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What We Do

Since 1999, we have helped 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:

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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.
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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.
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Our unconventional, yet proven, approach to digital media extends well beyond website 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.


  • Strategy
    • Brand Strategy
    • Brand Architecture
    • Naming
    • Communication Strategy
  • Design
    • Collateral
    • Identity Systems
    • Environmental / Gallery
    • Packaging
  • Digital
    • Website and New Media
    • UX Design
    • Interactive Displays
    • Application Development
    • e-Commerce Solutions
  • Asset Development
    • Photography
    • Renderings
    • Film / Animation
    • Illustration
  • Marketing
    • Advertising
    • Social Media
  • Stakeholder Communications
    • Annual / CSR Reports
    • Reporting Websites
    • Internal Communications

Select Clients

  • A&E Real Estate Holdings A&E Real Estate Holdings
  • Airbnb Airbnb
  • Āman Āman
  • American Express American Express
  • Atria Atria
  • AvalonBay Communities AvalonBay Communities
  • Brodsky Brodsky
  • Brookfield Brookfield
  • Citigroup Citigroup
  • Compass Compass
  • 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
  • Dweck Properties Dweck Properties
  • Fordham University School of Law Fordham University School of Law
  • Four Seasons Four Seasons
  • Halstead Property Development Marketing Halstead Property Development Marketing
  • Hearst Corporation Hearst Corporation
  • Hines Hines
  • Janu Janu
  • Kipling Kipling
  • LeFrak LeFrak
  • Madison Realty Capital Madison Realty Capital
  • Magnum Real Estate Group Magnum Real Estate Group
  • Mandarin Oriental Mandarin Oriental
  • Naftali Group Naftali Group
  • Neenah Paper, Inc. Neenah Paper, Inc.
  • NIZUC Resort & Spa NIZUC Resort & Spa
  • 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
  • Republic Republic
  • Ruben Companies Ruben Companies
  • RXR Realty RXR Realty
  • Samson Management Samson Management
  • Skanska Skanska
  • Steelcase Steelcase
  • Steiner Studios Steiner Studios
  • St. Regis St. Regis
  • Taconic Investment Partners Taconic Investment Partners
  • Timberland Timberland
  • Tishman Speyer Tishman Speyer
  • Townscape Partners Townscape Partners
  • Turnberry Turnberry
  • United Properties United Properties
  • Vans Vans
  • VF Corporation VF Corporation
  • Vornado Realty Trust Vornado Realty Trust
  • Welltower Welltower


David Schimmel, Founder, President and ECD

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.

Linnea Keys, Partner and Principal, Los Angeles

Linnea is a strategic client services professional with experience in integrated brand design and marketing. Her core expertise is in the luxury hospitality sector. At And Partners she leads the firm’s West Coast office and hospitality practice, overseeing all new business, client management and project execution efforts.

Linnea has worked across the spectrum of advertising and design—from leading global digital agencies to boutique branding firms. She is a problem solver who thrives wearing multiple hats. “What’s ahead?” is always top of mind for her— both within the industry and for her clients.

Before joining And Partners, she managed full-scale branding initiatives for accounts including Mandarin Oriental, BCG, NIZUC Resort & Spa and the rebrand of Coach Inc to Tapestry while at Carbone Smolan Agency. Previously, Linnea worked for Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts, managing strategic brand design and on-property implementation of their placemaking developments in Las Vegas and Macau. Her prior roles at 360i in NYC and Mission Media in Baltimore honed her expertise in digital media and development.

Linnea received her B.A. in History and East Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.