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Leading European Brand Design Agency Lands in the UK

Leading European Brand Design Agency Lands in the UK

3 Feb 2015

Leading European Brand Design Agency Lands in the UK

Little Buddha, the leading brand design company launched in Barcelona in 2006, has opened its first UK office in Cambridge. Little Buddha offers innovative packaging design, corporate identity and effective brand engagement solutions.

The agency was founded by Bertrand Massanes (formerly marketing & sales manager for Danone and Reckitt Benckiser), whose concept was to start a company that could become the ‘third eye’ for the client. This includes objectively evaluating and understanding each project from both a marketing agency and a consumer perspective, then providing the best design possible. The strategic approach of the agency comes from the combination of FMCG marketing experts, brand designers and project managers.
Little Buddha is a dynamic and fast growing firm that designs packaging for FMCG organisations such as in the food, drink, distillery, health, beauty, lifestyle and other product sectors. In the last two years the agency has doubled in size and moved to bigger premises to Barcelona’s tech district, a renowned location for design and innovation companies. The UK office has been opened to attract new British clients as well as to support existing customers in Northern European countries.

With a fresh approach and creative flair, Little Buddha has brought brands ‘to life’ for many prestige household names such as D.E Master Blenders 1753 (formerly Sara Lee), Danone, Henkel, Revlon, Wrigley and Orangina Schweppes. With its core Mediterranean roots the company is also a popular choice for companies looking to design and package associated ‘Deli foods’ such as ham and cured meats, nuts, olive oil and olive snacks, and, of course, wine and cava!

The team of designers in Spain comprise a wide range of multi-cultural talented people drawn from across 11 different countries, including talent from Brazil, Sweden, France, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain and Australia. This combination of marketing experts, first class designers, inspired creative and dedicated project managers complemented by a production team that have the highest standards, make for a winning combination.

Newest recruit, Chief Creative Director Walter Ochoa, is Australian with central-American family roots. Previously working at London-based identity agency Small Back Room and at the multinational CB’a (Ogilvy group), his work in design and illustration has been recognised with awards and publications in Communication Arts, Graphis Design Annual, MADC Awards (Australia) and Desktop Magazine.

Cristina Travieso, Project Director for Little Buddha, comments: "I am delighted to announce the launch of Little Buddha’s UK office, based on the strong foundation and support of our Spanish headquarters where I previously worked on and led some of their largest accounts. We are confident we can mirror our reputation for being able to offer the most innovative and eye catching packaging, with qualities which will enhance sales and business for all types of companies all over the world. We are so pleased that our energy and enthusiasm for brands has found its way to the UK!"