Aesthetic, tactile and sensual describes best the style developed for the on- and offline communication for the lovely Vier Häuser and INSULAR appartments located on the Island of Norderney. The very personal tone is emphasised via a private point of view and voice, telling of the inherent nordic feel and the high sense of quality that has pervailed and passed on over generations at the Vier Häuser Apartments.
Design and realisation of the homepage for the renowned Notariat am Alstertor located in Hamburg. The website features large scale photography of the noteworthy interior as well as individual portraits of the notaries to create an inviting user experience.
Contract partner of the MAN Truck & Bus Merchandising Team. Projects include the realisation of the bi-annual MAN Merchandising Catalogue, maintenance of basic communication tools such regular partner newsletters, the redesign of the Merchandising e-shop platform www.man-shop.eu as we as the iconic annual MAN Christmas Truck.
Content strategy, text and design for a fast track web solution for Talentformation. This included an overhaul of CI basics such as logo, colour scheme, type, as well as the general voice for this young and highly innovative solutions provider.
Rebranding of German winery St. Antony. After stakeholder interviews and onsite research a brochure was produced to communicate the core brand elements to new target markets. Schmidt De Donno also helped with naming a new riesling which was launched in conjunction with the new positioning.
Realisation of CI, web, video and print communication on levels of internal and external usage. This included rethinking the complete set up and redsign of the street one CI relaunch in stores and via all media as well as conducting and leading facebook and blog activities on a regular basis.
User-centered UX and design of the Adecco Global Colleague Portal. Developing interactions and a visual language perfectly suited to the brand and the needs of the users of this planned Adecco online platform.
Design of clear and direct CI combined with a responsive website which uses the Vimeo API to integrate the director’s video work within the website.
working with you
FOCUSED, PRAGMATIC AND LOVINGLY CRAFTED
At schmidt de donno we believe that authentic communication is effective communication. We are efficient problem-solvers who get to the root of the challenge quickly and create custom results that stand out.
Our outcome-oriented process is tailored to your needs: like a sparring partner, we work iteratively with you and your team to create beautiful work that your customers will love, no matter whether it’s a website, newsletter, print catalogue or conceptual work. And while we love good design, what we find most rewarding are the long-term relationships we have been able to cultivate with our clients.
Partners and clients
Barbara Schmidt and Fabio De Donno are creative directors who have been working together for over two decades and on two continents - first as collaborators at university in Vancouver (Canada), then as agency colleagues and finally as schmidt de donno in Hamburg and Berlin. We speak German, English and Italian fluently.
Our partners and well-established network enables us to manouver quickly and realise projects of different nature and size. In the past, we have worked on projects for brands such as Montblanc, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Swarovski, Oldenburgische Landesbank, Storck, Conrad Modelle, Oktavio Immobilien, Cecil, Vitra, Seat, Zentrum für JBSM, Kurswerk.