Careful brand development pays off: this is the second time that Valdivia has received an award from the German Design Council. After the German Brand Award last year, we were now awarded with the German Design Award — just in time for the 3rd anniversary of the company’s foundation today.
Setting sail for a strong idea
“Executive search with depth” was the motto we set for our consulting company right from the start. Because that’s how we see our work: knowing the market in depth. To advise our clients and candidates intensively. And to approach the search for the right personality with empathy, but also methodical precision — our structured Valdivia executive search process.
Creative on a great journey
We found a brand story for this concept that was as convincing as it was unusual: the story of the first German deep-sea expedition on the steamship Valdivia, led by Carl Chun, an oceanologist from what is now Frankfurt-Höchst.
As a key visual, bathymetric maps were graphically reinterpreted and supplemented by a detailed design toolbox. With the help of the Frankfurt agency new office, a brand image was created that truly reflects the depth and quality standards of our brand in a unique way.
Winner of the German Design Award 2024
The international jury of the German Design Council praised our “high-quality design that fulfils the demand for exclusivity and high quality to a high degree”.
The realisation of our brand story was particularly impressive, as it “was consistently implemented as a concept down to the last detail and makes the brand unmistakable.”
(Image source: Rat für Formgebung; Benjamin Bartels Khan, new office GmbH, Daniel Bauer & Anthony Baumruk, both Valdivia Consulting GmbH, Moritz Gemmerich, new office GmbH)