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What We Do

We help our clients build and differentiate their brands, drive sales, and command a premium in the marketplace.

How We Do It

We work with premium consumer brands and professional service clients through three main practice areas:



We blend curiosity and creativity to uncover unique and authentic stories that elevate brands, help solve business problems, and provide a meaningful launching pad for deeper conversations with diverse audiences.

Communication Design

Communication Design

Design creates value. It transforms brands and builds businesses. Our communication design approach is rooted in deeply understanding audiences—their motivations, behavior, perceptions, frustrations, and unmet needs. This yields creative solutions that are as meaningful as they are beautiful.



Our unconventional, yet proven, approach to digital media extends well beyond websites to encompass products, tools and experiences. We build custom digital platforms that allow consumers to access decision-making information — all on the device of their choice.


We help our clients build and differentiate their brands, drive sales, and command a premium in the marketplace.

  • Brand Strategy
  • Naming
  • Visual Identity and System Design
  • Content Creation
  • Advertising and Digital Marketing
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Interactive Design and Product Development
  • Social Media


  • A&E Real Estate Holdings A&E Real Estate Holdings
  • Āman Resorts Āman Resorts
  • American Express American Express
  • Citigroup Citigroup
  • The Corcoran Group The Corcoran Group
  • Dartmouth Dartmouth
  • Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Douglas Elliman Development Marketing
  • The Durst Organization The Durst Organization
  • Fordham University School of Law Fordham University School of Law
  • Halstead Property Development Marketing Halstead Property Development Marketing
  • Hearst Corporation Hearst Corporation
  • Kipling Kipling
  • Madison Realty Capital Madison Realty Capital
  • Magnum Real Estate Group Magnum Real Estate Group
  • Neenah Paper, Inc. Neenah Paper, Inc.
  • The North Face The North Face
  • OKO Group OKO Group
  • Pacific Eagle Pacific Eagle
  • Pantone Pantone
  • Patrinely Group Patrinely Group
  • PayPal PayPal
  • Property Markets Group Property Markets Group
  • Ransom Everglades School Ransom Everglades School
  • Related Related
  • Samson Management Samson Management
  • Skanska Skanska
  • Steelcase Steelcase
  • Steiner Steiner
  • Taconic Investment Partners Taconic Investment Partners
  • Timberland Timberland
  • Tishman Speyer Tishman Speyer
  • Vans Vans
  • VF Corporation VF Corporation
  • Vornado Realty Trust Vornado Realty Trust


David Schimmel

Founder, President and Creative Director

David combines creative thinking with pragmatic business acumen to help clients understand and capitalize on trends in the marketplace. Under his leadership, And Partners has become an internationally recognized branding consultancy that blends traditional design discipline with innovative technology and interactive design.

David works with brands across various industries, including real estate, hospitality, healthcare, apparel and retail, publishing, media, education, and advertising. His work has been recognized with prestigious communications awards such as a Gold Pencil at the One Show, and a Yellow Pencil from the British Design and Art Direction Awards, as well as numerous awards from PRINT, HOW, Communication Arts, Type Directors Club and Graphis. Current and past clients include Aman Resorts, American Express Publishing, BMW, Citigroup, Corcoran Sunshine, Douglas Elliman, Durst Organization, Hearst, Neenah Paper, OKO Group, Madison Realty Capital, Pacific Eagle, Property Markets Group, The Related Companies, SKANSKA, Standard & Poor’s, Tishman Speyer, VF Corporation and Vornado Realty Trust.

A frequent speaker at communications and design industry events and seminars, David has spoken at the AIGA National Conference, HOW Design Conference, Portfolio Center Atlanta and the Thinking Creatively Conference at Kean University. He serves on the Advisory Board of Portfolio Center in Atlanta, and has previously taught courses on branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. David is a sought-after judge at prestigious design competitions including the Addy Awards, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, and HOW.

David is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Communication Design and Business.

Jarrett White


Jarrett brings a diverse perspective on marketing strategy, sales management and public relations for real estate through his work with a variety of highly respected New York City developers and sales/marketing agents.

Working closely with Harry Macklowe’s sales and marketing teams, Jarrett implemented integrated marketing and PR strategies for new construction and conversion properties (most notably 432 Park Avenue). Prior to Macklowe Properties, Jarrett was a Managing Director for Coldwell Banker Commercial REalta Group where he increased brand awareness and market share across several offices in Manhattan. 

At Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, he collaborated with developers, architects, designers, creative agencies and public relations firms on multiple condominium developments and conversions ranging in value from $20 million to $500 million. Jarrett provides distinct expertise to developers, property owners and brokers in both residential and commercial real estate.

He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. at Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration.

Lisa Turek

Director of Client Services

Lisa is a senior account professional and brand strategist who has directed innovation projects and led business development for global advertising agencies, and branding firms, in addition to having been a client herself. Such diverse experience allows her to provide uncommon perspective.

Before joining And Partners, she was Co-founder and Managing Director of JUDD Branding and Design, where she led operations and client services for brands such as Montblanc, Credit Suisse, Warner Music Group and SmartyPants Vitamins.

Prior to creating JUDD, Lisa was Director of Brand Strategy at AR, where she ran the Hilton Prestige Portfolio (Conrad, Waldorf and Waldorf Collection Hotels), Banana Republic and Oxford Financial Group accounts. She also spent some time client side as Director of Business and Brand Initiatives for women’s specialty retailer, Chico’s.

As Director of Business Development for Desgrippes Gobé NY, she worked intensively on planning new business initiatives. Additionally, she has been a Brand Strategist at the Brand Integration Group, Ogilvy & Mather, working on AT&T, Kodak, and Dove. Lisa began her (advertising) career at Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners West, where she performed as an Account Executive and Interactive Producer.

Lisa graduated from Cornell University’s Hotel School but talked her way into advertising and branding over fifteen years ago.