WELCOME TO CROMBIE CREATIVE

 

We are a flexible packaging & branding design company for food & drinks entrepreneurs,
small business owners & other agencies.

We deliver the right creative help when you need it. Whether you need advice on packaging
& branding or how to develop your brand story through sound strategy and design,
we’re here to make your life easier.

We value integrity first and foremost. If you share our values then we’d love to work with you. You’ll really like working with us.

Specialist Services

DISCOVER //

RESEARCH & INSIGHT
STRATEGY & POSITIONING
BRAND ARCHITECTURE
NAMING

DESIGN //

 

PACKAGING
BRAND IDENTITY
BRAND WORLD
WEBSITE & SOCIAL
ONLINE MARKETING
BRAND EXPERIENCE

DELIVER //

FINISHED ARTWORK
3D VISUALISATION
BRAND GUIDELINES

Specialist Services

 

DISCOVER //

RESEARCH & INSIGHT
STRATEGY & POSITIONING
BRAND ARCHITECTURE
NAMING

DESIGN //

PACKAGING
BRAND IDENTITY
BRAND WORLD
WEBSITE & SOCIAL
ONLINE MARKETING
BRAND EXPERIENCE

DELIVER //

FINISHED ARTWORK
3D VISUALISATION
BRAND GUIDELINES

Specialist experience gained elsewhere can be viewed HERE!

Crombie Creative is different. Built around Family we believe in Freedom, Flexibility, Fairness and Fun. Doing what we love and offering our expertise and experience to help others.

FAMILY • FREEDOM • FLEXIBILITY • FAIRNESS • FUN

Our story begins with Family and as we’ve discovered when it comes down to it family comes first. Part of the reason for starting Crombie Creative is to allow us to do the work we love, offer our expertise and experience to help others while having a healthy family life. As part of our extended family we encourage our creatives and clients to build their working lives around family, theirs and ours.

Freedom and Flexibility go together. Our clients are free to use our services when they want and how they want. We don’t tie them in to contracts and we don’t insist on retainers. We’re entirely flexible – we provide the creative solutions they need, when they need them and we adapt as much as possible to their ways of working. Our creatives enjoy freedom and flexibility too. They can work how and when they like – whether from their desk, a café or at the beach. If Covid has taught us anything it’s that people dont need micromanaging, most working adults are responsible enough to complete the job required of them and creatives especially do their best work when allowed the space to do so.

Fairness – We treat our clients and creatives fairly. We don’t view clients solely as revenue streams. We want to contribute to their success. We are honest, we charge reasonably, not excessively, and we’re loyal to our creatives and pay them decent rates. We don’t chase work at all costs and would rather turn down jobs than make a promise that we can’t keep. Fairness depends on giving value. We’re not the most expensive agency, but we’re also not the cheapest. We value what our creatives do and pay them accordingly. Our value to clients is based, not only on the quality of our work, but also on the quality of our service.

Our final value is Fun. We don’t have fancy offices, we don’t have a pool table or a beer fridge (although once we’re able to we’re happy to go for drinks). We love and enjoy what we do and we believe that what we do should be enjoyable for all concerned. We work with a smile on our faces and we ask all our creatives to do the same, even when they’re grumbling inside. Remembering that the customer is always right, even when they’re wrong, helps everyone to stay happy (and sane).

OUR PROMISE

 To our clients – other agencies, entrepreneurs & small business owners, brand & marketing managers we promise this: You’ll always be allocated creatives who we believe match your brief and budget with overall creative direction falling under ourselves We take deadlines very seriously and always strive hard to meet them. We treat all our creatives and other suppliers fairly. If you share our values we’d love to work with you. You can contact us HERE.

To those creative types – designers, illustrators, visualisers, strategists, account managers and copy writers who feel they’d like to be part of our extended family we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us HERE.

ABOUT BARRY //

Barry is a strategic packaging design specialist and
brand story teller with global experience.
A passionate creative who values clear strategic
thinking and effective, ideas led solutions to branding problems. He believes that a clever idea, no matter how small, at the start of the design process can make an average product good and a good product amazing.
Working with brands from the likes of Mondolez,
Mars, Unilever, Coca Cola, Diagio & SAB his personal
experience at other agencies can be viewed at:

barrycrombie.com

ABOUT ZEE //

Zee is a studio and production manager with
international experience leading teams of designers,
liasing with clients and external suppliers.

Zee’s easy rapport with people, strong organisation skills
and software knowledge allows her to implement sound
cost saving systems and mentoring programs that ensure
the smooth running of the business.

Between work and kids, Zee also up skilled as a web designer
helping startup entrepreneurs launch their businesses.
She’s worked with the Draft FCB and The Hardy Boys in South Africa and 23Red and the NPO – NSPCC in the UK.

More of Zee’s experience can be found HERE!

ABOUT BARRY //

Barry is a strategic packaging design specialist and brand story teller with global experience.
A passionate creative who values clear strategic thinking and effective, ideas led solutions to branding problems. He believes that a clever idea, no matter how small, at the start of the design process can make an average product good and a good product amazing. Working with brands from the likes of Mondolez, Mars, Unilever, Coca Cola, Diagio & SAB his personal experience at other agencies can be viewed at:

barrycrombie.com

ABOUT ZEE //

Zee is a studio and production manager with international experience leading teams of designers, liasing with clients and external suppliers. Zee’s easy rapport with people, strong organisation skills and software knowledge allows her to implement sound cost saving systems and mentoring programs that ensure the smooth running of the business.

Between work and kids, Zee also up skilled as a web designer helping startup entrepreneurs launch their businesses. She’s worked with the Draft FCB and The Hardy Boys in South Africa and 23Red and the NPO – NSPCC in the UK.

More of Zee’s experience can be found HERE!

Say Hello!

Other agencies, entrepreneurs & small  business owners, brand
& marketing managers, we’d love to work with you?

To those creative types: designers, illustrators, visualisers, strategists, account managers & copy-writers,
we’d love to hear from you?

Call, Whatsapp

+27 74 58 95 134 (Baz)  //   +27 61 08 41 885 (Zee)