DesignStudio New York has a new studio lead…
Introducing Richard Swain as Principal for the Americas.
DesignStudio has long had a presence in the United States: Our studio originated in San Francisco, serving one of our first and founding clients – Airbnb. Later, DesignStudio moved across to New York, developing a presence on the East Coast.
Richard joins at a time of huge momentum for DesignStudio. The appointment reflects the company’s focus on US and Latin American markets following strong growth in 2021, trebling staff numbers and winning a number of new and exciting clients.
Richard brings with him a wealth of experience from his time at global agencies such as Huge, Landor and Wolff Olins, making him fluent in every aspect of brand strategy and an expert in the overlap between brand and product experiences.
His work creating multi-faceted brands for the likes of Android and Zelle, hiring and growing multi-disciplinary teams, and developing programs that encourage new talent pathways into design will help bolster DesignStudio’s offering tremendously.
In the US, Rich will focus on bringing diverse, world-class talent onboard to match the ambition of some of the incredible clients that DesignStudio have won recently. Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming work, as well as news on DesignStudio New York itself, as Rich oversees a new collaborative future for the studio…