We are a Hawke’s Bay design and brand agency with a strategic bent. What does that even mean? Well, we do everything you’d expect us to do like brand development, logo creation, website design and development, print production (you know brochures, business cards, packaging – that sort of thing) and in general, specialise in making you, your brand and it’s collateral look awesome. BUT we make sure this is done in conjunction with a vision, a goal and a set of values. That is after all what a brand is. It’s a culture. It’s all of those little touch points, those little things that add up to “I get it” for your clients.
Where does real change come from? How does sustained growth become part of the norm? Values – say what now? Culture, like what does it mean to work here and how do we act – what is that? How do we get some of this? Like anything, it comes through focus. All of the time. For real. We specialise in creating a business strategy for your business through a clear definition of your company vison, its values – and the actions to get you to where you want to be. Action is what after all results in progress. It inspires us. Achieving success, whatever that looks like for and your brand is why we do what we do. We love this.
We are thoroughly impressed with James and 39 degrees, as James really got to know our business and what we are trying to convey in the marketplace. The result is an impressive branding and advertising package that really holds us above our competitors. Our family business has several generations involved and James related well to everybody and delivered a solution that strikes a chord with everyone in our business and we believe it will relate to our customers as a result.
I have been working with James for over a year now, and I highly recommend him. He has helped me grow my business from a hobby to a strong and viable company with incredible potential. He gets me focusing on high achievement, helps me turn my companies weaknesses into their strengths and fine tunes marketing ideas for maximum value. He is a fast thinker and has the ability to come up with game changing ideas on the spot. He adds a lot of value to my business and with his support I am now able to make much better decisions. After a session with him I am fired up with passion for my business and its growth, through both his contributions and what he has inspired within me. James has just redesigned my logo and websites and they are brilliant. Sleek, modern and professional. He has kept with the trends but has ensured my brand makes its own mark by being original and “not what others are doing”. Couldn’t recommend him enough to be honest! Happy to answer any questions or have a chat!
I have been working with 39 degrees over the past 14 months. In that time my business sales have grown 250% with online sales over 400%. James changed my branding into a new clean fresh look that then followed through to my new web design which is awesome. Given options and direction through this process made it stress free and a fun procedure. James is extremely professional and efficient and a key driver in the success behind my business.
James started his Agency life in Auckland at Saatchi & Saatchi working on accounts such as Telecom – yep that long ago, it was still called Telecom – Tui, Yeah Right. No really – and assisting on pitches as the young keen man making coffee running between departments and generally being a sponge. Not just of the spilt coffee… James has had a career in agencies ranging from the big agency to boutique before starting 39 Degrees Brand Strategy & Design. James specialises in quickly understanding peoples businesses and then helping in the process to define their vision, their goals and their values – and then turn it into action.
Nathan is the ‘make it look good guy’ at 39 Degrees. Having spent a career spanning longer than he would like to admit in flash places like Devon and London, UK and now right back here in Hawkes Bay. Nathan has a wealth of experience in creating beautiful work and has a multi-faceted skill base including websites, logo and brand development, print work such as brochures and business cards as well as packaging and photography. Nathan lives for design and is passionate about creating enduring work.