Marketing Officer

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
WITHOUT PREJUDICE MENSWEAR LONDON

“Having secured investment to take our brand into new retail arenas, I was tempted to go down the traditional multi agency route to deliver within the areas of their expertise from branding, web to retail. Thank goodness I didn’t!! Andreas was appointed and with his team he managed to bring about a entirely holistic approach to the various requirements tying them together so that the end result was a comprehensive vision that worked seamlessly and brilliantly. Andreas is a highly creative individual who truly understood our business and our requirements and through his creative input delivered a new vision for our brand today. We enjoyed the whole experience with Andreas and would certainly be happy to use his extensive talents again.”

Jason Gerrad
CEO – Geko Holdings PTY LTD

 

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CHAS CLARKSON

I engaged Andreas Zehntner to work on a consultancy basis as a Creative Strategist to support me in my new role as Chas Clarkson’s Creative & Technical Director. Andreas was pivotal to the development, design and delivery of some of the creative concepts and special projects for a number of our clients including City of Sydney and Westfield. 

As a Creative Strategist, Andreas helped us analyse client briefs in order to provide insight and ideas as to which direction the creative proposition should take in order to respond fully to the client’s objectives. What was really fantastic was Andreas’ willingness to come and work internally in our studio, collaborating closely with our creative team. He facilitated workshops in order to generate ideas and formalise design propositions for some of our clients’ Christmas retail strategies.

We value our relationship with Andreas and Az Brand & Design Dept. If you’re looking for an innovative thinker who can help deliver big creative ideas in tight time-frames and in an impactful way, I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

David Ward
Creative & Technical Director Chas Clarkson
Christmas & Illumination

 

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THE JET BUSINESS

“It was my dream to be a game changer; to market corporate jets on the high street and revolutionise the jet brokering industry – Andreas got on my wavelength immediately, with no benchmark or similar concept to leverage off. I could not have been more pleased with the results. He not only brought to life the world’s first street-level corporate aviation showroom but also succeeded in delivering a unique and innovative customer experience. Andreas’s execution of my vision and his ability to realise this technologically sophisticated retail environment was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending him on both a personal and professional level.”

Steve Varsano Founder & Managing Director
The Jet Business

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BOKKS LONDON

“As Chairman of BOKKS LONDON I can say without exaggeration the integrity and beauty of the BOKKS brand was down to the work and talents of Andreas, and his understanding of the luxury sector. I was delighted with the vision and design talent that he brought to every touch point of the BOKKS offering – from the conception of the logo to the design of the luxury gift boxes. I have no hesitation in recommending Andreas to any company wanting to market products aimed at the luxury sector.”

Michael Lovett Chairman