Retail & Restaurant
knows retail. Before founding Willoughby Design, Ann Willoughby was a fashion illustrator for Macyâ€™s. Beginning with that early passion, retail has always been part of our DNA. We design signature brand experiences that touch the heart and the intellect â€” from the story and design that attract the shopper to the bag that brings it all home. By creating meaningful emotional connections at every point of contact, we generate potent new ideas for brands that people love.
Willoughby Design Barn, our creative retreat located in Platte County, Missouri.
Willoughby is recognized by industry peers as one of the leading global design firms.
Established in 1978, Willoughby is a full-service brand strategy and design firm with a passion for creating branded experiences for women. As a woman-owned firm, we know this audience well.
We transform consumer-facing brands through vision, naming, identity, packaging, communications and environmental design. With clients ranging from small entrepreneurial companies to global leaders, we have deep experience collaborating with in-house teams to refresh, invigorate and manage brands.
We designed the Dictionary of Brand from A to Z. Following are some of the great brands on our client list and a snapshot of our work. For our full portfolio, please visit willoughbydesign.com
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How do you inspire an
emotional connection with a nichĂŠ brand? Peruvian Connection
How do you design a
retail boutique concept
that fuses Asian influences with Western style?
How do you design a signature boutique experience for a worldâ€“renowned dermatologist that captures her flair for
clean, modern style?
How do you reâ€“energize a
luxury jewelry retailer
and build upon its timeâ€“honored traditions?
provocative, yet wholesome retail experience that How do you build a
is embraced by teens and is momâ€“approved?
How do you create new demand with a
for a triedâ€“andâ€“true denim brand, while building upon its rich history?
How do you design a brand experience that
creates excitement before construction and drives traffic after grand opening?
How do you turn a kitschy concept into a
fresh, made-to-order brand story for a fast窶田asual concept?
How do you tell a
Noodles and Company
How do you inspire people to treat their furry friends with
nutritious and whimsical doggie delights? Three Dog Bakery
Einstein Bros. Bagels
How do you turn a complex menu and beloved cow into an authentic, playful
new brand DNA? Sheridanâ€™s
How do you take ordinary ingredients,
biking, pizza and wine, and create an extraordinary experience?
Willoughby Design headquarters, located in Kansas City, Missouri.
A N N W I L L O U G H B Y | president and chief creative officer
Guided by her ongoing mission to make a difference in the world through design, Annâ€™s creative oversight is always set on the big picture. With a passion for great design, Ann has built Willoughby Design into one of the most respected branding firms in the U.S.
M E G A N S T E P H E N S | principal
Megan specializes in people-centered design thinking. She guides the creative process by defining what makes each brand special to consumers and then bringing emotion to the story. Megan has been responsible for strategic development and brand voice for more than 14 years at Willoughby.
Z A C K S H U B K A G E L | principal
Zack, bringing over twelve years of design experience, specializes in the creation of innovative, branded experiences that engage audiences at every touchpoint. Zack is also a champion for sustainability and responsible design choices.
I N T R I G U E D ? W E H O P E S O.
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est. 1978 | staff of 15 creatives | affiliations: aiga, aaf, designerâ€™s accord
Published on Feb 21, 2012
Willoughby knows retail. Before foundingWilloughby Design, Ann Willoughby was a fashion illustrator for Macy’s. Beginning with that early pa...