About

We work with small creative agencies to help them realise their potential and develop into great businesses delivering outstanding results for their clients.

Founded by Nick Verebelyi, a brand design and innovation specialist with over 30 years creative industry experience, NVC gives business advice to creative agency leadership teams.

With our network of outstanding independent designers and affiliated creative teams we also provide strategically inspired creative solutions to make stand out brands.

Biography

Nick’s roots are in visual branding, innovation and three-dimensional design

Having worked for several years as a structural packaging designer, he co-founded the 3D innovation subsidiary of leading international branding agency Design Bridge. As a director of Design Bridge Structure Nick headed project teams that delivered award winning brand design for clients including Unilever, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Novartis, Astra Zeneca and Colgate.

Since 2010 Nick has been working independently with small creative teams delivering brand innovation and design projects for SME’s as well as multinationals. This has taken Nick to countries as far afield as Vietnam, Nigeria and the Middle East as well as places closer to home in Europe and the UK.

In 2015 Nick was selected to be a mentor as part of the DBA’s 20:20 mentoring program for creative agencies. This has enabled Nick to share his creative industry experience with younger talent seeking to develop their businesses.

How we work

It starts with a conversation. We listen and as our understanding develops we shape an agenda for achieving your goals.

Having established a brief we pull together a dedicated team comprised of the right skills and expertise needed to fulfil your objectives.

We formulate an action plan for achieving those objectives, usually in the form of a proposal outlining a methodology and costs.

Once agreed, the process of mentoring, consultancy or creative work can begin.

We believe in the power of extraordinary teams striving to achieve outstanding results. At the heart of strong teams is inspiring leadership fostering an environment in which every individual can realise their potential.

What we do

...For creative teams seeking business advice

We provide business mentoring to small and medium sized creative agencies. This can take the form of one-to-one mentoring of senior leadership team members through to collaborative involvement as part of the executive team.

We also offer senior client / project management support to specific projects or on going client relationships.

And through our network of affiliated specialist skills we can resource most creative agency needs from accounting and sales through to M&A advice.

We bring experience in the key areas of agency management including business development strategy, marketing, PR, business planning, personnel development and recruiting.

…For brand owners seeking design

Strategy

Defining the proposition, positioning and articulating the values and personality of the brand

Innovation

New product development, brand creation including ideas generation, ideas made real: visualised and realised

Identities

Creation of two and three dimensional brand identities and their application across consumer touch-points

Product and Package Design

Conceptual design, detailed product and / or pack design development, through to ‘launch ready’ artwork and CAD realisation

Digital and Print

Creation of design templates for digital roll-out including web, e-mail, social media or for print including brochures, trade literature and POS

Guidelines

Establishing the rules for using the brand design elements across all expressions of the  brand

Through our network of amazing creative talent we can all of these creative services or tailor specific parts to complement what you already have in place.

Why work with us

If these things are important to you…

Experience and common sense. Actionable advice that delivers results. Only what is necessary. Nothing more, nothing less.

…and if you can’t be doing with big expensive offices and massive egos.

What our clients say

Confidentiality is vital to our clients so we don't showcase current and past projects. Instead we look ahead and concentrate on the job waiting to be done.

However here are what some of our clients say about working with us:

  • "I’ve worked with Nick on two NPD projects. In both cases, he has appointed a freelance creative team that has delivered excellent pack design, but what I really like about Nick is the way he expertly challenges my own thinking to get the best out of any project."

    Susan Gregory, Founder

    Drinkys Ltd

     
  • "Nick has an uncanny ability to get the most out of a team, providing just the right degree of support and leadership. Over a number of years, we’ve collaborated on a variety of innovation projects, from ground-breaking nutrition initiatives in Vietnam to the careful crafting of brand strategy in Nigeria.
    In each case, Nick more than delivered what was needed by our clients and quickly became an invaluable addition to our team."

    Richard Rees Founder of

    Northandsouth Innovation

     
  • "Nick's experience in commercially successful effective design makes him a great friend and advisor for any design agency wanting to grow. I've personally enjoyed his calm, considered and honest feedback, which is currently helping me focus on the most important next steps for our business."

    Andrew Redman. Managing Director

    Realise Product Design

     
  • "We have been working with Nick for the past 18 months, in that time and with his guidance our business has grown not only its confidence but also in its ambition. Nick brings a calmness and keen eye to our operational processes that has helped us to focus our offer to win new clients and grow opportunities. His wealth of knowledge and business approach makes him an integral part of our studio team."

    Martin Coyne

    Bond and Coyne

     

CONTACT

If you’d like to have that first conversation, we’d love to hear from you

RECRUITMENT

If you aren’t already part of our network of senior independent creative talent, strategists, project managers or creative agency mentors and you like the sound of what we do, we’d like to hear from you.

NVC Limited

T +44 (0) 7802 275 843 nick@verebelyi.co.uk