And Partners Expands With Key Staff Moves

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New Associate Creative Directors and Project Manager Enhance Firm’s Capability to Design Change for Diverse and Growing Client Roster

And Partners NY, a leader in branding, design and innovation, has bolstered its staff with the key addition and promotions of two associate creative directors and a senior project manager, whose expertise will support the firm as it continues to grow across business categories.

Brian Crooks and Craig Bailey have been promoted to Associate Creative Directors. Crooks, who joined And Partners in 2007 as a graphic designer, now leads all digital and interactive strategy and oversees the production of web assets and mobile apps with the programming and development team. His past work with the company includes annual reports, corporate communications design and real estate branding. Bailey, who joined the firm in 2009, oversees branding and communications. Bailey’s skills span a broad range of disciplines, and he has worked on numerous projects for Fortune 500, real estate and retail clients.

Deborah Short has joined the team as Senior Project Manager. In addition to helping expand And Partners’ roster of clients, she is focused on current clients such as VF Corporation, Private Communications Corporation, Neenah Paper and Hearst Corporation. Short has spent her 20-year career working with acclaimed design teams at VSA Partners and Pentagram. Her clients have included Time Warner, United Technologies, Callaway Golf and UPS.

“We are pleased to expand our staff and recognize Craig and Brian for their outstanding work, which has been essential to our success,” said David Schimmel, President and Creative Director of And Partners NY. “These moves will help And Partners achieve our strategic growth objectives and continue to deliver on the promise of designing what change looks like for clients.”

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And Partners NY is a strategic design firm that creates change for its clients through insightful thinking and bold execution. Since 1999, And Partners has worked with leaders in a variety of industries to build businesses, create and differentiate brands, and command a premium in the marketplace. The company’s methodology integrates branding, design, innovation and technology to help clients intelligently evolve, achieve their goals and grow. To learn more, go to Find us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter at and Pinterest at

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